co-presented by:

CEAP Negros Islands
The Manila Times
JTP Learning Solutions

what is WirEd?

WirEd stands for Web Impact Redefining Education Policy. It is a legal forum conceptualized by the Estrada and Aquino Law for the benefit of the academic community focusing on issues related to the internet, the social media, cyberspace, and anything in between.

It is a fast-paced forum where thought leaders on matters of technology and the internet and policy influencers on student and academic landscape get together.

speakers

Atty. Joseph Noel M. Estrada

JOSEPH NOEL M. ESTRADA, Managing Partner, obtained his degree in Political Science at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in 1999 where he graduated with honors. He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, and admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2005.

Atty. Estrada has become a legal luminary in education law, joining an exclusive group of lawyers who immersed and helped shape the legal environment of education. He is a regular resource person of the House of Representatives and Senate Committees on Education.

He also regularly represents private education in policy consultations in the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. He currently acts as counsel to national educational associations which include the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAPSCU) where he also serves as its Executive Director, Fund Assistance to Private Education (FAPE), Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), South Manila Education Consortium (SMEC), and Philippine Business for Education (PBed). Atty. Estrada is also the legal counsel and corporate secretary of The Manila Times.

Terese Ray Anne O. Aquino

TERESE RAY ANNE O. AQUINO, Senior Partner of Estrada & Aquino Law, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication Major in Broadcast Journalism degree in 2009 at the St. Paul University-Quezon City. She was a recipient of various awards such as, finalist at the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) (2009); St. Paul University-Quezon City Leadership Award (2009); Thesis Award (2009); Community Extension Service Award-Gold (2009); and Catholic Mass Media Awards, Finalist (2007).

Atty. Aquino obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Santo Tomas-Faculty of Civil Law in 2013 where she was Dean’s Lister. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2014. She completed a certificate course at the Institute for U.S Law – Introduction to US Legal Methods, George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA, July 2014 – August 2014.

In June 2017, Atty. Aquino earned her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Global Business Law at the University of Washington, School of Law, in Seattle USA, where she did an extensive comparative research on the US and the Philippine Antitrust laws.

Dante "Klink" Ang II

Dante is president and chief executive officer of The Manila Times, which holds the distinction of being the oldest newspaper having been founded on October 11, 1898 and presently is No. 1 Opinion. His exposure to journalism stretches back to the late 1970s, when his father, then a fledgling entrepreneur, started publishing small weekly papers and monthly magazines. Dante, his siblings and his mother were forced to leave the Philippines shortly after the late Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino was assassinated in 1983, when the Ang patriarch was publishing a newspaper that was among the so-called mosquito press.

The younger Dante finished high school in Houston, Texas, in 1986. Four years later, he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. The university named Dante a distinguished alumnus in April 2017 for his work in publishing. After university, he went on to work as a reporter for the Tulsa Tribune in Oklahoma, where he covered state and local politics until 1992.

He then returned to the Philippines, only to be shipped out a few months later to Canada to assume a posting as Foreign Information Officer at the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto. He held that position until 1997, after which he worked on the vice presidential campaign of then Sen. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. In 2001, his family acquired The Manila Times, which has earned the Newspaper of the Year three times under the leadership of Dante.

Besides working at the newspaper, he teaches various journalism subjects at The Manila Times College, of which he is also vice chairman, and various MBA courses at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM). Outside of work, Dante is an active Rotarian. He is a member and a past president of the Rotary Club of Makati North, one of the oldest in the financial district. He is also the co-chairman of the public relations committee of Rotary International District 3830. And recently, he was re-elected to a second three-year term as a trustee of Haribon Foundation, an environmental organization devoted to conservation and biodiversity. When he is not working or performing socio-civic work, Dante is still a student. He is taking up doctoral studies in economics at the University of Santo Tomas, where is he working on his dissertation.

Rhodora Angela Fernandez-Ferrer

Doris Fernandez-Ferrer graduated cum laude in the BS Physics for Teachers program of the Philippine Normal University (PNU) in consortium with De La Salle University. She pursued her Masters in Education Major in Physics from De La Salle University. She is now pursuing her PhD in Education major in Educational Leadership and Management (Executive Program) also from DLSU. Very recently, she finished an Executive Program on Public Policy and Private Sector Development at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. She was connected with St. Scholastica's College for 18 years as High School Physics Teacher, Dean of Student Affairs, Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences and Department Chairperson of the Natural Sciences Department in the College Unit.

