A veteran broadcaster and youth leader is now a university president. Dr. Cesar B. Chavez, a multi-awarded broadcast journalist, is now president of the University of Caloocan City at the same time chief of the Caloocan City planning department.
My friend Cesar, who holds a doctorate in philosophy (Ph.D), has very colorful credentials in broadcast journalism, having won major awards of the Rotary Club of Manila, Philippine Jaycees, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, and the Catholic Mass Media Awards.
Dr. Chavez was a multi-awarded student from high school to college. In his professional life, he has a distinction of having consistently received presidential appointments from President Cory Aquino to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
The youthful university executive was a recipient of US President Ronald Reagan Youth Initiative Program under which he participated in various training seminars and lectures in ten (10) colleges and universities in the United States in 1987.
As university president, Dr. Chavez has started to rally key leaders of colleges, universities and other educational institutions as well as local governments to take an active role in introducing new visions for institutions of higher learning.
While serving the local government of Caloocan City, Cesar still maintains a regular radio program every Saturday at DZRH, where he used to be a top ranking MBC executive.
On January 16, 2014, the versatile former broadcaster will be the presiding chairman of the 1st Countryside Press Congress, an event highlighting the 50th Founding Anniversary of the Federation of Provincial Press Clubs of the Philippines Inc. (FPPCP).
He is expected to call upon and rally the community journalists to assume a greater role in nation-building, particularly in the full utilization of the social media.
Among those expected to speak during the press congress are former Aklan Congressman Allen Salas Quimpo, Louie T. Arriola, president of the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI), Dr. Danilo Abayon, president of the Aklan State University (ASU), and some leading journalists from the different parts of the country.
Supreme Court administrator Midas P. Marquez will be guest of honor and speaker during the testimonial dinner in honor of the community journalists.
On January 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m, Supreme Court Justice Arturo Brion will be the guest of honor and speaker during the award-giving ceremony in Boracay Island.
The Federation will honor Albay Gov. Joey Salceda for a special award citing him for his pioneering and effective advocacy on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. The governor’s creative programs in his areas of concern have made Filipinos realize the urgency of preparedness for and coping with disasters.
Further information, parties interested to attend the commemorative event may contact mobile (0949-1294-777) or (09083060206).