UB hosts 2018 City Schools Press Confab

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol - Budding journalists from over 39 elementary and secondary in both public and private schools in Tagbilaran City, proved their journalistic mettle again as they convened for the annual Tagbilaran City Division Schools Press Conference (DSPC) last October 15-16, 2018. This year's event which had the theme: "Fostering 21st Century Skills and Character-Based Education through Campus Journalism," was hosted by the University of Bohol for the first time.

Hannah Faith Cosmod, editor-in-chief of The Penmasters, the official student publication of the University of Bohol - Junior High School (UB-JHS) and El Niño Oliver Avelino hosted the opening program. Grace G. Filomeno, the UB-JHS Principal, welcomed the participants and Dr. Janice Aurora Tirol-Namoc, Dean of the Student Personnel Services of the university gave a message in behalf of the University President Dr. Victoriano B. Tirol, III. The heads from the Department of Education also took part in welcoming the participants during the opening program.

Both UB's Elementary and Secondary levels and the Victoriano D. Tirol - Advance Learning Center's Elementary and Secondary levels harvested medals during the said conference. Listed below are the levels, categories, and winners:

Elementary division:
University Grade School

  • 2nd place - Sports Writing Filipino Gyllian Altura of University Grade School, coach: Mary Faye T. Pantoja


  • 1st place Science and Technology Writing (English Category) Aryana Loise B. Pagay, coach: Mary Jane Maligro
  • 2nd place Feature Writing (English Category) Ann Cristyn T. Tirol Teacher, coach: Darelle Ainee D. Sansan
  • 2nd place Editorial Writing (English Category) Sophia Nicole L. Ramos Teacher; coach: Rapunzel P. Caspe
  • 2nd place, Best in Infomercial and Best in Script, Script Writing and Radio Broadcasting (Filipino Category) Theodore Vincent V. Garsuta, Iven Greg B. Madanguit, Irah C. Lanzaderas, Xien Vivien O. Jubane, Jehu Emmanuel F. Castañeros, Makysha M. Estavilla, Jazmin Grazie M. Del Rio, coach: Robert L. Taguisa.

Secondary level:
University Junior High School

  • 1st - Feature Writing - Filipino, Inah Laine Ancog
  • 2nd - Editorial Cartooning - Filipino, Shaira Nicole Arabiana
  • 3rd - Sports Writing - Filipino, Hannah Faith Cosmod
  • 4th - News Writing - Filipino, Dianne Marfe
  • 4th - Editorial Writing – English, Gwyneth Marian Sucuano
  • 5th - Sci Tech Writing – Filipino, Olive Rhea Madronero
  • 5th - News Writing - English, Andrea Ancla
  • 5th - Copy Reading and Headline Writing – Filipino, Bryce Ancla, coach: Michelle Esto


  • 1st place Copy Reading and Headline Writing (English Category) Zoe P. Austral, coach: Herabelle Fhebe V. Ceniza
  • 1st place Best Anchor and Best in Technical Application Script Writing and Radio Broadcasting (English Category) Ghazza, Isle Dominic A. Fabia, Gene Nadine B. The, Louriene Mae U. Canda, Julia Faith C. Joaquin, Ashley Gwenevere I. Hutchinson, Emmanuel P. Inferido II, Rhalf Matthieu I. Mangubat Tc. Frances Jeanne Ferniz and Jesyn Lovette G. Laolao
  • 2nd place news writing (English category) Jacobe Joaquin M. Sevilla, coach: Rhea P. Austero
  • 2nd place feature writing (Filipino category) Sophia Margaux V. Garsuta, coach: Khen M. Galo
  • 3rd place editorial writing (English category) Timothy John A. Jala, coach: Rapunzel P. Caspe
  • 3rd place feature writing (English category) Thea Jessica A. Jala, coach: Darelle Ainee D. Sansan
  • 3rd place photojournalism (English category) Francis Higgins C. Maniwang, coach: Shannon Mae Labesora
  • 5th place science and technology writing (English category) Simoun Deepak C. Sen, coach: Jayvie R. Asdillo
  • 3rd place script writing and radio broadcasting (Filipino category) Julie Ann Cecilia C. Palen, Niana Monette M. Lupio, Sally Moriah Marcelo, Nicholai Vince A. Pancho, Heart Nicole Alcantara, Renato Emmanuel A. Revilla, Jericho Inojales, coaches: Khen M. Galo, Robert L. Taguisa

Meanwhile, the closing program was hosted by Jacobe Joaquin M. Sevilla, the editor-in-chief of The Achievers VDT-ALC's official student publication. The top 5 placers in the various categories will qualify for the Regional Schools Press Conference (RSPC) to be held at Balamban, Cebu on November 2018.

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