Balon Palapag staff attended a training on e-magazine at the Function Hall of the Siringan Sanctuary, Central I Elementary School, San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Feb. 22.
April Joy P. Dee, fourth year student taking up Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at San Carlos College served as the trainer with the guidance of Atty. Liwawa Siapno, Attorney III and Information Officer and Ms. Joan Sherbie Acosta, Education Program Specialist – Social Mobilization and Networking (SMN).
Through the training, editors, writers, layout/graphic artists, photojournalists and cartoonists learned about the BP website through Word Press – the procedure and workflow concerning online publication.
Balon Palapag, the official publication of San Carlos City Division, aims to give information, latest news and updates about different events in the division. With the online magazine, BP intends to provide high quality, ad-free publication, first step to digital publishing which is easier to access not only by San Carlenians but also worldwide.
The current homepage includes editorial, news, feature and sports sections. The page also contains lifestyle articles, music and videos.
The following comprise the Editorial Board of Balon Palapag: Virginia Diola, Editor-in-Chief; Agnes Alcantara, Associate Editor; Evelyn Mendoza, Feature Editor; Christin Joy Aquino, News Editor; Maurison Aquino, Sports Editor; Bobbit Dale Bulatao, Layout Artist/Writer (Print); Denver Bianan, Graphic/Layout Artist/Writer (E-Magazine); Christopher Macasias, Cartoonist/Writer; Camille Layos, Franz Adrian Lopez, Joey Paras and Jumann Audson Corpuz, Photojournalists; Maurine Pattal and Gilbert Baysic, Feature Writers; Dr. Janice Abon and Glenda Aquino, News Writers; Alvin Poquiz, Lyndon Garcia and Chris Marlowe Yambao, Sports Writers; Josephine Casillan, Editorial Writer; and Joan Sherbie Acosta and Roldan Eden, Webmasters. Consultants are Dr. Lilibeth A. Magtang, EPS – English; Dr. Vivian V. Ofanda, EPS – Filipino; Atty. Liwawa Siapno and Ms. Joan Sherbie Acosta.
Balon Palapag Staff (Incomplete)
(first row from left to right): Christin Joy Aquino, Virginia Diola, Agnes Alcantara and Evelyn Mendoza; (second row from left to right): Janice Abon, Denver Bianan, Bobbit Dale Bulatao, Maurison Aquino, Jumann Audson Corpuz, Josephine Casillan and Glenda Aquino.