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Multicultural Family’s Election Experience ​(다문화가족 선거이야기)

April 12, 2017


For research purposes,  I went to the Seoul Global Cultural Center’s hour-long talk on the Multicultural Family’s Election Experience (다문화가족 선거이야기). I was hoping to get a glimpse of how the Korean government puts forward it’s multicultural agenda,  and whether,  as various research works assert, Korea’s multicultural project is just “assimilation”.  I thought that the […]

The visible and the invisible job order

January 22, 2012


There’s something valuable I learned after being assigned to take care of a certain university-related event’s media publicity: That there is a visible job order and there’s an invisible job order. The visible job order This is what was explicitly said to you: That media promotion is needed in various channels–print, web (websites and blogs, […]

David Choi and showmanship in the social media age

June 26, 2011


Youtube celebrity musician David Choi’s two-night concert on June 24 and 25 was not only a night of guitar music and pop songs. More than that, it was a fitting illustration of showmanship in the social media age. Or at least that’s how it seemed to this particular communicator (That would be me!). In between […]

My work was plagiarized by some hack writer named Ana Elumba

May 1, 2011


Thank God for Google Alerts. Last April, I saw that this journalist (IF she is a real journalist) named Ana Elumba wrote an article on an exhibit at the Ateneo for the International Business Times. So being a public relations person who monitors things like this, I clicked it to check out what she has […]

Lesson learned: Sometimes, courage comes from knowledge

February 6, 2011


Last Friday, Ateneo de Manila University held a noise barrage in support of  “truth hero” (or whistle blower) Heidi Mendoza. I got the text alert from a colleague early morning. Late morning, my boss came to our workstation and told us to assist media people during the afternoon’s noise barrage because she won’t be there. […]

Al Jazeera and their resource persons for news analysis

January 11, 2011


I was watching Al Jazeera the other day, amazed, as usual, at the quality of their news analysis. I love hearing their resource persons speak on current issues. They help me deepen my understanding of issues, and they help me connect their ideas to my own. Often, these resource persons come from the academe and […]

On being a public relations professional

November 28, 2010


Sometimes I wonder how people can claim to want to be public relations professionals, and yet they can’t even manage to do the following: Keep their cellphone batteries charged Answer queries and messages in texts, phone calls, emails and social networks  ASAP, especially those that require disseminating fresh information fast Think and act fast in […]