By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN
MEDIA STUDENTS from the Faculty of Arts and Letters shone and took home 10 trophies at the 6th Philippine Student Quill Awards held Monday at the Marriott Hotel.
The University was also named School of the Year for the fifth time in a row after winning a total of 36 awards, besting UST Angelicum College, Inc., De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas and Bataan Peninsula State University.
Awards of Excellence were given to “Anker: Power in Your Hands” and “Triggered” from Communication Arts (CA) students, “Kwentong Balangay: A Documentary about the Flooding in UST” from Journalism majors, and “Dapitan: Paglisan,” the 2017 literary folio of the Flame.
Awards of Merit were given to CA’s “A Taste of Home with Albany’s: an IMC Campaign,” “Counterpoint,” “MyPhone: Pitong Libong Pulo sa Kamay ng mga Pilipino,” “Podcon 5: 21st Century Radio Trends,” “Porke’t Bakla? Porke’t Babae?” and the Flame’s website, abtheflame.net.
CA students shared that they created these shows with the aim of raising awareness on various social issues.
“What inspired us to create ‘Counterpoint’ is the rampant disregard of different social issues nowadays. Parang ang patay-malisya na kasi ng mga tao ngayon,” said “Counterpoint” director Andrea Soriano.
“I personally think that the mere fact that it stands up for something really makes it worthy of an award. Our show, ‘Porket Bakla? Porket Babae?’ […] reaches out to the public viewers to take the step and not be afraid of debunking gender stereotypes,” said Lizza Santiago, writer of “Porket Bakla? Porket Babae?”
The prestigious Quill awards are hosted annually by the International Association of Business Communicators Philippines to honor outstanding programs and projects in the field of communication. F