The newly elected officers of the Information and Communications Technology Journalists Association of the Philippines, also known as CyperPress, are set to be inducted on Friday, Dec. 19 in Makati City. As in the previous years, DOST undersecretary and ICT Office executive director Louis Casambre will administer the induction ceremony. The event will also serve as the Christmas party of the organization.
Elected officers for the year 2015 are:
- Timothy James Dimacali, science and technology section editor of GMA News Online (President)
- Alma Anonas-Carpio, technology editor of Philippines Graphic (Vice-President for Externals)
- Jing Garcia, Infotek section editor of InterAksyon.com (Vice-President for Internals)
- Jason Domantay, segment producer of Asian Food Channel and mynameisbella.com (Secretary)
- Verns Joven, digital editor of the Philippine Star (Treasurer)
- Marlon Magtira, editor of Newsbytes.PH and techTV.ph (Membership Committee Head)
- Melvin Calimag, executive editor of Newsbytes.PH (Constitutional Amendments Head)
- Appointed as sectoral representatives are Raffy Pedrajita, editor of technology blog DigitalSpidey.com (for new media)
- Paolo Luis Montecillo of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (for traditional media)
Marlon Magtira and Raffy Pedrajita are also members of Philippine Bloggers Network (PBNet).
I personally congratulate both! I am also part of PBNet and are very proud that two of our members are part of the newly elected officers. Gian Viterbo of Gadget Pilipinas is also one of the members of Philippine CyberPress and PBNet.
GMA News, Daily Tribune, and Manila Bulletin are just a few of the Philippine CyberPress members that are from traditional media. Bloggers can also be part of the Philippine Cyberpress. In order for the blogger to be an official member, an existing member must nominate him/her.
In his message to the ICT press corps, Dimacali said, “For close to two decades, Cyberpress has followed the stellar — some would say meteoric — rise of Philippine IT, and continues to do so today even as the organization itself has seen much change over the years.”
“We look forward to 2015 with new goals and new horizons that, we hope, continue closely in step with the shifting tides of the industry we watch after,” Dimacali added.
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