SPUP’s Basic Education Unit proved its tight grip of the pen after clinching several awards in the recently concluded Regional Schools Press Conference held at Solano, Nueva Vizcaya on November 11-14, 2019.

The Paulinette, official newsletter of the Grade School Department was adjudged 8th Best School Paper in the region with the following minor awards: 2nd Best News Page, 5th Best Layout Design and 7th Best Scitech Page.

The following awards were received by the Paulinette Journalists: 
Sheryl Therese Reyes – 1st Place Copyreading and Headline Writing English

Frances Lujille Acorda – 4th Place Column Writing English

Aaron Paulo Bautista – 5th Place Editorial Writing English

Venn Carlson Baldino – 8th Place Scitech Writing Filipino

The following Pauleen Journalists bagged the following individual awards:

Mariane Angeli Lubo – 3rd Place Copyreading and Headline Writing English & 4th Place Column Writing English

Catrine Shanelle Riguis – 5th Place Editorial Writing English

Tristan King Seminiano – 9th Place Scitech Writing English

The 7-man radiobroadcasting team composed of Janoell Jovani Alibuyog, Kristel Kate Antonio, Ira Mae Tauro, Paulyana Battung, Johanna Lindsay Dadap, Ella Mae Tauro and Lavern Klyde Alibuyog won 3rd Place in Overall Radio Production, and bagged several minor awards: Antonio – 1st Best Anchor, Ira Tauro – 5th Best Reporter, Lindsay Dadap – 7th Best Reporter, 1st Best Infomercial, 2nd Best Technical Application and 3rd Best Script.

As a special highlight of the annual competition, James Edward Tagalan was also crowned as the 2019 Mr. Rampahayagan, and clinched the Best Barong Tagalog and Mr. Personality awards.

Moreover, Reyes and Lubo secured their spots for the upcoming 2020 National Schools Press Conference to be hosted by Tuguegarao City sometime in February.

The RSPC is a competition joined in by the best budding journalists of Cagayan Valley, representing the 9 Schools Divisions (Batanes, Cagayan, Tuguegarao City, Isabela, Santiago City, City of Ilagan, Cauayan City, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya) in various individual and group contests.

This year’s theme is Building Communities through Campus Journalism.