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Submitted by the staff last September 2016 for the professorial chair
(academic activities from 2009-2014) Marichu C. Lambino served as chair of the Department of Journalism U.P. College of Mass Communication for two terms non-consecutively, in 2001-2004 and 2009-2012. In both terms, she presided over the successful curricular review and revision of the graduate program of the Department of Journalism, first in 2001-2004 when she successfully presented the M.A. in Media Studies major in Journalism in all academic decision-making bodies of the University, and second, in 2010-2012 when she conceptualized, wrote, and successfully presented the multimedia track of the M.A. in Journalism program as follows:
From 2010-2012, Marichu conceptualized, built the research, wrote, presented and successfully defended the multimedia track of the M.A. in Journalism program [erstwhile: M.A. in Media Studies (Journalism)] at the Graduate Council (composed of all graduate faculty), at the Faculty Assembly, the University Council Committee on Curricular Proposals, the University Council at large (academic body composed of all professors), the highest academic policy-making body of U.P. Diliman. With the invaluable help of the faculty and staff, she thereby successfully instituted the new multimedia graduate program of the Department of Journalism of the University of the Philippines. The work changed the face and substance of the graduate program of the Department, and brought the graduate curriculum to the 21st century, or the digital age.
In particular, she researched on, wrote, and successfully presented and defended the change in name from M.A. in Media Studies (Journalism) to M.A. in Journalism to reflect UNESCO and CHED standards and the global trend of specialization in the graduate school of the journalism department.
Specifically, she researched on, wrote, presented and successfully defended the
following new graduate courses:
1.Online News Production (producing web content from breaking & developing news & social media updates, & generating interactive materials);
2. Newsroom Management (Organization & Management of Multimedia Newsrooms);
3.and the re-tooled Advanced Reporting by making said course multimedia (newsgathering & reporting for the multimedia);
and the standard syllabi of these courses.
At the start of her 2009 term as department chair, Marichu summed up years of academic and professional work by faculty members, and conceptualized a proposed vision, mission, and goals for the Department. This was articulated in a Journalism Vision-Mission Paper, which was reviewed and approved by the journalism faculty, and uploaded in 2010 at: http://masscomm.upd.edu.ph/journalism/programs/vision-mission-statement-dept-journalism and published in the journalism department academic catalogue.
For the first time also, the Department articulated its research agenda. Marichu summed up years of research experience by the faculty and presented a Journalism Research Agenda, which was reviewed and approved by the UP College of Mass Communication by the College Executive Board, and uploaded in 2010 at
http://masscomm.upd.edu.ph/journalism/proposed-research-agenda-department-journalism-college-mass-communication-0 and published in the journalism department academic catalogue.
From U.P. Diliman to the world -- CNN International, the 24-hour cable news channel of the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner, through its staff in CNN London, upon endorsement of the Dean based on an invite from and coordination with CNN International, asked her to search for, screen, recruit, and shortlist candidates for appointments to i-Report of CNN International. She successfully accomplished the task and met the deadlines, from which , for the first time in the history of the Philippines, ten Filipino students, all from UP Diliman CMC, were chosen by CNN International as CNN International i-Report contributors
Her international academically published work includes the uploaded work by Amazon in 2011 (Asian Media Information & Communication of Nanyang Technological University): Mateo, Florinda & Lambino, Marichu (2006) “(Chapter 4) Philippines, people’s power revolution redefines the role of the media”. In Kalinga Seneviratne & Suganthi Singarayar (Eds.), Asia’s march towards freedom of Expression and Development. Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (SCI-NTU)], Distributed by Amazon worldwide, published by Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (SCI-NTU).
As resource person and academic to the worldwide audience on topics of media law, media ethics, and new media issues, her work includes presenting well-backgrounded legal opinions and legal discussion to national and international television audiences, as follows:
The ABS-CBN News Channel “Media in Focus” media issues show asked her to be the resource person for its April 23, 2009 episode on the topic of the legal implications of the news coverage of police accusations against news anchor Ted Failon in the aftermath of her wife’s suicide. She rendered her legal opinion in an interview on right of a free press versus the right of any accused to a fair trial and the possible abuses not allowed by the courts such as prejudicial publicity, sensationalism, vigilantism, and excessive publicity.
She discussed privacy issues in the social media in the number one highest rating afternoon talk show The Buzz of ABS-CBN Channel 2 free public television on November 29, 2009, pegged on an actress complaining that her FB rants became public without her control.
The ABS-CBN News Channel “Media in Focus” show asked her to be the resource person for its episode on January 30, 2010, on the topic of online libel. She rendered her legal opinion on live television on the libel complaint filed by former DSWD Secrtary Esperanza Cabral with the NBI against a blogger only known as “Ella” who blogged about alleged government delay in distributing relief goods in the wake of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.
