2010 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC)

DepEd Memo 379 S. 2009

In line with the thrust to  promote responsible and free journalism pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of RA 7079, this Department through the National Technical Working Groups from the BEE and BSE shall conduct the 2010 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) on Feb 22-26, 2010 in Tagum City Davao Del Norte Region XI.


The conference theme "Campus Journalism as a Catalyst for Change: Achieving the MDGs by 2015 (Pampaaralang Pahayagan bilang Instrumento ng Pagbabago: Maisakatuparan ang MDGs ng 2015)" focuses on the 2015 Millennium Development Goals. Each region is advised to craft a regional theme aligned with the national theme.

The National Orientation Workshop on the Millennium Development Goals for the Regional Coordinators of Schools Press Conference shall be held on Spet 14-16, 2009 Marikina Hotel and Convention Center, Marikina City. Traveling expenses shall be charge to journalism funds.

RA7076 earmarks a subsidy of P2,500,000 pesos as payment of trophies, certificates, supplies and materials, honoraria, board and lodging of evaluators, duges and facilitators. Participants shall pay a registration fee of P4,000 to cover board and lodging, kits and other materials.  Expected participants of 2010 PressCon will be 3,604 while each region shall send 212 officials delegates.


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91 Komento ng Ulirang Guro:

i miss the NSPC. during our time NSSPC pa sha.

What is the email address of the NSPC Secretariat?

sana manalo kami ulit sa NSPC. so sad kasi di kami naka-JS prom nung last february. so sad talaga pero masaya na rin.

sana manalo kami ulit sa NSPC. so sad kasi di kami naka-JS prom nung last february. so sad talaga pero masaya na rin.

hello po. nakaktuwa naman po.. i know those people in the picture above.. san nyo po nakuha pics nila?? they are from aurora.. :)

hello po... san nyo po nakuha yung picture na naka post? thanks po..

i am also a product of press conferences when i was in high school... NSPC was held in Tangub City, 1997... it was an unforgettable experience kasi marami akong FIRSTS... first time kong makarating ng mindanao... first time to travel sakay ng barko papunta and airplane pabalik ng manila... grabe...

two years ago (2007), nakarating kami baguio city and 2008, sa koronadal naman... and last february 2009, sa naga city... kungdi kalabisan, sana makarating din kami ng tagum city, davao del norte... para ma-experience naman ng mga young writers ko ang kakaibang saya kapag kasali ng NSPC...

Sana... hehehehehe

i wonder how our picture got there. anyway, i hope we'll bring home the bacon this time. it's been two years since the last time we won

napakadumi ng sistema ng presscon sa iriga city division!

that's true! grabe ang dayaan...

ha ha ha ganyan talaga pag natalo nadaya.

excited ako!!! haha sana manalo kami! aja!

totoo po ba ang nangyaring dayaan sa presscon sa iriga...kung totoo po pwede po ayusin nyo " just reveal the truth "...

grabe naman ang nangyaring dayaan sa presscon sa iriga...mga kawawang bata ang dinaya...

Totoo ang nangyaring dayaan sa iriga division press con! Sa lahat ba naman ng pwede nilang dayain ay mga inosenteng bata! May kasabihan ngang, "Ang kabataan ay ang pag-asa ng bayan". Pero ano na ang nangyayari ngayon? Ang ating natitirang pag-asa ay ang siyang dinadaya! Kaysa na magsilbing gabay sa kanilang tagumpay, sila ang nagiging hadlang sa kanilang pagkapanalo! Huwag na kayong magsinungaling! Sabihin niyo na lang ang totoo!

"Being clever is when you believe only half of what you hear but being brilliant is when you know which half to believe.."

I've came upon this quote some time ago.

My point for posting this quote is for the children who've been lied to is to not let them down you. You know your strengths and weaknesses so don't let that weakness overcome your strength. No one knows yourself more than you. And no one can judge you other than yourself. Believe.

TELL THE TRUTH!

that's true!!!

..bakit kaya maraming tao ang nakakagawa ng masama para makuha lang ang kanilang gzto..dayain ba naman ang mga kawawang bata na ang tanging gzto ay matupad ang kanilang pangarap....

sana naman mailabas na ang totoo....

Wala talagang kwenta ang mga heads ng Iriga City Division lalung-lalo na si Mrs Ellen Praxides-English Supervisor! Sana makarma kayo sa mga pandadaya nyo sa mga inosenteng bata!

Kawawa nman pla ang mga estudyante dyan sa iriga division...dapat cguro, imbestigahan yan ng department of education.

Hay sana siguro niyan nanalo yung batang dapat talagang nanalo sa regional. Kawawang bata. Sa tingin ko, magaling siya. Baka nga maging writer pa yan.. Ay! Writer na nga pala! Hehehe.

Grabe nman yan! Anong klaseng mga guro b yan! Nakakapanggigil!

Sir,

Para kang bago sa yong profession. Kahit saang contest sa DepED may ganyan. Math, Sci, Presscon, STEP, Tagisan ng Talino etc...

