Top Journalism Paper and Editor

Retired Prof. Emma Baban Keith visited my wife yesterday to hand her a 1979 Mountain Collegian newspaper which had the headline “Mountain Collegian, Best College Paper in Region 1”. The reason she took all the trouble to bring it to Grace was that the editor-in-chief of the newspaper was me. I took home the distinction of being the best editor in chief.

I remember that time. Proud of what we accomplished, then Dr. Rodolfo Abastilla gathered the trophies and plaques won and brought these to then BSU president Dr. Bruno Santos who said

“What will I do with those, put them in the bodega?”

It was sad day.

My staff during that time were Richard Lapia (deceased), Elmer Masidong (deceased), Claro Esoen. They became prominent national newsreporters.

I moved on to write for the international arena.


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