Her legal opinion was re-published by the online news portal of ABS-CBN at abs-cbnnews.com also on January 30, 2010.
Again, the ABS-CBN “The Buzz” top rating television show on free public tv asked her to be the resource person for its April 10, 2010 episode on privacy issues, arising from the “wardrobe malfunction” of actresses during public televised performances, where she rendered her legal opinion on the topic right to privacy with the “subset” for public figures on “right of publicity”, or the right of an individual to control the commercial exploitation of his/her face, body, or images arising from photos or videos of one’s face or body, and one’s name, identity, and likeness.
Her legal opinion was re-published by the widely viewed top rating entertainment news online Philippine Entertainment Portal (pep.ph) in its April 12, 2010 edition.
On August 10, 2010, the ABS-CBN News Channel “Media in Focus” asked her to be the resource person on legal and ethical issues arising from crime-reporting and the news coverage of the arrest and shootout of the police with carnapping suspect Ivan Padilla. She rendered her legal opinion on guidelines that should be observed in making sure that the right of the accused against prejudicial publicity and to a fair trial should be observed.
In the aftermath of the international hostage-taking standoff in Luneta which resulted in the death of all the hostages and the perpetrator, ABS-CBN News Channel “Media in Focus” asked her to discuss on Sept. 21, 2010 the legal and ethical issues arising from the live news coverage of said hostage-taking incident.
Upon the rise of cyberbullying in the social media, she presented the pertinent laws and her legal opinion on cyberbullying on Twitter and how to counter-act it, in the top rating afternoon talk show “The Buzz” on public free television of ABS-CBN Channel 2 on October 31, 2010.
The online version of her legal opinion was published by the internet news portal of ABS-CBN on November 3, 2010.
Her legal opinion on online libel where a dance professor wanted to sue certain bloggers and netizens in a chat forum, was sought and presented in the primetime television news program Saksi of GMA 7 free public television on January 13, 2011.
Her legal opinion was re-published in the leading online news portal Yahoo.ph on January 14, 2011.
She discussed censorship and the atrocities during the Marcos dictatorship in connection with the Marcos campaign for a hero’s burial for the dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, in the government channel RTVM Channel 4 in the show “Equilibrium” hosted by former senator Sonny Alvarez on April 19, 2011.
On radio at DZUP, she presented a legal discussion as interviewee of the Ampatuan town Maguindanao Massacre, live radio interview, on December 3, 2011.
In the weekend afternoon television show “Showbiz Inside Report” of ABS-CBN Channel 2 free public TV, she gave a legal discussion on “celebrity twitter wars” (movie stars bashing each other on twitter) and on cybercrimes on March 24, 2012.
On primetime news in State of the Nation in GMA 7 news channel at Channel 24, she gave a legal discussion on copyright infringement and plagiarism of visual information arising from the winner of an international photography contest having submitted a plagiarized photograph on October 23, 2013.
Marichu is also an active member of the University Council. The UP Diliman University Council, the highest academic policy-making body of U.P. Diliman composed of all the professors on the University in Diliman, elected her to serve as member of the University Council Committee on National Policies for the term 2009-2010.
Again, the UP Diliman University Council elected her to serve as member of the University Council Committee on University Governance for the term 2010-2013.
From 2009 to 2012, Marichu actively participated in all University and College academic deliberative and governing boards and councils such as the: College Graduate Faculty Council, the College Academic Personnel Committee, the College Executive Board, the College Revaluation Program Committee, the Department Academic Personnel Committee, the Department Curricular Proposals Committee, and the MA Comprehensive Exam Committee.
She also served as judge or juror in the following award-giving bodies: Rotary Club Manila Journalism Awards, 2010; Rotary Club Manila Journalism Awards, 2011; GMA 7 Network Excellence Award for Journalism, 2010; GMA 7 Network Excellence Award for Journalism, 2011; GMA 7 Network Excellence Award for Journalism, 2012; Philippine Daily Inquirer Certificate of Excellence, 2010; Philippine Daily Inquirer Certificate of Excellence, 2011; Philippine Daily Inquirer Certificate of Excellence, 2012; Journalism Best Thesis Award, 2010; Journalism Best Thesis Award, 2011; Journalism Best Thesis Award, 2012.
Marichu is a lawyer with a journalistic background and teaches Media Law, Communication and Media Ethics, Journalism Ethics, Fundamentals of Journalism, the graduate course Ethics and Legal Standards, Internship, Thesis, and other courses. This CV starts at 2009 and does not include her entire body of work. Marichu started to be published at the age of 15 when her feature article and poems were published by the U.P. Integrated School official student publication Aninag. Later as a college freshman, she worked as a campus news reporter; and as a college sophomore while taking up her G.E., she became the editor-in-chief of the official student publication of the UP Diliman College of Arts and Sciences Sinag. She then topped the editorial portion of the Philippine Collegian editorial exam at 18 years old; and was elected by campus journalists nationwide as national president of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines at the age of 19, and also then became the youngest columnist of the national daily broadsheet Ang Pahayagang Malaya.
