November 09, 2011
Editors and staff members from BSU Mountain Collegian, KASC Earthline, KCP Loquitor, SLU White and Blue, UC Alternative and UPB Outcrop participated in Lunduyan 2011 held at Dioko Resort, Butterfly Farm, San Pablo City, Laguna last October 22-26. Out of the 187 total delegates in the annual Luzon-wide event of the College Editor’s Guild of the Philippines, 26 delegates from six publications came from CEGP Cordillera. The latest Lunduyan has former CEGP National Chairperson VIjae Alquisola, UP Diliman Professor Michael Andrada, Alex Padilla, Palanca Awardees Mark Angeles and Jun Cruz Reyes topping its list of speakers. Journalism skills trainings and socio-political discussion were conducted in the five-day gathering. Twenty-three months after it shocked the nation, the Maguindanao Massacre was also commemorated in the event. The daughter of slain environmental activist and mediaman Gerry Ortega also came to speak about the death of her father and the continued campaign for justice and the stopping of the culture of impunity in the country.
For CEGP Baguio-Benguet, the only provincial chapter in Cordillera, the election for the vacated positions in the Executive Committee was also held. Elected Internal Vice Chairperson was Juman Kevin Tindo of Mountain Collegian and for External Vice Chairperson was Jesusa Paquibot of UPB Outcrop. Meanwhile, appointed by the Chair as Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General were Jordan Mappang and Lois Bellingon respectively, both from UC Alternative.