National Schools Press Conference

The National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) is a culminating activity pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 7079, also known as the Campus Journalism Act of 1991, which advocates free and responsible journalism at the school level. The conference encourages students to practice and hone their journalistic skills in writing and critical thinking while strengthening ethical values and developing discipline.

This 2016, NSPC will be focusing on the theme "The Role of the 21st Century Campus Journalists in Upholding Good Governance, Leadership and Transparency." The conference will be held on February 22-26 at Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

General and scoring guidelines, rules and regulations, score sheet templates, and other information can be found at DepEd Memo No. 149, s. 2015.


Schedule of Activities

The following schedule shows an overview of the 2016 NSPC activities:

February 22, 2016 (Monday)

Time Activity
07:00 - 12:00
  • Arrival and Registration
09:00 - 10:00
  • Meeting with Proctors
10:00 - 11:00
  • Meeting with Delegation Heads
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch
02:00 - 04:30
  • Assembly and Parade
04:30 - 06:00
  • Opening Program
07:00 - onwards Welcome Dinner

February 23, 2016 (Tuesday)

Time Activity
07:00 - 08:00
  • Assembly, Line Up, and Checking of Attendance
08:00 - 09:00
  • Copyreading and Headline Writing
  • Photo Shoot
  • TV Script Writing and Broadcasting
  • Concurrent Session
09:30 - 10:30
  • Feature Writing
  • Uploading of Photos and Captioning
  • TV Script Writing and Broadcasting
  • Concurrent Session
11:00 - 12:00
  • Editorial Writing
  • Uploading of Photos and Captioning
  • TV Script Writing and Broadcasting
  • Concurrent Session
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch
01:00 - 01:30
  • Assembly, Line Up, and Checking of Attendance
02:00 - 03:00
  • Science and Technology Writing
  • News Writing
  • TV Script Writing and Broadcasting
  • Concurrent Session/Workshop
03:30 - 04:30
  • Editorial Cartooning
  • TV Script Writing and Broadcasting
  • Concurrent Session/Workshop
04:30 - 06:30
  • Awarding - Group Contest (Newspaper Category)
  • TV Script Writing and Broadcasting
  • Concurrent Session/Workshop
06:30 - 07:30 Dinner

February 24, 2016 (Wednesday)

Time Activity
07:30 - 08:00
  • Assembly, Line Up, and Checking of Attendance
08:00 - 09:00
  • Sports Coverage
08:00 - 10:00
  • Radio Script Writing and Printing of Scripts (English and Filipino) - Elementary and Secondary
  • Collaborative and Desktop Publishing with Online Application (English and Filipino) - Elementary and Secondary
  • Concurrent Session/Workshop
10:00 - 11:00
  • Practice Sessions
  • Collaborative and Desktop Publishing with Online Application (English and Filipino) - Elementary and Secondary
  • Sports Writing
  • Concurrent Session/Workshop
11:00 - 12:00
  • Practice Sessions
  • Collaborative and Desktop Publishing with Online Application (English and Filipino) - Elementary and Secondary
  • Concurrent Session/Workshop
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch
01:00 - 01:30
  • Assembly, Line Up, and Checking of Attendance
01:30 - 02:30
  • SPA Meeting
02:30 - 04:30
  • Director's Hour
01:30 - 06:30
  • Radio Broadcast (English and Filipino) - Elementary and Secondary
06:30 - 10:00
  • Awarding of Outstanding School Paper Advisers and Campus Journalists

February 25, 2016 (Thursday)

Time Activity
08:00 - 12:00
  • City Tour
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch
01:00 - 05:00
  • City Tour
05:00 - 07:00
  • Awarding - Individual Contests

February 26, 2016 (Friday)

Time Activity
08:00 - 09:00
  • Assembly
09:00 - 11:00
  • Awarding of Individual and Group Contests
11:00 - 12:00
  • Closing and Turn-Over Ceremonies
12:00 - onwards
  • Departure

 


List of Billeting Schools

Billeting School Number of Regions
Koronadal National Comprehensive High School 2
Koronadal Central Elementary School I 2
Koronadal Central Elementary School II 1
Marbel I Central Elementary School 2
Osita Elementary School 1
Matulas Elementary School / Koronadal National Comprehensive High School - Paraiso Extension 1
Bacongco Elementary School / Bacongco National High School 1
Marbel 6 Elementary School / Concepcion National High School 1
Rotonda Elementary School / Rotonda National High School 1
Notro Dame Siena School of Marbel 1
King's College of Marbel, Inc. 1
Mary Land Learning Center, Inc. 1
Regency Polytechnic College 1
Sto. Niño Elementary School 1

You can view the photos of the said billeting schools and their respective contact information at the official 2016 NSPC Facebook group.


Contact Information

For clarifications and inquiries, you can contact:

Bureau of Elementary Education
2/F Bonifacio Bldg., DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City
(02) 638-4700
nspcelementary@gmail.com
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Bureau of Secondary Education
3/F Bonifacio Bldg., DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City
(02) 632-7586 | 636-5172
nspcbse@gmail.com
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm