With 67 regional qualifiers,UB Publications awarded as ‘Best School Papers’ in DSPC ‘18

The University of Batangas (UB) once again proved its supremacy in the field of Campus
Journalism as its publications were awarded as the ‘Best School Papers’, producing 67
Regional qualifiers both from the Elementary and High School Department during the Division
Schools Press Conference (DSPC), which by far is among the remarkable achievements for
years, the Culture, Arts and Publications in Basic Education (CAPBE) Director expressed.
In an interview, Dr. Redentor S. Rodriguez said that this year’s triumphs were out of the
combined efforts of the campus journalists and their advisers.
“We are overwhelmed with the results of the competition because after 22 years, the
Elementary Department has also flagged the university’s excellence in DSPC,” Dr. Rodriguez
added.

After the creation of the CAPBE Office just this year, both departments were subjected under
one supervision which made it a lot easier for trainings and workshops to be conducted.
Moreover, the director also added that the whole office is driven enough to beat its last
performance after being hailed as the Best School Paper in the Philippines last NSPC 2018.
In addition, the Division Office also awarded the university with the Hall of Famer Award and the
Top Performing School for both Elementary and Secondary levels.

Furthermore, the university also bagged numerous awards for both individual and group
categories for both departments.

School paper advisers and campus journalists also expressed great satisfaction after an eight-
year winning streak in DSPC, which urged them to prepare for a more serious battle in the
regional and national levels.

According to Mr. Jay Mark A. Balason, one of the School Paper Advisers in High School, the
whole team is doubling its effort to remain victorious in the upcoming competitions.

“Every day after class, we assure that we give at least an hour of our time to practice. Also, we
conduct weekend trainings just to assure that we will come up with the best outputs,” Shanelle
Rae Lacsamana, the Editor-in-Chief asserted.

Meanwhile, the Brahman scribes are set to battle out their wits and eloquence in the upcoming
Regional Schools Press Conference on November 5-7, at Sta. Cruz, Laguna.