THE QUADRICENTENNIAL batch of the Varsitarian, the 82-year-old student publication of UST and the country’s premier Catholic campus paper, will be led by journalism majors.

Sitting on the editorial board are former news reporters Cliff Harvey Venzon as editor in chief and Adrienne Jesse Maleficio as acting associate editor. Venzon and Maleficio are both Journalism seniors.

Other Journalism seniors in the staff are Charizze Abulencia, who was named News editor; Jilly Anne Bulauan, assistant News editor; Jeremy Perey, Sports editor; Rose-An Jessica Dioquino, Features editor; Mika Rafaela Barrios, Literary editor; and Lester Babiera, Circle editor. Journalism junior Robin Padilla was named Witness editor.

Danalyn Lubang, also a Journalism senior, is acting Filipino editor while Journalism junior Antonio Ramon Royandoyan was named acting Science and Technology editor.

Legal Management junior Alexis Ailex Villamor, Jr. was appointed Special Reports editor.

Advertising Arts junior Carla Gamalinda was named Art director. Architecture senior Paul Allyson Quiambao is still the Photography editor.

Completing the list of this year’s staff are: Justinne Chynna Garcia, Kalaine Nikka Kay Grafil, Charmaine Parado, Rommel Marvin Rio, and Darenn Rodriguez (News); Angelo Nonato Cabrera, Rey Ian Cruz, Anne Marie Carmela Dayauon, and Frauleine Michelle Villanueva (Sports); Ian Carlo Antonio, Marnee Gamboa, and Monica Ladisla (Special Reports); Margaret Rose Maranan and Alma Maria Sarmiento (Features); Jonas Eleazar Trinidad and Azer Parrocha (Literary); Patricia Isabela Evangelista (Filipino); Jennifer Orillaza and Brylle Tabora (Witness); Camille Anne Arcilla (Science and Technology); Maria Joanna Angela Cruz, Ana May de la Cruz, John Ernest Jose, and Alyosha Robillos (Circle); Fritzie Marie Amar, Rey Ian Cruz, Patrick de los Reyes, Jasmine Santos, Jilson Seckler Tiu, and Karla Mides Toledo (Art); Josa Camille Bassig, Isabela Martinez, Lorena Mondragon, Jilson Seckler Tiu, and Karla Mides Toledo (Photography).

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The publications adviser is still Joselito Zulueta, an editor and editorialist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, professor of journalism at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, and holder of the Irwin Professorial Chair in Literature at Ateneo de Manila University.

BusinessWorld associate editor Felipe Salvosa II remains the assistant publications adviser. Salvosa also teaches journalism in Artlets.

This year’s selection committee was headed by Christian Esguerra, a Journalism professor, Philippine Daily Inquirer senior reporter and former Yuchengco Media Fellow, as chairman; Pennie Azarcon-de la Cruz, Sunday Inquirer Magazine executive editor and former Varsitarian associate editor; Nestor Cuartero, Artlets professor and Manila Bulletin assistant entertainment editor; and Department of Languages chairman Prof. Marilu Madrunio.

The screening process for this year’s applicants consisted of qualifying and specialized examinations, followed by a panel interview. The staffers underwent series of trainings, workshops, and seminars last summer.



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