She served as the Executive Director of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the largest association of schools in the country from May 2009 to September 2014. At present, she is the Executive Director of the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC). PEAC manages the longest-running PPP in Education in the country, the Educational Service Contracting Program that was legislated in 1989 as the GASTPE Law. This school year, PEAC is also in partnership with the Department of Education in implementing the Voucher Program for Senior High School. As part of program management, PEAC conducts in-service training programs for teachers and administrators in both junior and senior high schools.

Jose Maria "Toots" Policarpio

Jose Maria "Toots" Policarpio is a senior business development executive with 25+ years in the educational publishing industry. He studied at the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) for his undergraduate business degree. He went on to earn his Master in Business Economics degree at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).

He started out his career as a sales and marketing professional promoting textbooks and academic journals. His work in the past 12 years was focused mainly on the implementation of learning management systems in Philippine schools. He led the business development team which successfully launched the GENYO e-Learning Program for K-10 in 2007 during his stint as Executive Director at Diwa Learning Systems, Inc. He wrote a paper entitled "A Strategic Approach to eLearning Business Development for Philippine Schools" as the blue print for the implementation of the business plan. GENYO is still the most subscribed e-learning program for K-12 in the Philippines to-date.

He now runs his own education technology company, JTP Learning Solutions, and is focused on helping schools optimize the use of educational technologies in instruction and school administration. He provides professional development and teacher training programs in the area of technology integration as part of his advocacy.

He is an avid runner and swimmer, likes basketball and plays golf every time he gets the chance. He is a baritone and is an active member of an all-male choir whose brand of music is Sacred Liturgical songs in Latin.

Atty. Joseph Noel M. Estrada Terese Ray Anne O. Aquino Dante "Klink" Ang II Rhodora Angela Fernandez-Ferrer Jose Maria "Toots" Policarpio

JOSEPH NOEL M. ESTRADA, Managing Partner, obtained his degree in Political Science at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in 1999 where he graduated with honors. He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, and admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2005.

Atty. Estrada has become a legal luminary in education law, joining an exclusive group of lawyers who immersed and helped shape the legal environment of education. He is a regular resource person of the House of Representatives and Senate Committees on Education.

He also regularly represents private education in policy consultations in the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. He currently acts as counsel to national educational associations which include the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAPSCU) where he also serves as its Executive Director, Fund Assistance to Private Education (FAPE), Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), South Manila Education Consortium (SMEC), and Philippine Business for Education (PBed). Atty. Estrada is also the legal counsel and corporate secretary of The Manila Times.

TERESE RAY ANNE O. AQUINO, Senior Partner of Estrada & Aquino Law, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication Major in Broadcast Journalism degree in 2009 at the St. Paul University-Quezon City. She was a recipient of various awards such as, finalist at the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) (2009); St. Paul University-Quezon City Leadership Award (2009); Thesis Award (2009); Community Extension Service Award-Gold (2009); and Catholic Mass Media Awards, Finalist (2007).

Atty. Aquino obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Santo Tomas-Faculty of Civil Law in 2013 where she was Dean’s Lister. She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2014. She completed a certificate course at the Institute for U.S Law – Introduction to US Legal Methods, George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA, July 2014 – August 2014.

In June 2017, Atty. Aquino earned her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Global Business Law at the University of Washington, School of Law, in Seattle USA, where she did an extensive comparative research on the US and the Philippine Antitrust laws.

Dante is president and chief executive officer of The Manila Times, which holds the distinction of being the oldest newspaper having been founded on October 11, 1898 and presently is No. 1 Opinion. His exposure to journalism stretches back to the late 1970s, when his father, then a fledgling entrepreneur, started publishing small weekly papers and monthly magazines. Dante, his siblings and his mother were forced to leave the Philippines shortly after the late Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino was assassinated in 1983, when the Ang patriarch was publishing a newspaper that was among the so-called mosquito press.

The younger Dante finished high school in Houston, Texas, in 1986. Four years later, he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. The university named Dante a distinguished alumnus in April 2017 for his work in publishing. After university, he went on to work as a reporter for the Tulsa Tribune in Oklahoma, where he covered state and local politics until 1992.

He then returned to the Philippines, only to be shipped out a few months later to Canada to assume a posting as Foreign Information Officer at the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto. He held that position until 1997, after which he worked on the vice presidential campaign of then Sen. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. In 2001, his family acquired The Manila Times, which has earned the Newspaper of the Year three times under the leadership of Dante.

