BPSU receives recognition in the 1st Philippine Student Quill Award

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Successful on its first try, the Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) now gears towards the realization of its vision as Dan William C. Martinez, Main Campus' student publication's editor-in-chief and Care, Save, Immortalize: Earth’s (CSI: Earth’s)  vice president, paralleled the university’s flag with other prestigious institutions in the country.

Martinez bagged the award of excellence and award of merit, roosting BPSU as one of the nominees for School of the Year on the first Philippine Student Quill Awards sponsored by International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) held at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Quezon City on November 12.

Martinez bagged the award of excellence and award of merit, roosting BPSU as one of the nominees for School of the Year on the first Philippine Student Quill Awards sponsored by International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) held at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Quezon City on November 12.

Aimed to serve as a university campaign towards better understanding and protection of the environment, “CSI: Earth 2012 Calendar,” Martinez’ entry on Communication Creative category ranked Excellent and landed on the second spot against De La Salle University for the Top Division Award.

Two other universities received the award of excellence, University of Sto. Tomas and Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
On the other hand, “Waste Beyond, Life Within,” a documentary film entered by Martinez brought home Merit Award under the Audio-Visual category. The documentary film addressed the need for giving general information regarding environmental health and toxicology. To instill awareness and sense of environmentalism among the viewers, Martinez said that they included specific issues in the community and general topics on environmental problems.

“CSI Earth Treelogy” upholds the right for both entries as they served as part of the activity under PHYS202 Environmental Science course.

“Hindi naman namin inaasahan na magkakaroon ng awards ‘yung entries namin. Sinubukan lang talaga namin. Nung sinabi ngang may results na, hindi ko na pinansin kasi wala akong expectations. Pero nung binuksan ko ‘yung e-mail account ko, may confirmation nga ng award,” Martinez exclaimed.

“Ini-encourage ko rin ‘yung ibang estudyante lalo na ‘yung ibang org na kung alam nilang may halaga ‘yung campaign nila o ‘yung product, i-present nila sa Quill. Maganda rin ‘yung advocacy ng IABC na magkaroon talaga ng tinatawag na work plan sa bawat project o campaign. ‘Yun ‘yung magse-set ng standard para sa effectiveness nung project through communication,” Martinez added.

IABC, an international award-giving body, uses international standard on choosing the winners from the list of qualifiers. They want companies and organizations to see the vital role of communication in someone’s life and in the community. Also, the Student Quill Award advocates to instill and to set the IABC standard of excellence in the minds of the youth in their campaigns and products.

“Nakaka-proud. It is our pride as BPSU kasi ‘di lang siya basta-basta, national award ,  one of the best awards na pwede mong makuha,” uttered Ms. Jonna M. Abistado, CSI: Earth Adviser.

“Hindi lang siya for the CSI alone. ‘Yung pagkaka-award natin parang nireflect n’ya lang talaga ‘yung kapasidad nung mga estudyante na kaya talaga nating makipag-compete with other universities na sa tingin ko it just opened another window for us to go out at ipakita talaga na kaya natin, kaya ng BPSU,” she added.

Furthermore,   John Lerry V. Candelaria, CSI:Earth president explained what would be the impact of the awards both for the school and for the organization.

“Isang malaking karangalan ‘yun para sa school at sa org para mas motivate pa kami bilang officers ng CSI. Magiging inspirasyon ‘to para sa mga susunod na programs na ilulunsad ng CSI,” he stressed.
Abistado said that CSI: Earth now eyes several programs on instilling environmental awareness and development among students of the university and members of the community as well. (Article from The Guilds, Official Student Publication of BPSU Main Campus).