Four Education students of Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT), who are also members of the SÍKAT-BALER, bagged first place in the Regional Short Film Contest of the Constitutional Reform (CORE) National Youth Summit 2021 with the theme “Bukas na Ekonomiya nang Kahat ay may Pag-asa” of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), November 24.

The fours students include Myreen Navalta, Reina Cristine Sapico, Alywin Millena, Jocelyn Nolasco, and April Joy Albay.

Their short film entry featured how the COVID-19 pandemic affected different societal sectors, particularly their jobs, such as those in the field of education, transportation, and business, and how they are little by little coping with the said changes and impacts not only for themselves but also for their family and children.

Their short film entry was Region 3’s official entry for the National Level of the said competition held yesterday, November 25.

SÍKAT-BALER is a non-government organization based in Baler that envisions a community of youth leaders in Aurora who volunteer to understand youth issues, collaborate with various stakeholders, and co-create responsive and sustainable solutions with the community.


Photo Courtesy: SIKAT-BALER Facebook Page