Besides working at the newspaper, he teaches various journalism subjects at The Manila Times College, of which he is also vice chairman, and various MBA courses at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM). Outside of work, Dante is an active Rotarian. He is a member and a past president of the Rotary Club of Makati North, one of the oldest in the financial district. He is also the co-chairman of the public relations committee of Rotary International District 3830. And recently, he was re-elected to a second three-year term as a trustee of Haribon Foundation, an environmental organization devoted to conservation and biodiversity. When he is not working or performing socio-civic work, Dante is still a student. He is taking up doctoral studies in economics at the University of Santo Tomas, where is he working on his dissertation.

Doris Fernandez-Ferrer graduated cum laude in the BS Physics for Teachers program of the Philippine Normal University (PNU) in consortium with De La Salle University. She pursued her Masters in Education Major in Physics from De La Salle University. She is now pursuing her PhD in Education major in Educational Leadership and Management (Executive Program) also from DLSU. Very recently, she finished an Executive Program on Public Policy and Private Sector Development at the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. She was connected with St. Scholastica's College for 18 years as High School Physics Teacher, Dean of Student Affairs, Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences and Department Chairperson of the Natural Sciences Department in the College Unit.

She served as the Executive Director of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the largest association of schools in the country from May 2009 to September 2014. At present, she is the Executive Director of the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC). PEAC manages the longest-running PPP in Education in the country, the Educational Service Contracting Program that was legislated in 1989 as the GASTPE Law. This school year, PEAC is also in partnership with the Department of Education in implementing the Voucher Program for Senior High School. As part of program management, PEAC conducts in-service training programs for teachers and administrators in both junior and senior high schools.

Jose Maria "Toots" Policarpio is a senior business development executive with 25+ years in the educational publishing industry. He studied at the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) for his undergraduate business degree. He went on to earn his Master in Business Economics degree at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).

He started out his career as a sales and marketing professional promoting textbooks and academic journals. His work in the past 12 years was focused mainly on the implementation of learning management systems in Philippine schools. He led the business development team which successfully launched the GENYO e-Learning Program for K-10 in 2007 during his stint as Executive Director at Diwa Learning Systems, Inc. He wrote a paper entitled "A Strategic Approach to eLearning Business Development for Philippine Schools" as the blue print for the implementation of the business plan. GENYO is still the most subscribed e-learning program for K-12 in the Philippines to-date.

He now runs his own education technology company, JTP Learning Solutions, and is focused on helping schools optimize the use of educational technologies in instruction and school administration. He provides professional development and teacher training programs in the area of technology integration as part of his advocacy.

He is an avid runner and swimmer, likes basketball and plays golf every time he gets the chance. He is a baritone and is an active member of an all-male choir whose brand of music is Sacred Liturgical songs in Latin.

sessions

Fake News, Alternative Fact, Subjective Truth

What makes a story fake? Fake stories resonate across social media community rendering the credibility and integrity of news stories questionable. Some of websites may rely on outrage by using bias, distorted headlines & decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, profits, and even to cast controversy. Fake news teaches readers and users to doubt media; this ultimately affects how people consume media and share information. How can individuals detect fake news? What is the role of media platforms to help readers not to be swayed by fake news? Is there a solution to end fake news?

Digital Reputation & Risk

The teaching profession demands the highest standard of reputation. Schools and universities tend to set up guidelines on how teachers should behave in social media. What are the tips in building one's online reputation?

Pedagogic Potential of Social Media

Students use social media for social interaction and needs and so it has the potential to become a learning tool through interaction and academic discussion. How can social media create a positive impact on student learning? How can educators use social media activities to enhance teaching and learning of student?

Freedom of Speech & Expression in Cyberspace vs. Academic Freedom & The School's Right to Discipline

How much authority schools have to restrict their students and teachers' use of social media to communicate their views or to control what they post online?

The Darkside of Social Media (Cyberbullying & Sexting)

Creating a safer online environment for students and school. What are the practical tips and guidelines to prevent identity theft, unauthorized access of account? How do we keep personal information secured?

Cybersecurity & Informational Privacy: Creating a Safer Online Environment for Students & Schools

What are the issues and challenges on the implementation of Data Privacy Act of 2012? How do we balance the Academic Freedom of HEIs and the Students’ Right to Informational Privacy? What are the practical tips and guidelines to prevent identity theft, unauthorized access of account? How do we keep personal information secured?

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