ADCEP 2023 Election

Dr. Ulderico B. Alviola, an Assistant Professor IV of the Department of Development Communication (DDC), has been re-elected to senior leadership positions in two national communication organizations.

First as National President of the Association of Development Communication Educators and Practitioners (ADCEP) Philippines where he will serve his second term from 2023 to 2025. 

He took his oath along with the other officers of a newly reconstituted executive committee during the 2nd International Conference on Development Communication and the 11th National Conference and Scientific Meeting of ADCEP Philippines held from September 14-17, 2023 at the Visayas State University.

ADCEP Philippines promotes and highlights the practice of development communication by sharing and discussing narratives, trends, difficulties, and the field’s future in local, national, and global contexts. It currently has more than 100 members spread across 27 schools offering development communication at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Joining Dr. Alviola in the organization’s executive committee are Dr. Digna Mac-Paner Alba (Vice President for Luzon) from the Ateneo De Naga University, Associate Professor Rona Dhel C. Alingasa (Vice President for Visayas) from the West Visayas State University, Associate Professor Joelyn Gesulga-Fernandez (Vice President for Mindanao) from the University of Southern Mindanao, Assistant Professor Peter P. Dalocdoc Jr. (Secretary)  from the Benguet State University, Assistant Professor Rovil A. Espiritu (Treasurer) from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, and Associate Professor Dr. Vaberlie Mandane-Garcia (Auditor) from the Batangas State University - The National Engineering University.

Dr. Alviola is the second #ProudViscan who was elected to this post with the first one being Professor Dr. Rotacio S. Gravoso who also served two terms as President from 2014 to 2018. He is currently part of the Advisory Council of the Executive Committee who does oversight and recommendatory functions for the organization.

Meanwhile, Dr. Alviola was also recently re-elected as Vice President for the Visayas of the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE).


He has been the longest serving Vice President of this national organization with his term to extend until 2025 in time for PACE’s 50th golden anniversary. Dr. Alviola has served a total of three Presidents in the said organization and was preceded by another VSU DevCom faculty and now retired Professor Dr. Wolfreda T. Alesna.

PACE remains to be the biggest, oldest and the most dynamic organization of communication teachers and media professionals in the Philippines with a membership base from over 50 schools in the country.

Prof. Mark Lester M. Chico of the University of the Philippines Los Baños was also overwhelmingly re-elected in his post as PACE President via an online voting system. The new PACE Board took their oath during the Closing Ceremonies of the 2023 Communication and Media Studies Conference (CMSC) held at the Lyceum of the Philippine University (LPU) Cavite from November 20 to 21.

This conference was simultaneously held with the first ever PACE of the Future Student Camp where 7 student delegates from the Amaranth presented their proposed student projects on the rebranding of the VSU student publication into a student media organization that champions the narratives of the #ProudViscan community into a more human-centered storytelling.


Dr. Alviola is also the current Country Representative of the Philippines of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), which is an international, non-profit, non-government organization that serves as a regional research hub for media and communication issues.

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