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Mass Media Awareness Movement 2016

Mass media awareness month bridges industry and academe

The College of Mass Communication Student Council (CMCSC) this February will hold a month-long campaign to raise awareness on recent media issues in an attempt to link the industry with the academe.

Under the Mass Media Awareness Movement, the month will be stocked with events under the theme, “Retrospective x Prospective,” a way of looking back to the past in order to move forward.

Launching February 2, a series of events will be held that will suggest new and revolutionary ways to bring the media to the students, and vice versa.

Separated into four parts, each week will attempt to view the media in different perspectives, ranging from the students to the whole landscape of media.

Week one features “Ansaveh?” a talkshow to raise the discourse on the topic of popular culture. The experimental program will directly involve media personalities discussing the way they conduct themselves and the content they create in the process.

Mass Media Awareness Movement 2016

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Following that week, a communication bootcamp will be held. The week-long event aims to introduce different and unorthodox ways of teaching the practice of media and communication to student.

The third week will shift the focus to the media industry, in which recent issues will be brought to light in media situationers that will bring the discussion of recent phenomena to the academe and the students.

To cap it off, a Media Students Summit will be held, congregating neophyte media practitioners and communication students to finally shift the lens to the retrospective—viewing the present with knowledge of the past. The summit will encourage concrete action, urging the participants to think critically about the past and future.

The grand summit is slated to run on February 27, and will gather at least 450 students and newbie media practitioners across the nation.

Mark Hodgsen Trampoline Park PH

Trampoline Park: Coming Soon to Manila!

Trampoline Park, the giant warehouse filled with dozens of unique trampoline “mats” stretching from wall-to-wall, will soon hit Manila! Jump, fly and bounce. Go crazy!

The Trampoline Park experience will be similar to this:

This is the cool experience my brothers and I had been talking about last year! Awesomesauce! The famous American concept has become a global craze in recent years, with over 350 Trampoline Parks in the U.S, Europe.

The first Trampoline Park in the Philippines is set to open in the Portal, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong (off EDSA near Shaw Blvd). The Park will offer an amazing flying adventure featuring an open jumping court, Dodgeball and Volleyball courts for exciting gravity-defying sports, special fitness and Zumba classes performed on Trampolines, and even Basketball lanes for slam-dunking. Yep, even kids can finally experience how the pros do it, but in style!

Mark Hodgsen Trampoline Park PH

“We will have basketball slam-dunk competitions every week!”, says Mark Hogsden, co-founder of Trampoline Park Philippines. “The beauty about Trampoline Park is that—it will to be the first and only place in town where everyone – even Filipino kids will be able to slam-dunk for their very first time!”


Trampoline Park is currently offering a limited edition of ‘Founders Membership Cards’, only for the first 500 customers who choose to avail it. The exclusive card will provide customers with a guaranteed 50% off for flying at Trampoline Park anytime on weekdays. So, if you’re looking for a place where your high-flyin’ spirit can jump, bounce, flip and even slam-dunk – Trampoline Park will be the place for you. To find out more, sign up for the newsletter at

Personally, I’m just so excited to check out Trampoline Park.

UST Varsitarian Inkblots 2015 Poster

UST Varsitarian to hold 17th Inkblots journalism conference

UST Varsitarian Inkblots 2015 Poster

The Varsitarian, the 87-year-old official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, will be hosting the 17th edition of Inkblots, the annual UST national campus journalism conference and fellowship. Inkblots will be held on Dec. 1 to 3, 2015 at Thomas Aquinas Research Complex in UST.

This year’s Inkblots theme is “Rise Beyond the Norm,” with speakers talking about how budding writers and journalists can rise above the constraints posed by the practice of journalism in the campus setting.

Inkblots speakers will share their expertise in doing good journalism in the digital era, through sessions in news writing, feature writing, sports writing, and photojournalism, among others.

Speakers include author Eros Atalia for Filipino Journalism, ABS-CBN reporter Christian Esguerra for news writing, Tempo Entertainment editor Nestor Cuartero for feature writing, and ABS-CBN Photographer and Editor Jun Sepe for photojournalism.

A registration fee of P1,500 (inclusive of fellowship kit, food and freebies) will be charged. Limited slots are available to campus journalists and writers, as well as campus paper advisers, on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Varsitarian will hold opening cocktails on Dec. 1 and a fellowship dinner on Dec. 3, during which the winners of the First UST National Campus Journalism Awards (UNCJA), will be announced.

The UNCJA is endowed by retired Washington lawyer Julio Macaranas, a former editor in chief of the Varsitarian, in honor of his late mother Mercedes Macaranas, who taught him how to write.

For more information, visit the Varsitarian office at Room 105, Tan Yan Kee Student Center, UST, España, Manila, or contact 406-1611 loc. 8235, 09273251557 (Globe), 09059524437 (Globe). Those interested may also email [email protected].

UP Broadcaster's Guild Connect 2015

Catch TAGISAN 2015: Media Connected in November

It’s time to get out of our comfort zone, reach out and connect!

