Cagayan State University

Two CSU graduates are TOSP regional awardees

By Leon Milan Emmanuel Romano


Posted on May 10, 2016



Two graduates of Cagayan State University are among the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) 2016 regional finalists.

They are Cheryl Moana Marie Aquino, a legal management graduate of CSU Andrews Campus, and Jenerwin Columna, a secondary education graduate of CSU Lal-lo Campus.

Both were honored in a ceremony hosted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the University on May 5, 2016 at the CSU Andrews Amphitheater with Jonathan E. Valdez, a TOSP awardee, as guest speaker.

The other regional winners are

  • Enrico Macaraeg – University of La Salette
  • Samuel Reyes – Philippine Normal University – North Luzon
  • Florie Jane Natividad – University of La Salette
  • Piny Cesar – Saint Paul University of the Philippines
  • Rodney Tiburcio - Medical College of Northern Philippines
  • Cherson Bariuan – University of La Salette
  • Marielle Del Rosario – University of La Salette
  • Mc Kevin Romualdo – University of St. Louis Tuguegarao

The judges selected the ten from 27 nominees of 18 higher education institutions in Cagayan Valley.

After a careful assessment of the applicants, judges reduced the number to 20. Of this number, three came from CSU-Aquino, Columna, and Roxanne Cabebe, a fisheries graduate of CSU Aparri.

In college, Aquino and Cabebe served a term as student governor in their respective campuses. Columna became the editor-in-chief of the University’s school paper.

The other 17 finalists are

  • Cherson Bariuan – University of La Salette
  • Daryl Bolante – Aldersgate College
  • Piny Cesar – Saint Paul University of the Philippines
  • Ferick Colmenar – International School of Asia and the Pacific
  • Marielle Del Rosario – University of La Salette
  • Xyrhyll Jayron Espiritu – Saint Mary’s University
  • Jhona Grace Estacio – Aldersgate College
  • Arnold Christian Gatmaitan – Saint Mary’s University
  • Charlton Jeff Kanoy – Saint Ferdinand College – Ilagan
  • Enrico Macaraeg – University of La Salette
  • Florie Jane Natividad – University of La Salette
  • Samuel Reyes – Philippine Normal University – North Luzon
  • Mc Kevin Romualdo – University of St. Louis Tuguegarao
  • Erish Jean Santos – Medical College of Northern Philippines
  • Rodney Tiburcio - Medical College of Northern Philippines
  • Joshua Valle – Northeastern College
  • Johnrick Wallis – Saint Mary’s University

Fr. Bernanrd C. Corpus, rector of the San Jacinto Seminary, Ms. Susan A. Carag, director of MBM School, Ms. Purita S. Licas, Philippine Information Agency regional director, and Ms. Vivian C. De Guzman, broadcast program supervisor of dwPE Radyo ng Bayan, served as judges of this year’s TOSP, which is considered as the most prestigious award for young role models of the country.

The TOSP is an annual search of the RFM Foundation. It honors outstanding students who have not only excelled academically, but have also lived a life of dedicated service to be able to make a difference in their respective communities, organizations and fields of interest.