UP Mass Communicators Organization
The UP Mass Communicators Organization or UP MCO is a duly recognized university-wide academic organization based at the UP College of Mass Communication in the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Founded in 1993 by a group of freshmen, UP MCO is an organization committed to molding competent future media practitioners through proper media education and analysis, and also through the responsible use of mass media. It is also committed to advocating the importance of responsibility in the field of mass communication by raising the bar in media awareness and education. By creating venues for discussing and evaluating mass media, UP MCO elevates media literacy and encourages critical analysis among audiences.
Some of UP MCO's activities include Major Issue, a symposium tackling important and timely issues in the field of mass media, Entertainment Quiz Show (EQ), a quiz show on popular culture, and MCO Box Office (MBO), a mixed media festival showcasing productions produced, directed, and starred in by UP MCO members. The organization is also most notably known for organizing Hot Off the Grill, the College’s annual miting de avance for local and university-wide student council candidates.
Now on its 19th year, UP MCO continues to be a paragon of excellence by continuing to organize activities that are well-acclaimed and widely celebrated in the College, staying true to its nature as an organization that is truly exciting, truly academic, and truly outstanding.
The UP Mass Communicators Organization at the Forefront, unmasking potentials.
Real people. Responsible media.
The Executive Board AY 2012-2013
Chairperson: Desiree Sokoken
Vice Chairperson: Jordan Charles De Guzman
Executive Secretary: Maureen Francisco
Business Affairs Team Directress: Ronica Valdeavilla
Human Resources Team Directress: Kim Ysabel Castro
Media and Public Relations Team Directress: Arade Louise Villena
Research and Academic Training Team Director: Anna Francesca Peralta
Special Events Team Directress: Diana De Mesa
Business Affairs Team
Human Resources Team
Media and Public Relations Team
Research and Academic Training Team
Special Events Team
Hot Off the Grill - Hot Off the Grill is the official miting de avance of the College of Mass Communication.
Major Issue - Major Issue is a symposium tackling important and timely issues in the field of mass media.
MCO Box Office - MCO Box Office is a mixed media festival showcasing productions produced, directed, and starred in by UP MCO members.
Entertainment Quiz Show
How To Series
UP MCO has produced notable alumni in the field of media.
Rawnna Crisostomo - GMA news reporter
Henry Bayona - radio personality
Ivy Cay - radio personality