Angebert Baguhin, first honorable mention of East City Central School in Cagayan de Oro City was among 30 poor deserving elementary students from all over the country who were honored by Eat! Bulaga as part of its Tatlong Dekads Ng Dabarkads anniversary and its gesture of paying back to the public who has supported the program all these years.

Dubbed as Eat Bulaga!’s Excellence Student Awards (E-BEST), the lives of 30 young people who graduated with honors — valedictorian, salutatorian and first honorable mention — will change after receiving a seed money and school supplies to get started with high school.

Each student has his own sad story to tell that was featured almost every day on the program since last month. Today, they will all be gathered for an event.

After celebrating its 25th year at Clark Expo via lavish production numbers, grandiose sets, colorful costumes and star-studded celebrities, TAPE bosses led by Tony Tuviera, Malou Choa-Fagar, Poochie Rivera, Grace Esquillon and Creative head, Jenny Ferre decided to do away with pompousness. Thus, E-BEST was conceptualized and was in full swing as early as February. From Aparri to Jolo, the hardworking staff traveled around the Philippines to search for the 30 underprivileged yet deserving students.

After hearing their touching lives, seeing their impoverished situations, the kids and their parents can be spared from daily expenses high school education brings.

Congratulations!

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