Wag kang parang bago. ha hahah

Tanga ka naman! Eh mga bata ang dinaya nila! Di mo ba yan maisuksok sa utak mu?! Ang liit naman siguro niyan kung di yun magkasya! Bata baga yan! Dapat kung kailan bata pa lang, napapakitaan na ng tamang gawain! So in other words, you're saying that just because they're children, it's alright that they are mislead and deluded and given injustice?! Maybe you don't have a brain to figure that out.. or maybe a heart for that matter.

why can't some people accept defeat? they should have let the "REAL" winners go to the regionals and nationals.Baka ung mga nandaya natalo agad sa higher level ng competition. hahaha.

HAYAAN NYO NA LANG PO ANG MGA NANDAYANG PUBLIC HEADS & TEACHERS SA IRIGA CITY DIVISION, KAILANGAN KASI NILA NG CERTIFICATE FOR THEIR PROMOTION..

Si Sahlee Cerillo pala principal ng Salvacion Elementary School, Iriga City ang responsable sa pandadaya sa mga kawawang bata.Hoy mam! makunsensya ka naman!

I wonder why the 2010 NATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE IS TO HELD IN A CITY WHERE MANY UNEXPLAINED KILLINGS HAVE occurred.

This event should be held in more appropriate city.

Why reward a lawless city?

Why have the 2010 NSPC in a city where the leading politician has failed to have many killings investigated?
Also it is understood that he has many secret wives and children as well.

Why honour this place with a national event?

Salamat

see you there!!! please visit my blog www.myartz.blogspot.com add me on your facebook jeff14324 ,jeffrey_abellana@yahoo.com for friendster , and jeff14344_online@yahoo.com for YM...

jeff of Cebu!

If the Govt and the Education Dept support Human Rights, why is the NSPC competition to be held in a place where many killings of innocent people have happened?

Many journalists and even women where also killed nearby.

Its very wrong to send large numbers of young people into an area where human rights are not respected.

The competition should be relocated to safer place where human rights are respected.

Its madness to have this event in a lawless and unsafe place.

All teachers who support human rights should call for the relocation of the contest to a safer and more respectable place.


From a concerned human rights teacher.

Salamat

yes!!!! totoo naman talaga na may dayaan sa rspc lalo na dito sa region 12...hahay ewan ko nga ba.... when the rspc is hel at GenSan talagang winner sila....mga MANDARAYA.... lalong lalo na noong nagkaroon ng english and science festival....kami na sana ang panalo sa readers' theater.... pero pagdating ng results....hahay ewan ko nalang..... ang papangit ng mga nanalo.....


koronadal....
i hope next time wala ng dayaan!!!!!!

mukhang malayo yang hiling mo dahil ang region na yan ay noted sa kalokohan. Hindi lang NSPC pati narin STEP and Sports . LOL

How can the NSPC be held in a place where human rights do not exist?

What will the National Govt do to ensure human rights in these places?

Note the report below:

Squad killers' cleansing spree spreads out of Davao - HRW
MARK D. MERUEÑAS, GMANews.TV
04/10/2009 | 01:02 AM

| | More Share MANILA, Philippines - Culprit on motorcycle. Attack made on broad day light. Victim's a nobody, usually a young suspected petty thief or a junkie. The recipe for execution is similar to that of Davao City's notorious squad killers only that it does not happen in Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's turf.

The elimination of supposed undesirables, vigilante-style, has spread out of Davao City. New York-based Human Rights Watch [HRW] says the cities of Digos, General Santos, and Tagum in Mindanao and Cebu in the Visayas have acquired the Davao Death Squad's style of social cleansing via on-the-spot killing.

Its is well known that Tagum had a Gay festival. It seems they have rejected Christian values there.

The majority of Filpinos want their children to have Christian morals.

Therefore it is wrong to send large numbers of young people to a place which encourages bad morals such as a gay lifestyle.

These children should not be sent to such a place.

The event should be in a moral and safe place for young people.

Concerned Catholic and Christian Teachers. Manila.

October 28, 2008 • 2:26 pm 0
NEWS: Lawyers to spearhead conference to stop extrajudicial killings in Tagum
“IBP Chapter views alarming incidents with deep concern”

oct 28

Lawyers belonging to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Davao del Norte-Compostela Valley Chapter on their general membership meeting on Friday afternoon unanimously passed a resolution for their group to spearhead the holding of an inter-agency conference and dialogue to address “alarming incidents” of extrajudicial killings and summary executions taking place in Tagum City.

In the resolution e-mailed to local media Saturday, the IBP Davao del Norte-Comval Chapter stated that “for a number of years now, there has been a series of extrajudicial killings and summary executions taking place in Tagum City”, and that “these have been unabated and the perpetrators have not been brought to the bar of justice”.

“The Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Davao del Norte-Comval Chapter views these alarming incidents with deep concern as, unless steps be taken, more human rights violation shall be committed,” it said.

“The members of the legal profession were integrated and constituted into the integrated bar of the Philippines for the noble objective, among others, of promoting the rule of law.”

The lawyers group then resolved “that a conference and dialogue shall be held to be spearheaded by the chapter for the purpose of threshing out the serious problem and to come up with suggested solutions to stop these extrajudicial killings and summary executions.”

It sought that the conference and dialogue be attended by the Office of the Provincial Governor, Office of the City Mayor of Tagum, PNP Provincial Command, Tagum City Chief of Police, Diocese of Tagum, religious sectors, non-government organizations, youth sector, professional sector and press and media practitioners

A message to the teachers concerned about safety and security here in Tagum City:

Tagum City is not what you think. Our city is one of the most peaceful cities in Mindanao, much more than Davao, Cebu or even Manila. The cases of extrajudicial killings are isolated and since October 2009, there has been no cases reported. Our Police and TF North Davao personnel will ensure the safety of the participants, as this is our first time to host a national event.

