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Sunday, July 06, 2008

UP Parser Writing Workshop 2008 1.0

The UP Parser Writing Workshop 2008
1.0: News and Feature Writing

The first-ever writing workshop for UP Parser staffers (and more) is going to be held on July 23, 2008 @ the New CS Building / College of Engineering Library Building / now also known as UP Alumni Engineers Centennial Hall (parang Hall of Justice =) )

For article submition requirements, please see this "Parser Writing Workshop Update" post above.

It starts at 5:30pm and ends at 8pm. This is organized by the Parser Alumni group in cooperation with the current staff heads.

Please register HERE

It is open to the public but due to limited space depending on the room to be reserved priority is given to registrants who are Parser Staff, CS Students, Engineering Students, and UP students, in that order. Parser Alumni are also welcome.

This workshop will focus on News and Feature Writing; other topics will be considered for future workshops.


5:30-5:40 Introduction / UP Parser History
5:40-6:00 Qualities of a Leader (by Jonel Uy)
6:00-6:45 News Writing Workshop (led by Phillip Kimpo Jr.)
6:45-7:30 Features Writing Workshop (led by Phillip Kimpo Jr.)
7:30-7:45 Open Forum

About the Panelists

Phillip Kimpo Jr.
Head Panelist

Phillip served as The UP Parser's Editor-in-Chief for the academic years 2004-05 and 2005-06, helping resurrect the then-dead publication. During his term, Parser emerged as the foremost publication in the College of Engineering, releasing seven issues with more or less a total circulation of 3000 copies, many of which were in full color and tabloid size. During this time, Parser's signature line was permanently etched in DCS history: We don't just write programs; we write.

Phillip graduated from the Department of Computer Science in 2006, and was cited as an Outstanding Representative by the UP Alliance of Computer Science Students (UP CS Network). He currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and website manager.

Phillip is a member of LIRA (Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo), an organization of poets writing in Filipino under the aegis of National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario (a.k.a. Rio Alma). He is a founding member of KATAS (Kalipunan ng mga Taga-Sining para sa Lipunan). He was a Fellow for the 9th UST National Writers' Workshop and the 2007 LIRA Poetry Clinic. He serves as a staffer for the Bulawan Online literary journal.

In his high school and grade school days, Phillip won 1st place in newswriting in the national, NCR, and Quezon City levels of schools press conferences.

Phillip is currently finishing his first book of personal essays, Corsair of Cordillera Street. Visit him at

Ia Lucero

Adelaida Sophia Marie Lucero, or "Ia" for short is an accomplished web designer, editor, and freelance writer. She graduated cum laude from the Department of Computer Science in 2006.

Ia served as The UP Parser's Associate Editor for the academic years 2004-05 and 2005-06, and was more than an integral part in the publication's "resurrection years." She was also cited as an Outstanding Student Representative by the UP Alliance of Computer Science Students (UP CS Network).

Ia is one of the Philippines' emerging web designers, having crafted masterpieces for Praise Music Philippines, Bradford Shoes, and around a dozen sites for the UK-based Splashpress Media network.

Ia is the web designer and a staffer of the Bulawan Online literary journal. One of her WordPress themes won runner-up honors in a recent international design contest. Her personal and portfolio site, was a Finalist for Best Technology Blog in the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards.

In high school, Ia represented the National Capital Region in the National Schools Press Conference, having won 2nd in copyreading in the regional level.

Aside from web designing, she currently manages, edits, and writes for several of Splashpress Media's and Toronto-based Enthropia Inc.'s major websites.

Jonel Uy

Jonel is the co-founder of The UP Parser back in 1999. He also served as its Associate Editor and Business Manager among others. He worked with different software companies in the IT industry until 2007. He is now into freelance web & software development/consulting. He does this while juggling a lot of things like stock trading, starting a business, surfing, blogging (travel, food, photo), and helping out in giving Parser another push. =)

Cai Abbass

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1 Comment/s:

Blogger Jase said...

this is pretty interesting! the speakers' credentials are amazing. i can't wait to go to this event. :)

7/06/2008 3:54 PM  

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