With the theme “Innovations in Devcom Education and Research,” the third national conference of ADCEP was held at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) on December 5-7, 2013. At least 80 development communication (DevCom) educators, practitioners, and students from various higher education institutions (HEI) and government agencies all over the country participated in the conference.

2013 National Conference: Innovating for DevCom at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (Luzon)

Nineteen schools represented the different major island groups in the Philippines. These schools included the following: Adamson University, Angelicum College, Ateneo de Manila, Ateneo de Naga, Batangas State University, Benguet State University, Cavite State University, Central Luzon State University, Lyceum of the Philippines, Mariano Marcos State University, Isabela State University, UP Baguio, and UPLB for Luzon; Visayas State University and Naval State University for the Visayas; and Central Mindanao University, Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology, University of Southern Mindanao, UP Mindanao, and Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College for Mindanao. Practitioners came from different development agencies such as Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Training Institute, History Makers Development Initiative, International Rice Research Institute, Moro P’Core, Researchmate Incorporated, Sarawak Development Institute, and Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study in Research and Agriculture.

The conference was graced by Dr. Chin Saik Yoon, a DevCom scholar from Malaysia and owner of independent publishing company Southbound; Dr. Nora C. Quebral, the pioneer of DevCom in the Philippines and a renowned DevCom scholar worldwide; Dr. Felix Librero, an international expert in broadcast distance learning systems and distance education; Mr. Louie Tabing, a multi-award winning community broadcaster; Dr.Crispin C. Maslog, author of more than 30 books on journalism and communication, and chairman of the Asian Media and Information Centre Inc. Board of Directors; and Dr. Florangel Braid, former president and president emeritus of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.