All systems go for NSPC 2015 in Taguig City


Tight security for 5,000 participants, venues rolled out

 It’s all systems go for the 2015 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) to be held for the first time in Taguig City from this April 13 to 17.

 Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano said plans and preparations are already in place for the successful staging of this four-day campus journalism competition, to be attended by about 5,000 campus journalists from elementary and high schools and their coaches from various regions.

 Television personality Sef Cadayona of GMA-7 and Chi Bocobo of TV5 will both serve as hosts for the formal opening ceremonies, while news personality Tin-tin Bersola Babao and host and actor Slyde Ardiente will serve as next set of hosts for the day.

 Mayor Lani and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano are also scheduled to deliver their inspirational message for the delegates during the first day of the event, while video messages  will be delivered by GMA-7’s Mariz Umali, Kuya Tonipet Gaba and Atom Araullo.

 Singer Julie Ann San Jose is also set to walk up the stage to entertain the crowd with her live “Galing ng Pinoy” performances.

 Former CNN journalist and Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa will deliver an inspiring keynote speech during the opening program on April 13, at the McKinley West, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

 To wrap up the opening day, a welcome dinner has been prepared by the City of Taguig for the participating regional directors of DepEd at the Enderun Colleges Tent.

 For the second day of the NSPC, program proper starts with the holding of different competitions in copy reading, headline writing, feature writing, editorial writing, photojournalism, news writing, editorial cartooning, science and health writing, as well as workshops and seminars for non-contestants and school paper advisers.

 Competition and workshop venues include the Taguig City University (TCU), Upper Bicutan Elementary School, and Senator Renato Compañero Cayetano High School, while the awarding of group contest winners for the newspaper category will be held at the TCU auditorium for the elementary and TLC Park for the secondary.

 On April 15, NSPC delegates are scheduled for more competition events that include radio script writing, desktop publishing, sports writing, radio broadcasting and other workshop sessions to be held at the TCU and Hagonoy Gym.

 An awarding ceremony will be held later that night at the TCU auditorium for the outstanding school paper advisers and outstanding campus journalists.

 On April 16, a thanksgiving Mass will be held at the TCU as a show of appreciation to all the delegates and participants. The delegates will be entertained on the same day with a city tour courtesy of the Taguig City government.

 The participating students and their advisers are encouraged to choose from three most visited locations and event sites in Taguig. They can pick whether they would like to visit the Mind Museum at the BGC, visit the TLC Park in Barangay Lower Bicutan, or join the various Larong Pinoy events like patintero, luksong tinik or tumbang preso at the Cayetano Sports Complex.

 The Taguig City government as host for this year’s NSPC is promoting the theme: “Empowering Resilient Communities through Campus Journalism.” For this year’s NSPC, the host region is the National Capital Region while the host schools division is the Division of Taguig City-Pateros.

Tight Security

 City officials are implementing high-tech security system that can effectively monitor the whereabouts of the delegates using the radio frequency identification (RFID) card to be issued to all the registered participants.

 Mayor Lani said the RFID card will be equipped with tracking system and intelligent bar codes. The delegates will be required to swipe their cards whenever they enter or exit a building or a venue and the database computer will register their names and pick up their exact locations.

 On the opening day, traffic enforcers from the Traffic Management Office (TMO) will be deployed along the streets leading to the McKinley West in Fort Bonifacio to organize the traffic in time for the NSPC’s opening ceremonies.

First time in Taguig

 This marks the first time in two decades that NSPC is being held in NCR, and Taguig City has been chosen to host it because of its remarkable achievements and pioneering programs in education.

 Since Mayor Lani assumed office in 2010, her administration has been investing largely to improve the education system in the city. Students from daycare to high school have been provided with free uniforms, shoes, bags and school supplies. Schools have been provided with air-conditioning units, now dubbed as “Taguig Cool Schools”.

 Last year, the DepEd Taguig and Pateros emerged as top among school divisions in the DepEd National Capital Region (NCR) Cluster 1 (Big Division) in the 2014 National Achievement Test (NAT).###

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Taguig handa na sa NSPC 2015

Mahigpit na seguridad ipatutupad para sa 5,000 campus journalist

Handa na ang lahat para sa 2015 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) na gagawin mula April 13 hanggang 17.

Inihayag ni Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano na kasado na ang mga plano at preparasyon para sa pagsasagawa ng apat na araw na campus journalism competition na dadaluhan ng 5,000 campus journalist mula sa elementarya at high school at kanilang mga coach.