Marichu is the TOWNS Awardee for Law (The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service) 2004-2007.
The Marie Claire Magazine launching issue voted and listed her as the Top 25 Women Who Changed Our Lives (“Top 25 Women Who Rock”, Oct. 21, 2005).
The Philippine Graphic Magazine voted and listed her as the Top 25 Young Leaders for 2004 for their anniversary issue.
The Ombudsman’s Office of the Republic of the Philippines recognized her work with an Award on its 16th Anniversary for her “selfless service, dedication, tireless efforts in assisting the Office of the Ombudsman for in the prosecution of the plunder case against former President Joseph Estrada”
She was also cited for excellent public service by the Special Prosecutor of Ombudsman’s Office for her work in the plunder case People vs. Estrada, Oct. 17, 2007 upon successful termination of the case.
The Philippine Collegian in 2001 delivered a tribute to her as “private prosecutor, for integrity held above price, for service freely given, for truth steadfastly pursued, for embracing the ideals of the Philippine Collegian beyond the confines of the University.”
The University of the Philippines Diliman women’s center recognized her work in awarding ceremonies at the U.P. Executive House in 2001.
The St. Scholastica Student Council recognized her “for her undying patriotism, love and service to all her Filipino countrymen” in July 6, 2001
The Konggreso ng Mamamayang Pilipino (KOMPIL) (Congress of Filipino Citizens) delivered a tribute to her and impeachment private prosecutors for helping in the fight against corruption in the highest offices of the land and for upholding justice, 2002.
Earlier than this, for her litigation, corporate, and administrative work for the University, as U.P. Diliman Chief Legal Officer, she received an Award of Merit from U.P. Diliman as follows: “In recognition of her dedicated and exemplary services as U.P. Diliman Chief Legal Officer …pioneering efforts, outstanding leadership, team-building skills, administrative competence…”
The cases she litigated in the Supreme Court as UP Diliman Chief Legal Officer became landmark cases such as: Posadas, Torres-Yu, & Lambino vs. Dizon (NBI), et al , Dizon vs. Lambino, etc. on attempted invalid warrantless arrests on-campus, and other cases arising from the same, and are now included in textbooks, syllabus, and lectures in MCLE, on criminal law, criminal procedure, and other areas of law.
As a member of the Public Interest Law Center, she was asked to deliver the oral arguments for the “Visiting Forces Agreement case in the Supreme Court and presented the case before the Supreme Court justices en banc, oral arguments, for the main petitioner, Bayan, in Bayan et al vs. Executive Secretary.
Asst submitted this to VP for Acad March 28, 2011 upon request for faculty highlights/ bullet points for the University site: “TOWNS Awardee for Law (The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service) 2004-2007.
"Marie Claire Magazine launch issue voted and listed as Top 25 Women Who Changed Our Lives (“Top 25 Women Who Rock”, Oct. 21, 2005).
"Philippine Graphic Magazine voted and listed as the Top 25 Young Leaders for 2004, anniversary issue.
"Award, 16th Anniversary, Ombudsman’s Office: 'selfless service, dedication, tireless efforts in assisting the Office of the Ombudsman for in the prosecution of the plunder case against former President Joseph Estrada'.
"Citation for excellent public service, Special Prosecutor, Ombudsman’s Office for her work in the plunder case People vs. Estrada, Oct. 17, 2007 upon successful termination of the case.
"Tribute, Philippine Collegian 2001 as 'private prosecutor, for integrity held above price, for service freely given, for truth steadfastly pursued, for embracing the ideals of the Philippine Collegian beyond the confines of the University.'
"Award, St. Scholastica Student Council July 6, 2001 'for her undying patriotism, love and service to all her Filipino countrymen.'
"Tribute, Konggreso ng Mamamayang Pilipino (KOMPIL) (Congress of Filipino Citizens) for helping in the fight against corruption in the highest offices of the land and for upholding justice, 2002.
"1996 Award of Merit from U.P. Diliman: 'In recognition of her dedicated and exemplary services as U.P. Diliman Chief Legal Officer ...pioneering efforts, outstanding leadership, team-building skills, administrative competence...'
"Visiting Forces Agreement case, delivered the oral arguments in the Supreme Court for main petitioner, Bayan, in Bayan et al vs. Executive Secretary.
"Her case Posadas, Torres-Yu, & Lambino vs. Dizon (NBI), et al, on attempted invalid warrantless arrests on-campus, is now included in criminal law and criminal procedure textbooks, syllabus, and lectures in MCLE"