Cordillera campus writers enjoined to advocate ASEAN

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Dec. 12 (PIA) -- More than 2,000 campus writers in the Cordillera Region are enjoined to be part of the government’s efforts to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community.


Joseph Zambrano of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Cordillera Region, who represented Presidential Communications Operations Officer Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Banaag, stressed to the participants of the 2017 Cordillera Regional Schools Press Conference hosted by this city, the crucial role of student journalists on the ASEAN integration advocacy.

As youth comprise the largest sector of society to benefit from the opportunities and positive impact of the ASEAN, students must actively get involved in educating people on how regional unity among the 10-member states would propel change and hasten development, Zambrano said.

He cited the gains of the integration in the areas of economy, security, education, culture, travel, and trade aimed to bring collective advantage in the region.

Meanwhile, Acting Governor James S. Edduba reminded campus journalists of the duty and mandate to uphold the truth and use press freedom as harbinger of positive change.

Freedom is always accompanied by responsibility so use your craft as tool to advance the tenets of democracy inside in your campuses even to the community, Edduba said.

The three-day event on Dec. 6-8 with the theme: “Embracing ASEAN Integration: Campus Journalist’s Role in Advancing Inclusive Education”, trains elementary and secondary school writers in basic news writing, editorial writing, feature writing, photo journalism, broadcast, cartooning, copy reading & headline writing, Science & Technology writing, and collaborative desktop publishing.

The National Schools Presscon is set in Dumaguete City next year. Larry T. Lopez  (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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