Sunday, December 16, 2007

KASC’S Student Writers Win in Region

by Marciano Paroy Jr.

Earthline, the official student publication of the Kalinga-Apayao State College, participated in the 8th Annual Press Conference for Tertiary School Papers in the Cordillera Administrative Region on December 7-9 at the Baguio-Benguet Community Credit Cooperative, Inc. (BBCCCI) training hall in Baguio City.

Formally opened by Dr. Freddie Bernal, OIC-Regional Director of the Commission on Higher Education, the three-day activity was participated in by tertiary institutions in CAR – both private and state-run.

When prodded why the affair was again held at BBCCCI, overall organizer Dr. Mariano Marchan said, “the reason why we are again utilizing the facilities of BBCCCI is due to the difficulty in taking the commitment of tertiary schools to stage the whole activity. Besides, it is easier for schools in the province to converge here in the City than for us all to travel to a school in, say, Abra.”

Earthline writers from KASC that managed to be included in the Top 5 of their contested activities were Ser Antoni Ramos (2nd place – Editorial Writing in Filipino, 4th place – Opinion Writing in Filipino), Ren Geramis Bais (2nd place – Editorial Cartooning, 4th place – Comic Strip, 5th place – Literary Graphics), and Janice Catalig (Newswriting in Filipino). Campus journalists who landed in the Top 5 will be joining the Cordilleran Team for the Luzon-Wide Press Conference in Tuguegarao City on February 6-8, 2008.

The White and Blue paper of Saint Louis University ran away as the Overall Champion with the most number of awards, including the Best Tabloid Award. The Alternative (University of the Cordilleras) placed 2nd, The Mountain Collegian (Benguet State University) placed third, while Earthline (KASC) ranked as the 4th Best Tabloid.

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