SIBUL, the official student publication of St. Bridget College, College Department, bagged major awards during the AY 2017 – 2018 Regional Higher Education Press Conference (RHEPC) held at Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel, Lucban, Quezon, Jan. 16-18.
For the group contests for newspaper, SIBUL was hailed as the 9th Best Tabloid after securing the ninth place in Best News Page, Best Feature-Literary Page, and Best Editorial Page and eighth place in Best Sports Page and Best Page Design.
In the individual contests for students, Donavie Vergara, editor-in-chief, placed sixth in News Writing Contest (English Category). Mellicent Macatangay, SIBUL Moderator, received certificate of merit for being her coach.
The three-day conference was themed “#NoFilter: Averting False Media through Ethical Journalism” which included lectures on the rules in writing editorials, features, poems, and editorial columns. Different tips and instructions on Sports Writing, Copy Reading and Headline Writing, Editorial Cartooning, Comics Strips Drawing, Literary Graphics Illustration, Development Communication (DevCom), Photojournalism, and Layouting were also discussed.
Association of Tertiary Press Advisers of Southern Tagalog (ATPAST) led the event.
Donavie Vergara, BSEd4