Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'Continue to fight the dark forces lurking in our midst' - AIJC President

AIJC President Ramon R. Tuazon
(Photo by Paul Anthony Alaras)
Below is AIJC Ramon R. Tuazon's Opening Remarks during the Pearl Graduation last January 30 at the Club Filipino, Greenhillls, San Juan City.

If I am reading this speech from an Ipad 2, it is because I want to highlight a contrast

When AIJC opened its doors in 1980, aspiring journalists and communicators had to contend with the sound of typewriter keys and the scent of printer's ink.Today, journalists (communicators), young and old alike, have at their fingertips the worners of smartphones, tablets or androids and similar gadgets.

But some things have not changed. At AIJC, the values enshrined in our Vision-Mission-Goals and as articulated by our illustrous founders like S.P. Lopez, Jose Luna Castro, and, of course, Florangel Rosario-Braid remain. We continue to mould communicators/journalists committed to seeking, pursuing and proclaiming the truth at all times.

Today, 12 individuals are to be added to our growing list of GS alumni. In addition to the conferment of master's degrees, we shall also award certificate and diploma titles to four others.

We welcome and thank you all, especially our commencement speaker, for accepting our invitation to witness not only our pearl anniversary graduation but also our Institute's reaffirmation of its commitment to imbue each person who passes through its portals the bias for truth, freedom and justice.

To our would-be graduates congratulations! We pray that like Jedis, you will continue to fight the dark forces lurking in our midst, May you be continously inspired by the Gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John who share the Good News.

Mabuhay and maraming salamat po! (AIJC)

IN PICTURES: AIJC Pearl Graduation

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(Photos by Paul Anthony Alaras / AIJC)

Monday, January 30, 2012

AIJC congratulates Pearl Graduates

The Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication held its Pearl Graduation Ceremonies on January 30, 2012 in Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan City.

In his commencement message, Presidential Communications secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that as graduates of a master's degree, they are expected to become a channel of communication for development, to raise the quality of public discourse and to become an artist of encouragement. He also challenged the graduates to pursue and proclaim the truth in all times.

Coloma, together with AIJC President Emeritus Dr. Florangel Rosario-Braid, Vice chair Dr. William T. Torres and President Ramon R. Tuazon, conferred 12 graduates, namely:

Master in Journalism 
Lily O. Ramos 

Master in Communication Management
Mary Christine A. Culibao (With Distinction)
Margee Cher C. Do
Ma. Melina Y. Doria
Maria Theresa D. Gochuico
Joanne Marie Lago-Jumarang 
Eleonor A. Lim 
Abigaile R. Percela 
Leslie M. Panique 
Zenisa R. Perez
Therese Patricia C. San Diego (With High Distinction)
Joaquin Romeo S. Santiago 

This year is the first time that AIJC awarded a high distinction. Therese Patricia C. San Diego garnered a GPA of 1.23.

Other AIJC Graduate School awardees under its Ladderized Program were Edgardo S. Patron Jr. for the Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Errol Ismael B. Palaci, Imelda B. PatiƱo, and Samuel T. Ramos, Jr. for the Graduate Diploma in Communication Management. 

Graudate student Alexander T. Rosete was also cited with the President's List Awardee, for garnering an average of 1.00 in the first trimester of 2011-2012.