IN LINE with the celebration of its 38-year anniversary, the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural, and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) inducted the officers of the newly-formed NOPSSCEA Press Club.
The creation of the press club aims to strengthen its partnership with various organizations to ensure that NOPSSCEA will be at par with its counterparts across the country.
NOPSSCEA headed by its president Ryan Mark Molina of STI-West Negros University, who is also the Western Visayas PRISSAA president, inducted the NOPSSCEA Press Club officers.
Elected as club president is Jerome Galunan Jr of Watchmen Daily Journal; Owen Bayog of Negros Daily Bulletin as Vice-President; and Yves Montecillo of RMN-DYHB as Secretary.
The members of the board of directors are Jeremiah ‘Mymy’ Alagaban – Watchmen Daily Journal; James Toga – Negros Daily Bulletin; Henceboy Cestina – DYRL Abyan Radyo; Mary Liza Yorac – Kapawa News; Henry Doble – SunStar Bacolod; Stephen Tan – Negros Weekly; and Visayan Daily Star’s Allen del Carmen, Nida Buenafe, and Mark Garcia.
Molina and NOPSSCEA Auditor Dr. Jose Lizael Lampinez of John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Bacolod are the club advisers.
“We envisioned NOPSSCEA to commit and intensify partnership and collaboration among member schools through education, culture, sports and social responsibilities. We wanted to strengthen NOPSSCEA’s core values of spirituality, compassion, excellence, nationalism and teamwork,” shared Molina.
For Galunan, he also said that the creation of the NOPSSCEA Press Corps is historical.
“We, sport journs have been covering NOPSSECA for decades and written many related stories. We have been NOPSSCEA’s partner in promoting its programs for years and have turned big leagues’ radars on NOPSSCEA’s top athletes. Some of them have already donned the national colors,” he added.