NEWS: CoRePh Conference on Oct. 16-17

Oct. 13, 2014

    What role does communication fulfill in a changing Philippines? This question is what communication and media professionals, teachers, and students will answer during the 1st Davao Communication Research in the Philippines (CoRePh) Conference on October 16-17, 2014 at the Sampaguita Hall, Brokenshire Resort-Hotel and Convention Center, Davao City.

Mindanao Times Editor-in-Chief Amalia Bandiola-Cabusao will give her keynote address on  “Reportage on Mindanao” on October 16, and Davao City Public Safety and Security Command Center Chief Gen. Francisco J. Villaroman will deliver his keynote address on “Disaster Response in Davao City” on October 17.

Other conference resource speakers include Mr. Thomas Vincent Secuya of CARVE, who will talk on “Advertising in Davao,” Ms. Glorypearl Dy of Switotwins, Incorporated on “Digital Storytelling and Peace-building,” and Mr. Leo Godfrey Jao of Project Noah, who will talk on “Communicating Hazards for a Disaster-Free Philippines.”

Sixteen communication professionals and scholars will also present their researches in five parallel sessions during the conference. The parallel sessions include topics on PR and Science and Development Communication; Visual Communication and New Media; Language, Culture, and Communication; Health Communication; and Disaster and Environmental Communication.

Presenting their researchers are professionals and scholars from Ateneo de Davao University, Batangas State University, University of Mindanao Tagum, UP Mindanao, UP Open University, University of Santo Tomas, and the #WomenSeriously Global Campaign.

Lending its support to the conference through sponsorships are the Philippines Press Institute (PPI), the Mindanao Times, One Network Bank, Davao Light and Power Company, and Ginebra San Miguel.

The conference is organized by the BA Communication Arts Program of UP Mindanao, with funding from the UP System Academic Improvement Program, and in partnership with the Communicators’ Guild of UP Mindanao and the UP Strategic Research and Management Foundation, Inc. (UPSTREAM).

Prof. Dennis John Sumaylo, the conference director, says that the gathering of communication professionals and scholars aims to provide answers to how information transfer will help in improving the quality of human life. “We enjoin the public, both communication scholars and practitioners, to engage in public discussions like this conference.”

For more information on the CoRePh Conference, the public may visit or email at (by A.S. de Veyra)

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