News Roundup Promotional Image
RVA App Promo Image

Bishops’ Institute in Manila to hold workshop on Communication Research

A Bishops’ institute in Manila plans to hold a face-to-face workshop on social communication research in June.
Veritas Asia Institute for Social Communication (VAISCOM) will offer a two-day stay-in workshop from June 11 to 12 in its facility some 21 kilometers north of Manila.
Ma. Stella C. Tirol, who is currently the Dean of the College of Development Communication at the University of the Philippines in Los Banos (UPLB-CDC), will facilitate the workshop.
Themed “Basic Communication Research,” the workshop will guide participants in the conduct of media and communication studies from the formulation of research questions, review of related literature to the choice of methodology.
The Pastoral Instruction ‘Communio et Progressio’ (1971) weighs in on the need and importance of communication research “in the service of Christian education.”
The document, which was proposed by the Vatican II Decree ‘Inter Mirifica’ (1963), urges Catholic universities and academic institutions to “assiduously promote research on social communication” (no. 113) to keep abreast with developments in communication and the media (no. 179).
VAISCOM is the training and formation arm of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences – Office of Social Communication (FABC-OSC). 


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.