Tan-Mabilog is new IPO head

Tan-Mabilog is new IPO head

Ms. Gerthrode Charlotte Tan-Mabilog of the Division of Professional Education, University of the Philippines Visayas (ProfEd-UPV) is the new director of the Information and Publications Office (IPO), effective April 8, 2022. 

Tan-Mabilog finished her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication/Management and master’s in Education Major in English as a Second Language at UPV in 2001 and 2012, respectively. 

She has extensive experience in the media industry, being a news anchor for Ratsada 24 Oras, formerly Ratsada and 24 Oras Western Visayas, GMA TV-6’s afternoon public affairs and news program, from the early 2000’s until 2015. 

She also served as a field reporter, executive producer, and supervising producer for the said program. From 2012 to 2015, she was program manager for GMA Bacolod ’s public affairs program Isyu Subong and GMA Cagayan de Oro’s daily newscast 24 Oras Northern Mindanao.

Prior to her working at UPV, Tan-Mabilog had served in various capacities as part of the academe. 

She was the former vice president and chief operations officer of Alphacrest Academy and Big Heart Development School based in Iloilo City. 

Likewise, she taught English in the high school and senior high school levels of Alphacrest Academy. She also served as a lecturer of the University of San Agustin’s Mass Communication program. 

Tan-Mabilog is a fellow of the 16th Lopez Jaena Journalism Workshop in UP Diliman. 

She is also a trainer, motivational speaker, book lover, movie enthusiast, mental health advocate, and writer, among others. 

She replaced Prof. Julie Prescott of the Division of Humanities as director of IPO.

Tan-Mabilog’s appointment is effective from April 8 to December 31, 2022.

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