BSU bags awards in reg’l, nat’l press tilt

>> Friday, February 19, 2016


LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Benguet State University’s official student publication, The Mountain Collegian (MC) and nine of its staff proved that they are at par with the other campus publications and campus journalists in the recently concluded 15th Luzonwide Higher Education Press Conference (LHEPC) held at Vigan, IlocosSur  Feb. 4-6.
Competing with around 170 campus publications of colleges and universities coming from Region I (Ilocos), II (Cagayan), III (Central Luzon), IV-A (CALABARZON), IV-B (MIMAROPA), V (Bicol) and Cordillera Administrative Region,  MC’s magazine, newsletter and broadsheet issues made it in the top ten rankings.
In the Magazine Category, MC placed sixth place-Best in DevComm Page, seventh place-Best in Opinion/Column Page, seventh place-Best in Cover  Design, seventh place-Best in Sports Page, eighth place-Best in Newspage, and ninth place Best in Page Design.
Moreover, for the Broadsheet Category, MC was adjudged the champion in Best in DevComm Page, fifth place Best in Page Design and sixth place Best in Column. Meanwhile, the newsletter won the ninth place Best in Page Design.
Also, contributing to the points garnered by the region making it to the top fifth in overall ranking are the awards garnered by the MC staff in their individual contests.
For the individual category, Jerson Sabado Jr. (BSDC4) emerged champion in the layouting competition, defending his last year’s title.
He also garnered eighth place in Photojournalism (English) and topping seventh highest individual pointer. Also, Jaina Ashlyn Awas (BSES4) placed first in Opinion Writing (Filipino) while Mylyn C. Maitang garnered the seventh place in DevComm writing (English).
Among the other MC delegates who competed for the region are Arniel Dumigsi (BSEIV), Jonel T. Bacayang (BSESIII), Milliscent Lucio (BSITI), Hezy Jane Paculan (BCDIII), Erwin John D. Taborda (BSEII)and Nadia A. Tiwing (BSITII) accompanied by MC Alumnus, Paul Joseph Nuval.
With the theme “Breaking multicultural barriers through media literacy and campus journalism” the said activity was participated by almost 1000 student journalists and advisers.
In addition, MC remains the over-all champion in  Regional Higher Education Press Conference (RHEPC) held at BBCCC, Baguio City last Dec. 3-5. MC issues including its literary folio, were in for the top five ranking garnering 25 group awards.
Also, MC staff performed well in individual events, 12 of 13 participants qualified for the LHEPC. MC holds the title of overall champion in the RHEPC for three consecutive years.
“We would like to acknowledge the BSU Administration and the studentry for this opportunity for us represent BSU as well as the region in such competition,” said Arniel DUmigsi, MC’s editor-in-chief.
 Other participating SUCs in CAR in the LHEPC include: Ifugao State University,Mountain Province State Polytechnic College,Kalinga State University,Apayao State College.


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