We Tagumeños are also peace-loving, friendly and helpful citizens. We will ensure that our safety and the participants' safety is our top priority in our lives. The police, armed forces, LGU, Church, private sectors and the youth all are in vanguard in maintaining peace during the six-day event.

Another concern about an allegation of degrading moral values in our City. Yes, Tagum City hosts a gay festival called Binuhat Festival every August, but this does not mean the LGU support fully the third sex. The festival is conducted for the gay community to show their use in the TC community and not to show degraded morality. As a note to remember, Mr. Darwin Suyat, DepEd Tagum City Cultural officer and Tagum City Tourism Office supervisor, discourages the proliferation of gay people in the City, and that the festival is aimed on expressing their talents and skills, not as gay people, but as handmaids of the Lord and pioneers in progress.

Finally, as a young Tagumeño, I assure you that the freedom of the press is our daily life here in Tagum, and that rest assured, the participants are at good hands in their respective billeting centers.



Samuelle Marionne C. Sanchez

Editor-in-Chief, The Mover
Senior Correspondent, Tagum City National High School
Webmaster, "The National Mover": The Official Blog for the 2010 NSPC
A Proud Tagumeño

It seems Mr. Sanchez wants teachers to ignore the truth about Davao and Tagum.
This is an outrageous situation which demands a change of Government.
Why reward a place which ignores basic human rights?
Does Mr. Sanchez support this situation?

Concerned human rights teachers.
Manila


The Facts are well reported below:

Speak-out: Probe on summary killings, why only now?
Friday, April 3, 2009


THE investigations being conducted by CHR on the summary killings of suspected criminals and drug pushers bring a glitter of hope that civilization will soon be restored in Davao City.

But the sudden show of interest and passion of CHR to investigate the killings bring about some disturbing questions.

The killings have been going on for more than 10 years with impunity and some incidents were taken up by local and international media but nothing of that sort of aggressive effort to investigate the killings was ever made by any concerned national government agency like the CHR.

Why does it have to take 10 years and for the victims to reach 800 before taking such action? Weren't 60 killings or more a year enough to establish a trend and a basis to conduct a thorough investigation years earlier? Is there something more behind CHR's investigation other than unearthing the truth and holding the persons responsible to account for their crimes?

CHR chairperson Leila de Lima says that "what is alarming" is the growing culture of mentality of public acceptance of the executions. But advocates against summary killings were already saying a long time ago that unless government investigative bodies take serious measures to probe and stop the executions, people in Davao City will get used to them and may even become proud of the city's unpatented gung ho style of dealing with suspected criminals.

Isn't it amazing that it took 10 years and over 800 victims for CHR to become "alarmed"? Is this alarm not sparked by the brewing rivalry between the city's most prominent political personalities with one or the other benefiting from the investigations as 2010 elections draw near?

If the coming elections have nothing to do with the supposed alarm, should not there be similar investigations of summary killings in Tagum or Cebu or other cities of the country that copied the way Davao City dealt with suspected criminals?

What we are anxiously waiting for is how the investigations will proceed after the two-day well publicized hearing.

Will there be courageous persons who will come out and tell all that they have witnessed and seen among a population that has learned to accept and even praise the way criminality is being dealt with in Davao City?

More importantly, will the CHR investigation continue on until persons responsible are held accountable?

Lastly, would the CHR investigation on the summary killings again silently wrap up with no concrete conclusions in the same manner as the investigations of scams and alleged military and police atrocities?

Bernie Mondargon
Executive Director
Child Alert Mindanao

January 26, 2010 4:59 AM

A reply to Mr. Sanchez

We can understand why a local person may wish to ignore the real safety, moral and human rights issues to support his own place.

But the truth is clear to objective observers in more educated and civilised parts of the Philippines and the World, that there are fundalmental issues of concern in Tagum and nearby areas. There have been many reports on these matters. Even other countries have expressed concerns about the issues raised here.

If Mr. Sanchez is a an ethical person who supports human rights and Christian values he should accept the truth and take a stand against the recent violations of human rights there so that Tagum can truely be regarded as a civilised city.

It is impossible to celebrate Gay people and claim to support Christian values.
Gay lifestyles have been associated with spread of deadly diseases, grossly immoral behaviour and the destruction of families.

It is wrong to expose young people to these bad inflences.

We hope that Mr.Sanchez will accept the truth and lead the local call for human rights and Christian morals to be introduced and maintained in Tagum.

Its clear that a new Government is needed in Tagum.

Concern Christian and Catholic Teachers
Manila.

Vigilante killings in Davao alarm UN
By Nikko Dizon
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:20:00 05/11/2009

Filed Under: Human Rights,Crime and Law and Justice,political killings
MANILA, Philippines‹Vigilante-style executions in Davao City have "significantly worsened" since 2007, with death squads claiming a victim almost every day, Philip Alston, a UN special rapporteur, said in a report released in Manila.

Alston said in a 16-page follow-up report to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations that the activities of the death squads were "most troubling."

