COMMUNICATION CENTRUM is envisioned to be virtual hub
where people and technology converge to enhance
the utilization of information and communication
resources for development and progress.
Established in year 2000 by UNESCO with the Asian
Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC),
the CENTRUM has the following objectives:
- To be a genuinely interactive
forum and common ground for communication students
and practitioners to study, discuss and communicate
development issues and socio-political events.
- To be the premier repository
of resources chronicling the history, evolution,
current directions and trends of communication
and mass media in the Philippines.
The CENTRUM VIRTUAL MUSEUM
The Centrum Virtual Museum or
website has the following features:
1. The Knowledge Centrum is working to become a resource
on information or knowledge useful for making
strategic decisions in development issues. It
features, among others, conferences, forums, best
practices or communication strategies that work,
and in depth researches on communication.
2. The Media Museum features the history and evolution
of communication in the Philippines, luminaries
in communication and mass media, media trends,
and exhibits of communication artifacts and landmarks
in electronic format. Under the Media Museum are the following:
- Timeline - Shows the historical development of
communication in the Philippines from pre-Spanish
times to the present.
Who in Communication and Mass Media -
Meet the icons in the field of Philippine communication.
Explore the creative genius of communication
educators, journalists, and other media experts.
- The Exhibit Hall –
Display a memorabilia on the evolution of communication
equipment from the early years to present
3. Philippine National Observatory on the Information Society (PNOIS). The PNOIS is a public service web portal that provides information on ICT policies, programs and development that can be used, shared, and utilized to help meet the challenges of the Information Society.
4. E-Library -
This is a preliminary listing of books and articles
on the media and communication sectors of the
Philippines, written by both Filipino and foreign