The Student Publication unit is headed by the designated Student Publication Adviser together with the Editor-in-chief duly selected from the staff members of the ABM paper.
The ABM staff shall be selected through competitive written and oral examination held on the last week of the second semester for senior staffers, and the third week of the first semester for the rest of the staffers.
The following criteria are to be used to select the new staffers, namely: examinations, relevant previous experience, work ethics and values. The same criteria will be used to designate the old staffers to positions with due consideration to their performance rating in the previous semester/s.
Point weighted average is by percentage which is as follows:
Written examination 40%
Oral examination (Personal Interview) 30%
Relevant previous experience (and/or performance rating) 20%
Work Ethics and Values 10%
The following criteria for the oral examination are to used to select the student applicants, namely:
Fluency of verbal expression - 10%
Values/judgement analysis - 15%
Personal traits - 5%
Appointment of the Staffers
A work contract is issued to the ranking students in the form of an appointment paper which states the specification of function of the position in the Editorial Staff including tuition, scholarship, honorarium and other benefits which are given to deserving staffers. The appointment paper is issued to the student by the Dean for Student Affairs as approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and duly signed by the student “in confirmed” of the conditions stated in the appointment paper.
The Student Publication unit gives student on-the-job training in news writing , editing , photography, and advertising. Moreover, it is contemplated in the future as an on-line news center that serves as the community guide like listing of restaurants, hotels, apartments, transportation, campus maps and eco-tourist spot or places to go within the vicinity of the school.
Working in accordance with the issued guidelines of campus/student journalism, this unit updates student journalist on the current trends in newspaper writing by recommending to the student body and the College administration the attendance of the student delegates to different symposia, seminars and lectures of the same nature. It also assists current staffers in the screening of interested student wishing to take an active part in the College student publication.
A yearly competitive examination is conducted to determine the members of Editorial Staff of the student publication. The College President through the Dean of Student Affairs creates the Selection Committee whose members shall include a faculty member, an administrative staff, a practicing journalist, and a former member of the editorial staff of the Student of Publication.
The publication obtains its finances from the student population through the Student Publication Fee- the amount of which is fixed and determined by the Board of Trustees.
Republic Act 7079 also known as the Campus Journalism Act and the Rules and Regulations Governing Organized Student Activities serve as the basic guideline of the student organ.
Nature of Publication
NSCA may allow the publication of journals, magazines, and other periodical by the student subject to the approval of College President. All such publication shall be under the general supervision of the Dean/s of the School/s concerned, and shall reflect the goals and objectives of the College.