In the photo are (L-R) Kevin Ray N. Chua, Senator Mar Roxas
, Davao City Councilor Peter Laviña and Ronilo Chua during Sen. Roxas' election as LP President last Nov. 26, 2007
Kevin Ray Napalit Chua, or Ben, as he is commonly known, was born on July 7, 1990 in Sacred Heart Hospital in Urgello Street, Cebu City. He was born at 10:55 P.M. and was attended by Dr. Elena Tan. When he was born, he weighed 8.6 lbs. and 6 oz. He was born to Ronilo Nacorda Chua from Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City and Elsa Tablate Napalit from San Isidro, Biliran, Biliran.
The eldest of the three children of Ronilo and Elsa Chua, Kevin Ray is the politician of the family. The second, Khrisna Marie, is pursuing to be a successful nurse while the youngest, Ervin John, is pursuing to be a successful policeman.
His father (son of Placida Nacorda and Vicente Chua) and his mother (daughter of Anatalia Tablate and Alfredo Napalit), after their marriage in Biliran returned to Cebu and lived in 14 Tres Borces St., Mabolo, Cebu City to start their new family. After his birth, they transferred to his grandmother's residence in Macopa St., Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City where his siblings Khrisna Marie and Ervin John also lived.
He can speak in English, Tagalog, Cebuano and Waray-Waray.
Ben's education from kindergarten to high school was sustained by Angela and Dr. Edgardo San Juan, his aunt and uncle respectively. Ben went to Lourdes Kindergarten School for his primary education. He immediately enrolled in Kinder 2 and the next year, in Preparatory class. He then went to Punta Princesa Elementary School for his elementary education. After graduating from elementary, he then proceeded to Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School for his secondary education, graduating from high school in 2007. Though he graduated without honors, he still managed to be a successful student in extra-curricular activities.
During his high school years, he had numerous awards and achievements that made him one of the most well-known student in the school, namely:
- Cited, 1st student to start blogging in the school
- Cited, Highest Scorer of the National Career Assessment Exams in the field of Entrepreneurship in the entire DVRMNHS
- Awarded, 1st Year Best in Science S.Y. 2003-2004
- Awarded, 3rd Year Best in Computer S.Y. 2005-2006
- Awarded, 3rd Year Journalism Award S.Y. 2005-2006
- Awarded, 3rd Year Best Debater in the Buwan ng Wika S.Y. 2005-2006
- Awarded, 4th Year Journalism Merit of Recognition S.Y. 2006-2007
- Awarded, 4th Year 2007 PGMA Awards for Student Leadership, Campus Journalism and Technology & Entepreneurship
- 1st Placer, in the 2005 Basak District Impromptu Speech Contest
- 2nd Placer, in the 2005 Cebu City Division Impromptu Speech Contest and took home a trophy, silver medal and P300 cash
- 1st Placer, Editorial Writing in the 2005 Cebu City Division Secondary Schools Press Conference held at Cebu City Science National High School
- 1st Placer, Homepage Development in the Cebu City Division Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines (STEP) Contest held at Abellana National High School on September 19, 2006
- 1st Placer, Homepage Development in the Region VII Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines (STEP) Contest held at Siquijor State College on October 23-26, 2006
- 2nd Placer, Editorial Writing in the 2006 Cebu City Division Secondary Schools Press Conference held at Cebu City Science National High School
- Participant, 2005 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference held at Toledo City, Cebu
- Participant, 2006 National Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines (STEP) Contest held at Baguio City, Benguet on November 19-24, 2006
- Participant, 2006 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference held at Tagbilaran City, Bohol
- Participant, Leadership Training Seminar for Supreme Student Government Officers held at Cebu Holiday Plaza Hotel, Ramos St., Cebu City on September 16, 2006 and was sponsored by the Cebu City Government through the Cebu City Youth Development Commission (CCYDC) and the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation - Cebu City.
- Participant, Seminar-Workshop on Journalistic Writing held at Southwestern University on September 2, 2006
- Participant, Cebu City Federation of Supreme Student Government Officers' Election held at Zapatera Elementary School Gymnasium on July 15, 2006
- Participant, Forum of Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act with Sen. Francis Pangilinan held at the IBP Building, Social Hall, Cebu Capitol Compound on June 21, 2006
- Elected, City Councilor (South District) in the Know Your City Government Month held at the Sangguniang Panlungsod on September 25, 2006
- Elected, President of III-Copper of Don Vicente Rama Memorial National High School (DVRMNHS) S.Y. 2005-2006
- Elected, President of the DVRMNHS Supreme Student Government S.Y. 2006-2007
- Elected, Editor-in-Chief (Pen Reflections) of the School Publication S.Y. 2006-2007
This school year, being privileged to be a DOST Scholar, he is spending his college years in Cebu Institute of Technology. He is currently taking up Bachelor in Science Major in Information Technology.
1. Mr. Isidro B. Villaflor, DVRMNHS Principal
2. Mr. Pastor Ali Najarro, DVRMNHS Computer Education Teacher
3. Mr. Bernardino Gabiana, DVRMNHS Supreme Student Government Adviser
4. Mrs. Imelda Alegam, DVRMNHS Math Teacher
5. Mrs. Ivy Banzon, DVRMNHS Araling Panlipunan Teacher
6. Mrs. May Formentera, DVRMNHS Science Teacher
7. Mrs. Diosdarlina Cabreros, DVRMNHS English Teacher
8. Ms. Mary Jane Deligero, DVRMNHS English Teacher
9. Mrs. Virgilia Tabasa, DVRMNHS Filipino Teacher
10. Mrs. Elisea Mayormita, DVRMNHS Values Education Teacher
11. Ms. Glena Bontuyan, SK Federation Cebu City Chairperson
12. Ms. Jocelyn Pesquera, Former Councilor of Cebu City
13. Mr. Tomas Osmeña, Mayor of Cebu City
14. Mr. Mike Rama, Vice Mayor of Cebu City
15. Mr. Joey Pelaez, Executive Director of DepEd-CSCA
16. Mr. Leonilo Oliva, former Cebu City Schools Division Superintendent
17. Mr. Carolino Mordeno, Director IV of DepEd Region VII
18. Mr. Marcial Degamo, Chief of Secondary Education Division Region VII
19. Mr. Rouel Longinos, SWU Center for Information and Publication Director
20. Mr. Eladio Jala, Asst. Tagbilaran City Schools Division Superintendent
21. Mr. Manuel Legaspi, Project Chairman of Know Your City Government Month
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