Filipina journalism student bags press plum at Asia World Model United Nations

  • Alodia Berzel Laguardia, a freshman student from UST, received the press award in Bali, Indonesia
  • She won the award together with her partner from Indonesia
  • Laguardia was among the 1,221 delegates who were tasked to solve a global issue through research, drafting, and debate to pass a suitable resolution

A journalism student from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has brought honor to the country after winning the Best News Article of International Press at the Asia World Model United Nations III.

Image by UST via Facebook

Alodia Berzel Laguardia, a freshman student from the UST – Faculty of Arts and Letters, received the press award after participating in the event, which is a simulation of an actual United Nations conference, last November 13 to 16 in Bali, Indonesia.

According to a report from UST, Laguardia was partnered with Indonesia’s Amadis Triazora to carry out a task to present two news bulletins and a final report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes.

Their articles were then evaluated by MD Shakhawat Hossain and Mayang Lestari, the Editor-in-Chief and the Editor of the International press, respectively, the report said.

Laguardia was among the 1,221 delegates who were tasked to solve a global issue through research, drafting, and debate to pass a suitable resolution.

Image by UST via Facebook

The delegates were selected to represent 21 councils from the General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, Regional Bodies and Crisis Committee, and the Specialized Agencies where the International press with 22 journalists of international News channels reside.

The simulation was dubbed: The implementations of World’s Agenda 2030.

Her school expressed pride on Laguradia’s feat as UST announced her success on Facebook last November 27, 2019. “Journalism freshie wins Best News Article plum in Asia World Model United Nations conference in Bali. Alodia Berzel Laguardia won the plum with her partner, Amadis Triazora, from Indonesia. Congratulations, Alzel!”