Media Literacy Education in Internet

A study of the language of Internet, historical development of multi-media, area of coverage worldwide, penetration in Asia and Philippines, beneficial use and adverse effects will commence on October 7 – November 4, 2017. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. PICA, Foundation Inc., (Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia Foundation Inc.) For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201 Telefax: (632) 831-6019
Email: picafsp@paulines.ph / picafsp@gmail.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639958247284

MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION IN NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE

A study of semiotics and other tools of analysis, its application in reading print and online media texts; functional knowledge of newspaper and magazine print and online publishing; historical overview of the industry; all as background for analysis and evaluation of newspaper and magazine contents will commence on August 19 – September 16, 2017 . Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. PICA, Foundation Inc., (Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia Foundation Inc.)   For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201 Telefax: (632) 831-6019
Email: picafsp@paulines.ph / picafsp@gmail.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639958247284

Media Literacy Education in Radio

A study of the language of radio broadcast and its application in reading radio texts from producer’s and listeners’s perspectives; historical overview of radio broadcast industry; functional knowledge of radio production; all as background for analysis and evaluation of radio programs, will commence on July 1-8, 22 – August 5, 2017. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201 Telefax: (632) 831-6019
Email: picafsp@paulines.ph / picafsp@gmail.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +639958247284

Communication Theories

A five-consecutive-Saturdays modular course on the study of the different theories of mass media and new communication technology and its application in interpreting research and media text analysis,  will comence on November 12 to December 10, 2016. Distance  education is offered but students are required to attend class on the first and the fifth Saturday. This is one of the sixteen modules offered by PICA (Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia Foundation Inc.) in its MA Program on Media Literacy Education. For more information regarding the course, schedule and fees, please E-MAIL or contact:

Sr. Ma. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD
PICA Directress
Tel: (632) 831-1771 local 201
Telefax: (632) 8316019  Email: consolatamanding@yahoo.com
Mobile: sun +639332051399/globe +o9958247284

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

World Communications Day 2015. Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

World Communications Day 2015

Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

The theme World Communications Day 2015 follows in continuity with the previous year’s message. At the same time, the topic fits into the context of the central theme of the next two synods on the family.

The daily news show us the difficulties facing the family today. Often times cultural changes do not help us appreciate how much the family is a good for society.

The relationships between the members of the family community are inspired and guided by the law of “free giving.” By respecting and fostering personal dignity in each and every one as the only basis for value, this free giving takes the form of heartfelt acceptance, encounter and dialogue, disinterested availability, generous service and deep solidarity.”(John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, N. 43)

Today, how can we tell people who are perhaps wounded and disillusioned that love between a man and a woman is a good thing? How can we help children know that they are a most precious gift? How can we warm the hearts of people, especially those who are wounded and disappointed, and help them rediscover the beauty of love? How can we show that the family is the privileged place where we experience the beauty of life, the joy and the gift of love, the consolation of forgiveness offered and received, and the encounter with the other?
Today the Church must learn again how to show that the family is a great gift, something good and beautiful. The Church is called to show more vividly that the gift of love, which the bride and groom offer each other, draws all people to God.It is an exciting task because it moves people to look at the true reality of the human person, and it opens the doors to the future, that is, to life.

World Communications Day, the only worldwide celebration called for by the Second Vatican Council (“Inter Mirifica”, 1963), is marked in most countries, on the recommendation of the bishops of the world, on the Sunday before Pentecost (in 2015, May 17).

The Holy Father’s message for World Communications Day is traditionally published in conjunction with the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales, patron of writers (January 24).

@Vatican.va

RADIO VERITAS BROADCASTERS EMPOWERED!

RV Twenty-eight Radio Veritas Broadcasters and personnel were empowered by an in-depth six-day Media Literacy Education Seminar held at Lay Formation Center, San Carlos Complex, Makati City last August 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. The seminar was intended to provide the  participants with tools and skills in reading, analyzing and evaluating different forms of media texts under the light of the Church Media Documents. The resource speaker was Sr. Consolata Manding, FSP, PHD, Directress of the Paulines Institute of Communications in Asia (PICA) Foundation Inc.

The speaker gave lectures and facilitated workshops. Highlighted topics were on Culture of Communication, Media Literacy Education on Television and Film, In-depth study of Church Social Communication Documents and Designing Media Advocacy. The participants had practicum viewing TV drama and movie for analysis on its moral value or disvalue.

When asked about what they learned from the seminar, all the participants said that they were happy of the seminar because they eventually learned skills and tools in reading, analyzing and evaluating media products in line with the Church perspective. The participants also said that this learning inspired, energized and empowered them in going ahead in the exercise of their media ministry particularly in the cause for Media Advocacy.  Media Literacy Education was very enriching and study of the Church Media Documents was very enlightening and challenging, this feedback was cited in the participants’ written evaluation as well. Under the guidance of Radio Veritas president Fr. Anton Pascual, the participants also shared that they felt very much the presence of God in this seminar animating them to strain forward in pursuing the vision-mission of Radio Veritas as a “Radio for Truth and Evangelization.” The seminar ended with the giving of MLE certificates of completion to the participants.

