All set for NSPC in Zambales

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ALL is set for the annual campus journalism meet in Zambales being organized by the Department of Education (DepEd).

Education Secretary Armin Luistro said over the weekend that the 2014 National Schools Press Conference is scheduled from April 7 to 10 in the Subic Bay Metropolitan uthority Free Port Zone in Zambales province.

He reminded participants of the conference’s “no school paper no student contestant” policy.

This year’s conference will also include contests on scriptwriting, radio broadcasting, and collaborative publishing.


“The conference aims to show the importance of journalism by expressing it through journalistic endeavors and approaches, and to sustain advocacy on social consciousness,” Luistro said in a memorandum.

He said the conference also seeks to provide a venue for “an enriching learning experience for students interested in pursuing journalism as a career.”

The education chief added that the conference also aims to “promote responsible journalism and fair and ethical use of social media,” and enhance journalistic competence through healthy and friendly competitions.

At the same time, Luistro reminded schools that any planned educational tours should be conducted after all activities of the event are done.

Interested parties, he said, will have to coordinate with the division in charge of their region.

Luistro said that students joining the tour should secure a separate parent’s permit.

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