by Dr. Marco D. Meduranda

The winning students and trainers of the 2019 Regional Schools Press Conference are recognized by Mayor Toby Tiangco during the flag-raising ceremony on October 28, 2019. Congratulating the winners are SDS, Dr. Alejandro Ibañez, ASDS, Dr. Buenafe Sabado and CID Chief, Mrs. Loida Balasa together with the school principals and the supervisors in-charge of journalism.

SDO Navotas improved its medal hauls in the 2019 Regional School Press Conference (RSPC) after bagging twelve journalism awards, five of which qualify for the national level confab next year. The awards were given during the closing ceremony of the 2019 RSPC held on October 19, 2019 at Aurora A. Quezon Elementary School in Malate, Manila.

The following are the winning students and trainers.

Rank / CategoryStudentsTrainerSchool
1st Place Copyreading and HeadliningDaphne Miel G. Gabriel

Mark Miranda

Jerome A. Vicencio

La Athena de Navotas Academy
2nd Place Pagwawasto at Paguulo ng BalitaAlyzza Dela CruzJennie Vie R. AntonioNavotas Elementary School
2nd Place Feature WritingMary Nicole J. NofiesRaymark M. MajaitKapitbahayan Elementary School
3rd Place Pagsulat ng EditoryalPrincess Ar-jenn P. TaboradaJennie Vie R. AntonioNavotas Elementary School
3rd Place Copyreading and HeadliningRyza V. GallardoLhaiza H. MagnoSan Roque Elementary School
5th Place Pagsulat ng Iskrip

Jackie P. Salazar

Renalyn Rebucas

Izzy Gail Mabbun

Cristhine Santos

Prince Lheinald Halili

Aubrey M. Badique

Bea Katrice S.  Padasas

Jennie Vie R. AntonioNavotas Elementary School
7th Place Pagkuha ng LarawanKatrice Kaye A. BañaLeah O. AbilaBangkulasi Elementary School
7th Place Best Technical Application in Radio Broadcasting

Allison Nicole R. Dayag

John Bernard T. Cristobal

Jharren Z. Capecenio

Robert Imannuel G. Santos

Geoff Raven G. Ibong

Rendle Carlisle A. Abalos

Kathleen Claire P. Alonzo

Tessie O. SombilloDagat-dagatan Elementary School
1st Place Best Infomercial

Mary Josephine D. Bajada

Patricia Mhei Jimenez

Angela Mae S. Santos

Cielo Day S. Garcia

Anmol Hunji

Princess Reign F. Delavin

Maria Angela S. Genio

Rafael Patrick PecjoSan Jose Academy
5th Place Best Technical Application Radio Broadcasting (Secondary)-do-Rafael Patrick PecjoSan Jose Academy
7th Place Pagsulat ng LathalainHitomi CapatanBartolomen AlvezTanza National High School
10th Place Editorial WritingDoreen Beatriz D. ZarateKatherine CabacangNavotas National Science High School

The five winning students in copyreading, feature writing, pagwawasto at paguulo ng balita and pagsulat ng editoryal will join the NCR team in the National Schools Press Conference next year in Tuguegarao City. This is a marked improvement compared to only two RSPC qualifiers last year.

The improved performance of the division can be attributed to the Intensive Journalism Training for RSPC qualifiers conducted on September 7, 14 and 21, 2019 spearheaded by Dr. Marco Meduranda (EPS in English) and Dr. Rico Tarectecan (EPS in Filipino). The RSPC campaign this year was also an achievement as this was the first time that SDO Navotas was able to join ALL the journalism categories (both in individual and group contests for English and Filipino). This was the first time that the division fielded contestants in TV Scriptwriting Broadcasting and Online Publishing.

Twelve buses were also provided by the City Government of Navotas, which conveniently transported the campus journalists and school paper advisers to the contest venues during the RSPC competitions held from October 08-11, 2019 at Aurora Quezon Elementary School, Malate Manila.

The winning students and trainers were also recognized by Mayor Tobias Reynald Tiangco during the flag-raising ceremony on October 28, 2019. Present in the activity were the very supportive Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Alejandro G. Ibañez, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Buenafe Sabado and Chief of the Curriculum Implementation Division, Mrs. Loida O. Balasa as well as the school principals and the education supervisors in-charge of journalism.