A Filipino High School student was awarded Best Delegate and Best Position Paper among 300 delegates, from more than a hundred countries across the globe.

Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley campus (PSHS-CVC) Grade 12 student Hermenegildo Dumlao III was adjudged Best Delegate and won the Best Position Paper award from the World Health Organization (WHO) Council during the Bali Asia International Model United Nations (BAIMUN) II event at the Bali International Convention Center in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

Dumlao’s paper on the topic of “Building Public Health Infrastructures in Developing Countries” emerged as the Best Position Paper.

During the conference,The Republic of Cuba was the assigned country for Dumlao.

His position paper according to Dumlao outlines a proposed agency that will facilitate the exchange of doctors and medical students of a donor country and recipient country based on the system which The Republic of Cuba offers.

“It’s an honor that I was awarded best delegate and best position paper, but the greatest honor is being recognized by the country I garnered them for. Everything should be done with God and The Philippines in mind. PARA SA BAYAN!,” Dumlao said.

Dumlao is from Quezon City who chose to study at PSHS-CVC located in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. His mother is from Solano, Nueva Vizcaya.

On the other hand, Vince Jethro Ramel, also a student of PSHC-CVC, was the leading delegate of the United Nations General Assembly. Jethro was the sponsor of the passed resolution on the topic “Sustainable Development of Women and Children of Africa”.

Bali Asia International Model United Nations (BAIMUN) is a simulation of an actual United Nations conference, where participants are tasked with solving a global issue through research, drafting, lobbying and debate to pass a suitable ‘resolution’.

The activity was attended by almost 300 delegates, including high school students, college students, and even working-class professionals chosen from almost 900 applicants across the globe.

This year’s conference carries the theme “The Evolving of Cultural and Environmental Awareness for a Brighter Future”.

The participants included high school students, college students, and even working-class professionals chosen from almost 900 applicants. (Philippine Information Agency Region 2)

Top photo: Hermenegildo Dumlao III (fourth from L, standing). (Photo by Jay Ar Mapilis, PIA Region 2)