PRSP Launches First-Ever Virtual, Interactive and Nationwide Students’ PR Con

The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) is inviting public relations, communication, marketing and advertising  students all over the country to learn more about decoding the content we consume and preparing in the journey to PR for Good through an informative virtual adventure to the different stages of the content journey in the PRSP Students’ PR Con 2021.

The PRSP Students’ PR Con 2021 is the first-ever virtual, interactive, and nationwide edition of the Students’ PR Congress, the organization’s annual event for students to learn more about the public relations industry from leading practitioners in the field. With the theme “Decoding Content: The Journey to PR for Good”, this year’s Students’ PR Con aims to help participants navigate the new media landscape and tackle the three different stages of the content journey, which are: (1) Capture and Consume, (2) Curate and Converse, and (3) Create and Care.

The first segment, Capture and Consume, aims to address how we contextualize the content that we come across in everyday life to mindfully capture and consume information from different media platforms. The second segment, Curate and Converse, will discuss curating content from reliable sources and starting conscientious and fruitful conversations about topics that matter as a way to fight misinformation and become responsible communicators. The third and final segment, Create and Care, collates all the learnings gained from the previous segments by talking about why creating our own PR for good can show that we care, not only to communicate our messages for self-serving purposes, but to push forward ideas, advocacies and causes that benefit society.

Ferdinand Bondoy, Chairman of PRSP Students’ PR Con and Grand Prix 2021, Board Trustee of PRSP and Regional Integration & Chief Executive Director of COMCO Southeast Asia said, “With shifts in mainstream media and social channels and the emergence of game-changing digital platforms rapidly affecting the behavior of various publics,  we could say that the PR landscape has also drastically changed. And with this change, our next gen practitioners must be well-equipped with the necessary new knowledge as they eventually enter the field and the workforce. And PRSP is bringing this groundbreaking virtual conference to Filipino students from all over the country to serve as one of the biggest venues available for them to gear up for the challenge.”

Joining the PRSP Students' PR Con 2021 are thought leaders and renowned professionals from the communications industry who are set to share their expertise as speakers for the online event. For the Capture and Consume segment, Lynda Jumilla-Abalos of ABS-CBN News Digital will tackle “The News and Information Media” while Peach Natividad of Google, Neil Trinidad of Lazada, and Toff Rada of Tiktok will talk about “Social Media and the Emerging Platforms”.

The Curate and Converse segment will include Yvonne Chua of Vera Files and Luz Rimban of Asian Center for Journalism to discuss “Dissecting Fake News, Trolling, Propaganda and Demolition”, and Dr. Randy Dellosa of Pinoy Big Brother and Carlo Ople of PLDT and Unbox for “Being Digitally Ready and Responsible”. Finally, joining our “Create and Care” segment will be Caroline Veronilla of World Vision, Anna Meloto-Wilk of Human Nature and Cat Trivino of MindNation for the “Forwarding Your Advocacy and Giving Voice for Social Good” discussion. Next set of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Norman Agatep, President of PRSP and President and Managing Director of Grupo Agatep shared, “Students of Communication have always been a significant sector that the PRSP has been reaching out to over the years. As such, we have designed pillar programs that aim to supplement their classroom learning, fuel their interest in public relations, and ignite their desire to pursue careers in our industry, This year's PR Con will give all participants an exclusive glimpse of what their lives as PR professionals could be like.”

Students’ PR Con 2021 is also set to kick-off the upcoming Students’ Grand Prix in January 2022. The upcoming Students’ Grand Prix will be PRSP’s first hack sprint edition of the annual student event and competition. More details will be announced during its launch in the upcoming PR Con. 

The PRSP Students’ PR Con 2021 is supported by Jobstreet as platinum sponsor; Maynilad Water Services as gold sponsor; Converge ICT Solutions as silver sponsor; and Jollibee Foods Corporation, McDonald’s Philippines (Golden Arches Development Corporation), Meralco and SM Supermalls as bronze sponsors. Staging and creative partner is COMCO Southeast Asia while media partners are Adobo Magazine, Class A Magazine, ClickTheCity.com and When in Manila. Entertainment partners are Warner Music Philippines and  PhilPop Musicfest Foundation. 

Student organization partners are PRSSP (Public Relations Student Society of the Philippines) from University of the Philippines - Manila, ADPROS from Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila, Mass Communication Students’ League from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila), Journalism Guild from Cavite State University, HAU Communicators' League from Holy Angel University in Pampanga, SWU Junior Communication Designers Guild from Southwestern University in Cebu, Kapunungan sa mga Mass Communicators from Siliman University in Dumaguete, Josenian AdComm Guild and Josenian Communication Society from San Jose Recoletos University in Cebu and The Society of Student Communicators from Negros Oriental State University in Bacolod.

The PRSP Students’ PR Con 2021 will be happening this November 20, 2021 and students are encouraged to take part in the timely issues and conversations to be discussed in the event. Everyone can register by going to www.prspstudentsprcon.com/register until November 8, 2021 to secure their slots. PRSP’s Students’ PR Con is free but registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, based on allocation per location (NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao) and per school, so register early and don't miss out on the biggest virtual event for students this year. Confirmed registrants will receive an email with a link to access the virtual platform for the event. 

To learn more about the PRSP Students’ PR Con 2021, follow www.facebook.com/studentsprcongress or linkedin.com/company/prsp-students-pr-con-and-grand-prix. For inquiries, please email studentsprcongress@prsp.ph.

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About PRSP

The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) is the country’s premier organization for communication and PR professionals. In its roster are practitioners who represent business and industry, the academe, government, non-profit organizations, and professional services, among others.


Media Contact:

COMCO Southeast Asia (PRSP Students’ PR Con Staging Partner)

Matthew Escosia | matthew.escosia@comco-hq.com

AC Recio | ac.recio@comco-hq.com 


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