"Davao City continues to be a hotbed of extrajudicial killings, and the vigilante-style death squad killings in Davao have significantly worsened since 2007," he said.

His latest report centered on what the Philippine government has done on his recommendations to put an end to the spate of extrajudicial killings and disappearances in the country.

It was based on information provided by the Philippine government, consultations with domestic and international civil society groups and publicly available reports, Alston said.
He cited the recently published report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch titled "You Can Die Any Time: Death Squad Killings in Mindanao."

"Reliable information indicates that, in 2008, such killings were almost a daily occurrence in Davao City, jumping from a reported 116 in 2007 to 269 in 2008," he said.
Alston had recommended that the National Police Commission withdraw supervisory powers of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte over the local police, that the alleged "watch list" of petty criminals be abolished, and that an independent inquiry be conducted into the killings.

CHR probe 'encouraging'
In his follow-up report, Alston said the investigation of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) into the activities of the death squads was "most encouraging."

He also welcomed Duterte¹s move to give up his supervisory role over police.

Alston said the abolition of the "watch list" of petty criminals submitted by the barangay officials to the police had yet to be followed.

He said that while these officials deny the existence of such a list, "this practice is an "open secret" in the local area, and such lists are maintained to this day."

He also echoed Human Rights Watch¹s observations about a clear pattern of the victims, mostly petty criminals, and methods in the killings, where victims are usually shot by men riding in tandem on motorcycles.

Alston noted how the national and local governments both continued to deny the existence of the death squads which Human Rights Watch had said were behind executions apparently aimed at "social cleansing."

Mayor has done nothing
He said Duterte "has done nothing to prevent these killings."

He said he was unaware of a single conviction for a death squad killing in Davao.

Complete impunity
As a result, death squad members operate with complete impunity. Killing for hire is on the rise as death squad members become bold enough to sell their services, and some reports indicate that a killing only costs about P5,000 (about US$100)," Alston said.

He also said that "impunity also means that although killings take place in broad daylight, witnesses are not prepared to testify against the perpetrators."

Alston warned that the impunity had "encouraged death squad killings to sprout up in other cities beyond Davao."

"Since 2007, numerous patterns of death squad killings have been reported by media and civil society organizations in other cities in the region such as General Santos City, Digos City and Tagum City, and even in Cebu, the Philippines¹ second largest city," Alston said.

respc n'un

tapos may bagyo dito sa amin sa tacloban...
so late na lami nakaalis dahil sa pangamba na madisgrasya kami..
pagdating namin doon,tapos na yung parade at opening program
pero marami naman kaming division na nalate and it was reasonable why we were late

hindi namin alam na yung news article na gagawin namin na mga contestant sa news writing e, yung speech pala ng assistant regional journalism coordinator na si alejandrito iman...
so talaga ako at ung iba pang bata e, walang maisip na isulat kasi wala naman kaming alam sa sinabi niya kasi marami kami na wala doon dahil sa bagyo...

pati nga din ung editorial e, tungkol kay Efren Penaflorida...
hindi alm ng iba kung sino siya pero sabi ng bantay na inexplain daw yun sa opening program kaya hindi kailangan iexplain kung sino at kung ano ung ginawa niya

noong nagreklamo na ung mga teacher sabi ni alejandrito iman na it is the duty of the division to come early
pero paano kung nadisgrasya kami..
masisisi ba niya ung mga teacher e, prenoprotektahan lang naman nila ang mga estyudante nila...

so, i really think that respc was unfair...

National Press Conference na naman... Wala na naman kaming pamasahe riyan... Nanalo kami sa RSPC sa Tacloban City kaso ung registration ang mahal tapos ang ibinigay sa amin xerox copy lang..... Pls. help us para makadalo kami sa National....
Thank You sa tutulong and God bless you!!!!

From:
Jeffrey J. Surio
4th Year Student
Cawayan Integrated School

PARENT CONCERNS ABOUT THE NSPC VENUE
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THE parents of student-journalists who will participate in this year’s National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) are urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to transfer the venue of the event away from Mindanao citing security concerns.

One of the parents who declined to be named said he would not allow his son, a second year student in the National Capital Region (NCR) who won the regional elimination in news writing last year, to attend the NSPC which is scheduled to be held on February 22 to 26 at Tagum City, Davao Del Norte.

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“We are worried for our children that the NSPC will be held there … anyone would be worried too because of what happened,” the parent said, adding that DepEd should move the venue to a “safer” place in Luzon or the Visayas to assuage their concerns.

He said the DepEd should ensure that all the concerns, especially about security should be fully addressed before they will allow their children to participate.

“Of course, we are just being careful,” he said, adding that his concern is also shared by other parents of campus journalists he has talked to in recent days.

Incidents such as the November 23 massacre of 57 people, including 31 journalists in Maguindanao by gunmen loyal to the powerful Ampatuan clan, and the kidnappings of teachers and students have made them apprehensive about the safety of their children and the overall peace and order situation in the region.

Aside from the massacre, gunmen reportedly belonging to the Abu Sayyaf group have abducted Dr. Orlando Fajardo, vice president of the Basilan State College last month, though he was released after week in captivity.

Armed men reportedly composed of former paramilitary members also attacked a school in Prosperidad, Agusan Del Sur last December 10 and took more than 70 students, teachers and parents hostage. They were later released unharmed following a successful negotiation with the local authorities.

