Social Media Bureau
|REV. FR. CHRISTOPER JEFFREY AYTONA, O.P., HEL
MR. PHILIPPE JOSE S. HERNANDEZ, MEng
MR. ROMMEL G. RIVERA
Digital Assets Supervisor
MR. HANS LAWRENCE V. MALGAPU
Office Secretary / Staff Writer
MR. JAN CARLO S. BUENSALIDA
As a response to the emergence of Internet technology and social media, the University of Santo Tomas established the Social Media Bureau in 2014, under the Rectorship of the Very Rev. Fr. Herminio V. Dagohoy, O.P., PhD, who saw the need and the opportunity to establish a solid online presence through the cyberspace.
The birth of the Bureau can be traced to Fr. Dagohoy and Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies director Prof. Cristina P. Hidalgo, PhD, who wrote the concept paper that led to the Bureau’s establishment. In June 2014, Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P., HEL was named the inaugural Director.
In May 2015, the Bureau welcomed its first Assistant Director, Mr. Philippe Jose Hernandez, and months later, the Bureau became fully operational, with the constitution of its staff.
In November 2015, the University of Santo Tomas was recognized by the Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) with the Bronze Award for Best International Website Page. The UST website is managed by the Social Media Bureau, which launched an enhanced version of the website on August 2, 2016.