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Communication technologies seminar to feature country’s media experts

The Communication Department will hold a one-day free seminar on the topic “New Media Technologies and Mass Communication Education: Issues and Challenges” on November 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Waldo Perfecto Seminar Room.

Considering the convergence of digital communication technologies, the Communication Department spearheads this seminar to provide a venue for articulating insights and sharing experiences on how communication educators and institutions should tackle the rapid changes in current media forms, styles and practices. The seminar will feature lectures from leading communication specialists, and an open forum to allow communication majors and educators to throw in ideas and suggestions on how they should handle the issues and challenges posed by new trends.

Featured speakers include DLSU Visiting Professor Dr. Collis Davis of the Ohio State University who will tackle Enhanced Broadcasting; K2 Interactive Content Director David Drilon, Online Cinema; DLSU Professor Gary Mariano, Cyberjournalism; Filmmaker, photographer, and writer Manny Reyes, Digital Photography; and DLSU Professor and Communication Department Chair Brother Mike Rapatan, FSC, Setting the Agenda for a New Communications Curriculum.

To sit as panel reactants are Raymond Red, acclaimed short film director; Allan Escanio, Road Runner, ABS-CBN; and Franco Patriarca and Jun Miranda, Philippine Center for Creative Imaging. Meanwhile, Red’s short film Anino, recognized at Cannes Film Festival, will be shown during the seminar.

Intersted parties may contact Judy Sibayan, Overall Seminar Coordinator, at 525-1246 or 524-4611 local 322 or email You may also contact Sibayan’s representative Liz Advincula at 807-8326 or pager number 141-934376, or email address

La Salle tops intercollegiate sports, finance tilts

De La Salle University-Manila showed its dominance in the field of athletics and financial management as the University’s representatives win in their respective in intercollegiate competitions.

The Green Archers bagged the overall championship in the first annual Inter La Salle Olympics held at DLSU-Damariñas from October 16 to 19. DLSU-Manila won a total of 142 medals with 76 golds, 32 silvers, and 34 bronzes. Host DLSU-Dasmariñas placed second with 105 medals while DLSU-College of Saint Benilde landed third with 75 medals.

The Taft-based squads topped several events in swimming, athletics, table tennis, chess, tae kwon do, and team sports.

Meanwhile, DLSU-Manila placed third over-all in the second annual Financial Executive Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) Inter-collegiate Finance Competition held at the William Shaw Little Theater from October 16 to 17. Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) won the championship while University of the Philippines (UP) was first runner-up.

The team is composed of Management of Financial Institution majors Quennie Ying Yee Chan, Irene Lim, Cindy Claire Ong, and Tylah Yapnayon. Financial Management faculty Cora Subido was the coach. A total of 23 colleges and universities participated in this year’s contest.

A special citation was awarded to the University as this year’s host. Now on its sophomore outing, the inter-school meet covered topics on finance, accounting, economics, and quantitative measurement.

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