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The Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity (APB) -University of the Philippines College of Law and Libra Law (Libarios and Partners) present SIYASAT 2023: the 3rd Ditto Sarmiento Journalism Cup Media Forum and Closing Ceremony, happening on OCTOBER 13, FRIDAY, at the UP Institute of Biology Auditorium.

The Ditto Sarmiento Journalism Cup (DSJC) is one of the biggest annual journalism contests in the country.

The annual DSJC aims not only to determine the best young journalists in the country, but more importantly, to inspire and instill among them the values of free and responsible journalism ― a hallmark of any democratic society.

This year, the DSJC, which has over 2000 contestants, will have its on-site closing ceremony, where an awarding will cap off the Nationwide Search for Ten Outstanding Young Journalists, the Visual Journalism Contests, and the Gawad Ditto Sarmiento.

There will also be a Media Forum and Lecture Series, with the following speakers:

Media Forum (10:30 AM)

  • Ms. Mara Cepeda
    • Philippines Correspondent at The Straits Times
    • Former Reporter, Rappler
  • Mr. Daniel Daiz
    • Former Editor in Chief, Philippine Collegian
  • Mr. RJ Suarez
    • President, National Alliance of Youth Leaders

Lecture Series (1:30PM)

  • Mr. Archie Bergosa
    • Editor in Chief, Explained PH
  • Ms. Pia Ranada
    • Community Head, Rappler
    • Former Senior Reporter, Rappler
  • ADG Jonathan Malaya
    • Assistant Director General, National Security Council
    • Former Undersecretary/Spokesperson, DILG

Closing Program and Awarding (4:00PM)

  • Mr. Ed Lingao
    • Reporter/Anchor, TV5

Media partners, news crews, reporters, writers, bloggers, and journalists are invited to cover the said event.

Contact Person:

Gabriel Valeriano Alvarez


Media Relations Head and Vice Chancellor for Special Projects

3rd DSJC Ditto Sarmiento Journalism Cup



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