5th PMC Update.. ^.^

5 days to go and we’ll be seeing each other at the 5th Pinoy Media Congress, as for the update, here is post from PINOYWORLD.ORG, please check this out for those who’ll be participating the event 😀

The Philippine Association of Communication Educators Foundation (PACE) and ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation have joined forces again to bring the Pinoy Media Congress with the theme Politics, Media and Citizenship.  Mark the place and the dates: 4- 6 February 2010 at Bulwagang Balagtas, NALLRC Bldg., Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The theme is timely as we all gear up for the May 2010 elections.  The sessions will cover discussions on political advertising, politics and the new social media, public opinion, the code of ethics in news gathering, citizen journalism, political advocacy, presidential profile, corporate social responsibility,  ratings 101, TV entertainment and a yearly dialogue with ABS-CBN top management.

Other than top executives of ABS-CBN led by Chairman and CEO Gabby Lopez, President and COO Charo Santos – Concio, Head of News and Current Affairs and ANC Maria Ressa, print and broadcast journalists, TV and movie personalities,  PACE is also inviting experts in research, film, advertising and journalism from universities and media organizations to give high-powered lectures and discussions.  Program schedule will be out soon.

On February 6, 2010, special activities for students like ABS-CBN studio tour, La Mesa Ecopark tour and Star Cinema Film Screening at ABS-CBN’s Dolphy Theatre.

For teachers, you are invited to attend the PACE National Conference on the 3rd day of the Congress.  The CHED Circular for the AB Broadcasting, Journalism and Communication Curriculum (for implementation SY 2010 – 2011) will be presented in the morning and this will be followed by PACE business matters and fellowship in the afternoon.

Pre-register now to reserve slots for your school delegation.  As in the previous years, it will be on a first come, first served basis.  Congress fee is only Php500.00 inclusive of lunch and snacks for 2 days, PMC bag and ID.  For now, we have set a quota of 6 teachers and 20 students per delegation.  We may increase this depending on the turnout; we will keep you posted.  Schools represented by members of the PACE Board and PMC Organizing Committee have the option to send bigger delegations in consideration of their valuable assistance to this project.

Admission to the Conference and Congress are free to all PACE members who have previously paid their 2009 annual membership due. But all are encouraged to pay their annual membership dues for the SY 2010.  Those who haven’t paid their dues last year or haven’t registered yet as members are encouraged to sign up, pay php500.00 for membership fee and Php100.00 for ID and attend the Conference –Seminar at no additional cost.

For the provincial delegates, the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA) has available guest rooms and dormitories. You may get in touch with Ms. Michelle Duzon at telephone numbers 713-2981-86/ 713-2972/ 713-2732 or (0910) 6574065. CFA is just a few meters away from PUP.

Please accomplish the attached PMC School Reply Slip and send via email to any of the following PACE Trustees -Prof. Robert M. Baldago, PACE – Secretary  ( or Prof. Josefina M.C. Santos, PACE Assistant Secretary  ( copy furnished the following contact person.

so there you go guys, be informed and be ready for Thursday, see you there…Where would I be on Saturday? Eco park or Dolphy Theater? hmmm 😀

Well that’s for now…

So Till then and Godspeed 😀


Beware of The New Raping Technique

It’s already 1:30 am and  practically the 3rd day of December already. I’m a little bit fuzzy right now because of too much dessert i had. Anyway, I got this  e-mail from a friend and I found it alarming.

It’s not that I don’t think these things can  happen, I can’t ignore either approve it, all i can do is to present this statement as an evidence and one thing for sure that some details that you’ll be reading can be disturbing.  Please Inform all your Female Friends and guy friend’s daughter.

—The Story—

A woman at a bar on a Saturday night was taken by 5 men, who, according to hospital and police reports, gang raped her before dumping her. Unable to remember the events of the evening, tests later confirmed the repeat rapes, along with traces of Rohypnol in her blood and Progesterex,  essentially a small sterilization pill.

The drug is now being used by rapists at parties to rape AND sterilize their victims. Progesterex is available to vets to sterilize large animals. Progesterex is being used together with Rohypnol, the date rape drug.

As with Rohypnol, all they have to do is drop it into the girl’s drink. The girl can’t remember a thing the next morning, of all that had taken place the night before. Progesterex, which dissolves in drinks just as easily, is such that the victim doesn’t get pregnant; she won’t conceive from the rape and the rapist needn’t worry about having a paternity test identifying him months later.

The drug’s effects ARE NOT TEMPORARY – They are P*E*R*M*A*N* E*N*T!!! Progesterex was designed to sterilize horses. Any female who takes it will
NEVER BE ABLE TO CONCEIVE… The weasels  can get this drug from anyone who is in the vet school or any university.

It’s that easy, and Progesterex is about to break out big on campuses everywhere. Believe it or not, there are even sites on the Internet telling people how to use it.

Please forward this to everyone you know, especially girls… Be careful when you’re out and don’t leave your drink unattended.