The first and only socio-civic organization in UP Diliman’s College of Mass Communication, the UP Broadcasters’ Guild will be celebrating its 17th year this year through an event with the theme, Connect.

UP Broadcaster's Guild Connect 2015

TAGISAN 2015: Media Connected

TAGISANis an annual competition for high school students which tackles issues related to Philippine media. The contest aims to promote media literacy among high school students and equip them with the basic skills and knowledge needed to use the media. For the first time since its inception, TAGISAN will be offering students a series of seminar-workshops along with its annual quiz competition on Philippine media this November.

The UP Broadcasters’ Guild hopes that this would help them to appreciate the Philippine media more, and encourage them to enter the field of mass communication.

The event will be held at the University of the Philippines Diliman on November 14, 2015, Saturday, from 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.


This event is sponsored by the Universal Robina Corporation.

Kango Express Homepage

Kango Express Set to Launch in Manila

First Telstra announced that the telecoms company will be launching in the Philippines soon. Now Kango Express will be available to Filipinos very soon!

Online shoppers rejoice! Kango Express will be ready to do business in the Philippines on October 28th!

Have you ever bought items from U.S. or European merchants that were never available in the Philippines? The trouble with ordering online from overseas merchants is that items can cost an arm and a leg when you take international shipping and customs fees into consideration.

Kango Express Homepage

Shipping services like Kango Express promises to improve your shopping experience through better value services like shipment resizing and consolidation. Kango Express is a world class package forwarding service based in the United States that enables consumers to purchase their favorite consumer goods from online stores in the United States and Europe and have them delivered to their home or office in the Philippines or nearly anywhere in the world.

Kango Express takes online shopping to the next level since it offers US- and UK-based shipping addresses to allow Filipinos to find the item they want at the price they can afford. Registration is free and currently the company is offering a 20% discount on customers’ first order.

Kango Express can save its customers an average of 30-60% on their shipping costs through Kango’s leading resizing service. Unlike other competitors, Kango doesn’t charge for the service, add extra processing time or require minimum volume savings to resize your packages.

Benefits of using Kango Express service:

  • Warehouses in both the U.S. and U.K.
  • Unique model offering both Direct express service to 200+ countries as well as Consolidation service in a growing number of countries
  • Free resizing of packages to reduce cost 30-60% on average
  • Free hold service
  • Free registration
  • Payment by credit card or Paypal
  • Buying service (coming soon)
  • Refer-a-Friend bonus
  • In house freight forwarding company allowing Kango to control the whole transportation process as well as accommodating larger shipments
  • Excellent customer service (consolidation countries also offer local customer service)
  • Competitive pricing and delivery times

As an avid fan of online shopping, I can’t wait to see how great Kango Express’ service really is! Let’s stay tuned!

Merlee Jayme Speaker DLSU SMC 2015

Catch Industry Leaders at 2015 Student Media Congress

Excited about the 2015 Student Media Congress? You should be.

On Day 1 of the much-awaited Student Media Congress, guests can catch these leaders in today’s Philippine media:

Merlee Jayme Speaker DLSU SMC 2015

Merlee Jayme, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of DM9 Jayme Syfu, is an advertising powerhouse. She had worked at some of the world’s biggest agencies, from ACE SAATCHI & SAATCHI to BBDO Guerrero. Before starting her agency, she was the Executive Creative Director of BBDO Guerrero.

Donald Patrick Lim Speaker DLSU SMC 2015

Donald Lim, one of the event’s plenary speakers, is the Chief Digital Officer of network giant ABS-CBN Corporation. He completed MBA at Murdoch University, and received his Doctor in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Considered as a digital marketing pioneer in the country, he was founding president of the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines.

pia hontiveros speaker DLSU SMC 2015

Possibly one of the most well-known among the plenary speakers, broadcast journalist Pia Hontiveros is currently chief correspondent for CNN Philippines. Prior to this she had been a correspondent for ABS-CBN News Channel.

These are just three of the long list of plenary speakers who will inspire students at the event. Even with only these people graciously offering sound advice, I think the Php 1,200 ticket is already a good deal! See you guys on October 16-17!

Student Media Congress 2015

DLSU to hold 2015 Student Media Congress on October 16-17

Experience the exciting world of media through a two-day congress on October 16-17, 2015 that will take place in De La Salle University-Manila.

Student Media Congress 2015


The 3rd annual Student Media Congress (SMC) has opened its gates once more, welcoming students and media practitioners to a dynamic event composed of plenary talks and competing and non-competing workshops tackling various topics on status quo and innovation. The Congress team will once again summon an army of media experts to share knowledge that can be created through the transformation of experience. With the theme ”Experiencing Media Dynamics”, the SMC will challenge the delegates to think about how they can reach their audiences through all the different senses and make them experience what the landscape has to offer.

Hurry! Register at by August 19, 2015 to gain entry to the event for only Php1,000 pesos. Regular registration costs Php1,200 pesos and begins on August 17 and ends September 5, 2015.

For inquiries, contact the Secretariat Team at [email protected].