DepEd Cebu sets press gab on Nov. 6-8-A A +A
Thursday, November 1, 2012
TO ENHANCE journalistic skills through healthy and friendly competitions, the Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu Province will hold a “Division Schools Press Conference” on Nov. 6 to 8 at the Arcelo Memorial National High School in Liloan town, Cebu.
“This is a better approach to awaken the youth in their role as journalists,” said Dr. Mary Ann P. Flores, education supervisor (ES) I-English.
This year’s division presscon is geared toward the theme, “Campus Journalism: Environmental Stewardship to Combat Climate Change.”
“The three-day event will encourage more young people not only to write, but to be more proactive in becoming environmental stewards,” Flores said.
Fifteen student-writers from the four areas of Cebu Province will compete in seven categories (English and Filipino): news writing, feature writing, copy-reading and headline writing, sports writing, editorial writing, editorial cartooning and photojournalism.
Top three broadcasting teams (English and Filipino) from four areas will compete for the division trophies.
Dr. Novie O. Mangubat, ES I-Filipino, said that the number of participants has increased through time as DepEd intensified its campus journalism program.
Mangubat, together with division journalism coordinators Evelyn F. Balang and Flores, has been reaching out to teachers to train the students and pupils to write and at the same time, encouraging the school heads for their support.
“To choose an ambassador of responsible journalism in combating climate change, we have come up with the search for Miss Presscon 2012 as a socio-cultural highlight,” Edmond C. Apora, School Paper Advisers Cebu Province Association Inc. president, said.
The top three winners in each category will advance to the regional level to be held in Cebu City on the second week of December.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 02, 2012.