Ricardo Patriarca, a student from Cavite State University, said he was not familiar with The Manila Times but on Friday he was glad, according him, to be one of 33 students who completed his 200 hours on-the-job training (OJT) or internship with The Manila Times College, a journalism school run by the country’s oldest newspaper.
Also hurdling the OJT were students from University of Santo Tomas, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Bulacan State University, Cavite State University, National College of Science and Technology, University of the East and Emilio Aguinaldo College.
Rene Bas, dean of The Manila Times College and The Times editor and publisher, congratulated the students during a short program.
In his speech to the interns, Bas said the school tried to make them “experience what it means to be professionals” by assigning them beats during their OJT.
Dante Ang 2nd, president and chief executive officer and also executive editor of The Manila Times, in another speech, told the interns that he hopes many of them would try to approach journalism with “passion.”
Bas led the interns in reading the Journalist Code of Ethics while Ang presented them certificates and pins.