Two staff members from the Department of Development Broadcasting and Telecommunication (DDBT) were recognized by the College of Development Communication (CDC) during its annual Awarding of Outstanding Personnel held on 19 December 2022.

This was part of the series of activities held for CDC’s 24th anniversary celebration.

These personnel were the following:

Christopher N. Calamlam
Media Production Specialist

Mr. Calamlam is a hard-working, talented, and innovative administrative staff of CDC. His advanced skills in computer software and media production have enabled the production of CDC’s broadcast programs to transition smoothly from cable TV broadcasting to web- based live streaming especially during the Taal volcano eruption and start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Moreover, he has introduced a cost-saving approach in streaming Dito sa Laguna and Radyo DZLB’s programs to multiple platforms through the use of free streaming plugins. Previously, CDC needed to pay a subscription service to implement this.

His skills in video editing, animation, and graphics have contributed to the improvement of the quality of CDC-DDBT’s programs to be at par with broadcast programs of other organizations, and in order to be more effective at delivering information to CDC’s various stakeholders.

In terms of knowledge management initiatives within the DDBT, he is currently working on the creation of an online document database for the Department in collaboration with Ms. Carol Joy Cabello-Canubas. This database aims to improve the knowledge sharing and management of documents and information of DDBT staff and faculty.

Ryan Jay I. Galang
University Research Associate II

Mr. Galang has contributed greatly to the achievements of the CDC and DDBT since he joined the college in 2016.

He has actively shared his knowledge and expertise in broadcasting and multimedia production to CDC’s various stakeholders through the activities of CDC and DDBT. He has served as a resource speaker, webhost, facilitator, and technical consultant in training workshops which have been requested by state colleges and universities, government agencies such as the Department of Education, and non-government organizations. These were training workshops on transforming self-learning modules into radio scripts using the school-on-the-air format, and establishing a community radio station, which were crucial during the early months of the pandemic. In addition, he was an executive producer of video- and radio-based learning materials that promoted literacy for K-3 learners, which are now available on Facebook and YouTube.

He has also proactively spearheaded the conceptualization and production of the cable TV and online broadcast programs of CDC-DDBT. He serves as the project leader and activity leader of DZLB Online and Galing UPLB, and activity leader of Dito sa Laguna. His extensive knowledge and experience in broadcasting and multimedia production has enabled him to serve various roles in these programs, as host, executive producer, episode producer, and director. He was a director, executive, producer, host and reporter during the Bantay Halalan Laguna 2022, one of CDC’s major extension and public service activities. As activity leader, he facilitated the establishment of partnerships between schools and media organizations with CDC.

He also actively participated in national and international conferences as author, co-author, or presenter, and co-wrote a journal article published in the Philippine Journal of Development Communication (PJDC).