St. Paul University Iloilo has been actively participating in the ABS-CBN Inter-school Newscasting Competition since it began in 2003. Its first school champion, Mark Desello (ABMC 2004), who also emerged third place in the said tilt, was once a reporter for the local television station.
In its 10th year of searching for the next student newscaster, the university through the AB Mass Communication Department conducted auditions last July 23 and 25, 2012. The endeavor aimed to scout for Paulinian news presenters who could best represent the school. Over fifty students from various departments and colleges took part in the screenings. The selected student-finalists shall battle it out in the Intra-school Contest on August 6, 2012 at the Big IMC.
It was three years ago when a Paulinian emerged triumphant in the Inter-school Level. Hopefully, this year, someone from the university could repeat the feat of El Maico Armada.