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Appointment of Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo, Jr. as the Executive Director of CFA


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo, Jr. as the Executive Director of the Center for Food and Agribusiness (CFA) effective 15 December 2022.

Dr. Juanillo obtained his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA. He was Assistant Professor at the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA and at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In the Philippines, he was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Director for Research and Resource Development at San Beda University. He recently served as Assistant Secretary for the Competitiveness and Innovation Group of the Department of Trade and Industry where he spearheaded the initiatives of the Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers (RIIC). He joined UA&P as Consultant and Deputy Executive Director last October 2022.

We enjoin everyone to welcome Dr. Juanillo and lend him support in his new role in the University.

We extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Rolando T. Dy for his dedicated service and invaluable contribution as Executive Director of the Center for Food and Agribusiness (CFA). His leadership has allowed the Center and the University to be acknowledged as one of the leading think tanks in the agri-food industry and has made an indelible mark in developing local agri-entrepreneurship and enhancing the sector’s competitiveness. We continue to count on Dr. Dy as CFA Consultant in this transition period. 

In the meantime, the Research and Extension Cluster Operations Committee (R&E OpCom) shall continue with three members:

Mr. Colin L. Hubo, Chair
Mr. Daniel Rodrigo D. Reyes, Vice Chair, Extension - Consultancy and Contract Research
Mr. Perry Fernand O. Reyes, OpCom Secretary

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Conferment of the rank of Associate Professor on Veronica L. Isla, Ph.D.


On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce the conferment of the rank of Associate Professor on Veronica L. Isla, Ph.D., effective 1 December 2022.

Dr. Isla obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (2006) and Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She holds two master’s degrees, a Master of Arts in Communication from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Master of Arts in Values Education from UA&P. Her doctoral dissertation entitled “Representation of the Urban Poor in Lino Brocka Films” received the Best Dissertation Award and the Gloria Feliciano Award from the College of Mass Communication of UP Diliman. Based on this earlier work, she wrote The Face of Urban Poverty in the Cinema of Brocka which was published by the U.P. Press in 2020.

As the first Program Director of the School of Communication’s (SCM) Media and Entertainment Management (MEM) Program (Producer’s Track), she has been responsible for its curriculum design and implementation, which she has carried out in consultation with her vast network of industry practitioners. This also has resulted in two additional tracks under the MEM program, the Screenwriting Track, and the Artist’s Track. In 2019, she was appointed Operations Committee Secretary of SCM, where she has been teaching courses across its programs since 2006. Aside from performing her role as MEM Program Director since 2015, she has also been overseeing the accreditation of SCM programs for the past eight years.

She co-authored Media and Information (for senior high school), published by Oxford University Press. Her publications in international journals, participation in international conferences, and appointment as the Country Director of the Asian Congress for Media Communication (2008-2013) affirm her expertise in media and information literacy, film and television studies, media and entertainment industry, and media ethics.

Prior to joining SCM, she was a faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences where she handled film classes and pioneered the course Applied Integrated Studies. From 2001 to 2008, she served as the editor-in-chief of CAS Review, which led to her appointment as the Publications Head of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2006 to 2008. She was also a contributing editor for the Center for Research & Communication (2012 to 2014) and Synergeia (2015-2021), UA&P’s official journal.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Veronica Isla on her promotion and in supporting her as she assumes the duties and responsibilities of Associate Professor of UA&P.


Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog
University of Asia and the Pacific

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CMC Advisory: Voluntary wearing of face masks on campus


In line with the recently issued EO No. 07 and the DOLE guidelines, the wearing of face masks in both outdoor and indoor settings in our campus will now be voluntary.

However, consistent with the same EO, the wearing of face masks is still being encouraged for senior citizens, immunocompromised persons, pregnant women, unvaccinated and symptomatic individuals. In addition, it is also recommended when we are in crowded areas where physical distancing is not possible.

It will also be advisable to continue practicing other safety and health protocols such as frequent hand washing, ensuring adequate ventilation in work areas, and not reporting for work or classes when exhibiting symptoms.

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Blended Learning Guidelines effective January 2023


  1. Effective January 2023, considering the experience of the ongoing semester, the 50/50 onsite/online blend will remain as the minimum teaching modality. However, in our effort to transition to a truly blended learning environment next school year, some courses may have more onsite classes if deemed best for the course (subject to room availability). These courses will therefore not follow the odd/even scheme.  
  2. Note that the “quasi-hybrid mode” (hyflex) is not mandatory to accommodate the few students who will be given exemptions from attending onsite sessions. The faculty may opt to give the said students other learning tasks as long as the content delivery and learning outcomes for the course are achieved.  
  3. Heeding an expressed need by students, additional classrooms will be made available as soon as possible to students attending online sessions while on campus. The classrooms will be labeled accordingly and announced soon.
  4. As with the classes, work may be fully onsite if the needs of the students and faculty demand it and the circumstances of the employees allow it.  
  5. We wish to highlight the preference for on-campus academic consultations (one-on-one consultation of a student with a teacher) as a necessary extension of teaching. If online consultation is needed, the use of the account of both the student and the teacher is essential to preserve the official nature of the consultation. Moreover, the session may be recorded should the student or the teacher prefer to do so.
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