PARTICIPANTS lauded on Tuesday the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-organized Communicate Sports youth journalism seminar that wrapped up at The Royal Mandaya Hotel.
Karl Louis S. Braga, 16 years old, of the Holy Cross College of Sasa's Crossian Wave, said, "It was a fruitful seminar. Nakatulong sa pag-improve ng skills namin on writing sports articles. Magandang i-recommend ang seminar sa iba pang student writers."
Braga, who had been into news writing since fifth grade, said it was his first time to attend a journalism seminar solely focused on sports.
"Maganda po at maganda ang experience na ito," he said in an interview with Sun.Star Davao.
Arabella V. Angostura, 13, of Montevista National High School's The Torch, for her part, said joining the sports journalism seminar was an eye opener.
She said, "Kung i-rate ang seminar sa one to 10, sa tan-aw nako nine kay sa akong part wala man gud nako nahuman ang akong story sa workshop. Nakulangan ko sa time. Mas nagtuon ko nga kinahanglan pud diay speed sa pagsulat (I would give the seminar a nine if I rate it from one to 10 because I was not able to finish my story during the workshop. I lacked time. I realized that speed is also important in writing a story)."
Angostura, who also attended a sports journalism seminar for the first time, added that the seminar encouraged her to love sportswriting.
Fe D. Jumalin, Digos City National High School's Bagong Landas adviser, thanked the PSC for putting up the seminar.
"This was a good opportunity for us and our writers especially that most of us are not really into sports. Lisod gyud biya jud magsulat og sports (It's really difficult to write sports stories)," Jumalin said.
The two-day event drew some 300 participants from Davao City, Panabo City, Davao Oriental, Digos City, Compostela Valley, Kidapawan City and Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur.
Similar seminars will be held in Luzon and the Visayas.