The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) welcomed seasoned journalist and academic Luz Rimban as executive director, replacing outgoing director Dr Estelle Marie Ladrido.
Rimban is a journalism practitioner. She is the supervising producer of the ABS-CBN News Channel’s The World Tonight, the Philippines’ longest-running English newscast. Her vast experience in the journalism industry includes serving as reporter for the biggest television networks in the Philippines—GMA Network, ABC and SkyCable, now the ABS-CBN News Channel—and broadcast manager for the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. In 2008, she co-founded VERA Files, an online news organization that seeks to engage in in-depth reporting of current Philippine issues.
Luz received a full fellowship grant from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to pursue Master of Arts in Journalism in Ateneo de Manila University, where she also serves as a lecturer. She also earned a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the Cardiff University, United Kingdom.
ACFJ also extends thanks to outgoing director Dr Ladrido for the dedication and service she has rendered to the center on its 15th year.
The ACFJ management and staff is now composed of: Luz Rimban, executive director; Dr Violet Valdez, MA Journalism program coordinator; Aaron Vicencio, Visual Journalism program coordinator; Katherine November Grupo, administrative officer; Ferda Yasmin Punay, finance officer; Samantha Javier, research and communications officer; Ma. Rosario Madjos, office assistant; and Rhodora Mae Marbella, programs assistant.