For AY 2015-2016, Ang Kanda staffers and aspiring writers first convened for the preparation of sports coverage for Intramurals (July 3, 2015) on July 1 and 2, 2015. Ms. Donna C. Regulto gave lectures on Sports Writing. Meanwhile, Mrs. Joan Kathleen T. Brizuela taught techniques in photojournalism. Mrs. Ana D. Arandia and Mrs. Maritess N. Quesea taught the basics of news writing. After the coverage of the sports events, Ang Kanda staffers were identified and listed. On July 24-25, the staffers once again covered sports events in Municipal Meet as part of their trainings.
The annual Division Schools Press Conference was conducted at Atimonan District on October 24-26, 2015. The continuous effort of the Division of Quezon to promote the development and growth of campus journalism in strong support of R.A. 7079 also known as Campus Journalism Act of 1991 was reflected in this activity as this year’s conference had more than a thousand delegates from both elementary and secondary schools all over the province. As regular attendees of this conference, Ang Kanda staffers once again participated in DSPC.
To train the staffers and select the individual contestants, the advisers Mrs. Ana Arandia and Ms. Donna C. Regulto conducted the School-Based Campus Journalism Workshop on July 17-18, 2015. Then, 2nd Young Writers’ Camp for Campus Journalism was organized by Ang Kanda of Canda NHS and The Bridge of Lutucan NHS for the journalists from different high schools in the town to have training and individual competitions. It was conducted at Canda NHS on August 7-9, 2015 and participated in by the aspiring campus journalism from all public high schools in Sariaya. The results of the individual contests gave the advisers some ideas on who performed well and could join to DSPC and win the contests.
Mrs. Ana D. Arandia lectures on Science Writing during the School-based Campus Journalism Training on July 18, 2015.
The winners in Editorial Writing pose holding their certificates with their adviser, Ms. Donna Regulto and the resource speaker, Mr. Nicanor Guinto (August 9, 2015).
The announcement of the details in joining DSPC was held at the training of school paper advisers attended by Mrs. Joan Kathleen T. Brizuela on September 9-11, 2015 at Sevilla’s Resort, Lucena City. It was emphasized that the participating school must submit the school paper as a requirement before joining the individual competitions for students. Thus, the preparation for the school paper side by side the selection and training of individual contestants started. Moreover, the articles centered on the theme “The Role of 21st Century Journalist in Upholding Good Governance, Leadership and Transparency” as announced by Mrs. Jennifer Lopez, Regional EPS for English and Campus Journalism. Meanwhile, some of the staffers accompanied by Ms. Donna C. Regulto covered the sports events at the Congressional Meet at San Antonio, Quezon on September 9-10, 2015.
(Photo – Staff Meeting) Ms. Donna C. Regulto announces the individual contestants who would participate in DSPC during the staff meeting on September 1, 2015.
On September 15, 2015, the editors and the advisers convened for the planning/recollection of the news stories and articles to be written. The meeting continued in the afternoon and the articles were assigned to specific staffers from Grade 7 to Grade 10. The data were gathered in the succeeding weeks and the articles were revised. The layouting of the school paper started on September 28, 2015. Revisions of the articles and polishing of the layout were done during the remaining weeks before the competition.
(Photos – Editors’ Meeting) Ms. Donna C. Regulto guides the editors in selecting issues and news stories to be included in their sections (September 15, 2015).
The editors and advisers discuss and finalize the list of stories and articles on September 15, 2015.
The editors distribute the news stories to be written by the staffers on September 15, 2015.
The editors and advisers start to encode the articles submitted by the staffers on September 21, 2015.
The date of the competition finally arrived. On October 23, 2015, the delegates travelled to Atimonan, Quezon with their six copies of Ang Kanda Vol. XX (computer-print only) and with high hopes that they would win the individual contests and school paper category.
(Photo – Departure) The delegates wait for the van to Atimonan at SM Terminal (October 23, 2015).
(Photo – Quarters) The delegates review techniques on the night before the competition starts (October 23, 2015).
All the individual writing competitions happened on October 24, 2015. Mrs. Maritess N. Quesea and Mrs. Joan Kathleen T. Brizuela went to the venue to guide the contestants together with Ms. Donna C. Regulto. The rest day for the contestants was the second day, October 25, 2015 (Sunday). Then, the awarding finally arrived on October 26, 2015. Ang Kanda Vol. XX No. 1 got the following awards in the different sections among more or less 20 school paper entries:
|News Page||7th Place|
|Editorial Page||10th Place|
|Feature Page||4th Place|
For the individual categories, Archie Linsasagin won 4th place in writing feature articles (Filipino) and qualified for the Regional Schools Press Conference. Meanwhile, Romel Sangalang also clinched on the 7th place for editorial writing (Filipino). The announcement for his win was missed on the awarding ceremony. Hence, only the division memorandum for the cliniquing informed the advisers. Nevertheless, the two individual winners went through the division cliniquing of winners on November 20-22, 2015 at Sevilla’s Resort, Lucena City.
