Limbagan v2.0
Levelled up!   
The MARIAN’S 2nd Limbagan took an improved version during its hold at the Aula Maria Hall, Apo Pilo Building, Oct. 29-31.

With an evaluation equivalent of 4.8 proved that there is a progress that happened in Limbagan v2.0.
Almost 150 participating campus journalists from different schools inside and outside the province brought forth a doubled number of participants as compared last year.
The participants came from SMU, Ifugao State University, Callang National High School, Nueva Vizcaya State University-Bayombong, SMU-Grade School and High School departments, Kakiddugen National High School, Solano High School, University of Saint Louis University-Tuguegarao and University of Santo Tomas.
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Renowned speakers were also invited who shared expertise on different fields of journalism.
The said speakers were radio anchor and reporter Mr. Regobel Tumaneng III of dWRV Radio Veritas talked on the topic “Journalism and the New Media,” Mr. Raymund Velasco, instructor at the Philipppine Science High School-Cagayan Valley campus discussed news writing and Prof. Ben Domingo Jr., faculty member of Central Luzon State University talked about sports writing and developmental communication writing.
Other speakers were Eros Atalia, the author of five Philippine-known books namely, Ligo na U, Lapit na Me, Wag Lang Di Makaraos, It’s complicated, Peksman:Nagsisinungaling Ako and Tatlong Araw at Tatlong Gabi discussed editorial and opinion writing and creative writing; Manix Abrera who is the author of Kikomachine comic books talked about comic strip drawing and the topic on cartooning in social issues and Jacqueline Hernandez, a photojournalist of Mania Bulletin was the speaker on photojournalism.
Aside from the lectures, other activities were conducted like the cultural night which featured socialization among participants with other schools.
On the last day, teams were organized to undergone the endurance-tester awesome Race which featured a challenge with obstacles, each team must overcome to get the title.
Meanwhile, Reynaly Mannnag, head for finance and news editor of TM said that Limbagan v2.0 did not nearly push through due to lack of funds.
“Muntik na talagang hindi matuloy ang Limbagan v2.0 dahil kulang o wala talagang fund since we started from zero balance but the team have this urgency to make Limbagan possible to happen,” Mannag said.
Despite the tight budget set up for Limbagan, she added that the staff thought of some income generating projects and sponsorships to fund the conduct of the event.
“Talagang pinaghirapan namin ‘tong Limbagan v2.0. Puyat, pagod at laking sakripisyo dahil sumabay pa ang pressure sa academics and TM newspaper issues,” she said.
The three-day seminar event focused on the theme “Journalism and the New Media.” M


By: Den Mark Lorenzo