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Benilde Hailed School Of The Year At The 9th Student Quill Awards

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Benilde Hailed School Of The Year At The 9th Student Quill Awards

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The recently concluded 9th Student Quill Awards, the student arm of the prestigious Philippine Quill Awards, has hailed the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) as the School of the Year with a total of 37 distinctions.

Themed MOVE: Stronger Together, this year’s Quill Awards by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines once again granted its seal of approval to the creative programs and pieces of professionals and students across the country, who showcased the exceptional use of communication in achieving business goals and making a difference in the society.

Out of over 800 entries, the highest in Quill history, IABC’s panel of esteemed industry experts and leaders determined the standout works and campaigns subjected to the global standards in the divisions of Communication Management, Communication Research, Communication Training and Education, and Communication Skills and its sub-categories.

For the student categories, the Benildean Press Corps (BPC), the official student-journalists’ organization of the college; and Ad Astra, the sole student organization tasked to produce the college’s official yearbook, dominated the winning Benildean representative outputs.

BPC took home 10 out of the 11 Excellence Awards granted to the institution. The honorees include A conversation with LGBTQIA+ filmmakers on queer representation by Ralph Regis, Araw ng mga Karapatang Pantao: Ang mga mata ng hustisya by Stefanie Tacugue, Kwentong Pang-Upuan: Bakas by Emmanuel Anthony Rosana and COVIDCOMMS 2021: On the precipice of doom: Philippine art holds its ground by Casey Delvo.

The roster is joined by Shades of Gray: Four Corners by Jella Gonzaga, Dekunstrukt: Relive by Niña Cudal, The Benildean: Translate by Chenelle Navidad, COVIDCOMMS 2021: Kinabukasan by Hannah Barredo and Debunked by Dylan Kirsten Melencion.

Completing the list is BPC’s COVIDCOMMS 2021: Mom’s Space Suit by Isabel Adolor, which garnered the Top Award under the COVIDCOMMS 2021 category. Ad Astra’s Darren Harina likewise received an Excellence Award for #TakeItFromUs: At Home Edition.

BPC likewise obtained several Merit Awards, which were given to Loud and proud: I am part of the LGBTQIA+ Pride by Regis; Dekunstrukt: Shifted by Cudal; Unravel by Navidad, StoryLines by Francis Gatuslao and Kwentong Pang-Upuan: Bakas by Kurt Lucas.

Also included in the roster are Gonzaga for COVIDCOMMS 2021: At the forefront: Different faces, innumerable sacrifices, On the Fifth, IntoStory, and Shades of Gray: Epilogue; Beatrice Quirante for The Benildean: Confined, The Benildean: Restored, and #BPCTheChallenge Recruitment Campaign; and Anne Valmeo for COVIDCOMMS 2021: Karilyon Visual Poetry, World Press Freedom Day 2021 and Independence Day 2021.

Ad Astra likewise won big with Merit Awards for You’re Finally Here: An Open Letter To Graduates and Our Stories by Danize Marie Lukban, Merry Monday – Paubaya by Bernice Arcangel, Taft Times by Monique Veneracion, EMBARK Vol. 6 by Franco Babasa and Marge Robang and Freedom’s Semantic Change: A Cultural Reset by Grant Franzuela.

Other Benildean student-artists who bagged Merit Awards include Benilde Culture and Arts Unit-Cultural Promotions Team members Creesian Skeen Villaruel and Jofamil Sevilleno for Mamulat at Kumilos and Backstage Vol. 6, respectively. Joining the list are Benilde Hive’s Paulette Constantino for Benilde Pride 2021 and Daniella Gaytano for Mabayang Liston: HIV Awareness Webinar.

The Far Eastern University (FEU) placed Second, University of Santo Tomas (UST) was hailed Third, while UST Angelicum College ranked Fourth and the Holy Angel University was Fifth.

For more information about the Philippine Quill Awards as well as this year’s complete list of winners, visit their website and Facebook page.

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