April 7, 2024 | General News

Paulinian Scribe Makes History, Takes Home Region 8’s Best Campus Press Title

Paulinian Scribe bagged the prestigious Campus Press of the Year Award for private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) category during the Regional Tertiary Schools Press Conference (RTSPC) 2024 held at Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, on April 7.

For the first time in history, the official tertiary school publication of Saint Paul School of Professional Studies (SPSPS) received the award for its exemplary performance in this year’s RTSPC.

Members of the Paulinian Scribe received five awards in the individual categories and two recognitions in the group categories.

The following are the students with their respective awards:

Individual Category:

Feature Writing (English Category)
(3rd Placer) Fyne Rosario
News Writing (English Category)
(3rd Placer) Jasmyn Rose Mendoza
Sports Writing (Filipino Category)
(4th Placer) Freya Aparis
(4th Placer) Amerol Khair Sandawa
Feature Writing (Filipino Category)
(5th Placer) Irvine Niño Abanag

Group Category:

2nd Runner-Up (Best in Short Film)
2nd Runner-Up (Best in Special Publication)

Following the announcement of the result, Oliver Daiz, Head of Publications & Media Group, expressed his gratitude to the people behind the publication’s success.

“We are elated and grateful for the continuous support given by SPSPS to the endeavors of our Paulinian journos. We owe this milestone to the people who willingly shared their stories, to the previous staffers and advisers of the organization, and to mentors who willingly shared their expertise,” shared Daiz.

“Pagbubutihin pa po namin ang pagsusulat at paghahatid ng balita.”

(We will continue to improve our writing and delivery of news.)


With only a short time to prepare for the conference, practice sessions online were scheduled during Holy Week; staffers had to work on their outputs, which were later reviewed by their mentors to assess their performance.

“I was overwhelmed and pressured by the fact that I was to represent the publication at a region-wide conference. Nevertheless, with the help of our mentors, who were once RTSPC delegates for their publications, we were able to plot a very productive timetable that allowed for intensive and knowledge-empowering training,” said Jasmyn Rose Mendoza, Editor-in-Chief of Paulinian Scribe. 

Staffers have continued to train even during the conference proper. They made sure to give their best effort.


Led by Visayas State University (VSU) and Amaranth, more than 300 campus journalists from 30 different state universities and colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges (LUCs), and private higher education institutions (HEIs) in the region participated in the RTSPC after a five-year hiatus.

With the theme, “The Student Press in an AI World,” the week-long event puts a spotlight on showcasing journalistic talents and skills. It brought prominent names in the media industry to VSU to inspire young campus journos on how to use their voices in this digital age.

“Being a skilled writer does not automatically make you a journalist; rather, it takes courage to be the voice for truth and resonate with the people we write for,” Mendoza stressed.

via Oliver Daiz

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