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Mass Com's Pecson is Miss Wesleyan 2016;
Feliciano, Mr. Wesleyan 1st runner up

    Third year Mass Communication junior Celine Marie Pecson won the Miss Wesleyan title in the Mr. and Miss Wesleyan 2016 pageant held last February 19 in connection with the 70th founding anniversary of Wesleyan University-Philippines.

    Another Mass Communication junior, David Christian Feliciano, won as Mr. Wesleyan first runner-up.

    It was third year in a row that the College of Arts of Sciences (CAS) has won the Miss Wesleyan title, first by Mass Communication senior Galdyz Ventosa in 2014 and Psychology junior Mannylee Anne Magno in 2015.

    In the 28-year history of the Mass Communication program, it has delivered to CAS a total of five Miss Wesleyan crowns and two Mr. Wesleyan titles. ###

San Jose wins in declamation, vocal solo competitions

    Jhon Kenneth San Jose, Mass Com junior, was declred the declamation champion in the literary competition and first runner-up in the vocal solo competition held last February 17 in celebration of Wesleyan University-Philippines' 70th founding anniversary. ###

Patacsil goes to Japan

    Fourth year Mass Communication student Faith Chloe Patacsil participated in the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS), held last February 3-9 in Tokyo and Shizuoka, Japan.

    Together with 46 other Filipino youths, Patacsil had been selected by the National Youth Commission to be a delegate to the “JENESYS Program: Japanese Language Communication/Experience in Japanese Culture”. She was the only delegate from a Nueva Ecija school.

    JENESYS is a culture exchange program between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. Every year, the Japanese government invite foreigners through Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), with the end in view of fostering the relationships between Japan and other nations.

    Highlights of her trip included lectures about Japanese culture and history, visits to shrines, museums, and commercial facilities, courtesy call with the municipal government, student exchange at a university, and homestay— where she stayed at a local Japanese family and was treated like a real family member.

     Most of the activities revolved around Shizuoka prefecture south of Tokyo.

    Her homestay experience, Patacsil said, gave her a deeper sense of understanding of the Japanese culture.

    “I am forever grateful to the National Youth Commission, to the Japanese government, especially sa JICE. It was an honor to represent the country, and now that I came back home with lots of learning and knowledge from Japan, I feel like I have this responsibility to start something new, like, for change—kahit sa sarili ko lang muna,” she said. ###

Mass Com senior assumes post of Genre editor-in-chief

    Faith Chlloe Patacsil, Mass Communication senior, is the new editor-in-chief of Genre, the central student publication of Wesleyan University-Phiilippines.

    Two other Mass Communication seniors have assumed top Genre posts – Jomar Silva as operations director and Emmanuel John Pangan, news editor.

    Meanwhile, Dan Gil Maramag, Mass Com junior, has joined the publication as photojournalist. ###

Mass Com students reappointed as CAS publication staffers

   Three senior Mass Communication students have been reappointed as staff member of “The Scribe”, the student publication of the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Cindy Reyes, who was feature editor last year, was appointed as the new associate editor.

    Queenie Rose Herrera, on the other hand, has maintained her post as sports editor, with Ronalee Agustin as staff writer.

    Meanwhile, Maolyn Guevarra, Mass Com junior was named opinion editor, and Dan Gil Maramag, another Mass Com junior, is the publication’s photojournalist. ###

Mass Com writers bag awards in 'Punla 2015'

    Four Mass Communication students won in different categories in “Punla 2015” held last August 29.

    “Punla” is the annua in-house journalism skills training and workshop held by Genre, the central student publication of Wesleyan University-Philippines.

    Jomar Silva, Mass Com senior, won first place in feature writing while Dan Gil Maramag, Mass Com junior, topped the news writing competition.

    Cindy Rees won second place in feature writing and Queenie Rose Herrera came in third in opinion writing. ###

Mass Com Society elects new officers

    The Mass Communication Society elected a new set of officers for School Year 2015-2016.

    Mass Communication junior Gerwyn Vilar is the new president with Ronalee Agustin, Mass Com senior, as vice president.

    The other officers include Celine Marie Pecson, secretary; Majesty Barredo, treasurer; Jomar Silva, auditor; Kennneth San Jose and Kim Jas[per Juatco, business managers; and Maolyn Guevarra and Allyson May Veloso, public relations officers. ###

Mass Com prof recognized by Gapan City

    Mass Communication Prof. Ramon Valmonte was chosen as one of the recipients of the First Gawad ng Dangal ng Lungsod ng Gapan in connection with celebration of Gapan City’s 14th charter anniversary.

    Lawyer Arnold Castro, chair of the screening committee, the award is given to the sons and daughters of the city who have made marks in the community by their exemplary accomplishments in various fields.

    Aside from teaching Mass Communication courses at Wesleyan University-Philippines since the course opened in 1988, Valmonte publishes and edits Nueva Ecija journal, the province’s pioneer online newspaper.

    He has previously received the “Tanging Alay sa Tanging Anak ng Niueva Ecija” for journalism during the commemoration of the First Cry of Nueva Ecija in 2005. ###

Mass Com junior wins NECSL dance tilt

    A junior Mass Communication student ruled the dance sport competition of the Nueva Ecija Collegiate Sports League Season 4 at Araullo University-PHINMA last September 9.

    Jesse John Bocatot and his partner, Lenerlyn Mababa from the College of Nursing and Alllied Medical Sciences, danced three different genres – rumba, cha-cha and jjive in the showdown and solo competitions.

    The Wesleyan pair defeated contestants from the College of Research and Technoloy, College of the Immaculate Concepcion, Manuel V. Gallego Foundation Colleges, Good Samaritan Colleges, General de Jesus College and Eduardo L. Joson College. ###

San Jose wins ‘Birit Pinoy’ title

    A junior Mass Communication major won first place in the “Birit Pinoy” category during the celebration of Buwan ng Wika last August 24.

    Kenneth San Jose bested entries from seven colleges in the university.
He was once a member of the Wesleyan University Concert Chorus. ###

Pecson crowned as Miss CAS 2015

    Celine Marie Pecson,  junior Mass Communication student, was crowned as Miss College of Arts and Sciences 2015 during the college acquaintance party last September 4.

    She beat eight other candidates who vied in the beauty pageant.

    Pecson won four other awards including Best in Production Number, Miss Photogenic, Best in Shorts, and Best In Formal Attire.

    She will be the official entry of the College of Arts and Sciences in the forthcoming Miss Wesleyan 2016 competition in February 2016. ###

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