by Rowena C. Lazaro

Ten Marcelanians recently brought pride to the school as they reaped 10 medals in the recent 40th Pasay City Schools Press and Contests (PCSPCC). It was held last September 3-5, 2019 at Jose Rizal Elementary School, Pasay City. The conference theme was “ Fostering Literacy on Campus Journalistic Writing”. It is one of the most prestigious contest ofthe Department of Education (DepEd). The event featured the Elementary and High School Campus Journalists. The press conference included inspirational message from the Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines as she talked about being agents of positive change as Journalists in the ever changing context of the Philippines.Ten finalists were chosen in each category and was awarded at Friday’s culminating event.

For individual awards, Jean Marchienette Viray won 5th place in “Feature Writing English”; Irish Nicole Teodosio won 8thplace in “ Newswriting English”; Alyssa Nicole Labandia won 5th place in “ Pagwawasto at Pag-uulo ng Balita”; Julianna May G. Tomas won 9th place in “ Science and Health Writing English”, and Yutomo Dominic Abiad won 3rd Place in “ Photo Journalism”. For Group categories awards, Samuel Ybriel Manalansan won “Best in Script Writing and Best Team Broadcasting”;Jennelyn C. Abendano, Jamaila Maverick, Mary Zephyrish Pearl Torres and Jerome Saldana won 1st Place in “Collaborative Writing English/Filipino”.

These pupils are off to the Regional Press Conference this October 2019 where they will represent the city in hopes of qualifying for the National Conference next year.