Pangasinan hosts 5,000 campus journalists

By January 29, 2019Headlines, News


LINGAYEN — It’s all systems go for the staging of the 2019 National Schools Press Conference on January 28 – February 1 in Lingayen.

The six-day national event is expected to gather over 5,000 campus journalists, school paper advisers, and delegation officials from 17 regions in the country.

At a preliminary conference held last month, Gov. Amado Espino III pledged the provincial government’s full support for the preparation of the physical facilities in 17 public schools that will be used for the participants billeting and in several provincial government-managed facilities within the Capitol Complex.

Hosted by the Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of Pangasinan 1 led by Superintendent Ma. Celia Fernandez, the NSPC banners the theme: “Fostering 21st Century Skills and Character-based Education through Campus Journalism.”

Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Marilu Cardenas said most events of the NSPC will be held at the Pangasinan National High School.

“We are giving our best efforts preparing for this national event,” Dr. Cardenas said.

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones will lead the NSPC opening ceremonies on the 28th at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center stadium.

“The opening program will showcase the spectacular talents of Pangasinan, featuring a cultural presentation by seven street dancing contingents,” Cardenas said.

NSPC individual events include: news writing, science and technology writing, feature writing, copy reading and headline writing, editorial writing, editorial cartooning, photojournalism, sports writing, and column writing.

The following are group events: TV and radio scriptwriting and broadcasting, collaborative desktop publishing, online publishing, and best school publications. (PIO/MGNO)

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