A two-part radio documentary series on Filipino realities during the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic will be aired on 16 and 18 December 2020 at 4:00 PM via https://mixlr.com/radyo_iskolar. The radio documentaries are produced by BA Communication and Media Arts (BACMA) students in the MEDA 111: Audio Media Communication I (Informative) class.
The radio documentaries tell six stories of different people during the pandemic. The first set of radio documentaries are: “Ang Kalbaryo ng Ordinaryo,” “Life at Home in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” and “Pagtuong Digital: Natad sa Siyensya.” The second set is, “Pagkat-on: Estado ng mga Estudyante sa Makabagong Pamamaraan ng Pag-aaral sa Kasagsagan ng Pandemya,” “Paano na si Mama?” and “Tao Po! Tao Po.”
The goals of the radio documentaries are to share the stories of ordinary people in the time of the pandemic. It aims to add narratives to the ongoing discourse on COVID-19, particularly for the government and private sectors to help come up with better solutions in addressing the pandemic. The project is part of the Academic Program Improvement (API) project entitled, "COVID-19 Communication Awareness and Public Service."
Radyo Iskolar is an online campus radio initiated by the BACMA program and managed by Instructor Merle Dawn Comidoy-Acol. The official Facebook page of Radyo Iskolar is https://www.facebook.com/radyo1skolar/?ref=page_internal.
The radio program is broadcast on Mixlr, an audio streaming platform for sharing live audio online. The Radyo Iskolar station manager Ms. Comidoy-Acol extended her thanks to all who listened to the Radyo Iskolar radio programs from the test broadcast in July 2020 and during the airings in October-November. “It was challenging to operate given our remote learning setup. The students were working from their homes,” she said. “Even without equipment and set-up for professional audio recordings, Radyo Iskolar managed to produce weekly content such as “Balitang Iskolar” (radio news program), “Gabay Tambayan” (radio talk show), “Replay 2K” (music radio show), “Iskoming Out” (special program on the LGBTQIA++), and “Taralets” (music radio show). Programs that are timely and relevant for the UP Mindanao community and its audience. We hope to reach more listeners in the upcoming semesters and collaborate with various departments, colleges, and offices in the university,” she said.
The Department of Humanities has organized the "Online Symposium on Libel, Obscenity, Fake News, and Cyberbullying" on 27 November 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Atty. Alija Auxan M. Navales is the resource person.
The online symposium will discuss trends in media and the ethics of libel, obscenity, fake news, and cyberbullying to answer the question, "How do we protect ourselves online?"
Register here: https://forms.gle/nPCmH4kyCuYcuj9f8
Associate Professor Teody Boylie "Bong" Perez turned over art prints for display to UP Mindanao and the University Library on 24 November 2020. This is part of his "Indigent Lives: A Permanent Display of Art Prints" Art Donation Project supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Chancellor Larry Digal and Librarian Merlyn Castañeros received the donations. Vice-Chancellor Karen Cayamanda and Ms. Carol Balgos signed as witnesses to the deed of donation.
In recent weeks, Prof. Perez turned over donations of art prints for display to Malayan Colleges Mindanao, the DOST-Region XI, the Philippine Science High School-Southern Mindanao Campus, the Davao City Special School, and the new Davao City Library.
An art print is a high-quality reproduction of an original artwork intended for display in public spaces.
Prof. Perez’s lifelike paintings depicting indigents' conditions have been widely acclaimed, for which Davao City awarded him its highest recognition as a Datu Bago awardee in 2016.