MANILA – The Philippine News Agency (PNA) has placed third in the regional level of the 122nd Philippine Civil Service Commission (CSC) anniversary online photography contest.

PNA Photographer IV Joseph Razon has been declared one of the three winners for the individual category in the National Capital Region.

Razon’s photo entry titled “Flyby” shows the Philippine flag fluttering in the wind as three FA-50PH jet fighters glide in the backdrop. 

The photo was taken at the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park in preparation for the 124th Independence Day celebration last June. It was posted June 10 on the PNA website.

In addition to the prize from CSC NCR, Razon received a cash gift of PHP5,000 from the News and Information Bureau, an office under the Office of the Press Secretary.

On Wednesday, the CSC Central Office announced the national level winners of its photo contest with the theme, “Transforming Public Servants Towards Resiliency”.

In the individual category, Vidal Jun Riva of Limay National High School (Region III) got third place with his photo titled “A Passion, Not Just a Profession”. Limay received PHP10,000.

Ian Jake Galorio of Montevista National High School (Region XI) won second place with his photo, “Through the Lens of an Untech-Savvy Teacher on the Quest for Quality Education Amidst Pandemic”. Galorio received PHP15,000.

Jefferson Delmo of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Region IX bagged first place with his photo “Resilient as a Nation”. Delmo received PHP20,000.

In the group category, Tagaytay Treatment and Rehabilitation Center Employees Association (Region IV) with their photo titled “We Rise as One” won third place and cash prize of PHP20,000.

The LGU Association of Cabagan Employees from Isabela (Region II) with their photo “Laging Handa at Nagkakaisang Cabagueño” won the second spot and cash prize of PHP25,000.

The Villanueva Municipal Government Employees Association from Misamis Oriental (Region X) with their photo “Library” bagged first place and cash prize of PHP30,000. (PNA)