Allan David P. Valdez, Teacher-III, Camp Tinio ES, DepED Media Bureau Member
Transparent leadership and management is expected to prevail more intensely in the entire Division of Cabanatuan City after its new Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. May Batenga-Eclar, was formally installed as the 13th CEO of the division.
Merely a week from her first day of office, 52-year-old Dr. Eclar has already effected changes in the division office such as restructuring some parts and transferring some offices to initially reflect her leadership and management style.
Aside from these, Dr. Eclar, who rose from the rank, verbalized during her first meeting with the education program supervisors and chiefs of different offices her intent to pilot the implementation of Rationalization Plan which aims to promote higher public service.
By: EVER M. SAMSON School Paper Adviser & Head Teacher - I San Josef National High School
Ten years ago, digital technology in campus journalism was born with searing birth pains in the 23rd Regional Schools Press Conference in the Division of Cabanatuan City. Desktop publishing, as shiny as a new penny 8th Category (though shunned secretly in some quarters), was fought over by ill-equipped and crash course-trained campus journalists trained by equally crash-course trained coaches. The air was heavy with resentment. There was a consensus that desktop publishing was integrated into campus journalism too fast.
Those were the days and thankfully, bygone days. Today, digital technology powers the schools press conference’s group contests: desktop publishing, collaborative writing and radio broadcasting. This proves more than enough that computerization has been embraced, warts and all, by campus journalism.
Region III claimed its third consecutive overall championship title as it emerged victor in the 2012 National Schools Press Conference held at Puerto Princesa, Palawan, April 9-13.
The elementary level placed first in the combined rank of individual and group contest categories while the secondary level landed on third.
National Capital Region came next to Region III in the overall ranking and Region V on the third.
Cabanatuan City delegates who were part of the regional delegation contributed to the success of the team. One of these is Jean Michelle Cosico of Honorato C. Perez Memorial Science High School who grabbed the 7th place in Feature Writing-English category, besting other 44 feature student-writers in the country.