June 20, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Sixty-three campus journalists from public and private high schools in this capital town are now equipped with knowledge and skills in journalism.

This is after they completed the two-day Training for Campus Journalists on May 26 and 27  conducted by the Municipal Information Unit.

The training aimed to help improve the communication skills of campus journalists on writing, editing, proofreading, headline writing, and photo documentation, among other skills.

CAMPUS JOURNALISTS — Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. of Bontoc, Mountain Province and Councilor Dan Evert Sokoken, along with the speakers, shared light moments with the campus journalists and school paper advisers during the journalism training on May 26 and 27 conducted by the Office of the Municipal Mayor-Information Unit . — Christy Mae Pangesfan

It also aimed to promote the right to access information, knowledge, and data necessary to strengthen journalistic values.

Bontoc is the only LGU in Mountain Province that conducts and allocates funds for the training of campus journalists.

The resource speakers were Sylesia Kaning Pangesfan, faculty member of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College-Teacher Education Department for news writing, Tourism Operations Officer II Tyronne Glenn Lawey of the Provincial Tourism Office for feature writing, and Provincial Information Officer Novy Afidchao for photojournalism.

They were assisted by personnel from the Provincial Information Office.

CouncilorMember Dan Evert Sokoken extended his gratitude to the resource speakers for sharing their expertise with the young journalists.

Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr., challenged the campus journalists to embrace knowledge and to further hone their skills in journalism and thanked the Provincial Government of Mountain Province and Gov. Bonifacio Lacwasan, Jr., for their support and assistance during the training.

Tudlong also encouraged the young journalists to remain curious, seek the truth, and always strive for accuracy and fairness in their reporting and assured them of continued support from the local government in future endeavors aimed at enhancing their journalistic capabilities.

“Your dedication and passion for truth and information are vital in today’s society. I encourage you all to continue pursuing excellence in your craft and to use your newfound skills to make a positive impact in your communities,” he said. The participants are from Mountain Province General Comprehensive High School, Saint Vincent’s School, Inc., All Saints Mission School, XiJEN College of Mountain Province, Guina-ang National High School (NHS), Mainit NHS, Dalican NHS, and AlBaGo NHS. – Christy Mae C. Pangesfan