Arby Lagman, a cum laude graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, made it to the shortlist of the top 30 national finalists for this year’s Search for the 56th Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP).
“The best way to achieve your goal is to turn your passion into reality and create a positive change,”Lagman stated. That is the reason why he thinks he was chosen one of the few finalists.
Lagman was one of the four regional awardees from the Calabarzon Region. Other awardees are Daniel Joseph Pisano and Victorena Diesta, both from University of the Philippines-Los Baños, and King Martin Agoncillo from De la Salle Lipa.
Meanwhile, Ericka Joy Orig of the College of Business and Accountancy qualified as finalist for the Calabarzon Outstanding Students Regional Search Program.
The 12 Calabarzon regional awardees underwent a formation program on Aug. 4-7 at the Lyceum International Maritime Academy.
The formation program consisted of team building and panel interview that also shortlisted the regional representatives for the national level of the competition.
The National Screening Assembly was held Nov. 25 at the RFM Corporate Center in Mandaluyong City.
Out of the 77 regional awardees and national nominees all over the country, only 30 were selected as this year’s national finalist.
TOSP is a national award-giving body under the RFM Corporation, headed by Jose Concepcion Jr.,The TOSP seeks young role models of the country who personify academic excellence, exemplary leadership and deep sense of social responsibility, all anchored on good moral values.