COMMunity uNIGHTed: COMM-unity rocks the Night at Exklusiv Malate

Manila, Philippines – Adamson University Department of Communication tied up with Exklusiv Malate to hold a party entitled COMMunity uNIGHTed for all Communication major students last February 15.

Exklusiv Malate gave way to shaking some stress off by the Communication students of Adamson University.

Exklusiv Malate gave way to shaking some stress off by the Communication students of Adamson University.

The event, which started at four o’clock in the afternoon, was attended by an approximate of five hundred students together with all the professors from the Department of Communication namely:

  • Prof. Mari Jeanie Derillo
  • Prof. Marc Pacoma
  • Prof. Joel Zaporteza
  • Prof. Glenn Irwin Reynon
  • Ms. Marianne Escanilla
  • Ms. Anne Katherine Cortez

The Adamson University Department of Communication held its send-off party to graduating students with a night of partying at Exklusiv Malate

The Adamson University Department of Communication rocked the night at Exklusiv Malate

The Adamson University Mass Communication Society (AUMaCommS) officers were also awarded in recognition to their unconditional service for the whole COMM-unity during their term. They are as follows:

  • Genina Mariel Arceo, President
  • Maria Lorena Miranda, Vice President
  • Love Fetalver, Secretary
  • Jellie Ann Esparza, Treasurer
  • Jeffrey Santos, Auditor
  • Kate Jazeleen Leong, P.R.O.
  • Mara Villar, Assistant P.R.O.
  • Kevin Lanoria, Academic Director
  • Nico Gozarin, Outreach Director
  • Mark Ericko Dela Cruz, Environmental Director
  • Gerson Condicion, Religious Director
  • Chissan Rae Balderas, Sports Director

During the event, Exklusiv Malate assisted the COMM-unity with a Disk Jockey and they also provided free food and drinks to all the attendees. Aside from the send off party to graduating students, the event also served as an avenue for latest announcements including the changing of the organization’s name, launching of the organization’s official shirt, announcing of the very first official production team of COMM-unity, and awarding of recognition to some students who shined on that event.

– Dominatrix

De Veyra receives the Fourth Adamson Media Award

Manila, Philippines – Mr. Lourd de Veyra received the Fourth Adamson Media Award last February 7 held at Adamson University Theater.Image


He won the award after topping the poll held last January 17 by the Communication students of AdU. other contenders for the said award were Mr. Anthony Taberna (who is known for his fearless comments on social issues) and Mr. Atom Araullo (who became infamous because of his live coverage during the Supertyphoon Yolanda), both from ABS-CBN.


De Veyra, being considered as a multi-media practitioner – for being a book writer, weather man at Aksyon5, host for Wasak and the Word Of The Lourd (WOTL), a fellow blogger – was chosen by the majority of the students based on the contributions he has made in poverty alleviation and for serving as a catalyst for social change.


The Adamson Media Award is given annually to any media practitioner in the country who excels in his field  of expertise and at the same time for carrying the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, the Universal Patron Saint for Charitable Works. Previous awardees were Mr. Howie Severino, Ms. Jessica Soho, and Ms. Kara David – all from GMA7.

Trending Issues: Who should be blamed?

More than a week has gone since the Vhong-Deniece-Cedric Lee has erupted but people over social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are still enjoying the series. Others blame mass media putting so much attention on the scandal. But let us assess ourselves. Is it really the mass media or is it us who have to be blamed on making ‘small thing’ a national or even worldwide issue because of social networking sites?Image

So what do we do? We keep posting, tweeting, ad sharing articles and blogs about the issue and the persons involved in it. And what does this matter do to us? It makes our posts timely. It makes us appear over the web that we are concerned – that we are joining the trend because we are seeking for the truth.

I am pretty sure this will remain an issue until such time that there will come out another ‘small thing’ to be reported by the mass media and immediately everyone has their own side of the story or everyone has to say something about it. And it becomes the talk of the town. There are other BIGGER ISSUES to care about, to seek for justice, and to find the truth. Some of them might not be familiar with you because you are very focused in Vhong-Deniece-Cedric Lee issue. These are some of them:

1. MINDANAO. Is the war over? Did the government made peace talks with the rebellious groups now? Have the residents recovered from the damages Typhoon Agaton and Typhoon Basyang brought?

2. OVERSEAS. How are our kababayans in Middle East doing? Are they still abused? What steps do the government do for their welfare?

3. AMPATUANS. Where are the Ampatuans now? Are the receiving special treatment for Camp Bagong Diwa? How are the families of the victims? What is Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu doing now to give justice not only to his wife but to the other journalists who were massacred? 

4. ILLEGALS. Who is David Bangayan? Did Janet Lim-Napoles reveal the politicians involved in the pork-barrel scam? How sure are we that the officials we elected last May 2013 are not corrupt? Has excessive mining in Palawan and Zambales stopped? Why can’t illegal mining industry be removed by the DENR?


And if you are still a fanatic of the Vhong-Deniece-Cedric Lee issue, why not post a link on your timeline that tackles about the possible illegal businesses of Cedric Lee that (possibly) becomes a way for bigger personalities and public servants to steal from the government fund? Philippines, being a third-world country, faces a lot of problems other than sex videos and celebrity drama. Why not try to spend your free time knowing some information about the country’s current events instead of knowing why Nikki Gil and Billy Crawford broke-up? We can all be society-movers with the power we have in our hands – through the help of social media. Use it responsibly to create an impact.