By: Kimry Danielle Gonzales


QUEZON CITY (September 27, 2017) – Research Directress Gerby Muya and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Celia Tibayan presented the papers of Lyceum of the Philippines University-Laguna’s alumni at the 25th Annual Conference of Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, Inc. (AMIC) held at the Miriam College.

The papers qualified are Samuel Claveria, Florence Mutya, and Paul Jersey Leron’s Level of Community Participation in Buhayani Festival and Katriela Michaela Agustin, Maritoni Carillo, Dean Celia Tibayan and Research Directress Gerby Muya’s The Influence of Hiraya Mariwari on Children’s Adherence to Values.

The conference with the theme Rethinking Communication in a Resurgent Asia aims to look back at the roots of Asian communication and assess how they can address today’s communication issues in Asia.

“We need to pause and dig into the Asian ground under us as we rush aimlessly into the post-modern world to discover who we are,” says AMIC Board of Directors Chairperson Crispin Maslog.

On the other hand, Mutya who graduated on 2016 was delighted and surprised at the same time when their paper was accepted by the organization.

“I did not expect it because of all the criticisms and hardships I and my thesis partner have gone through in writing this paper,” states Mutya.

 Research Directress Muya explains that the participation in AMIC is a way of improving the quality of instruction and research in the AB Communication program.

“Our active participation in AMIC shows our commitment to strengthening research culture and keeping up with the latest trends and prospects in the field of communication,” elaborated Muya.

She also added that the presence in a prestige communication organization is a privilege.

“Our presence there, I can say, is also a privilege,” expresses Muya.

AMIC is an international organization that serves as a regional research hub for media and communication issues.

Almost 300 delegates from Dubai, India, Saudi, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Philippines participated in the annual conference.


Photo by: John Steven Bartolo

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