Anchored on the theme “Embracing ASEAN Integration: Campus Journalists Role in Advancing Inclusive Education,” this year’s Regional Schools Press Conference opened at Don Federico Munoz Mandapat Dome, San Carlos City, Pangasinan, December 12.

Campus journalists from the 14 participating divisions were present to compete in the different elementary and secondary individual contests in news writing, sports writing, editorial writing, copy reading and headline writing, editorial cartooning, science feature writing, feature writing and photojournalism; and group contests namely radio and tv broadcasting, and collaborative and desktop publishing.

Dr. Sheila Marie A. Primicias, CESO VI, the School’s Division Superintendent of the host division, did not only express her full support for the affair but has even gone as far as doing the hands on monitoring and checking every single detail to ensure a smooth sailing conduct of the event. “I am so glad that we are hosting the RSPC because this will not only be an avenue where young/budding writers can express their writing prowess and show their communicative and technological skills, but is also an avenue where we can show what we have in our humble city,” quipped Madam Sheila.

The city government through the leadership of Mayor Joseres “Bogs” S. Resuello, has also expressed its full commitment to the conference and ensured the participants’ safety and security.

The Conference will end on December 14 at the same venue with the awarding of winners in the different categories. Winners to the RSPC are hoping to clinch an award and be the region’s representatives to the National Schools Press Conference which will be held in Dumaguete City on February 19-23, 2018.