Aklan student writers take part, win awards in PIA writing workshop
Kalibo, Aklan -- High school student writers from different schools in Aklan did the province proud when they received major awards at the recently concluded Basic Journalism Seminar Workshop initiated by the Philippine Information Agency held in Bacolod City.
The Aklanon student writers were supposed to join their counterparts from Capiz earlier on their given schedule on August 14 to 16, but due to a conflict in schedule as they also joined a similar activity sponsored by the Department of Education, they had to join the last batch of the seminar workshop for the student writers of Negros Occidental on August 28-30 in the city of Bacolod. Others, however, coming from private schools here, managed to join the original schedule.
In the Bacolod City batch, Bryan John Subong of the Regional Science High School was adjudged as 2nd Overall Outstanding Participant for garnering three awards -- Best in Editorial Writing (Filipino), Best in Sportswriting and Best in Feature Writing (English).
Subong and another RSHS staffer of the Scholar's Gazette, Jubelle Arboleda were also adjudged as Best in Photojournalism. The two were accompanied by Adelfa Mostajo, school paper adviser.
On the other hand, delegates of Linabuan National High School also garnered major awards in the activity, with Christaline Ybañez landing 1st place in Editorial Writing (Filipino); Fatima Grace R. Reyes, 1st place in Newswriting (Filipino) and 5th place in Sportswriting (Filipino). Mary Love Juanico of the same school was also awarded as 7th place in Sportswriting Filipino. The group also got the Best in Photojournalism award. They were accompanied by school paper adviser Ana S. Andrada.
The lone participant of Aklan National High School for Arts and Trades (ANHSAT), Marvelous Grace Andrada was also awarded as Best in Sportswriting (English) and also cited as Best in Photojournalism.
Mostajo and Andrada said a total of 114 student writers joined the seminar workshop in Bacolod City.