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Finding Paolo Onesa – Intern’s Write Up

Finding someone, especially a person you do not know is difficult. But Paolo Onesa seems he’s determined to find the girl of his dreams… well, in the song at least.

Last year I was an intern in an FM radio station, ENERGY FM. I had the chance to talk and interact with the “The Voice” contender who was doing a radio tour to promote his album.

I also had the chance to write the article about him.

Check on the article here:

Finding Paolo Onesa


Posted in Blog, School Related, Uncategorized, Writings

Newsletter – UPBeat

Online Journalism was one of our course subjects during our fourth year in college. We already took up Journalism Principles when we were in second year so we already had ideas on what we will have to do.

In our sophomore year, we did a newsletter as our finals. This year, we also did a newsletter– but online. We were divided in to groups of 10. In our group, I had A column and a feature. I wrote about the fears on where will we be after graduation and my experience when I went to the Late Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago’s wake.

Read the articles here:

After Graduation: Where Will We Be?

Hello, Farewell: The First and Last Meet with Sen. MD-S

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Short Film – Sinong Taya?

The BA Communication Society holds the KAROL Awards every year. It’s like a mini Oscars in which students make a production for that awards night only. First years make music videos, second years make PSAs, third years do TV Drama, and fourth years produce a short film.

As the writer, I incorporated all of my groupmates’ ideas into the script. I did not do this alone tho. I worked with Reimond, our EP. To be honest, I can remake this if I can and do a different ending. But I just went with their ideas.

Everyone in the group acted too.

It also won Best Ensemble and Best Supportive Actor.

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Certificate Layout – School events

I never knew I would be assigned as a layout artist for our org’s events during my last year of schooling. However, I took on the challenge.

Every year, the BA COMM Society holds a communication seminar entitled: YouThink. This year’s theme is about social media awareness. Since it is related to technology, I presented different designs which are technology-related. Here’s the approved design.


Blue and Orange are our Organization’s colors.

Another event came weeks after: the KAROL Awards. Like YouThink, it is also done yearly where comm students showcase their MVs, PSAs, Dramas, and Short Films. Again, I was assigned to do the certificate. The theme these year is denim.


They want it to look like denim so I did. I just added the film reel so it will still be close to the event. This is for the judges.

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Which One Attracts: A Presidential Campaign Ads 2016 Review

As the 2016 National Elections come up, candidates’ names and faces are all over the place bragging why they should be the one seated in the position. Everyone is competitive, especially our Presidential Candidates. A Campaign ad is an effective tool for people to remember their name and convince them to vote for them. How do I rate them?

Jejomar Binay

If it’s about the accomplishments one has done for the country, VP Binay’s ads are definitely in this category. His jingle is very catchy that you might catch yourself singing it without even realizing. Well, it’s true that he had done so much so he has the right to brag about it in his campaigns (Sinong may nagawa na? sinong may magagawa pa?). It’s like “I’ve already done things, so vote for me” strategy. His newest campaign ad features one of his platforms (income tax), hoping it would lure more supporters.

Rodrigo Duterte

Mayor Duterte did not go solo in his ads. He always had his running mate Cayetano with him. The ads clearly promote that one goes with the other, than they’re a tandem. “Matapang na solusyon, mabilis na aksyon” is their slogan. Knowing Mayor Duterte, the slogan really suits them. Everyone knows how “brave” he is about crime that he might eliminate every single criminal in the country if he wins. However, their ads only focus on that platform.

Grace Poe

One of the most controversial people’s campaign ad tells us that we should improve our country. Grace Poe’s image to the country is that she’s a gentle person just like what her campaign ads say, “may malasakit.” Her ad, Ayusin Natin ang Pilipinas exposes one of the problems the country is facing today, which is on health care. She then states what she hopes to do if ever she becomes president. Her goals in her advertisements are ideal, but people want experience and results.

Mar Roxas

In his latest ad, his face is in the center of the camera, as if talking face to face to his audience. This makes it attention getting. He has his clear goal of continuing President Noynoy Aquino’s work and even improving it by having the same slogan, “daang matuwid.” His ad is very straightforward. He tells the audience the elections is about them, not about the candidates. On the other hand, his other statements sound like he’s implying something about his co-candidates.

Miriam Defensor-Santiago

If experience is what you’re looking for, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has a lot of them. Among all the presidentiables, she was the last one to have a campaign ad. Her campaign advertisement features one of her platforms about employment in the country, one of the problems we are facing today. Her slogan, “Si Miriam ang Sagot”is catchy. It’s as if we’re hearing that she is all we need for our country.

Campaign ads are used by the candidates to attract more supporters. Did one of them attract you into supporting them? No matter how convincing their ads are, we must vote wisely: know their platforms and their plans for our beloved country.


-Nicole Naval