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AMIC Conference on Duterte

(Posted December 13, 2016)

The Philippine Women’s University hosted the 25th National Conference and Inauguration of the Asian Media Information Office on Nov. 25, 2015. Co-hosting the conference was the Asian Institute of Journalism.

AMIC, or the Asia Media Information and Communication Centre, is an international, non-profit non-government organization mandated to spearhead communication and media development in Asia-Pacific. Formerly based in Singapore, AMIC’s headquarters moved to the Philippines and is now located at the PWU campus on Taft Avenue.

PWU President Dr. Jose Francisco Benitez and Mr. Mel V. Velarde, chairman of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications, opened the conference entitled “Deconstructing Towards Understanding: the Communication Content and Style of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte” aimed to “deconstruct” President Duterte as “medium” and “message.”

Panel discussion participants included presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella; Ramon “Bong” Osorio, ABS-CBN communications consultant and University of Santo Tomas professor; “Malaya” columnist Ellen Tordesillas; Marites Vitug, Editor-at-large of Rappler.com; John Nery, Editor of Inquirer.net; University of the Philippines linguist Prof. Farah Cunanan and Prof. Clement Camposano of the University of Asia and the Pacific. Ramon Tuazon of AMIC gave the synthesis of the proceedings while Dr. Crispin Maslog, chair, AMIC Board of Directors, delivered the closing remarks.


Conference to ‘deconstruct’ Duterte communication style

(Posted November 24, 2016)

The Philippine Women’s University (PWU) Taft Avenue campus will host the 25th National Conference and Inauguration of the AMIC Office on Nov. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. With the theme “Deconstructing Towards Understanding: The Communication Content and Style of President Rodrigo R. Duterte,” the AMIC conference aims to “deconstruct” President Duterte as “medium” and “message.”

AMIC, or the Asia Media Information and Communication Centre, is an international, non-profit non-government organization mandated to spearhead communication and media development in Asia-Pacific. Its new Manila office will be at the PWU Taft campus.

PWU President Dr. Francisco Benitez and Mel V. Velarde, chair of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications, will give the welcome remarks.

The conference will feature four panel discussions. Panel participants include Secretary Enesto Abella, presidential spokesman; Charlie Agatep, founder, Agatep Associates, Inc.; Presidential Communications Office; Ramon “Bong” Osorio, ABS-CBN communications consultant and University of Santo Tomas professor; Ellen Tordesillas, Vera Files; Marites Vitug, Rappler.com; John Nery, inquirer.net; Maria Regina Reyes, ABS-CBN; University of the Philippines professors Farah Cunanan, and Clarita Carlos; professor Clement Camposano, University of Asia and the Pacific; Nicanor Gabunada, Jr., Presidential Communications Team; Maria Mercedes F. Robles, chair AMIC board of management, will give the synthesis of the proceedings while Dr. Crispin Maslog, chair, AMIC Board of Directors, will deliver the closing remarks.

Registration fee for faculty members is P1,000 and, for students, P500.

Visit www.amic.asia or call 5268421 local 231.


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