Catanduanes rules school paper tilts, has 14 event winners in 2023 RSPC

Campus journalists from Catanduanes are bound for the 2023 National Schools Press Conference after tallying wins in 14 individual and group contests in the elementary and secondary levels at last week’s regional presscon in Legazpi City.

School papers from the island division also dominated the output of campus journalists from the other five provinces, as the entries from the secondary level were declared overall champion while the papers from the elementary level took first runner-up honors.

Homer Angelo P. Chavez of Catanduanes National High School, coached by Jefferson S. Arcilla, won 2nd place in Sports Writing (English) while two students from Bagamanoc Rural Development High School, coached by Lorainne Ann Santos took 3rd place in separate events: Zen Josh M. Alberto in Column Writing (English) and Cassey P. Evangelista in Editorial Writing (English).

Caramoran RDHS also has one of its students, Allysa Y. Trollano (coach: Ailene D. Sambrano) going to the national contest with a 3rd place finish in Editorial Writing (Filipino).

The Collaborative Desktop Publishing (English) team from the Catanduanes NHS, coached by Giselle P. Trapago, was 3rd place while its Filipino counterpart (coach: Jessa Matienzo) scored a 2nd place finish.

In the elementary level individual contests, the Catanduanes delegation tallied two first-place winners: Sophia Athena Teleg of Bato Central ES (coach:  Cynthia Rojas) in Newswriting (English) and Sofia V. Urbano of Juan M. Alberto Memorial ES (coach: Mary Joy Tabuzo) in Copyreading & Headline Writing (Filipino).

Three more garnered 2nd place in their events: Kate Joenz Ferrer of Virac Pilot ES (coach: Janice L. Icawat) in Editorial Writing (Filipino); Marc Denver Alcantara of VPES (coach: Jayson Vargas) in Sports writing (Filipino); and, Chrissy Lyne Pante of VPES (coach Thielen Go) in Copyreading & Headline Writing (English).

Rounding out the level winners are Chris Erron Zafe of VPES (coach: Paul John Padilla), 3rd place in Column Writing (English); Samara Emmanuelle Divina of Bato Central ES (coach: Daisy Talion), 4th place in Copyreading & Headline Writing (Filipino); and, Rizzy Lawrence Trilles of VPES (coach: Janice Icawat), 4th place in Newswriting (Filipino).

School Paper Contest Winners (Secondary):

News Section (English) – 1st place, The Synchronizer (CNHS).

News Section (Filipino) – 10th Pplace, Ang Pagsibol (SAVS).

Editorial Section (English) – 2nd Place, The Synchronizer (CNHS); 4th Place, The Pioneer’s View (Calatagan HS); and 9th place, The Courier (Caramoran RDHS).

Editorial Section (Filipino) – 3rd place, Ang Pagsibol (SAVS) and 10th place, Ang Bato Balani (Bato RDHS)

Features Section (English) – 4th place, The Synchronizer (Catanduanes NHS); 7th place, The PSAT Gear (PSAT); 9th place, The Courier (Caramoran RDHS); and 10th place, The Flame (Baras RDHS).

Features (Filipino) – 6th place, Ang Granahe (PSAT); 8th place, Ang Kampilan (CNHS); and 9th place, Ang Bato Balani (Bato RDHS).

Sports Section (English) – 1st place, The Synchronizer (CNHS); 8th place, The Courier (Caramoran RDHS); 9th place, The Voyager (Antipolo NHS); and, 10th place, The Pioneer’s View (Calatagan HS).

Sports Section (Filipino) – 6th place, Ang Kampilan (CNHS); 8th Place – Ang Bato Balani (Bato RDHS); and 9th place, Ang Granahe (PSAT).

Sci-Tech Section (English) – 4th place, The Synchronizer (CNHS); 5th place, The Pioneer’s View (Calatagan HS); 7th place, The PSAT Gear (PSAT); 8th place, The Soaring Aguas (San Miguel RDHS); and 9th place, The Voyager (Antipolo NHS).

Sci-Tech (Filipino) – 6th place, Ang Sigya (Baras RDHS); and 8th place, Ang Granahe (PSAT).

Layout and Page Design (English) – 2nd place, The Synchronizer (CNHS); 9th place, The Vigor (SAVS); and 10th place, The Flame (Baras RDHS)

Layout and Page Design (Filipino) – 4th place, Ang Kampilan (CNHS); 8th place, Ang Rimora (Caramoran RDHS); and 10th place, Ang Granahe (PSAT).

School Paper Contest Winners (Elementary):

Ang Pithaya, Tinago Elementary School (Adviser: Ricky V. Tid) – 1st place, Pahinang Balita; 1st place, Pahinang Editoryal; 2nd place, Pahinang Lathalain; 2nd place, Pahinang Agham at Teknolohiya; 2nd place, Pag-aanyo at Disenyo ng Pahina; and 3rd place, Pahinang Pampalakasan.

Ang Panaguyod, Virac Pilot ES (Advisers: Paul John Padilla & Janice L. Icawat) – 5th place, Pahinang Pampalakasan; 6th place, Pag-aanyo at Disenyo ng Pahina; 7th place, Pahinang Editoryal; 7th place, Pahinang Balita; and 7th place, Pahinang Lathalain.

The Star, Virac Pilot ES (Advisers: Thielen Go & Jake Sarmiento) – 4th place, Science & Technology Page; 5th place, Features Section; 6th place, Layout & Page Design; and 7th place, Sports Page.

The Torch, San Andres Central ES (Adviser: Rhona Columna) – 4th place, Features Page; and 8th place, Sports Page.

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