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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

I speak on a wide range of topics including campus journalism, blogging, social media, among others. Kindly refer to some of the more notable talks I have done in recent years. 

Student organizations and other interested parties may send their speaker invitations, interview requests, and similar queries through the form at the bottom of this page or  via the blog’s Facebook page.

EVENTS IN 2020

February:        Invited speaker for a lecture titled, “Exploring Journalism: Fighting Fake News
University of the Philippines Integrated School

January:          Facilitator for a session on therapeutic writing titled “Write Your Heart Out” for Bofill Psychological Services

EVENTS IN 2019

October:           Invited speaker for “Career Opportunities for Teachers
4th Carl Balita Review Center Virtual Conference

September:    Invited speaker for expanding online reach for #Smarketing2019
Organized by PUP Circle of Research Enthusiasts / Venue: PUP Manila)

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Speaking during the #Smarketing2019 event (Organized by PUP Circle of Research Enthusiasts / Venue: Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Manila)

March 2019:           Invited speaker for online feature writing for #PressPlay2019
(Organized by The Lasallian and The Guidon / Venue: De La Salle University)

EVENTS IN 2018

September:        Workshop facilitator for Sports Writing
Organized by School Press Advisers’ Movement / Venue: Angeles City

February:         Invited speaker, “Basics of Professional Blogging” /
Special lecture for  faculty members of UST Senior High School

January:            Invited speaker, “Online dating: Roses, thorns, and everything in between
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila – Department of Psychology

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Facilitating a sports writing workshop for School Press Advisers’ Movement in Angeles City, September 2018

EVENTS IN 2017

October:         Invited guest, Roundtable Discussion on Fake News (Organized by the
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela-College of Arts and Sciences)

May:                 Demonstration teacher for “Introduction to Blogging” / Lecture given during the regional training-workshop for SHS teachers organized by DepEd NCR and PNU Manila

April:                Workshop facilitator for “Introduction to Online journalism” and “Fighting Fake News”  (Organized by School Press Advisers’ Movement / Venue: Baguio City)

January:            Invited speaker, “Trending Topics in Education: Impact of K plus 12 on
                                College Faculty Members”/ National Teachers College

EVENTS IN 2016

August:               Invited speaker, “Jumpstarting Your Career” seminar for graduating
Computer Engineering students of TIP Quezon City

Speaking during Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila’s Campus Press Freedom Week 2016 (Organized by the Lyceum Independent Sentinel)

July:                      Invited speaker for Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila’s
Campus Press Freedom Week (organized by Lyceum Independent Sentinel)

March:                Invited speaker for “Responsible Social Media Use and Cyberbullying” forum 
Held at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Laboratory High School

February:          Facilitator, Feature Writing in Filipino for Para sa Bayan at sa mga Lasalyano   (BAYLAYN) / Organized by De La Salle University – Manila’s Ang Pahayagang Plaridel

EVENTS IN 2015

December:                Featured speaker, 11th Philippine Blogging Summit (iBlog11)
                                          Held at the University of the Philippines College of Law

September:               Facilitator for Elevate Student Journalism Workshop IV
(Organized by the DZUP Radio Circle

August:                       Facilitator, Editorial Writing Workshop for Elementary Students
                                        Organized by Department of Education–Quezon City (District III)
Hosted by Cubao Elementary School

April:                            Workshop facilitator for online journalism and newspaper layouting
(Organized by School Advisers’ Press Movement / Venue: Tagaytay City)

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