Story, even in today’s age of social media, is still king (or queen). More than ever before, the need to tell real and important stories—and tell it in an interesting and engaging manner—is of paramount importance to the public. For advocacy journalists, mastering effective storytelling is even more important. Stories compellingly told give flesh and blood to theory, to analyses, to situationers, and give force to arousing, organizing and mobilizing the public. This panel gathers practitioners from various media, to gain insights on storytelling through both text and image.

December 2, 2016, 1-3PM
Bernal Hall, College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman, Quezon City

*The panel discussion will preceed the launch of the book Peryodismo sa Bingit: Mga Naratibong Ulat sa Panahon ng Digmaan at Krisis and other books under the Media and Communication book series of ORC-CMC and the UP Press

Presented by PinoyMedia Center, Inc. and Office of Research and Publication of the UP College of Mass Communication
Co-presented by the Philippine Collegian, College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines and Altermidya – People’s Alternative Media Network



Inday Espina-Varona. Inday is a long-time, multi-awarded reporter and editor of various publications, among them Visayan Times, Manila Chronicle, Manila Times and Philippine Graphic. She used to head the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines. Inday is also a former country head for Change.com and former head of ABS-CBN’s citizen journalism initiative Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo. She is currently a contributing writer and editor for ABS-CBNNews.com.

Ina Alleco Silverio. Ina is a prolific writer and activist, having written for many publications like the Sunday Inquirer Magazine and Bulatlat.com, while doing activist work for progressive organizations, institutions and legislative offices. Ina wrote the biography of the late labor leader, entitled Ka Bel: The Life and Struggle of Crispin Beltran, which was published by Southern Voices in 2010. She also wrote Luis Jalandoni: An Illustrated Biography published by the International Network of Philippine Studies in 2015.

Jose Raymond “Bogsi” Panaligan. Bogsi shoots for local publications and works closely with non-governmen organizations. He has participated in numerous exhibits about indigenous peoples, and the environment, as swell as his experiences in New York City as a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council in 1999. Since 1992, he has been documenting the Mangyan tribes in the island of Mindoro. In 2014 his work,The Mangyan Photographs, was exhibited at the 10th Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Mr. Panaligan was also among the first recipients of the Ateneo Center for Journalism/World Press Photo Foundation Photojournalism scholarship grant in 2006. Mr. Panaligan is a member of the Photojournalists Center of the Philippines (PCP) and Altermidya-People’s Alternative Media Network.

Kenneth Roland A. Guda (Panel Moderator). A long-time alternative media practitioner, Kenneth covered political beats as well as human rights, labor, and conflict stories in the Philippines—often employing the narrative structure in his reporting. He is the current editor-in-chief of the print and online editions of Pinoy Weekly and is a grassroots media programme director of PinoyMedia Center, Inc.He is the author of Peryodismo sa Bingit: Mga Naratibong Ulat sa Panahon ng Digmaan at Krisis jointly published by the University of the Philippines (UP).