Liceo de Cagayan University entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region 10 for the “Tayo Ang Kalikasan” environmental program. A ceremonial signing of the memorandum between University President Dr. Alain Marc P. Golez and DENR-10 Director Dr. Henry A. Adornado took place on March 16, 2022, at the AVR 3 of the University.  

The “Tayo Ang Kalikasan” is the DENR’s national environmental campaign that seeks to strengthen collaborative efforts among the various sectors in the society for the protection of the natural resources and the maintenance of the ecological balance for the future generation. The partnership between Liceo U and the DENR aims at engaging students as Environment and Natural Resources ambassadors advocating for the DENR’s and the University’s environmental initiatives. The University's ENR ambassadors are Riza Joy Canas, Glaisy Velez, Lyndy Barba, Anthony Saulda, Dallyn Yee, and Joanna Therese Rodriguez.

The MOA signing was facilitated by the Office of Student Affairs and the Natural Science Department of the College of Arts and Sciences. Witnesses of the event were Forester Ferdinand Dagulo, DENR-PENRO OIC; Dr. Rosella Ortiz, CAS Dean; Dr. Judy Marie Zoleta, Department Chair; and Mr. Emmanuel Echem, OSA Director.

By: Liceo Communications and Promotions


The Government of Canada through its embassy in Manila brought to Liceo de Cagayan University through the Office of Internationalization the Mcluhan Forum Series on Responsible Media. Facilitated by the Department of Languages and Communication of the College of Arts and Sciences on January 26, 2023, at the AVR 3 in the Main Campus, the forum themed “Democracy at Stake: How Media Battles the Disinformation Phenomenon” featured Mr. Christian Esguerra, a Mcluhan fellow and a multi-awarded multimedia journalist.

Mr. Esguerra hosts Facts First, a popular online political talk show that covers burning issues in politics and governance. As a journalist, he is committed to an advocacy that counters disinformation. He was the anchor and managing editor of After the Fact – a political talk program of the ABS-CBN News Channel.  As an educator, he teaches political reporting and journalism ethics at the University of Santo Tomas. Also, he is a researcher of UST’s Research Center for Culture, Arts, and Humanities. 

Attended by media figures in the city, students from different schools, and Liceo U’s officials and faculty, the forum’s discussion centered on the importance of responsible journalism, the threats of disinformation to the country’s democratic processes, and media stakeholders’ role in battling disinformation. The public discussion was jumpstarted by two reactors who are both media practitioners and university educators – Dr.  Rhyndl Nephl-z Luczon and Dr. Ronnie Waniwan. 

Present during the forum were Mr. Carlo Figuroa, Public Affairs, Attaché, Embassy of Canada, who gave the opening message and introduced the speaker; Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Zenaida G. Gersana who delivered the welcome remarks; Dr. Teresita T. Tumapon, Liceo U’s consultant for Internationalization; CAS Dean Dr. Rosella O. Ortiz who gave the closing remarks; Dr. Quivido Oregines, director of Internationalization and event chairperson; and Dr. Salvador C. dela Peña III, chair of the Department of Languages and Communication.

Through the Mcluhan Forum Series, the Canadian Government recognizes excellent work in journalism and supports journalists in their critical role in upholding democracy and freedom of speech. The McLuhan Forum is named after Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian media theorist who coined the term “global village” in his critique of a media-connected world as early as the 1960s.