Eastern Visayas wins big in journalism, talent festival

DAGUPAN CITY. Gorg Ryan Requiez brings honor to Eastern Visayas region after he bagged the first place in "Dagliang Talumpati" in the 2019 National Festival of Talents (NFOT) held in Dagupan City. A senior high school student from San Joaquin National High School in Palo, Leyte, Requiez dedicated his award to his parents who died along with his relatives and friends during the 2013 Super Typhoon Yolanda (Photo courtesy of Gorg Ryan Requiez)

STUDENTS from Eastern Visayas have bagged numerous medals and special awards in this year’s prestigious National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) and National Festival of Talents (NFOT) organized by the Department of Education.

The Eastern Visayas delegation was headed by Director Ramir Uytico and other education officials.

The list of winners in NSPC held in Lingayen, Pangasinan on January 28 to February 1 includes:


Feature Writing

4th place - John Mark Jacalne, Calbiga National High School – Samar Division

Science and Technology Writing

3rd place - Janno Osido, University of Eastern Philippines – Northern Samar Division

5th place - Christel Jirah Codilla, Ormoc City Senior High School – Ormoc City Division

Editorial Cartooning

6th place - Dave Cano, Ichon National High School – Southern Leyte Division

Copy reading and Headline Writing

6th place - Angel Comeo, Palo National High School – Leyte Division

7th place- Kassandra Kate Parado , Naval School of Fisheries – Biliran Division

Group category:

Collaborative Desktop Publishing

2nd place – Dr. Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation, Tacloban City Division

Radio Broadcasting

Baybay Senior High School - Baybay City Division (7th Best in Infomercial, 7th Best in Technical Application)

TV Broadcasting

St. Therese Christian Development Center Foundation, Inc., Tacloban City Division (7th Best News Reporter, 4th Best News Script Writer)


Pagsulat ng Balitang Pampalakasan

6th place – Jovanne Zoilo, Dolores National High School – Ormoc City Division

Pagwawasto at Pag-uulo ng Balita

4th place - Clamer Agda, Sta. Fe National High School – Borongan City Division

Group category:

Radio Broadcasting

2nd Place in Radio Production – Clarencio Calagos Memorial School of Fisheries, Samar Division (4th Best Script, 1st Best Anchor -Jessica Gaspang, 6th Best Infomercial, 2nd Best in Technical Application)

TV Broadcasting

6th place TV Newscast - Clarencio Calagos Memorial School of Fisheries, Samar Division (4th Best News Presenter – Geneva Dayrit, 5th Best News Presenter – Michael John Lavendia, 3rd Best Script Writer, 3rd Best in Infomercial, 4th Best Technical Application)


Column Writing

7th place - Mark Christian Mendoza, Samar College – Samar Division


Collaborative Desktop Publishing, 7th place Sto. Niño Sped Center, Tacloban City Division


Pagsulat ng Balita

1st place - Jerusalem Vero, Pong-oy Elementary School – Southern Leyte Division

Pagsulat ng Lathalain

7th place Jona May L. Bautista, Pagsanghan Central Elementary School – Samar Division

Group category:

Radio Broadcasting, 6th Best Anchor

For the NFOT held in Dagupan City on January 29 to February 1, the winners are:


1st and 3rd Place - Bazaar Services, and 2nd Place - Bazaar Booth

Students: Joseph De Los Santos, Flora Mae Montes, Maui Renz V. Babon, Jean Mae L. Go, Flordan B. Porton and Alaysa Macalatas.

Coaches: Ires D. Gaylon, Eduardo T. Hiabaya and Danilo Porcadilla

Taft National High School, Eastern Samar Division and Calbayog City National High School, Calbayog City Division

Tagisan Ng Talento:

1st Place - Dagliang Talumpati

Student: Gorg Ryan Requiez, Coach: Daisy Pajares, San Joaquin National High School, Leyte Division

Sining Tanghalan:

1st Place: OPM Likhawitan

Students: Rechelyn S. Lesiques, Eunica Nicole N. Espino, Bernard Jed T. Brosas and Francis R. Bangoy.

Coaches: Claro Gravoso and Xavier C. Raquel, St. Therese Educational Foundation of Tacloban Inc., Tacloban City Division.


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