Category Archives: SEMINARS

Division Seminar Workshop, inilunsad: 200 SPA, lumahok

This straight news I wrote (output in Filipino) for the recently culminated Division Seminar Workshop for School Paper Advisers won first place.

School Paper Advisers

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Humigit kumulang sa dalawang daang School Paper Advisers (SPA) mula sa elementarya at sekondarya ang lumahok sa inilunsad na Division Seminar-Workshop for School Paper Advisers na ginanap sa Crown Royale Hotel, Agosto 19.

Layunin ng nasabing gawain na bigyan ng karagdagang kaalaman ang mga school paper advisers tungkol sa iba’t ibang kategorya ng Campus Journalism.

Tinalakay ni G. Emmanuel Zacharias sa unang araw ng seminar-workshop ang School Paper Management. Binigyang diin naman ni G. Ben P. Medina ang News Writing at Editorial Writing. Bago matapos ang kanyang panayam, ipinakita niya ang pagkakahalintulad at pagkakaiba ng News Writing, Feature Writing, at Editorial Writing. Ipinaliwanag naman ni Bb. Annabelle Ambrocio ang wastong gamit ng mga simbolo sa Copyreading at ang mabisang paggawa ng Headline.

Sa ikalawang araw ng seminar-workshop, ipinakita ni G. Edgar Valencia ang mga dapat isaalang-alang sa pagkuha ng larawan sa Photojournalism. Ipinaliwanag din niya ang mga teknikal na aspeto ng kamera. Ipinakita naman ni Dr. Andres Matawaran ang mga salik na nakapaloob sa Feature Writing at Science Feature. Sinabi niya na “ang Science Feature ay isang Feature article na may mas maraming impormasyon.” Binigyang-pansin naman ni G. Joel Castro sa kanyang panayam ukol sa Cartooning kung paano ituro sa mga bata ang tamang pagbuo ng konsepto.

Ibinahagi ni G. Ronaldo Punla sa huling araw ang mga Sports-lingo na ginagamit sa Sports Writing. Sinabi niya na dapat ipakita ng isang Sports Writer ang mga “action” sa sports upang makuha ang interes ng mambabasa. Isa rin sa mga resource speaker si G. Mark Sherwin Balor na nagpanayam ukol sa Collaborative Writing.

Matapos ang lahat ng panayam sa ikatlong araw ay magkakaroon ng election ng Bataan Association of Elementary and Secondary School Paper Advisers (BAESSPA) Officers sa ganap na 3:30 – 5:00 ng hapon.

Ang punong-abala para sa tatlong-araw na Division Seminar-Workshop ay si Gng. Mila D. Calma, Education Program Supervisor ng Filipino.

Harassment is Not Exclusive for Girls — Miss Pascual

“Basagin na po natin sa isip natin ‘yung konsepto na babae lang ang naha-harass at lalaki lang ang nanghaharass.”

These were the words of Ms. Arlene I. Pascual, Executive Assistant II of the Office of Planning and Development, in a symposium regarding Anti-Sexual Harassment Act: Nature and Prevention held yesterday, Dec. 12, 2011, at BPSU Dinalupihan, Covered Court.

Ms. Pascual conditioned her audience to be comfortable with the subject matter as the seminar delves on Anti-sexual Harassment and reminded them that terminologies such as sex, p’wet, etc., will be taken with utmost professionalism and maturity.

“Kasi tayong mga Pilipino ‘pag sex na ang pinag-uusapan wala na tayong alam gawin kundi mag-crack ng jokes eh.”

Ms. Pascual solicited from her audience images, things, or scenarios that they associate with ‘sexual harassment’. Mr. Ariel Tamayo, a Social Studies instructor readily quipped, “vulgar words”. Others even said “dakma”.

“Normally, ito ‘yung nabubuong image sa atin. Isang lalaking boss, na nagbibigay ng extra attention sa isang subordinate na normally ay babae.”

She explained that sexual harassment is gender-blind abuse of power. It is an intimidation that is sexual in nature that may come physically, verbally, non-verbally, or visually. She stressed that complement is different to harassment because it injures and dishonors human dignity.

Throughout her discussion, Ms. Pascual reiterated that sexual harassment is an “unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors”. She added that the victim does not have to be the person directly harassed but can be anyone who finds the behavior offensive and is affected by it.

In sexual harassment, the harasser may be completely unaware that his or her behavior is offensive. She reminded that it is the recipient who decides whether an action or remark is harassment or not.

Moreover, Mrs. Magdalena A. Abella, Director of BPSU Center of Human Rights Education (CHRE) talked about the legalities and penalties concerning sexual harassment. Penalties include reprimand, fine, suspension not exceeding six (6) months, and dismissal depending on the gravity of the offense. She said that it is best that the student publication publish the Policy on Anti-Sexual Harassment of BPSU so that the student populace may be aware of their rights.

Mrs. Abella initiated the open forum. Mrs. Talavera of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) raised the question on how to deal with students who are afraid to put their complaints into writing because they are afraid to be retaliated with grade. Ms. Pascual on this note replied, “It’s just a matter of assuring the students that their statement would not be used against them.”

Dr. Estrella remarked in the end that one of the main purposes of the symposium was to pave the way to educate the faculty members on sexual harassment since there were reports against certain faculty members. “Now that the basic knowledge about sexual harassment has been laid off, everybody should be well aware of their actions,” she said.

All the faculty members, administrators and the non-teaching staff were required to attend the two and a half hours seminar.