(Photo – Awarding) Archie Linsasagin holds his certificate for winning 4th place in feature writing category (October 26, 2015).
Ang Kanda Vol. XX No. 1 also received constructive criticisms during the cliniquing. All these suggestions were applied in the re-layouting and revising of articles on November 23-25, 2015. The final version for RSPC were printed digitally at CA Copy Center in Lucena City on November 25, 2015 and the six copies were submitted personally by Mrs. Ana D. Arandia and Ms. Donna C. Regulto to EPS Angelina B. Castillo at Sevilla’s Resort at around 8pm on the same date. Finally, the two advisers went to printing press on November 26, 2015 to submit the copy for mass production. The copies of the school paper arrived to school on December 4, 2015.
The judge and critic for Editorial page gives his comments on the issue discussed in each editorial article of Ang Kanda Vol. XX No. 1 (November 22, 2015).
The Regional Schools Press Conference was conducted at Imus, Cavite on December 7-8, 2015. Mrs. Ana D. Arandia accompanied Archie Linsasagin and Romel Sangalang in competing in their respective categories. The school paper category was judged from November 27-December 8, 2015. However, the awarding was not conducted this time. The winners for both school paper and individual categories were announced through a memorandum which was uploaded at DepEd Region IV-A website on December 21, 2015. Fortunately, Ang Kanda Science and Technology Page won 11th place. Though the school paper did not
qualify for the National Schools Press Conference, it was still a great feat for a first-timer in 20-page school paper competition.
Summary of Campus Journalism Activities
|July – November 2015||Coverage of Different Activities in School and Community|
|July 1-2, 2015||Training for Sports Coverage during Intrams|
|July 3, 2015||Sports Coverage during Intrams|
|July 4-7, 2015||Meetings and Preparation of Documents for District Camp|
|July 8-10, 2015||Submission of Training Proposal to DO and Request for Approval|
|July 6-16, 2015||Submission of Sports Articles|
|July 17-18, 2015||School-based Campus Journalism Training|
|July 20-23, 2015||Meetings for Sports Coverage during Municipal Meet|
|July 24-25, 2015||Sports Coverage during Municipal Meet|
|July 11-August 6, 2015||Preparation for District Camp for Journalism|
|August 7-9, 2015||Conduct of District Camp for Journalism at Canda NHS|
|August 10-31, 2015||Monitoring of Students’ Development|
|September 1, 2015||Announcement of Individual Contestants for DSPC|
|September 9-11, 2015||Division Training for School Paper Advisers|
|September 9-10, 2015||Sports Coverage of Congressional Meet at San Antonio, Quezon|
|September 15, 2015||Meeting and Planning for School Paper Articles and Sections|
|September 15-October 23, 2015||Gathering of Data, Writing of Articles, Layouting of School Paper, Revision of Articles|
|October 23-26, 2015||Division Schools Press Conference at Atimonan, Quezon|
|November 5, 2015||Courtesy Call at the Office of the Municipal Mayor|
|November 14, 2015||Photo Walk Contest for Children’s Month Celebration conducted by MSWD Sariaya – Participated in by 5 Photojournalists accompanied by Mrs. Maritess N. Quesea|
|November 20-22, 2015||Cliniquing of School Paper and Individual Winners|
|November 23-25, 2015||Revision of Articles, Re-layouting and submission of copies for RSPC|
|November 26, 2015||Submission of Copy to Printing Press for Mass Production|
|December 4, 2015||Arrival of School Papers in School|
|December 7-8, 2015||Regional Schools Press Conference at Imus, Cavite|
|December 21, 2015||Announcement of Winners through Memorandum uploaded at DepEd Region IV-A website|
(Photo) Ang Kanda staffers pose for a photo while waiting for track and field events during the Municipal Meet on July 24, 2015.
Ang Kanda staffers break for a photo session during the Congressional Meet at San Antonio on September 9, 2015.
(Photo) Snapshot during one of the nights the staffers stay in school, October 8, 2015.
(Photo) Mrs. Marietta B. Cabuyao, Principal II, Ms. Donna C. Regulto and Archie Linsasagin report to the office of the municipal mayor to extend gratitude for the support to DSPC delegation and school paper competitions (November 5, 2015).
(Photo) Romel Sangalang and Archie Linsasagin pose for a photograph at their quarters. (December 8, 2015).