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Director, Office of Research and Publication (ORP) (December 2003-May 2005; OIC from April to June 2007; July 2007-February 2009)
Room 205, College of Mass Communication
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.

  • created and coordinated the college's research agenda
  • supervised the publication of CMC Balita, the college's internal newsletter
  • ensured the publication of Plaridel (A Journal of Philippine Communication, Media and Society), the college's refereed biannual journal
  • organized venues for academic discourse among the faculty like the holding of twice-a-month faculty colloquia
  • sat as a member of the College Executive Board (CEB)
  • performed other tasks assigned by the Dean and/or the CEB

Co-host, Usapang Media (2 July to 12 November 2007)
Every Monday, 3:30 to 4:00 p.m., DWAD 1098 khz AM station
Produced by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)

  • did board work on an assigned Monday, 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the DWAD station in Mandaluyong City
  • helped in the planning of the radio program's line-up of episodes
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Member, Board of Critics
Dokyu: Ang Bagong Mata ng Pinoy Documentaries (18 May to 11 August 2007)
Every Friday, 10:00 to 11:00 p.m., ABC 5

  • Evaluated 19 documentaries submitted by student filmmakers from various schools
  • Gave on-camera critique of selected documentaries
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Chair, Department of Journalism (June 2005-June 2006)
College of Mass Communication
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.
Note: I did more than write press statements and grant media interviews. Want proof? Read my accomplishment report now.

  • provided academic leadership in the department
  • conceptualized and ensured the implementation of departmental activities, particularly the Lopez Jaena Journalism Workshop
  • sat as a member of the College Executive Board (CEB) and the College Academic Personnel Committee (CAPC)
  • performed other tasks assigned by the Dean, CEB and CAPC
Co-host, Ngayon Na, Bayan! (2 April 2004-17 February 2006)
Every Friday, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., DZRJ 810 khz AM station
Kodao Productions, Inc.
Note: This radio program was the first "media casualty" of Proclamation No. 1017. Why? Click here.

  • went on board every Friday, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the DZRJ station in Makati City
  • helped in the planning of the radio program's line-up of episodes
  • wrote the script for the radio program's Friday episode

Consultant (December 2004-March 2005)
FEATI University
Helios Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila

  • designed the university's baccalaureate and certificate programs in journalism based on a review of selected journalism programs in the Philippines and abroad and consultations with selected media practitioners
  • identified the university's technical and human resource needs in offering various journalism courses
  • advised university officials, particularly the President and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, on courses of action to meet the requirements of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
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Director, Office of Extension, Research and Publication (November 2003)
Room 205, College of Mass Communication
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.

  • led research and publication work in the college
  • coordinated extension work with the three departments and one institute of the college

Instructor 5 (2001-2002) / Senior Lecturer 2 (1999-2001) / Senior Lecturer 1 (1997-1999) / Lecturer (1995-1997)
Department of Journalism, College of Mass Communication
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.

  • taught various Journalism and Communication subjects
  • conducted training on writing, editing and other aspects of mass media work and technical writing for the private and public sector through the UP-CMC Office of Extension, Research and Publication (OERP)
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Research Head (2000-2001) / Editor-in-Chief (1994-1999)
IBON Foundation, Inc.
3/F SCC Building, 4427 Int. Old Sta. Mesa, Manila

  • supervised the research programs and projects of the institution
  • edited and supervised twelve (12) regular publications of IBON Foundation, to wit: IBON Facts & Figures (two editions, English and Filipino); Maya Komiks 1; Maya Komiks 2; Maya Komiks 3; Sibikomiks 4; Sibikomiks 5; Ekonokomiks Praymer 6; Philippine Currents; Asian Currents; World Currents; and IBON Facts & Figures English (Student Edition)
  • managed the institution's Databank unit
  • wrote policy papers of the institution
  • fulfilled tasks related to media relations, e.g., giving media interviews, contact building and writing press releases
  • acted as resource person on various topics
  • conducted training and workshop on information advocacy and political economy
  • performed related tasks as member of the IBON Executive Committee, Editorial Board, and Research Board
  • acted as the institution's webmaster and systems administrator, maintaining and developing its three websites; namely, IBON Foundation online, Asia Pacific Research Network and Alternatives to Globalization
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Lecturer (1993-1995)
Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Ave., Manila

  • taught two subjects on Political Science, to wit:
    • Philippine Government and Constitution (PHILGOV)
    • Government and Agrarian Reform (GOVAGRE)
  • acted as adviser and panelist to various undergraduate theses

Research Director / Publications Coordinator / Publications Staff (1991-1994)
Council for People's Development (CPD)
175-B Kamias Road, Q.C.

  • acted as department head of the Research, Databank and Publications (RDP) Department.
  • edited and supervised the production of CPD's two regular publications, namely Kabalikat: The Development Worker (quarterly) and the Development Monitor (monthly)
  • conducted training on basic journalism and various development issues like structural adjustment program (SAP)
  • served as member of the organization's Management Committee (ManCom)

Contractual and freelance writer/editor for various publications and organizations like the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) and Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO)

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