May 20, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The local government unit through the Office of the Municipal Mayor-Information Unit conducted a journalism training for campus journalists on March 22 and 23.
A total of 75 participants from Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School, Saint Vincent’s School-High School Department, All Saint’s Mission School of Mountain Province Incorporated, Guina-ang National High School (NHS), Mainit NHS, Talubin NHS, Tocucan NHS, and Dalican NHS participated in the two-day training.
The activity aimed to help improve the skills of campus journalists on writing, editing, proofreading, headline writing, and photo documentation as well as to update the participants on the trends, approaches, and principles of journalistic writing in view of the new normal in education.
Mayor Franklin Odsey said the activity is a great opportunity for the participants to acquire and develop their abilities as young journalists.
Odsey who has been a teacher for years before entering politics approved the allocation of budget for the conduct of the training.
The resource speakers were Political Affairs Officer II Erlindo Agwilang from the Office of the Congressman-Mountain Province for news writing, freelance writer and artist Clienteast Van Totanes for feature writing, Information Officer I Erwin Batnag from the Provincial Information Office for photojournalism, and Gary Pekas from the Provincial Legal Office for editorial writing.
Republic Act 7079 or Campus Journalism Act of 1991 prescribes the implementation of Campus Journalism in private and public schools in the Philippines. – Christy Mae F. Che-es