The College of Development Communication (CDC) met with the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Manila, Laury Oexle, on 30 January 2023. 

Matters that were discussed were possible partnerships on community media production for the Embassy’s development projects in the Philippines, as well as scholarships and academic exchange programs for Devcom graduate students and faculty members.

On behalf of Dean Maria Stella C. Tirol, Assistant to the Dean Rosa Pilipinas F. Francisco facilitated the meeting.    

Discussing their various research and extension thrusts were CDC’s department chairs, namely Dr. Elaine DC. Llarena (Department of Science Communication and CDC Research Committee), Dr. Trina Leah T. Mendoza (Department of Development Broadcasting and Telecommunication), Asst. Prof. Romel A. Daya (Department of Educational Communication), and Asst. Prof. Alethia C. Araneta (Department of Development Journalism). Asst. Prof. Ma. Teresita B. Osalla and Dr.  Liza A. Cabrera, CDC’s International Relations Officer and College Secretary, respectively, were also present at the meeting. 

Accompanying Oexle were the Senior Adviser for Communications of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Agnes Pantastico, and the Officer of Economic Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid of the German Embassy in Manila, Anna Ventura. (Miguel Victor Durian)