Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Call for Admission and Scholarship applications for Diploma in Multimedia Journalism

Quezon City, 2 December 2011. ACFJ now accepts applications for admission and scholarship for the Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. The deadline is Wednesday, 15 February 2012 for the 2012 offering which begins in May.

The Diploma in Multimedia Journalism (DMJ) is a one-year program seeking to provide Asian working journalists with a broad perspective and the practical skills to undertake cross-platform multimedia journalistic projects.

Admission is limited to 15 students. Scholarship grants are available to Asian journalists on a competitive basis.

The program comprises seven courses, including a capstone project, as follows:

Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism: provides an overview of the theories and practices of multimedia journalism.

Newsgathering for Multimedia: seeks to develop and sharpen the students’ abilities to gather and report news for the multimedia format.

Mobile Journalism: Mobile Journalism trains students to employ a variety of tools and technologies to report news in a fully multimedia manner.

Convergence Theory: discusses changing journalistic practices including new techniques for visual framing and composition, audio production, and efficient content delivery.

Multi Platform Practice: seeks to further develop the students’ core skills in multimedia reporting such as blogging, social networking, digital audio and podcasting, as well as shooting and editing of digital photos and videos.

Interactive Media Literacy: allows students to learn and reflect on theories and practices in media literacy on an interactive platform.

Multimedia Journalism Project: is the capstone course that allows students to produce a major multimedia story under the guidance of an adviser.

The Diploma in Multimedia Journalism, a distance learning program via the Internet, has been specially designed to allow working journalists to study and work at the same time. The courses are conducted either entirely online or using a fusion of online and on-campus methods, i.e. hybrid courses

Application forms for admission and scholarships are available for download at (under Resources) or upon request. Send email to:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Finalists of the Dr. Juan Escandor Search for Best Human Rights Teaching in the Municipality of Gubat

Congratulations to the following finalists of the Dr. Juan Escandor Search for Best Human Rights Teaching in the Municipality of Gubat:

Ms. Peachie Aricheta - Bagacay Elementary School
Mr. Marlon Panuga - Gubat North Central School
Ms. Evelyn Farenas - Carriedo Elementary School
Mr. Joseph Escober - Patag Elementary School
Ms. Marlyn Gerona - Aguinaldo Elementary School
Ms. Amelia Deyto - Gubat North Central School

They submitted the best lesson plans integrating human rights concepts. Yesterday, they all had a demo teaching executing their lesson plans at Gubat South Central School.

The judges yesterday were Mr Florencio Bermundo, Prof. Mila Ragos, and Fr. Gerry del Prado. We will announce soon the the top three winners. The awarding will be on Dec 15, at the opening of the Christ the King Christmas celebration.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Gift-giving by the parish

The Parish of St Anthony de Padua will be giving gifts this Christmas to indigent families. If you want to help, you can send secondhand clothes, toys, food to the parish. For inquiries, you can call Ms Lulu at 311-1677 or Maam Del at 0933-3697406.

Job opening: Community Empowerment Program Coordinator

The Office for Community Development of Arellano University is in need of a Program Coordinator for its community Empowerment Program. Interested applicants may contact and submit application letter and resume to Ms. Andreline D. Ansula, OIC Director, of Office for Community Development, Rm. 2 Elementary Building, Arellano University, Legarda Campus or call Tel no. 7347371 loc. 238 c/o Lerma Lazarte or Lyndy Berdin or email to

job Description: Community Empowerment Program
1. Shall coordinate with partner communities regarding planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of AU activities in their area in coordination with different institutes.
2. Shall formulate systems to ensure Arellano's collaborated efforts are directly benefiting partner communities
3. Shall develop/write concept papers/project proposals to CEP.
4. Shall prepare modules and conduct community-based workshop and trainings in coordination with ComDev Coordinators of concerned institutes.
5. Shall facilitate/assist partner communities in the process of developing community projects.
6. Shall undertake collaboration and coordination work with partner community and develop/forge AU partnership with existing and target partner communities.
•Liaise with community representative and explore/plan projects with them.
•Assist in organizing and implementing activities of the communities.
•Coordinate Arellano efforts in communities.
1. Shall facilitate/coordinate training and ComDev activities with partner communities.
• Conduct field visits and integrate with the community
2. Shall submit documentation of activities and progress/accomplishment reports tot eh Director/supervisor.
3. Shall support and coordinate with other staff members for other projects of the office.
4. Shall perform other duties assigned by the office Supervisor and/or Director.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Get-together of Gubatnons in Manila

SARUNG BANGGI: An Acoustic Night! :)

When: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Time: 6PM - 1:30AM
Where: My Bro's Mustache, Sct. Tuazon cor. Sct. Madrinan, Timog, QC (Near Shell Station)

Ticket: PhP 150. For inquiries and reservation, please call/text: 09175574205/09228625919.

Proceeds of the concert will be used for environmental management workshop of Burugkos, Inc in coastal barangays in Gubat, Sorsogon; capacity building seminars, Career Orientation Program for high school students, Rizal Day Clean-up 2012 and other projects.