Saturday, May 5, 2012

FILCOLS @ the Lasallian Schools Press Conference 2012

FILCOLS’ Beverly Siy delivered a talk entitled “Free Flowing Copyright” at the Lasallian Schools Press Conference 2012 last 4 May 2012. It was held at the Lecture Room 0916 De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts Campus, Pablo Ocampo St., Manila. The theme of the LSPCON 2012 was Creating the Future through Innovative Journalism.

More than fifty college students attended the FILCOLS’ session. They represented various Lasallian institutions in the country, including those in Metro Manila, Antipolo, Cavite and Bacolod. They have different degree programs but they are all involved in the production of their school’s student publications (newspapers, magazines, folios, etc.) According to Prof. Dianne May Torres, the head of the Student Publications Office of DLS-CSB, in Lasallian Schools Press, the copyright stays with the creators even if they are working for the campus papers.

Siy discussed the basics of copyright. She emphasized the need for the members of the audience to know more about their rights and to help their schoolmates know more about intellectual property and copyright. She ended the talk with an invitation for the students to join campus press and authors organizations like FILCOLS.

LSPCON 2012 was organized by the Alliance of Lasallian Campus Journalists and Advisers, Student Publications Office of DLS-CSB and Manila Bulletin. LSPCON 2012 also featured FILCOLS members Eros Atalia who talked about injecting humor into one’s writing, Ronald Lim who was a panellist for the plenary session: The Changing Media Landscape and Ricky Lim who talked about Writing in Filipino for Today’s Audience.

The rest of the speakers and panelists for the four-day press conference were:
-Randy Torrecampo of DLSU Manila for Creating the Lasallian Brand of Campus Journalism,
-Carole Ann Sarthou of Ipsos/Synovate, Nina Fuentes of PHL 360, Ayee Macaraig of together with Lim for The Changing Media Landscape
-Art Samaniego of Manila Bulletin for The Digital Life of Filipinos
-Sandy Prieto-Romualdez of Philippine Daily Inquirer for Innovations in Print Media
-Katwo Puertollano of Twenty-Seven Twenty Design Boutique for Creative Infographics
-Renelyn Tan of World Youth Alliance and Raymond Ang of Young Star for Knowing your audience
-Robert Roque of Tempo/Manila Bulletin for Investigative Reporting
-Roni Santiago of Manila Bulletin for Social Commentary and Cartoons
-Roby Alampay of for Creating and Maintaining a News website
-Raymund Isaac of Portfolio Studio for Fashion Photography
-Boy Abunda of ABS-CBN for the Art of Interviewing
-Budjette Tan of Trese Comics for Storytelling through Drawings
-Bianca Gonzales and Inday Espina Varona, both of ABS-CBN for Social Media Advocacy

Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society or FILCOLS would like to thank the organizers of LSPCon 2012 for the invitation and to UP Diliman’s Vladimeir Gonzales, DLS-CSB’s Dianne May Torres, Dempson Mayuga and his committee members for coordinating with Siy, FILCOL’s Executive Officer for Membership and Documentation, regarding this event.

If you wish to have a copyright basic lecture in your school or university, kindly get in touch with FILCOLS at

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