Social Media and Youth


“What is a youth life like with balance use of cellphone, internet…facebook, twitter, etc…, with family and friends interpersonal relationship is warm and alive, addiction to it is putting oneself to isolation.” This phrase is just one of the well thought of response of the youth from the half day seminar conducted by Olivares School in Parañaque with Sr. Clothilde De las Llagas, fsp of the PICA Mobile Media Education as the main speaker. The seminar was held last May 16, 2012 participated by at least 100 High School Students from different public and private schools. Sr. Clothilde inspired the youth participants to be extra conscious of the engaging nature of social media, to be in control of it rather than be controlled by it.

Communicating Faith Through Media


Sr. Consolata Manding, fsp was the keynote speaker of the CWL’s National Congress held last May 11, 2012 at the Pious XII Catholic Center, U.N. Avenue, Manila with two hundred participants from different Archdioceses and Dioceses in the Philippines. Highlighted in the talk was the persuasiveness, pervasiveness and convergence of media technology that poses great challenge to the ways and means the CWL’s communicate their faith in the digital age. “Communicating Faith” was the theme of the gathering. To be effective in communicating the Christian faith, Sr. Consolata inspired the participants to be always up-to date in the knowledge and appropriate use of the new technology, to be able to pace with the fast changing world as well.

It’s 10th Foundation Anniversary for PICA!

Sr. Clothilde De Las Llagas, fsp: Mobile Media Literacy Education Coordinator

Sr. Clothilde De Las Llagas, fsp: Mobile Media Literacy Education Coordinator

+Sr. Lucina Sarmiento, fsp Pioneered Media Literacy Education in the Daughters of St. Paul

+Sr. Lucina Sarmiento, FSP: Pioneered Media Literacy Education
Sr. Consolata Mandiang, FSP, PhD: Dessertation on Media Literacy Education at the University of the Philippines

Sr. Consolata Manding, FSP, PhD: Dessertation on Media Literacy Education at the University of the Philippines

The Paulines Institute of Communication in Asia (PICA) celebrated its 10th year of foundation last April 27, 2012 at the Daughters of St. Paul, Pasay City.  The celebration was highlighted with a thanksgiving Mass presided by Fr. Apolinar  (Boy) Castor, SSP. Significance of the celebration includes: Pica 10th anni final thanksgiving to God for guiding PICA the past ten years, acknowledgement of every student who supports MLE and looking back at the development of PICA  for greater appreciation of MLE. The celebration also  traced  the historical context of PICA which recalls the late Sr. Lucina Sarmiento, FSP  who pioneered MLE  in the congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul with her proposed thesis  on “Child of Media”  and  “Media Baby”  at the  Ateneo de Manila University.  The Provincial Chapter of 1989  already  discussed the possibility of  a systematized MLE  for  the future of media apostolate. Similarly, the Provincial government of1998 felt the pulse of PICA’s coming birth upon the completion of in-depth communication studies of  two FSP’s namely; Sr. Consolata Manding, fsp who obtained her Doctorate Degree  in Communication at the University of the Philippines (UP), and Sr. Clothilde de las Llagas, fsp with her Master in Media Literacy Education  in the United States of America.  Eventually, PICA was launched in April, 2002 and emerged as vehicle for Media Literacy Education Graduate and Training Course, and with Mobile MLE.

The PICA Management and Staff wish to express a Christ-filled gratitude to all students in Media Literacy Education Graduate Course, Certificate Program and the Mobile Media Education Seminar Participants…God bless you all!

2 FSP sisters deliver talks on Media in Peacebuilding


Sr. Mary Anne Padilla, FSP in collaboration with Sr. Consolata Manding gave keynote speeches on Media in Peacebuilding to the journalists and media practitioners of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and the neighboring dioceses during the Culture of Peace workshop last September 3, 2011 at Budgetel, Cagayan de Oro City.

The talk was in response to the request of the Commission on Interreligious Dialogue (ECID) chaired by Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ, DD

The COP workshop was aimed to initiate participants in interreligious and peacebuilding initiatives and to strengthen preexisting peacebuilding activities.

Sr. Padilla gave an overview of the Church Teachings on Media in peacebuilding as stated in the Church documents such as Inter-Mirifica, which states that media are gifts of God to Humanity for the service and integral development of all peoples.

While Sr. Manding gave a talk on the important bridging role of media in interreligious dialogue and peacebuilding, stating that news must always be verified before their release to avoid conflict in all forms.

“To be a journalist, you must be conscientious individual who record events, verifies facts and interprets them at the service of the community, independence from faction, monitor power, offer voice to the voiceless, and make news comprehensive and proportional,” she said

The workshop allowed participants to contribute ideas for the development of possible modules that underscore skills training to be used in similar workshops in the future.