Social Media Bureau

Administration
REV. FR. CHRISTOPER JEFFREY AYTONA, O.P., HEL
Director
HERNANDEZ Philippe Jose S.

MR. PHILIPPE JOSE S. HERNANDEZ, MEng

Assistant Director

Support Staff
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MR. ROMMEL G. RIVERA

Digital Assets Supervisor

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MR. HANS LAWRENCE V. MALGAPU

Office Secretary / Staff Writer

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MR. JAN CARLO S. BUENSALIDA

Graphic Artist

 

History

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.