By: Allan David P. Valdez School Paper Adviser & Teacher-III Camp Tinio Elementary School
Central Luzon maintained its prestige and honor in the 2013 National Schools Press Conference as it kept hold of its position as one of the top three performing regions for four consecutive years.
Ranking second overall next to Region IV-A CALABARZON, Region 3 upheld its supremacy in the field of journalism though it failed to save the championship crown, which is in its possession for three consecutive years.
Specifically, Region 3’s secondary level reigned supreme in both group and individual contests while elementary level landed third in group contests and second in the individual contests.
Allan David P. Valdez, Teacher-III, Camp Tinio ES, DepED Media Bureau Member
Transparent leadership and management is expected to prevail more intensely in the entire Division of Cabanatuan City after its new Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. May Batenga-Eclar, was formally installed as the 13th CEO of the division.
Merely a week from her first day of office, 52-year-old Dr. Eclar has already effected changes in the division office such as restructuring some parts and transferring some offices to initially reflect her leadership and management style.
Aside from these, Dr. Eclar, who rose from the rank, verbalized during her first meeting with the education program supervisors and chiefs of different offices her intent to pilot the implementation of Rationalization Plan which aims to promote higher public service.
By: EVER M. SAMSON School Paper Adviser & Head Teacher - I San Josef National High School
Ten years ago, digital technology in campus journalism was born with searing birth pains in the 23rd Regional Schools Press Conference in the Division of Cabanatuan City. Desktop publishing, as shiny as a new penny 8th Category (though shunned secretly in some quarters), was fought over by ill-equipped and crash course-trained campus journalists trained by equally crash-course trained coaches. The air was heavy with resentment. There was a consensus that desktop publishing was integrated into campus journalism too fast.
Those were the days and thankfully, bygone days. Today, digital technology powers the schools press conference’s group contests: desktop publishing, collaborative writing and radio broadcasting. This proves more than enough that computerization has been embraced, warts and all, by campus journalism.