By: KRISTINE AGUSTIN and BEA RONIO photo grabbed from the official Facebook account of Ramon “Bong” Osorio Former communications department chair Ramon ‘Bong’ Osorio passed away on Thursday due to brain tumor, according to ABS-CBN. He was 66. Osorio is an alumnus of the University's Communication Arts degree program and has been a part of student publications, The Flame and Varsitarian. He served as an academician in the University and the department chair of Communication and Media Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Letters for 17 years. As an educator, Osorio was a recipient of the Agora award for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Education from the Philippine Marketing Association in 2002 and The Outstanding Thomasian ALumni or TOTAL Award in 2003. The public relatio
by JANIS JOPLIN MOISES DELEGATES FROM participating Southeast Asian countries showcased their documentary productions on the last day of the collaborative video project, De-Centralized Asian Transnational Challenges (D’CATCH) 2020, hosted by the Communication Arts Students’ Association (CASA). “So basically, what we wanted to do is invite all of these media students from the different countries, participating countries and find a way of mixing their cultures, their skills and the craft of media, and how they can collaborate well enough to produce seamless videos” CASA President and D’CATCH Officer in Charge Voltaire Avendaño said. D’CATCH was attended by media students from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. They were divided into five groups and were given th
by KRISTINE ERIKA AGUSTIN photo by MARLOU JOSEPH BON-AO/ THE FLAME THE COMMUNICATION Arts Students' Association launched the fourth iteration of its six-day cross-cultural project, De-Centralized Asian Transnational Challenges (d'CATCH) Project, on Monday. The event, which aims to promote intercultural communication and collaboration among Asian media students, is attended by delegates from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The delegates will mount a video production anchored on the prefix "trans-" which opened up themes such as Translanguage, Translate, Transfigure, Transient, and Transportation during the brainstorming session. "I almost thought this will not push through because of the [novel coronavirus] scare but I am glad we are all here," Assoc. Prof.
by JUSTIN LIM and JANIS JOPLIN MOISES GMA REPORTER, host, and award-winning filmmaker Cesar Apolinario, a Communication Arts alumnus, succumbed to lymphoma on Friday, Dec. 13. Apolinario was diagnosed with cancer in August and was admitted on Nov. 12 due to sepsis and pneumonia, according to GMA News. Apolinario graduated with a degree in Communication Arts at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) in 1998. He worked abroad for two years to fund his studies and continued to work various jobs while studying, he stated in his interview with GMA. He also worked as a cameraman-researcher, his early foray into his broadcasting career, before pursuing television reporting and documentary hosting on shows such as I-Witness, Brigada,
CREDIBILITY is the currency of a good journalist. This was the message of seasoned radio presenters to media students from different universities during the fifth Podcast Convention (PodCon) held March 23 and 24 at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex. Atty. Rudolph Jularbal, general counsel of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), stressed that media practitioners must strive to be accurate and credible for it would help them succeed in their profession. "[Believe me,] once you lose the credibility, you’re not going to move on in the profession you have chosen. So always maintain that credibility through responsible journalism," Jularbal said. Media practitioners should be careful of what they broadcast as mass media is capable of influencing and affecting peo
A FILM restoration expert urged Thomasians yesterday to patronize restored classic Filipino movies because they bring a sense of national identity. Leo Katigbak, head of ABS-CBN archives and film restoration, stressed the importance of the younger generation's exposure to classic movies in the campus tour of Cinema One Originals Festival 2016 held at the Benavides Auditorium. “To me, it strikes us at the heart of our national identity because if you do not care about your past, what do you care for? How can you be proud of being a Filipino? […] I want to make sure it survives for the next generation,” he said. Katigbak and his team at Sagip Pelikula program scoured different countries for the filmstrips of classic Filipino movies like Himala, Oro Plata, Mata, and Haplos and br