Sibya 2013: The 2nd Northern Mindanao Student Communicators Congress (NORMISCCON)

The Crusader Publication, the official student publication of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan and the XU Development Communication Department had jointly organized SIBYA: The 2nd Northern Mindanao Student Communicators Congress (NORMISCCON) last February 28, 2013 at SM City, Cagayan de Oro. The congress’ theme was “Investigative Reporting for the Informed Choice.”


The forum highlighted the power of investigative journalism together with social media and how it changes the way people come up with the informed choice, especially in the election season. Jiggy Manicad, one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of 2012 and host of GMA News and Current Affair’s Reporters Notebook, a leading investigative news magazine show and Justin Joyas, producer of YouScoop, GMA’s citizen journalism arm, were the keynote speakers. They discussed how social media can empower citizen journalism.

SIBYA was open to communications majors, student journalists, social media-savvy professionals and adults, and everyone interested in the forums.

Photos by The Crusader Publication