Ang TV personality na si Sef Cayadona ng GMA-7 at Chi Bocobo ng TV5 ang magsisilbing mga host para sa pormal na pagbubukas ng programa habang ang news personality na si Tintin Bersola- Babao at ang host at aktor na si Slyde Ardiente naman ang magsisilbing mga host sa ikalawang bahagi ng programa.

Sina Mayor Lani at Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano ay nakatakdang magbigay ng inspirational message sa mga kalahok habang may video message rin na manggagaling kina Mariz Umali at Tonipet Gaba ng GMA-7 at Atom Araullo ng ABS-CBN.

Pahahangain naman ng singer na si Julie Ann San Jose ang mga participant sa kanyang pag-awit ng “Galing ng Pinoy”.

Ang dating CNN journalist at kasalukuyang chief executive ng Rappler na si Maria Ressa ay magbibigay ng kanyang keynote speech para sa opening ceremony sa April 13 sa McKinley West, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Naghanda rin ang Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Taguig ng welcome dinner o hapunan para sa lahat ng regional director ng DepEd sa Enderun Colleges Tent.

Sa ikalawang araw ng NSPC ay sisimulan na ang mga kompetisyon para sa copy reading, headline writing, feature writing, editorial writing, photo journalism, news writing, editorial cartooning, science and hhealth writing, gayundin ang mga workshop at seminar para sa mga hindi kalahok at mga school paper adviser.

Kabilang sa mga lugar na pagdadausan ng kompetisyon ang Taguig City University (TCU), Upper Bicutan Elementary School at Senator Renato Companero Cayetano high School habang ang pagbibigay ng mga parangal sa group contest winners ng newspaper category sa elementarya ay gagawin sa TCU Auditorium at ang high school sa TLC Park .

Sa April 15, sasalang naman para sa kompetisyon at workshop sa radio script writing, desktop publishing, sports writing, radio broadcasting ang mga kalahok na gagawin sa TCU at  Hagonoy Gym.

Matapos ng kompetisyon ay gagawin naman sa gabi ring iyon sa TCU auditorium ang pagbibigay ng parangal para sa mga outstanding school paper advisers at outstanding campus journalists.

Sa April 16 naman ay mamimili ang lahat ng kalahok sa mga inihandang aktibidad. Maaari silang bumisita sa Mind Museum sa BGC; mamasyal sa TLC Park sa Lower Bicutan o di kaya naman ay makilahok sa iba’t ibang Larong Pinoy sa Cayetano Sports Complex.

Ang Taguig City Government na siyang host ng NSPC sa taong ito ay isinusulong ang temang: “ Empowering Resilient Communities through Campus Journalism.” Nagsisilbing host region ng kompetisyon ang National Capital Region habang ang host schools division naman ay ang Division of Taguig City at Pateros.

Mahigpit na seguridad

Ipatutupad ang high-tech security system sa mga lugar na tutuluyan at pagdadausan ng kompetisyon sa pamamagitan ng Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Card na ibibigay sa lahat ng kalahok.

Sinabi ni Mayor Lani na ang RFID cards ay magtataglay ng tracking system at intelligent bar codes na magiging madali para sa mga opisyal na malaman ang eksaktong kinaroroonan ng lahat ng kalahok.

Samantala, magtatalaga naman ng mga Traffic Management Office (TMO) personnel sa mga kalsada patungo at malapit sa McKinley West sa Fort Bonifacio upang pangasiwaan ang daloy ng trapiko.

Unang beses sa Taguig

Ito ang kauna-unahang beses matapos ang dalawang dekada na gagawin ang NSCP sa NCR, at ang Taguig ang napiling pagdalhan nito dahil sa mahuhusay at natatanging programang pang-edukasyon na ipinatutupad ng lungsod.

Sapul manungkulan si Mayor Lani noong 2010 ay malalaking reporma na ang ipinatupad nito sa layuning mapabuti ang sistema ng edukasyon sa lungsod. Ang lahat ng estudyante mula daycare hanggang highschool ay taun-taong binibigyan ng kumpletong set ng uniporme, sapatos, bag at mga gamit pang eskwela. Ang mga paaralan ay nilagyan ng mga air conditioning unit na binansagang “Taguig Cool Schools”.

Noong nakalipas na taon, ang DepEd Taguig- Pateros ang siyang nanguna sa mga school division ng DepEd NCR Cluster 1 (Big Division) sa 2014 National Achievement Test (NAT). ###


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