[Blueboard] Asian News in Pictures exhibit at Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro)

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Wed Feb 9 15:48:06 PHT 2011

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Asian news exhibit opens at Xavier U

"Asian News in Pictures," ACFJ?s first exhibit of news photography  
opened Feb. 2 at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, the exhibit?s  
first stop in 2011.
Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ, XU president, led the ribbon-cutting  
ceremony and, in a speech,  pointed out the importance of  
collaborations between the various Ateneo universities.  In his  
speech, Severino R. Sarmenta, Jr. chair of the Communication  
Department of Ateneo de Manila,  noted the value of pictures in the  
reporting of news stories.
The exhibit at the XU?s School of Business Management building lobby  
coincides with the university?s celebration of Social Consciousness  
Month. From there the show will move on Feb. 20 to Level 2, East  
Concourse of Limketkai Mall.
Dr. Hilly Ann Quiaoit, XU vice president for research and Shiela C.  
Balbutin, chair of the Development Communication Department, are  
coordinating the exhibit?s leg in Cagayan de Oro along with faculty  
and staff of the ACFJ and the Department of Communication.
"Asian News in Pictures" features six photo essays and 25 single  
pictures - all of them compelling news images of social and  
development issues and events done by some of the most talented,  
audacious and passionate among Asia's contemporary and upcoming  
photojournalists. The pictures were culled from the works of students  
of ACFJ's photojournalism programs, many of whom are among Asia's most  
talented photojournalists.
Among them are Rogelio Luis Liwanag, until recently chief photographer  
of Xinhua News Agency in Manila, VJ Villafranca, winner of 2008 Ian  
Perry Award in Photojournalism,  the PDI photographers: Emilyn Hope  
Rillon, Remar Zamora and Rafael Lerma, and Rony Zakaria, the  
Indonesian photographer who won in the 2010 National Press Photography  
- Written by the ACFJ staff

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