In the recently held Division Schools Press Conference in Nancayasan Elementary School last November 3-4, 2010, the Divinians of the Elementary Department have proved once again that they are one of the forces to be reckoned with in the field of Campus Journalism. They bag the first place awards in Editorial Writing (both in English and Filipino), Copyreading and Headline Writing (Filipino), Editorial Cartooning (English), Sports Writing (Filipino), and Radio Broadcasting (English).
Redentor Immanuel B. Ridao (Editorial Writing and Editorial Cartooning, English) and Niña Charisse G. Evangelista (Editorial Writing and Copyreading & Headline Writing, Filipino) won 1st place both in their respective slots while Mark Darwin C. Sampilo grabs 1st place in Sports Writing and 2nd place in News Writing (Filipino). The Radio Broadcasting Team led by Nicole Angela B. Bristol, with her teammates, Angel Leila L. Marron, Marie Angela M. Lorica, Carole Kaye C. Lomboy, Janssen Roselle T. Obusan, Francesca Marie B. Taganas, and Raphaell B. Ridao, were also victorious in taking 1st place in Radio Broadcasting (English) along with some minor awards. Bristol was proclaimed the Best Anchor and Ridao (Raphaell) was the Best Presenter. The Divinians were also given the award for Best in Technical Application.
Other winners in the individual contests of DSPC from Divine Word College of Urdaneta include Eric John J. Salud (News Writing and Sports Writing – English, both in 2nd place respectively), Janssen Roselle T. Obusan (Feature Writing in English, 3rd place), Russell Allan A. Majarucon (Editorial Cartooning in Filipino, 5th place), and Belinda Nicaella C. Borje (Photojournalism in Filipino, 7th place). The Radio Broadcasting Team in Filipino also won 4th place in their category.
Sadly, in the Radio Broadcasting category, only the first placers in both elementary and secondary will proceed to the Regional Schools Press Conference, unlike in the Individual Contests wherein the top 7 will qualify to the said event.
All the journalists mentioned above except the Broadcasting Team in Filipino have qualified for the RSPC which will be held in Vigan on December 7-10, 2010.
Mr. Aldwin Sipin