With a complete set of entries both in the group and individual contest, The Luzonian reached a milestone as they were hailed as the 5th place top performing school in campus journalism during the Regional Higher Education Press Conference (RHEPC), Jan. 11, held at MI Sevilla’s Resort, Brgy. Domoit, Lucena City.
From last year’s Rank 9, The Luzonian managed to exceed its record and reached at the top 5 spot this year.
The Luzonian placed second best newsletter and claimed six special awards including first Best Page Design, second Best News, Opinion, and Sports Pages, seventh Best Literary-Feature Page and tenth Best Devcom Page.
In the tabloid category, The Luzonian’s Filipino-medium tabloid placed fifth best tabloid with six special awards comprising of third Best News and Literary-Feature Pages, fourth Best Page Design, fifth Best Opinion, and Sports Pages, and ninth Best Devcom Page.
Meanwhile, Andamyo, the official literary folio of the Luzonian, clinched 8th Best literary-folio with four other special awards namely second Best Visual Arts, sixth Best Page Design, eight Best Content, and tenth Best Concept.
In the magazine category, The L Mag grabbed three awards including eight Best News and Devcom Pages and tenth Best Opinion Page.
On the other hand, six editors and two staffers bagged awards in the individual categories and they all qualify for the Luzonwide Higher Education Press Conference that will be held at San Fernando, Pampanga.
Sophia Margarette Caagbay, Associate Editor and a LiaCom student shined as she became the second individual highest pointer after placing first in Copyreading and Headline Writing – English, second in Poetry writing – Filipino, and fourth in Editorial Writing – Filipino, Caagbay also clinched the Ms. CACE (Calabarzon Association of College Editors) 2019 crown.
John Rover Sinag, Editor in Chief and an Information Technology (IT) student, claimed his back to back first place in layouting and landed as sixth placer in Sportswriting -Filipino.
Kyle Joshua Cadavez, Visual Editor and a Civil Engineering Student, emerged first place in Comics Strip Drawing – English, sixth in Editorial Cartooning and eight in Literary Graphics, all in English category.
Ada Loreen De Castro, Business Manager, an IT student, claimed second place in Copyreading and Headline Writing, eight in Devcom writing and tenth in Photojournalism all in Filipino category.
Jhon Angelo Virtucio, News and Sports Section Editor and an IT student, won third place in Newswriting and tenth in Sportswriting both in English category.
Meanwhile, Ivan Chris Mabilangan, Managing Editor, Electronics Engineering student placed fourth in Opinion Writing – English.
Senior staffer Adrian Carlo Villanera, a Psychology student won fifth place in Literary Graphics Illustration – Filpino, while Mill Angelo Prado, an Architecture student, grabbed fifth in Feature Writing and seventh in Editorial Cartooning, both in Filipino category.
Lastly, for Special Contest for Observers, Senior staffers Andrei Christian A. Cuario, Communication Student, and Carmelo Eduardo Mesa, Electrical Engineering student, won third place in Newswriting and Photojournalism, both in Filipino category respectively.
Moreover, Batangas State University – Main Campus regained the Top 1 spot, seconded by the Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, Southern Luzon State University – Lucban landed on third place and the University of Batangas- Lipa on the fourth spot.