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Who are the speakers for the science journo workshop; coordinated by the BINN?

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KALIBO, Aklan- The Boracay Island News Network (BINN) in cooperation with the Science and Technology Information Institute—Department of Science and Technology, the Aklan Provincial Science and Technology Office, and the office of Kalibo Councilor Phillip Kimpo, will be holding a science journalism workshop on July 25–26 this year.

Around 50 campus journalists aged 15–17 are expected to grace the said workshop, dubbed “Science Journo Ako goes to Aklan; Creating Engaging Science Stories through Multi Media Platforms.’

Based on the information received by the BINN, the speakers include Krixia Subingsubing, the science beat reporter of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Aileene Camille Dimatatac, a professor at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Subingsubing will discuss science news and feature writing, while Dimatatac showcases the basic principles of photography and photojournalism.

Rodulfo De Guzman, chief of the communication resources division, heads the STII-DOST group together with Allan Mauro Marfal and Rachel Rieza. Marfal will talk about social media content creation, while Rieza will demonstrate the STII’s editing software.

This is the second time that Jun Aguirre, the executive producer of BINN, has brought the science journalism workshop to Kalibo. The first was in 2017, but the focus then was on media practitioners and information officers.

Earlier, Councilor Kimpo had filed a resolution at the Sanguniang Bayan urging the DOST to conduct science journalism in this town.

“The DOST-STII’s existing advocacy program is a perfect fit with the desire and current efforts of this municipality to be a hotbed of campus journalism and a birthplace of the country’s finest media practitioners in the future,” Kimpo said.