Student sports writers from Davao region receives two-day training on sports journalism as the Philippine Sports Commission launches its sports journalism seminar dubbed ‘Communicate Sports’ at The Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City today.
 
Around 300 high school students are projected to take part in the workshop that will focus on the fundamentals of sport journalism as well as social media ethics.
 
No less than PSC Chairman William Ramirez will give the inspirational message during the opening ceremony this morning.
 
The youth sector really has a special spot in the heart of the PSC chief, “President Duterte gave specific instructions to take care of the youth through sports.  I am with him on that, and that is what we have been doing in the PSC for the past years.”  It would be recalled that the child-centered and UNESCO-acclaimed Children’s Games is a brainchild of Ramirez, like this sports journalism seminar for the youth.
 
Mindanao oversight PSC official, Commissioner Charles Maxey, bared that, “the seminar aims to promote the Philippine sports scene to the future media practitioners here in Mindanao.”
 
“We also hope to instill in them a sense of responsibility in carrying a positive message to society through sports,” added Maxey.
 
Respected journalism professors Ed Fernandez and Dr. Gemima Valderrama, together with Dr. Serg Opeña and veteran journalist and Sun Star Davao editor Marianne Saberon-Abalayan will lead the sessions in the event.
 
School professors and officials from the Department of Education from Davao Region have also confirmed their participation in the event.
 
“Communicate Sports” will also be held in the next months in Batangas for Luzon and in a still undisclosed province for Visayas.