The Development Communication and Information Office of Central Philippines State University, headed by Dr. Flora Carpio in partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform Negros Occidental 2 conducted a training-workshop on agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) success stories through radio drama, short film, and Documentary on February 22-24 at Mount Ballo Hall in CPSU main campus.
The activity was one of the programs of the two agencies to better capacitate young students in their God-given crafts and amplify the implementation of different agrarian reform programs of DAR in southern Negros Occidental covering Bago City down to Hinoba-an town.
During the three-day training workshop, 20 selected students from different colleges and DAR delegates underwent a fast-paced conceptualization of ideas and delivery of outputs on radio drama scriptwriting and short film using all the available resources.
Students were divided into three groups: Marasakit Group, TeamBoc Group, and TEAM C.
Judging the presentation of each group were Dr. Enrique Paderes, Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer 1 of DAR Negros Occidental 2, Dr. Flora Carpio, CAS language instructor and DCIO Director, and Jeprox Lingamen, faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Several student-participants bagged awards from DAR and CPSU for their best radio drama stint during the presentation. The awardees were Jeanwin Belera, Mary Ann Pepito, Rosemhay Calipong, Rommel Alonzagay, Asiel John Palabrica, and Reymund Titong.
During the activity, DAR also showcased their short film entitled, “Stop Ariendo.” This is in response to the call of the agency against the illegal sale and transfer of land being awarded to agrarian reform beneficiaries.
TeamBoc featured the life story of CPSU President, Dr. Aladino Moraca that focused on his character of being goal-driven.
Meanwhile, Team Marasakit and Team C featured the success stories of the ARBs highlighting the spirit of being sturdy amidst diverse hurdles that seem to cripple their will-power and optimism to push through and overcome life’s obstacles.
Dr. Fernando Abello, vice president for Academic Affairs, earlier said that training like this would help students gain a higher level of learning, develop a new set of skills that would broaden their opportunities, and condition young students as products of the University who can contend with other leading universities in the country.
Likewise, DAR Negros Occidental 2 team leader Drexel Pajarilla said that the core purpose of the activity was to use this as an avenue where people can converge and plan for sustainable and productive programs beneficial to the community anchored on the objectives of DAR.*