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Monday, 27 May 2024

Information office in Agusan Sur gears up student- journalists for Caraga athletic meet

By Kelvin Kennt Generalo

Student-journalist Aleyah T. Nakila, 16 years old from Agusan Sur Science High School reporting the updates of the Caraga Regional Athletic Games (CRAG) 2024 at the PTV Agusan studio in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. Photo courtesy of PPIO-Agusan del Sur

AGUSAN DEL SUR (PIA) -- The Provincial Public Information Office (PPIO) designated some 127 student-journalists from various school divisions in Caraga region as journalists during the Caraga Regional Athletic Games (CRAG) from May 5-10.

Acting Provincial Government Department Head (PGDH) PJ Dela PeΓ±a of PPIO highlighted how the media center inside the PPIO in Patin-ay, Prosperidad engaged the learners to practice journalism firsthand, honing skills in researching, interviewing and writing an advantage to all the student-journalists.

“We considered the student-journalists as our partner in disseminating timely, accurate, and relevant information to the general public. These students also showcased their talent on how they deliver the information to the public from what they learned from their respective schools and coaches,” said Dela PeΓ±a.

Within the week-long immersion at the PPIO, Dela PeΓ±a organized a tour within the offices of the PPIO. The students also had the chance to meet and greet the professionals who work in the said office. This included the Public Affairs and Media Relation (PAMRE) division, dxGP-Agusan Radio, and People’s Television (PTV) Agusan.

“As they were immersed at the PPIO and served as reporters during the CRAG 2024, the PPIO guided and taught them on the proper way of using the equipment and gained new knowledge,” he added.

It was also learned that these student-journalists will represent in the Regional Schools Press Conference (RSPC) and may even join the national level. The students’ output were posted real-time at the Caraga Regional Athletic Games Facebook page, dxGP 89.7 FM Agusan Radio Station and PTV Agusan del Sur.

Student-journalist Marsha Jay M. Miguel, 17 years old from Agusan Sur National Science High School, recorded a video report. Photo by PIA-Agusan del Sur

“Throughout our stay in PPIO, I felt the warm welcome and approachable nature of all the staffs and Department Head PJ Dela PeΓ±a, who really accommodated us and briefed us well with our tasks and ensured that we did it well during the span of CRAG 2024. We were spoiled with snacks, equipment and goods that greatly helped us throughout our stay. The experience was definitely great and worthwhile as we get to apply our trained skills into real life as we broadcast our news to the Agsurnon people,” said Marsha Jay M. Miguel of Agusan Sur National Science High School.

“PPIO Agusan del Sur gave us opportunities we never expected considering our young age. We had a chance to even interview our own Senator. The experience taught us a lot and many of us enjoyed the journey,” she added.

As they pursue their dreams of becoming professional journalists, the PPIO is willing to assist and provide them with their technical needs. 

The media center of the Provincial Public Information Office is open for all the students on weekdays from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM and offers free services such as the use of computers with internet, printing, and consultation. (JPG/KKG, PIA-Agusan del Sur)