In November, Sulu Principal Gabriel Canizarez was beheaded by his abductors reportedly belonging to the Abu Sayyaf group after his family failed to pay the ransom demand of the suspects.

His abduction came less than a month after the safe release of the kidnapped Zamboanga, Sibugay teachers namely Jocelyn Enriquez, 43, Noemi Mandi, 38, and Jocelyn Inion, 39 after more than six months in captivity.

In January, three public school teachers -- Rachel Mayonada, Freires Quizon and Jeanette de los Reyes -- were kidnapped by bandits in Zamboanga City. They were subsequently released to their families.

hello!!!i am also a national qualifier this year,representing the region 11 and i have read a lot of negetive comments regarding the venue....ito'y tungkol sa safety and security ng mga kapwa nating mamahayag...... para sa akin lang hindi naman siguro magdedecide ang deped sa venue na ito kung panganib lang ang nakapalibut sa lugar na ito..and as what i've heard 2009 pa lang naghahanda na ang lugar na ito at hindi naman siguro mangmang ang tagum kung pababayaan lang tayo doon w/o securities maaari ngang mahigpit pa ang tagum sa pagaasure sa ating kaligtasan.yunlng and goodluck sa lahat..

hello po..
see you co-journalists sa tagum city, davao del norte. :)
hope we could all have a great time.

hi roseanne and vince! it's me, mia from antipolo. :)

hello po..
see you co-journalists sa tagum city, davao del norte. :)
hope we could all have a great time.

hi roseanne and vince! it's me, mia from antipolo. :)

hey

alam nyu sa totoo lang we were also a bit astounded when we learned that the venue for this year's NSPC will be in Tagum.....

...but...

..can't we just give them a chance to prove that the Philippine's is not really a murderer's paradise like we think it is????

thanks..!!

je_hard_en@yahoo.com

Very good point Je Hard, After all the officials of this City support well the activity

HELLO!LADY ANGEL MS.FIAN-LYRR ESTRERA.....SEE YOU AT TAGUM,,,AND GOODLUCK

hello! lady deborah madulin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,............................

THE TRUTH ABOUT TAGUM

Everyone needs to know the truth about Tagum and its leader.

Its leader is not a moral man.
He has many mistresses and illegal children.
He has also supported the promotion of Tagum as a gay capital of the Philippines. This is against Christian teachings.

He has failed to direct the investigation of many killings in Tagum.
The churches should not support this man at all.
Any church that supports him is a false church.
This kind of person gives a bad reputation to the Philippines in the international community.
He should resign and repent of his sins.

Salamat

From the Concerned Christians of Manila

In Reply To Concerned Christians in Manila:

It's funny that you call yourselves Christians and yet you condemn others e.g. those who have been alleged of doing wrong. Assuming but not conceding that these people are immorals and all, in your Bible, were you not taught about condemning just the sin, but not the sinners?

Second, it seems like you're making it sound that killings and other misdeeds are exclusive here in the south. From the posts above, you can really know that those who have not done proper researches tend to judge hastily. Check your facts, not news.

You are also making it sound as if Manila is that peaceful that you have the right to discriminate others. Check your facts. Criminality is greater there. We know that for a fact because we stay there many times in a month for business and travels, modesty aside.

I hope you guys are not teachers. Because If you are, I would not wonder why we will have unreasonably judgmental children and even leaders in the future.

By the way, before you judge, save up some pennies and get an airfare to Davao or Tagum and check for yourself the judgments that you guys just made. But if you're having problem saving up, let us know. Davao people can make you fly here and even feed you with the bounties here. Who knows, you'll be one of 2 out of 3 Filipinos who choose to transfer to Davao or Tagum after their first visit.

Lastly, from your words, you're making a shame out of the word Christian. Observe restraint and prudence in your words. Real christians dont judge like dumb devils.

Well said Bobby Torres. Pagpasensyahan mo na lang din kasi karamihan naman sa kanila, newspaper lang ang pinaka-window sa labas ng kanilang bahay, samantala tayo eroplano, barko, travel everywhere. That's why too we know that Mindanao, except for the unfortunate incidents usually government-backed at that, is really peaceful. When you've seen how it is outside your home, you will have a more objective view of what peace and order means.

In reply to Torres.

True its up to God to Judge people.

However that does not mean Christian people should ignore and accept Gay supporting immoral leaders and unChristian leaders.
Also, one unjust killing is one too many! In Tagum there have been many uninvestigated killings.

The lack of human rights in Tagum has been investigated and reported on by human rights bodies and the United Nations as well.It has damaged the international reputation of the Philippines.

Economic Progress without human rights and morality is taking the Tagum back to the Dark Ages.

Its up the honest people of Tagum to object to this and to get new leadership soon.

God Bless You
salamat
Concerned Christians of Manila

Since Davao and Tagum people are learned and prudent enough to deal with ungrounded self-righteous comments such as yours, let me take your points and deal with you head on:

1. On "True its up to God to Judge people": This is exactly the point. Read this again and again until this gets into your sense of reason. If this sinks in, you will realize that in your posts, you usurped God's job of judging people. Besides, when God judges people, he does that with compassion, and not like a dumb devil. For prudence, I urge you to stop using the word Christian if you don't know what that means.

