by CFGO, OPI
The Office of Publication & Information (OPI) conducts its 3rd Series of Training-Workshop for its Campus Ambassadors and the 4th Series of Training-Workshop for the writers and editors of Schools, Colleges, Offices and for student writers of the Institute. The training in journalism focuses on broadcasting news and features for public affairs.
Two resource speakers, Stacy Danika S. Alcantara of the Office of Public Diplomacy, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Stanley Buenafe Cajete of ABS-CBN will conduct the training-workshop for the two day affair.
Alcantara, graduated with a degree in Mass Communication from Silliman University, summa cum laude, the first to receive the honor from the university in over 30 years. She is a former Miss Silliman titlist, editor of the Official Student Publication The Sillimanian and was President of the Silliman University Student Government.
She was awarded one of ten Jose Rizal Model Students of the Philippines in 2008 and in 2009 she delivered the Batch Response in Malacanang Palace when she was awarded one of Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines. She is a novelist of young adult fiction, a seasoned journalist and has worked for two multi-national corporations until she topped the Foreign Service Exam with an overall rating of 91.21 percent in 2013-2014.
Her first assignment at the DFA was as Principal Assistant to the Office of the Director General of the APEC National Organizing Council serving under Ambassador Marciano Paynor. She is currently the Principal Assistant of the Public and Media Affairs Division of the Office of Public Diplomacy where she leads the Department’s Digital Diplomacy efforts. She works closely with the Office of ASEAN Affairs in engaging the public about the Philippines’ chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017.
ABS-CBN’s Stanley Buenafe Gajete is segment Producer and Writer of the TV network’s popular programs, TV Patrol, Salamat Dok and The Bottomline with Boy Abunda; is Segment Researcher of Matanglawin, the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, a news writer for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a News Catalog writer and a Video researcher for ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.
Gajete finished a BS in Development Communication, cum laude from the UP Los Banos, and an MA in Journalism from UP Diliman. He had topped his class for Best Produced feature story video for his Certificate in Broadcast Journalism from the ABS-CBN University. He also received a Certificate in Broadcast Voice from the same University.
Among his awards is the 2013 Gawad Felicisimo T. San Luis as Outstanding Youth of Laguna. He has represented the country in the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre as paper and oral presenter (Social Category) in Bangkok, Singapore and in Dubai.