Week 5

Let’s take a break from the societal problems we’ve been vlogging about for the past 4 weeks.

It’s the time of the year again and let’s talk about the season. Specifically, how you would spend your break; your preparations, during, and the feeling after. It should be in one vlog only with a maximum of five (5) minutes. This is due on January 5, 2019.

For the information of everyone, your last two vlogs are now being watched and rated by my friends who are directors. I sent them the links. Again, to those who submitted late, I will not consider it anymore.

See you guys next year!



Hi everyone! How was your week-long rest from vlogging? It has been almost a week since I left the city to attend a basic filmmaking seminar-workshop here in Agusan del Norte. So far, I can say, the first three days has been so fruitful!

Before I drop the next issue for your vlog, let me share a little of what I am enjoying here 😁

DAY 1. Editing by Carlo Francisco Manatad

Carlo is just 31 years old but has been editing for film and/or TV for 9 years and have edited around 54 films from different genre, for various directors, and in many countries.
He shared to us the different languages of editing; how the simple cutting, transition, and putting together clips can strongly deliver a message in ways an editor wanted to.

DAY 2. Directing by Zig Dulay

I learned a looooot from this man! Before he jumped to directing films, he first became a writer. By the way, Zig is a graduate of BA Journalism. His background and experience in writing helped him with his directing in such a way he becomes one with his script. In every story, there should always be two faces. The outside layer and what lies beneath it.

DAY 3. Cinematography by Arnel Barbarona

Arnel is a proud product of Mindanao. He is a filmmaker from Davao. His shots were amazing!

DAY 4. Scriptwriting by Cenón Obispo Palomares

Day 4 is still tomorrow but I had a friendly chat with Cenón on our way where we are staying. Cenón is a writer from ABS-CBN, he once taught scriptwriting in UP Diliman. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s session!
Anyway, those are just the surface of the ocean of new ideas I was able to gain from them.
May this, inspire you to do more, create more, and never give up!

Week 4: Environmental Degradation.

Festival de Cine Paz Mindanao!

Hi guys! Have you heard of Festival de Cine Paz Mindanao? The festival will kick off tomorrow! My friend, Ryanne Murcia, the festival director, gave me 5 free tickets for tomorrow’s opening program. After the program, there will be a special screening of Women of the Weeping River by Sheron Dayoc.

I want to invite 4 people who wants to join me tomorrow, 4:00 PM at KCC Mall de Zamboanga.

This is a good opportunity for you to immerse yourself with this kind of activity. If you really are into film.

Feel free to comment. 4 people only. Go!


Hi everyone!

I noticed some of you submitted your vlog late. Please note that I already made it clear that late submission will no longer be considered. Let us all be wise and responsible enough. Thanks!



Hi BA Broad 4!

How was the adventure in creating your first vlog? As you explore the different faces of poverty, what were your realizations? What challenges did you meet along the way and how did you battle and win over that challenge?

I want to read your thoughts in the comment section.

Please encourage fruitful interaction in your vlogs; ask your audience their insights/reactions/suggestions about the raised issue.

I congratulate everyone for a job well done! As promised, we will meet on Friday, November 16, 2018, for individual feedback about your vlogs. Also, I will give you a short quiz regarding the topics discussed and the different faces of poverty touched in the vlogs of your classmates (make sure you watch and support each other’s work).

You will know when your vlog has been graded when I “liked” your post. But for the audience’s interaction, we will give it a week before I rate it.

This week, your vlog will be about UNEMPLOYMENT.

Happy vlogging!

A Gentle Reminder (Week 1)

30 minutes past midnight.

My mind is drifting to places. I wonder, somewhere in the middle, did we fail to understand each another?

I said yes. You said no.

Is there something I need to know?

What part in the instruction you failed to understand?




If I followed you. This means, you already have a grade for this activity.

If I did not follow you, it could be any of the following reasons:

1. You are using nicknames unfamiliar to me (I refuse to play your guessing game, sorry.);

2. Some of you, after putting up the blog and followed me, deleted your blogs;

3. There is something wrong with how you set your blogs because I cannot follow you.

Please double check your accounts.

Week 1


Hello, BA Broad 4! I welcome you to our e-class in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – COMM110!

It has been a while since I last posted an entry in this blog. Originally, this is to archive some of my photos from a 50 mm lens (as you may have read so in the blog’s description before I changed its determined purpose). But eventually, I grew tired of updating and I almost forgot this blog still exists. Personally, I am happy to be back. This course have brought to my attention something existing which I failed to remember.

The Course

Information and Communication Technology – as a course – will help shade the gray areas of 21st century communication. This afternoon, we discussed about the danger of desensitization – I am afraid that we are all guilty of this crime. Through our continuous exposure to the negative stimuli, we already act out of habit, we feel numb despite the pressing issues laid before us. This is a sad reality. But as future media practitioners, you hold the key to change the world. You may laugh at this idea, but really, the world will never change if there will be no single person who is willing to shaken the unrighteous principles we practice today.

Course Requirement

Individually, you will produce, upload, and post weekly Vlogs . Your Vlogs should receive reactions from your audience and should stir up a conversation. It should be fun and engaging; informative and significant.

Due: every Tuesday of the week at exactly 11:59PM. Late submission will no longer be considered.

To monitor your posts, please do not forget to tag me. Always. Add me in facebook so I can see the comments/reactions of your audience. After the semester, you may delete me from your friends’ list.

When you read my posts, please acknowledge by commenting your thoughts or by liking it. I will do the same to your Vlogs. Should there be questions, ask away in the comment section. I am thrilled to watch your video logs!


You will be graded according to the following points:



Your first Vlog should be about one of our Societal Problems – POVERTY.



Note: At the time of typing this, I have a total of 29 followers out of the expected 33.

A gentle reminder to everyone: PLEASE use your real name in your blogs. Failure to do this, his/her blog will not be acknowledged.