2. On supporting gay people: In policy-making, you don't discriminate outrightly because whether you like it or not, people such as gays, immorals, and even self-righteous judgmental people such as you, are part of the community. You can't get rid them off them unless you want to kill them like a case of genocide. Rather, you strategically work with them by capitalizing on their skills and positive contribution. If you do not know this, you call this affirmative action. The gay program in Tagum was organized NOT to display gays like they make out in the streets. They showcased their skills in the creative arts that gave them DECENT livelihood. In effect, these gays are instrumental in providing livelihood and in curbing immorality amongst them by making the most out of their human skills. But if you're not learned with regard to the basics in policy making, you must at least know what the word respect means because the Bible teaches that (respect) to Christians, right?

3. On killings and human rights violations: Since you really want to bright this up, I am challenging you to show your statistics and facts with regard to this. In the interest of TRUTH, tell me of a specific case that remains unresolved in Tagum. Once you show that to me, I'll show you the criminality rates in Manila, the unresolved cases, the drug statistics, and human rights violations. After that, let's check which city is shameful and which is otherwise. I dare you. But if you can't, tell me. I can show the true, verified, and official statistics which you failed to research for lack of access or resources.

4. On international reputation: You need to know that when international profiling is done, they generally look at the country as a whole. They only particularize cities which have specific issues. And in the case of the Philippines, Manila is usually the problematic. If you are a traveled person, you will know this in travel updates. Check the facts. By the way, this is personal knowledge because I had the chance to convene with real international analysts.

5. On your mindset (whatever you call that): If you just cant access proper resources, you just have to look around. Let me remind of some things. In the recent Bagyong Ondoy or even in the previous years, what has been happening to Manila? I was there when it happened. I stayed on the 18th floor of the hotel and witnessed the devastation of the city. Unlike you, I prayed and offered help to your folks. I did not judge them because I was not in the position to do so.

My last word: In whichever way you look at it, you are wrong. That kind of mindset is exactly the plague that's keeping Manila or even the whole country falling down. Check political profiles, leadership and political will in the south are as solid as rock. Check economic indices in cities like Davao and Tagum and you can project that a few years from now, we're all getting better and you guys are still drowned there. When that happens, don't worry. We wont judge you. We will welcome you here with open arms.

God bless you more.

P.S. My deal is still up. Save up pennies and get an airfare to Davao and Tagum and check for yourself how unreasonable and self-righteous your judgments are.

And by the way, NSPC in Tagum is over. I just heard that some NCR delegates are requesting that they be allowed to occupy the classrooms until the weekend because they can't afford to stay in hotels. See? Di kayo nahiya sa sinasabi nyo?

Don't worry. We'll take care of them because you're only good at judging, but not at providing.

Answer my points head on.a

In reply to Sunstar

Daghang Salamat bay!

I just think that these sick mindsets need to be corrected. They call themselves Christians and yet they think and do the unChristian ways. For this, they insult Christ and that which He stands for.

They make unfounded judgments. Di pa nga nakapunta dito, kung makapagsalita, parang alam na alam na talaga ang mga pangyayari. They should come here and experience walking in the night without having to worry that some bad men might stab them at the back.

And you're right, modesty aside, we have a better or more wholistic understanding of this. We grew up here. We frequently travel there for business and studies. We can at least compare, but not discriminate, unlike what they do.

I dont demand that they stand in awe of us. Nor do I want them to appreciate us. I just want them to respect others in as much as they want to be respected. One does not need to be a Christian to be able to give that.

I just hope they get this. Sayang naman. Christians pa naman sila, as they call themselves.

Btw, modesty aside, I am a product of NSPC. The paper, in which I was once the Chief Editor, has been reaping awards since before.

Reply to Toress and Sunstar

Its understanderable that you would reply in a defensive way.
Thats ok.

It is clear in the Bible that we Christians must not sit back and ignore injustice and immoral behaviour.

We are God's light in the world. We are here to oppose and expose these things.

Also, the truth has been revealed in United nations reports and other human rights papers. They specifically mention Tagum many times.

Even the local lawyers raised major concerns about human rights in Tagum!
Are they all wrong?
We do not think so!

The local leader must take responsibility for this major issue which has risen under his leadership.
He has failed and should be replaced.


Also is it acceptable for a place to have a leader who takes advantage of his postion to have many mistresses?

He should set a high moral standard!

If he cannot maintain a high moral standard its a bad example for the society he leads.

Low moral standards result in the destruction of families and major suffering.

That why God gave us standards to live by. To protect families from suffering.

The Devil inspires people to accept and ignore injustice and immorality so societies become like Sodom & Gomorrah.

Note God's past warning about immoral and unjust places below:

"Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens" Genesis 19:24. "Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly" II Peter 2:6.

You need to recognise God's warning in Tagum.

We are not judging just exposing the truth in Tagum.

God will act one day.
If you are Christians you should note well God's warning to immoral and unjust cities.

God Bless You and have mercy on you all.

Salamat

Concerned Christians in Manila.

In reply to these judgmental self-righteous Christians

You're clearly missing the point. Your reply is just misplaced and does not deal with the challenge/burden of proof I posed earlier. I can understand that. You must be living in your own bubble.

Here's what you need to do. Read those verses again and apply that in your case in your leaders there. You need to do some research to see for yourself that what you have there is worse than what we have here.

