US Peace Corps sponsors press gab

SCHOOL BUILDING INITIATIVE - Camarines Sur Governor LRay Villafuerte (second from right), who is currently the executive vice president of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP), with (left to right) DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, LPP president, Governor Alfonso Umali of Oriental Mindoro, and DBM Secretary Florencio Abad after their Sept. 2 meeting to discuss the counterparting scheme project whereby local government units will help DepEd build classrooms nationwide. - DOMENGRANERA

Over 350 high school student journalists from 15 public schools in Partido Area flocked to the San Jose National High School (SJNHS) as the United States (US) Peace Corps held the two-day Partido-Wide Journalism and Broadcasting Camp in partnership with SJNHS here on Sept. 3 and 4.

Vice Gov. Fortunato “Ato” Peña graced the event during the opening program and tackled extensively on the importance of responsible journalism to the group of young journalists.

“In our advocacy of promoting Christian Innovative Leadership, we have already introduced a number of innovations to what has always been purely legislative function of the Office of the Vice Governor. Our newly created SP Advisory Council is geared at addressing the specific needs of every sector in the community, but what is more important is our desire to promote Christian leadership in our constituency, which should also be the mantra for budding journalists,” Peña said.

SJNHS principal and SP Advisory Council director for Secondary Education, Guillermo Ortua Jr., spearheaded the event together with the 15 US Peace Corps volunteers.

The program comprised of lectures by the US Peace Corps on journalism including research techniques, interviews, rundown script and script writing, spotlight on environmental news, editorial, feature, and news writing, and computer use to enhance school media newspapers and broadcasting, geared at educating the students and upgrading their skills in the field of journalism.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan under Peña’s leadership is also set to launch a province-wide search for outstanding teachers as part of its programs to enhance the quality of education in Camarines Sur to fortify Gov. LRay Villafuerte’s massive campaign in building a more productive and globally competitive constituency. – DoodgeAndujar

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