Some 5,000 delegates from all around the country have gathered in Cagayan de Oro City for the five-day 2023 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) and National Festival of Talents (NFOT). NSPC 2023 set July 17 to 21 marks the first in-person return of the event after almost three years of hiatus due to the coronavirus diseases pandemic. The Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Cagayan de Oro, along with DepEd Region X are hosting the event with the theme “From Campus Journalism to Real-World Journalism: Shaping Minds from Schools to Societies.” The city is also hosting NFOT in Northern Mindanao coinciding with NSPC 2023.

Below are photos during the opening program at Limketkai Center.

The competitions also get underway.

NSPC is held annually pursuant to Republic Act 7079 or the Campus Journalism Act of 1991, which promotes the growth and development of campus press.

Browse more photos below.

On the sidelights, some delegates needed a break after a day of competition like this group from Marinduque who went to Dahilayan in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon and the Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador City. Photos by Dmd Bels.

with photos / text by NSPC 2023

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