Taguig to host this year's National Schools Press Conference
Mike Frialde (Philstar.com) - March 30, 2015 - 5:11am

MANILA, Philippines - Taguig City is all set to host this year’s National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) campus journalism tilt.

The competition slated for April 6-10, 2015 is expected to draw some 5,000 campus journalists and their advisers from all over the country.

The NSPC will include competitions in individual news writing, scriptwriting and radio broadcasting, photojournalism and collaborative publishing, as well as workshops for non-contestants and school paper advisers.

On April 6, NSPC delegates will be welcomed at the Philippine Army Parade Ground for the opening program, to be followed by a welcome dinner hosted by Mayor Lani Cayetano at the Enderun Colleges.

The Taguig City government as host for this year’s NSPC is promoting the theme: “Empowering Resilient Communities through Campus Journalism.” For this year’s NSPC, the host region is the National Capital Region while the host schools division is the Division of Taguig City-Pateros.

Instead of staying at hotels, NSPC delegates will be housed by the Taguig City government in air-conditioned classrooms at the city’s “cool schools.” Taguig has built “cool schools” complete with air conditioning and generator units. 

“We have already prepared the billeting areas for the participants and we are committed to making their stay in Taguig as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. With our air-conditioned classrooms, we are confident that we can provide a comfortable place for the delegates,” said Cayetano.

“The city government gives its full commitment for the holding of the conference. We will be mobilizing our city departments to assure safety and quality logistics for the week-long event,” she added.

The Taguig City government has assured round-the-clock police visibility during the five-day NSPC event. In addition, rescue and safety measures are also in place especially during the opening and closing ceremonies.

The NSPC is considered the most prestigious journalism competition conducted by the Department of Education, joined by campus journalists from both public and private elementary and secondary schools in the country.

The conduct of this conference is pursuant to the Republic Act 7079, otherwise known as the Campus Journalism Act of 1991. It aims to demonstrate understanding of the importance of journalism by expressing it through different journalistic endeavors and sustaining advocacy on social consciousness. 

ACIRC CAMPUS JOURNALISM CAMPUS JOURNALISM ACT CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DIVISION OF TAGUIG CITY-PATEROS EMPOWERING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES ENDERUN COLLEGES MAYOR LANI CAYETANO NSPC TAGUIG CITY
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