Three staffers of the Technovator, the official college publication of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST), attended the 73rd College Editors Guild of the Philippines-National Student Press Convention (CEGP-NSPC) last April 12-16 at the University of San Carlos, Talamban Campus, Cebu City.
Technovator staff writers Shernie Swannie Gustilo (BEED 3C), Dina Tomo (BSED 2C), Joan Mae Pascua (BSED 2C) together with their adviser Prof. Pedro Fontonalgo represented the college publication during the 5-day convention with the theme “Rock the Vote: The Campus Press and Active Youth Participation in 2013 Elections”.
Topics discussed were The Media and the Upcoming 2013 National Elections, Unfolding the Truths: Impacts of Oplan Bayanihan, The ABCs of Neo-liberal Education, Under PRESSure: The Philippine Media under Aquino Administration, and Counter Culture. Lectures and workshops on basic journalism such as editorial cartooning, photojournalism, layouting, news writing, feature writing, editorial writing and copy reading were also conducted during the convention.
The CEGP, which marks its 81st year of existence, is known as the oldest and largest organization for college student publications in the country. It is committed to promoting the advancement of campus press freedom.