Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Technopacer staff bag PIA awards

The Technopacer staff members Jan Argie A. Lumapay and Vanessa Abigail Ledesma bagged the Promising Awards during the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) annual basic journalism seminar workshop at the Iloilo Grand Hotel on August 6-8.
Lumapay got the award in Photojournalism while Ledesma bested other student journalists in Feature Writing English Category.
Campus journalists from different colleges and universities in Western Visayas joined the event. Other The Technopacer staff members who participated in the workshop were Jorgeilyn Serfino, Roberto Sumilang, and Gyler Ann Granja.
On the other hand, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in Western Visayas marked this year’s training season for campus publications writers by anchoring the annual seminar workshop from July to September with the theme “convergence journalism”.
The training was open to all school publication writers and moderators, and was anchored on the emerging media forms such as photography, printing, broadcasting, and on the social media as a new highway of communication, the government’s reform agenda, the multilingual campus paper, news and features, sports writing, page design, photo journalism, copy editing and head lining, opinion-writing, social media: ethics and responsibility, and online journalism/smart platform.
According to Atty. Janet Mesa, PIA 6 Director, the seminar was aimed to cater to new appealing forms of journalism considering the growing needs of the new generation especially that youths of today are more inclined on the use of new media communication.
“With PIA’s fourth time partnership with smart communications, it continues its commitment on empowering Filipinos through information by honing journalistic minds to produce more effective and competent writers,” Mesa said.
She also emphasized that the annual PIA seminar was not only about fulfilling its commitment but also for answering the mandates of Journalistic Act of 1991.
The law provides that school paper managers and writers should undergo proper and appropriate training on paper management, skills, and journalistic competence which includes character, native ability, and acquired technical skills.
Smart, which provide kits to seminar attendees, provides publication writers in Western Visayas access accounts which will allow them to have their works published and read by a wider audiences.  

Technopacer Staff holds Journalism Seminar

By: Jeofell Francis Balagosa

Four editorial board members of The Technopacer were invited to conduct a basic journalism workshop at the St. Theresita’s Academy (STA)-Silay on September 8.
The event was held at the school’s auditorium and was attended by staff of the official student publication of the academy, the Therestic Circle.

Joefell Francis Balagosa, Associate Editor, discussed the basics in News Writing. He gave tips on how to write effectively and ended the talk with a short game and home-activity.
Kyle Padernal, Managing Editor, discussed Feature Writing as an art of storytelling. In line with the discussion, Padernal also tackled the types of Feature Writing and the types of feature lead.
Harriette Montano, Assistant Managing Editor, talked about column writing where she also gave tips on how to write effective opinion pieces.
Meanwhile, Editor-in-Chief Angelo John Palma discussed editing and headline writing.

Dance Art Club officers inducted

By: Harriette Montano
To further harness students’ potentials, the new officers of Dance Art Club at the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College were inducted on August 3.
The new officers are Eric Corpuz (President), Jacky Montes (Vice President), Roger Ralo (Secretary), Darlene Callas (Treasurer), Mark Jason Santos (Assistant Treasurer), Vanilyn Varga and Amando Fuentes (Public Information Officers), John Eric Susper and Reymund Balbona (Business Managers), Andres Mabalon, Gerald Paul Caunga, Arjay Arinal and Daniel Villarete (Peace Officers) Jenny Mirambi (Muse), John Edward Jaca (Escort).
One of the club’s advisers, Prof., Gertrudes Anastacia Lopez inducted the officers.
Dance performances that featured jazz, folk, contemporary numbers were presented during the event, with the club’s alumni presenting a number.

Blazers stunned; Green Dragons crowned

by Legeon Lara

Crown holder Unit IV (BSHRM-AIT) remarkably hacked unit V (BSCE-BSIS), 98-95, in their scorching basketball Championship finals held at CHMSC, September 8.
R-Jay “Buwaya” Arinal led his way in their gas paddling game together with his team to dominate blazers early in the first half exploded 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Team Green Dragons took control of the offensive boards since the start of the game.
Coach Gallego said, “We have to score.”
Green Dragons tightened their defense down the stretch after the half-break.
The start of the last quarter, Arinal blasted with his 3-point shot in the rainbow territory and outscored the Blazers.

CHMSC Celebrates Intramurals; Unit II kicks their way to champ crown

by Romela Christy Magturo

            Unit II Blue Phoenix took the lead that fiercely crushed four units in the battle for the championship title during the 2011 Intramural Meet on September 5-7.
            “Blazing the Path towards Excellence through Sports and Culture” was the theme of this year’s Intrams which aims to measure, enhance and develop the talents, skills and competencies of every CHMSCians.
            Unit I Blua Knights was hailed as the First Runner Up and Unit IV Green Dragons as the Second Runner Up based on the over-all results released last September 9 at around 4:30 pm.
Screams and yells veiled the confines of the college field as well as the gym as they compete in various sports events that made the spectators jumped off their seats. The following events were football, volleyball, basketball, softball, swimming, badminton, sepak takraw, taekwondo and athletics.
The following were the cultural and academic events: literary, musical dance, visual arts and search for Mr and Ms CHMSC 2011.
Meanwhile, Dr. Antonio Deraja, Director of the Office of Students Affairs (OSA) gave his message which was followed by the cheer dance competition. The Unit III Flaming Warriors took the lead as the champion followed by the Unit V Blazers – First Runner Up and the Unit II – Second Runner Up.
In the athletic events, Unit IV was hailed as the champion, Unit I as the First Runner Up and Unit II Second Runner Up, Followed by Unit IV then Unit III.
On the other hand, the Unit II was hailed as the Champion in the cultural event, Unit V – First Runner Up, Unit I -  Second Runner Up.
Wednesday night became more than just a dream when Mr and MS CHMSC, Nicco Javier BSCE First Year and Patricia Ann Reconquista BSHRM-1B yanked on stage marked the successful closing of the three-day Intramurals.