Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2nd Students Press Congress set in Subic

MAKATI CITY, Philippines - The 2nd Student Congress, under the auspices of the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Incorporated is set at the Subic Internatonal Convention Center in Olongapo City in Luzon on December 10-12.

The convergence of young campus journalists and mass communications students, including school publication advisers, college and school publication editors will be part of the highlights of the 14th National Press Congress programme activities

The annual media events enjoys the mandate of presidential Proclamation 1187 which declares December as “National Press Congress Month and the Month of the Community Press in the Service of the Nation.”

The same proclamation designates the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Incorporated as lead agency for the annual observance.

The press congress will have “The Challenges of the Information-Driven Age” for its theme, around which the various topics of discussion will revolve.

Among the topics are 1) Media Freedom and Responsibility; 2) The Responsibility of Media in the 2010 Elections; 3) Culture and Media; 4) A Critical Look into the Philippine Political Culture; 5) Career Options for the Youth and students in Cross Media; 6) Media and the Moral Force Movement; 7) Global Trends in Media; 8)Future of the Publishing Industry; 9) The Gravity and Threats of Global Warming and Climate Change; and, 10)Good Governance and Sustainable Economic Development, among others.

Aside from its regular participants that usually include publishers, editors, reporters, broadcasters, corporate public affairs officer and executives, government information officers, campus writers, mass communication instructors and students, foreign-based Filipino journalists are also expected to attend the event which has some foreign experts invited as resource speakers.

Parties interested to participate in this year’s strategic convergence in Subic may contact the PAPI Secretariat at Unit 206 Cityland Condominium 8, No.98, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Telephones (02) 892-9278; (02) 501-3118; Cellphone Numbers 0920-9094379 and 0917-8498730 or e-mail inquiries to

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