by Ivy Lopez
The Purisimian Publication newspaper ranked 2nd Best News Page, 2nd Best Newspaper Layout and 5th Best Newspaper during the 38th College Press Conference and Awards (COPRE) at the Iloilo Grand Hotel, November 28.
COPRE is an annual competition among all college publications in Western Visayas organized by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) – Region VI.
This is the 3rd consecutive year the Newspaper Layout of TP was awarded in the said competition beginning 2011 as 5th place, in 2012 as 4th place and currently as the top 2.
On the other hand, it is also the 2nd year of TP’s recognition as 2nd Best Newspage, and 5th Best Newspaper.
TP Editor-in-chief, Ben Villarosa and editorial board member, Mary Therese Encina, moreover, ranked 3rd in the individual contests in News Writing (English) and Feature Writing (Filipino) respectively.
Originally, the venue of the year’s contest was set in Roxas but due to super-typhoon Yolanda, it was moved back to Iloilo City.