The TORCH staff of Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College takes part in the 20th TAJA Training-workshop at La Salle University, Ozamis City last October 19-20
By: Veronica C. Laranjo
For the first time, the TORCH Editorial Staff participated in the 20th Tingog Arts in Journalism Award (TAJA) Training-workshop held on October 19-20 at the AVR 1 and the Banquet Hall, La Salle University, Ozamis City.
De La Salle University’s Debate Society and De La Salle of St. Benilde’s The Benildean Press Corps facilitated the event.
Danilo Fajardo, TORCH adviser said he was happy when his staff attended the seminar although he was not around during the seminar due to some important things to be coped up.
“Although there was a registration fee but what matters was that you will improve your journalistic skills,” Fajardo said. “I know a lot of things you need to enhance. Thus, joining the workshop can be a stepping stone of achieving success in our publication.”
Meanwhile, the workshop covered the Journalism Writing and Asian Parliamentary Debate. In writing, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde’s The Benildean Press Corps Editor in Chief, Chenelle Marie Navidad and Creative Director, Jan Kristen Jardenil were the facilitator while Marina Katleen Lim, President of the Philippine Debate Union 2019 and former President of La Salle Debate Society, and Joshua Tristan Dita, Executive Vice President for Administrative Affairs, La Salle Debate Society for the debate.
Glydel R. Abella, Editor-in-Chief of Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College (GADTC) student publication said that the seminar was so fulfilling because it added knowledge about journalism.
“The fee that we had paid for the seminar was so worthy,” she said. “From it, we gained so much information that we need to apply in our campus press. It really brought us to realize that we need to improve our writing skills.”
Jojie Pearl Entero, Journalism Coordinator, Also xpressed her gratitude for being part of the seminar. She said that it was helpful for the journalists to enhance their skills in the field of Journalism.
GADTC Participants for TAJA were given certificates which served as the recognition.