The University of Negros Occidental –Recoletos shined bright at the Regional Schools Press Conference 2019 at Iloilo National High School Last Nov. 21-23 and 28-30, 2019. UNO-R is named as 3rd Best Performing School in the Region. In the Individual contests (Secondary), UNO-R is named 3rd Best Performing School; in the Group contests (Secondary), UNO-R is 3rd, Overall Best Performing School. The Secondary (SHS) Winners and Participants are Melody Joy Lumauag – Feature English – Champion, NSPC Qualifier; John Lester Trafiero in Sports English is 5th; Noah Cambal in Copyreading and Headline Writing Filipino placed 6th ; (DSPC winners) – Therese Dedoroy in Copyreading and Headline Writing English; Khezia Paula Dumala-os – Editorial Cartooning English; Joshua Steven Calvo – News English ; Josh Aldrich Diola – SciTech English; Hazel Herida – Editorial Filipino.

In Radio English (group) – Ellio Grecco Haro; Briela Fe Mariquit; Ivan Caminian; and Mary Grace Navales. Nemd as 3rd Best News Presenters are Richel Corpes; Mary Rea Angely Gulmatico; John Paul Pahamutang. The group placed 5th in Scriptwriting and 5th in Overall TV Filipino (Group); Sean Olvido is 6th Best Anchor; Althea Barin is 7th Best Anchor; Bianca Belle Grometes is 3rd Best News Presenter; Azriel Martin Padernal is 7th Best News Presenter; John Leigh Defante is 10th Best News Presenter; Thea Angela Ebon and Joellan Arlos are 4th Most Promising Video Journalist, 4th Place Technical Application, 6th Place Scriptwriting, 6th Best Infomercial, 4th Place Overall. (news from Mr. Jude Xerxes Herbolario, RMT, LPT)