If you think there's something to expose or truth in what you're saying, we won't contest. But I challenge you to bring that up in proper fora. Sue the leaders. Oppose them in the processes provided by law. Don't do it here. This is utter cowardice. If you can't, shut up and pray that the Lord will reveal to you the bad thing about condemning His people.

Don't talk like you're God and you know His mind and that you know a lot. You sound like the Pharisees and the Saducees in the New Testament.

Heaven does not have place for hypocrites.

May God forgive you.

P.S. I wont deal with you anymore. Your wavelength is peculiarly problematic. Just live in your own bubble until it bursts.

And oh, just show up in Davao or Tagum. Don't worry. We'll not take this against you. We'll not grill you here. We'll overwhelm you with God's goodness and greatness in the south.

But before that, shut up and start working to save up some pennies for your airfare. And if you have extra, padala nyo sa delagates nyo dito. Kawawa naman. Daming nyo sinasabi, eh allowance lang, di pa ninyo naibigay. Pitiful.

i think Tagum City is nice. the people are very warm and i feel safe there, even at night. how i wish i could even stay there longer :)

Reply to Toress

Its unfortunate that Toress has used rude and offensive words in his last comment.
Its greatly reducing the validity of his comment.
Its a sign that he does not have any valid defence.

1. The comments we made about human rights are based on recent reputable reports by the United Nations investigation, Human Rights groups and even the respected local lawyers. They all specifically raise big concerns about bad human rights in Tagum.
The local city leader must take responsiblity for these bad reports.


2. There is no good reason to make gay people famous with a festival. Gays have been linked to the spread of deadly diseases and the destruction of families.
Its against God's word.

3. Also the low morals of the city leader shows a lack of respect for Gods word.

We are sure there are many good people in Tagum who share our concerns about this unGodly situation.

We pray that the honest Christian people will one day rise up and demand better Government in Tagum.

Pagpalain ka ng Diyos

Salamat

Concerned Christian in Manila

Congratulations
Gabrielle Anne S. Endona!

1st Placer

From:
Nicolo Olivier O. Garcia
Angeles city, Pampanga

:DD

Miss this type of event!!!!..RSPC lang ako....

saan po ba makikita yung complete list ng winners ng nspc 2010

we want to thank the one's who liked Tagum City in their visit here. if you want to come back here again, you're all welcome.

all we want to say to the discriminating side of public, why don't you take Bobby Torres' advice and see for yourselves the truth about Tagum and not only what you read in the newspapers, because, come on, Don't just think that immoral leaders and killings appear only in Tagum, at least our leader, if what you said was true, was still thinking about the welfare of the city and not just for pretenses.

Don't just judge a place from what you've heard from biased mouths. why? can you walk on your roads at night without worrying for your safety?? here in Tagum, we can walk freely on our streets at any time while having fun, though were not saying that we do that often, because we have curfews for minors. at least we can say that the people of Tagum abide the laws presented by the government.


Try asking those who have gone to Tagum, for additional info, you might be surprised that 8 out of 10 will say that Tagum is one of the safest place they have traveled to in the Philippines.

P.S. HI!

TAGUM NEEDS A NEW MORAL LEADER

The current leader is highly immoral and his family must be very embarrassed.

Also his support for gays is very unChristian.

There also needs to be proper respect for the rights of all people to fair justice and an end to the killings.

Tagum needs a leader with Christian morals who supports fair justice. This leader will take Tagum ahead in the best interests of good ethical family life.
Trust in God(paniniwala sa Diyos) is the most important princpal for all Filipinos.

Salamat

Concerned Christians of the Philippines

Sa mga nagcocoment dito na sana hindi dapat sa Tagum City yong venue for NSPC 2010..let your students who are present during the event describe their feelings on how they are treated and happy they are with us in our friendly city...

Maybe "OSANG" is quite right on her controvercial remark at showtime that we should not rely on TEACHERS nowadays, coz some of YOU specially the ones commenting here badly without knowing first the place are really ARROGANT and not a good example to their students/pupil. I hope not the majority of teachers are like you where stupidity and judgmental reigns on head!?

All I can say to you all, visit our place and be amaze! not only in our city but to the entire Mindanao! I understand the fears of war in some place but this doesn't mean that all of the lands here not safe... just imagine how most of our visitors always say after visiting our place... "We will really keep coming back here!"

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hay..division press conference n nman..siguradong grabe n nman ang dayaan sa iriga city division..

hindi ko makakalimutan ang NSPC 2010 sa Tagum City... my pupil ALEC NICOLE ANNE S. CENTRO emerged as the best in the field of Pagsulat ng Balita... First Place and then ang aming school paper The Searchers ranked 5th in Best Feature page... Thank you... sana this coming NSPC 2011 ay mabigyan ulit kami ng magandang regalo... :)

Wow mahirap maging winner sa National pero your pupil make it. I believed it is a lifetime experience para sa inyong dalawa.

when and where the nsspc be held this year??

Salamat po... shocked nga ako eh... talagang kahit nasa airplane na kami pabalik ng manila eh parang lutang pa rin isip ko... Nweiz, feb. 2011 po ang NSPC...

have peace on your soul...
:)
spread the goodness of a true journalist...

... where po ang nspc 2011?
and what po ang theme?

