COMMUNICATION CENTRUM is envisioned to be hub
where people and technology converge to enhance
the utilization of information and communication
resources for development and progress.
The CENTRUM consists of the virtual museum (www.comcentrum.ph),
and later, a physical museum on communication
and mass media.
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 two major features: the Knowledge
Centrum and the Media Museum.
The Knowledge Vault 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.
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.
Features of the Knowledge
- Fora - Roundtable
discussions on communication development issues,
i.e., digital divide, poverty and globalization,
media and terrorism, and others.
- Points of View -
Views-commentaries, opinions, observations on
a particular communication issue-by personalities
from different sectors.
- Best Practices
– Information, education and communication
(IEC) strategies which worked in development
programs and projects.
Features –In-deapth research,
report, and or articles on different communication
- 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
of the Media Museum
- 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
- Media Trends
- Radio Internet
(Webcasting) –News updates in audio format
It's information and education
tools include TimeLine, Who's Who, Points of View,
Best Practices, Pinoy Bookshelf, and many more!
Watch and listen to historical events captured
in photo, audio and video formats. Discuss with
colleagues current and emerging communication
media issues. Experience knowledge management
or the use of IT in development.