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With the institution’s goal of improving its print and online media presence, the Publications and Web Development Office has been created this year. It shall serve as a sub-office under the Corporate Communications Department, and shall take charge of the publication of the croSSCuRrent (which primarily contains the official administrative reports of the institution) and some other publications, and the development of the web site. It shall also assist in ensuring that other institutional media materials such as photos and videos meet moral, intellectual, and aesthetic standards.

The office is headed by Joey Vargas, who is also the Artistic Director of SSC-R Manila Center for Culture and the Arts. Vargas – whose undergraduate degree is BA Communication Arts, Major in Writing – serves as the Editor-in-Chief both of the croSSCuRrent and the web site. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), where he later taught theatre, speech communication, and writing subjects for about 4-5 years after teaching similar subjects in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of the Philippines in Mindanao for about 2-3 years.

Ms. Grey-An Keith P. Pascual, also a BA Communication Arts, Major in Speech Communication graduate (cum laude) from UPLB, serves as the Publications Office’s Managing Editor. She was given the Best Paper and Oral Presentation Award during the 5th CAS Student-Faculty Research Conference in UPLB for her study entitled, A Preliminary Documentation of Suwayan: An Ilocano Oral Tradition in Pangasinan.

The Publications Office Art Editor is Mr. Lloyd Zapanta, who is finishing his degree in Journalism at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Jaivie del Socorro, the institution’s Corporate Communications Officer, serves as the Publications Office Content Strategist. Socorro is a BA Mass Communication graduate of SSC-R Manila, and is now finishing her Master of Arts in Communication Management degree from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.