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Friday, August 28, 2015

CBSUA celebrates 30th year, stages Writers Confab in CamSur

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

PILI, CAMARINES SUR, Aug. 28 (PIA) --  In time for its 30th anniversary celebration,The Statean campus publication of the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA)  convened campus writers from various school in Camarines Sur in a  3-day Journalism Confab starting off yesterday until Aug 29 at the Alvaro R. Rabina Hall of the university here.

Dubbed IMPRENTA Tres: Campus Journalism and Creative Writing Convention, the activity endeavored to raise the student’s societal awareness, enhance their critical thinking, cultivate their writing prowess and make information as a significant tool to improve the lives of others.

Bryan A. Cariaga, editor in chief of The Statean and over all chair of Imprenta Tres, said that the confab also aims to enjoin various campus writers in the write-shop activity to have an opportunity to listen to top caliber resource speakers and share their advocacy to his fellow campus journalists.

“ We are celebrating the 30th year of upholding its Karapatan, Katungkulan, Kalayaan, The Statean remains steadfast that through this, the publication will be able to fulfill its vision of advocating social consciousness and promoting holistic development among students,” Cariaga stated.

CBSUA professor and over all consultant of Imprenta Tres said that they have invited tertiary and secondary student writers from the four campuses of CBSUA in Calabanga, Pasacao, Pili, and Sipocot; Ragay National Agrucultural and Fisheries School; Universidad de Sta. Isabel – Pili Campus; Blessed Name of Mary Learning School; Camarines Science Oriented High School; Pili National High School; Rodriguez National High School; and Altamarino-Clacio High School.

On the first day of the confab, lined up topics for discussion include News Writing, Copy Reading and Headline Writing by Jhetro Arthur M. Cledera of DOST-Camarines Sur and former Editor-in-Chief of The Stateans; Developmental Communication Writing by Ana Liza S. Macatangay of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Camarines Sur Provincial Office ; and Feature Writing Frank V. Peñones of the Committee on Literary Arts, NCCA.

Also invited to share her thoughts on Field Reporting and Journalism Ethics is   former ABS CBN television reporter Sheila D. Herras. Campus Paper Management was given by Kristiana Michaela P. Embate, of San Jose Pili National High School. She is also the former Editor-in-Chief of The PILLARS, the official student publication of the Ateneo de Naga University.

Carlos Arejola representing the Speakers’ Bureau of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts will also discuss Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Writing.

The STATEANS is the official student publication of the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA). The confab was also in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

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