By Prof. Kay Arden Q. Gallo and Prof. Sharlene G. Gotico
From L to R – Reporters from DYRI RMN Iloilo, Prof. Gotico, Dr. Cocjin, Mr. Carvajal of EMB 6 – DENR, Dr. Dagohoy, Prof. Gallo, and Mr. Sorbito of DYRI RMN Iloilo.
On January 30, 2024, CPU, represented by its president, Dr. Ernest Howard B. Dagohoy, signed two memoranda of agreement (MOA) in relation to the internship training of the BA Communication (BA Comm) and BA English Language Studies (BA ELS) degree programs under the Department of Languages, Mass Communication and Humanities (DLMCH).
Eleven BA Comm students are currently enrolled in the internship course, and they are assigned to two agencies – in CPU’s Office of Communications under the directorship of Rev. Francis Neil Jalando-on and at DYRI RMN Iloilo. The MOA with DYRI RMN Iloilo was signed by Dr. Dagohoy and Mr. Ronel L. Sorbito, Station Manager.
Meanwhile, nine BA ELS students are undergoing their internship in three agencies – the Local and International Linkages and Affiliations Center (LILAC) under the directorship of Prof. Kay Arden Gallo, the University Senior High School led by its Principal, Ms. Benjie Ne Gallinero, and EMB 6-DENR. During the MOA signing, the EMB 6 – DENR was represented by Mr. Rabbie Chris Carvajal, Chief of the Environmental Education and Information Unit, on behalf of its Regional Director, Atty. Ramar Neil V. Pascua.
This semester’s internship training outside of CPU for BA Comm and BA ELS students is the first one after the COVID 19 pandemic. Dr. Dagohoy emphasized that the signing is testament to CPU’s commitment to exemplary Christian education while Mr. Sorbito expressed DYRI RMN Iloilo’s dedication to ensure that student-interns will be provided with the training, exposure, and experience that will prepare them for media practice. For EMB’s part, Mr. Carvajal highlighted the office’s mandate to promote sustainable practices while giving the student interns a training ground for future industry experience in the fields of language and communication.
Dr. Annalee L. Cocjin, the department chairperson of the DLMCH and three DYRI RMN Iloilo reporters were also present to witness the event.