... tnx....

Salamt lang din po kasi i always have a very active group of journalists and supportive parents.

Nweiz, As of presstime, NSPC 2011 will be hosted yata ng CARAGA region ulit... No theme yet... kanya-kanya munang theme from the division and region...

--we have no TRAINING at all. i hate our school >.< but we excel under pressure. XL

Can anyone from this site share the exact number of participants and format of the Radio Broadcasting and scripting? Nakakalungkot lang kasi hindi masyadong ipinaliliwanag ng mga regional speakers and organizers ng Bicol ang format sa scripting, kaya kahit magaling ang mga students bagsak pag dating sa scripting...kaya at the end ang nanalo lang lagi yung mga dati nang mga nanalo samantalang yung mga baguhan na mas magaling sa broadcast kinakatay pag dating sa scripting...Isa pa yang copy reading na yan...ewan ko lang ha pero ilang taon na pero parang butas ng karayom ang chance ng mga taga Bicol sa National... paano ang nananalo, kung hindi kamag-anak eh tagalugar ng Speaker na wala namang sinasabi kundi laitin ang mga batang nagtatanong... chika chika then contest na... Hayy naku... sayang ang mga chance ng dapat sanang mga manalo...Pakisilip naman po nito mga Region-V. Minsan nagsalita pa yung speaker ng "Hindi ba yan itinuro sayo ng coach mo?" Eh kung hindi nga naituro diba obligasyon n'yang sagutin ng matino ang bata? sorry na lang madam nagkaton na nairecord ng isa sa mga participants ng Copyreading and Headline writing ang drama mo... Taga PIA ka pa naman daw ... di ka marunong mag inform ng tama...pwe! Siguro mas maganda rin ipublish yung mga example ng mga winning pieces katulad ng ginagawa wayback mga year 1990's kasi in that way alam naman ng mga coaches ang mga bagong trend and style... Problema kasi sa regional Me mga speakers na ayaw mag papasok or mag pakinig ng iba other than the contestant during the lecture time... Di po ako nang aaway...kaya lang baka sakaling me maging mabait na reader at magshare naman ng best practice. I also remember, sabi pa ng isang speaker "Sige bigay syo sa akin mga email nyo.. papadala ko na lang lahat ng mga lectures para magamit nyo, ang siste, 2 taon na kahit isa dun sa mga nagbigay walang nakarating na lecture...hay naku. Thank you in advance kung sino man po sila.

hindi ka naman masasatisfied kung alam mo na lahat ng panalo ay dahil lamang sa lagay..

220ng money talks but hows your conscience?

2011 NSPC, CARAGA REGION-BUTUAN CITY
Theme: Freedom of Expression: Rights and Responsibility
DATE: APRIL 2011

GOD is really so GOOD, always... Doña Pilar C. Gonzaga ES of Mandaluyong City will be joining the 2011 NSPC. My pupil won 2nd place in pagsulat ng balitang isports; my radio broadcasting (filipino) emerged as the CHAMPION; while Alec Nicole Anne Centro, last year's NSPC champion in pagsulat ng balita was chosen as Most Outstanding CJ and me as Outstanding SPA of NCR...

This is our 4th straight year to join NSPC... LORD, THANK YOU...

See you all in Butuan City... :)

Anthony Garcia

wow..hindi ko alam na ganun pala katindi ang batikos nila sa tagum city..personally, i think the city is one of the best in the whole country..marami na akong napuntahan pero sa tagum lang yung..parang "your home away from home.."..

This is our 4th straight year to join NSPC... LORD, THANK YOU...

See you all in Butuan City... :)

Anthony Garcia

Wow 4th timer na kayo Sir. Congrats dapat may award na kayo nyan sa DepEd

welcome to the ancient city of butuan, the city of the balangays and the regional capital of the caraga region, where the nspc 2011 \will be staged this april

butuan can be reached by plane from manila and cebu, for those from bicol and eastern visayas, pwede maglandtrip vai surigao, for those from region 6 pwed mag ship via cagayan, then take a bus for 4 hours to butuan, its boat-one , not butu-an okay , dahil yong butu means testicles, ewww

CONGRATULATIONS to Jainee Lynne S. Flores of Dona Pilar C. Gonzaga ELementary School, MAndaluyong City, NCR... the NATIONAL CHAMPION in Pagsulat ng Balitang Isports during the 2011 National Schools Press Conference held in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte... April 11-15, 2011...

ANTHONY GARCIA

I hope manalo rin kami sa DSPC,RSPC,NSPC

Hello!! Sinong SPECIAL PROGRAM IN JOURNALISM dito?? kahit anong region???

Share lang po ulit...
Doña Pilar C. Gonzaga ES, Mandaluyong City, made it again...

We will represent our region to the 2012 National Schools Press Conference...

Radio Broadcasting ENglish and Filipino

Jainee Lynne S. Flores, Pagsulat ng Balitang Isports and Outstanding Campus Journalist

Neil Raven F. Canonizado,Sports Writing...

Sana po, mabigyan ulit kami ng magandang regalo sa national level...

Hey. :-) I miss joining contests like this. Hehe! Naka-join ako ng NSPC last 2010 nung sa Tagum po yun tapos 4th placer po ako nun. ;-) Ang sarap sa feeling. Hehehe