September was declared as National Peace Consciousness Month on July 20, 2004, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 675. The proclamation was issued to instill in the Filipino people consciousness and understanding of the importance of peace. This year’s celebration is themed “Pagkakaisa at Paghilom: Isang Bansa para sa Kapayapaan.” 

In solidarity with the national government in the promotion of peace awareness, the Communication, Literati, and Performing Arts Guild (CLPAG) – the sub-organization of the Communication Program of the College of Arts and Sciences of Liceo de Cagayan University – conducted poster making contest on September 22, 2022, at the Liceo Civic Center. The contest gave the 23 participants coming from different levels and programs the opportunity to communicate through art the message of peace anchored in the theme. 

Adjudged best poster was the creation of Khurt Noel C. Garcia (B.S. Political Science).  Other winning posters were created by Cherwin Samorano (B.S. Civil Engineering) and Alexandra Imbo (Junior High School).  Ms. Kelly Ramos (La Castilla curator), Ms. Venus Apdian (painter and CAS faculty), and Dr. Rhyndl Nephi-Z Luczon (media practitioner and Communication faculty) composed the panel of judges.

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.