Please make the effort to forward this on to all you know… Guys, please inform all your female friends and relatives!


Pinoy Indie Raketers, Beware of those craps :D

Being a part of the film industry is not a joke, whether you’re the director or merely a PA [production affiliate}. It requires a lot amount of sweat and blood. I had a chance to work for a feature film before so i got an idea  how the production works and how hardwork usually entails it.

So yesterday, I got this mail from our egroup [The Philippine Cinema yahoo group] and it gave me something to cringe about. It is not about any tacky film but a shared horrible experience of this filmmaker who only wants is to produce a quality material. and take note, it’s a campaign material that [should be] used in the campaign period of this “known” political figure…with no further ado, here’s the story



Today at 12:14pm

Rumaket kami ng political advertisement. Two (2) weeks lang kami nagpre-prod dahil sobrang rush ng lahat. Humiling ako na maghire ng mga tao na makakatrabaho sa prod. Initially ayaw pa maghire ng PD. Sabi ko, hindi pwede dahil autobiography ang pinapagawa nila so may periods ito. Nag-ask ako na maghire ng PM. Ayaw. May secretary naman daw sya na pwedeng umasikaso ng lahat ng kelangan ko in terms of logistics and budget. Sabi ko sige fine. Nagtitipid sila. Nagiipit ng pera.

Bilang SECRETARY nya ang naging production manager ko at apparently walang alam sa prod work, ako parin ang gumawa ng bulk of the pm-ing with the help of my production assistant na mas may alam pa sa kanya. Bilang walang alam itong si SECRETARY, nagkada-leche leche ang budget at hindi tama ang budget breakdown na naipa-approve nya sa boss nya na PR PERSON nung pulitiko.

Nag-day one ng shoot kahapon. Nung pack up na, shempre alam nating kaliwaan ng tf. Bilang hindi naman talaga pm si SECRETARY e hindi nila mabayaran ang grip dahil inakala nilang ang budget ng Balicas for the day ay yung budget na for the entire 3-day shoot. So hindi nila marelease ang Balicas. At shempre hindi rin nila kami mapaalis.

Hinold nila kami sa 23 ILANG-ILANG STREE NEW MANILA (office ni PR PERSON) for 5 hours after pack up dahil sa diskusyon sa mga tf ng tao na malinaw naman nung umpisa pa lang na kaliwaan. PR PERSON called us a bunch of unprofessional shitty cowards who don’t know what we’re doing. He threatened to call security and to sue us if we don’t leave his office that moment. He bragged about his connections in the industry and threatened to ruin our careers to the people he know. E hindi pa nga kami nabibigyan ng talent fees. At hindi parin sila nagbabayad sa Balicas.

Mabuti na lang nakaka-day 1 pa lang ng shoot, nagkaalaman na agad ng baho. Hindi na namin tinapos ang project at dahil dyan, alam kong anytime soon may kokontak sa inyo to offer a raket. So if ever may kumontak sa inyo for a political ad, mag-ingat lang kayo. Do background checking. Sign a contract.

Warn your friends and colleagues. Share this with them.


so guys in the industry, be careful with this or better yet, keep away from those nasty peeps.. 😀

Well that’s for now…

So Till then and Godspeed 😀


This is one of the things that kept me busy these past few days.  I help as a volunteer that coordinate some schools listed in their directory. Not all schools are members of PACE that’s why, like laying another task on the table, I have to go to those school and send them some invitations so that they can be aware about the events and eventually become a member of PACE, of Philippine Association of Communication Educators.  We are trying to make a solid group made of all Colleges, University and Institutions that teaches Mass Communication or others calls it Communication Arts.

After the successful Communication Research seminar-workshop in May 2009, the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE) brings another opportunity for professional development.

In cooperation with the National Committee on Culture and Arts (NCCA) Cinema Committee, the College of Saint Benilde (CSB), and St. Theresa”s College Cebu, this seminar workshop dubbed as CRAFTING THE NEW SCHOOL OF PHILIPPINE CINEMA aims at teaching the aesthetics and craft of digital filmmaking. This is open to all communication educators who handle courses in Introduction to Mass Comm, Multi-Media Presentation, Media Literacy, Production, and Film Appreciation.

There will be two separate schedules for the seminar-workshops: 1) November 19-21, 2009 for Luzon and NCR participants at College of St Benilde, Vito Cruz, Malate, Manila and, 2) November 27-28, 2009 at St. Theresa’s College Cebu, Don Ramon Aboitiz St. , Cebu City for Visayas and Mindanao participants. Please see attached documents for details.

Schools may send at least 2-3 participants. Pre-register now to reserve slots (deadline for early bird registration is November 14, 2009).

We anticipate your favorable response and unwavering support to PACE. Let us be one in mind and purpose.

[to be much aware of the topics that will be discussed in the workshop-seminar, here are some copies of the program]

—well, hope to see you there.. 😀

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