Retired UP Professor of Journalism and UP College of Mass Communication (CMC) Dean (1994-2000) Luis V. Teodoro passed away on 13 March 2023. He was 81.
He is a true pioneer in literature, not just journalism and mass communication education in the Philippines.
His books, especially Out of This Struggle: The Filipinos in Hawaii (the University of Hawaii Press, 1981), The Undiscovered Country (University of the Philippines Press, 2006), In Medias Res: Essays on the Philippine Press and Media (University of the Philippines Press, 2012), and Vantage Point: The Sixth Estate and Other Discoveries (University of the Philippines Press, 2014) contained works that garnered Palanca, Philippine Free Press, and National Book Awards. These texts are also significant interventions in Philippine Studies, comparative literature, and creative writing.
During Philippine PEN meetings during the late 2000s and early 2010s, he frequently warned me about the perils of university administration, especially in UP. “Service, not Power,” he repeatedly whispered. He respected spaces and knew where to start and when to leave.
Luis V. Teodoro’s distinguished career and commitment to advancing mass communication education in the Philippines should inspire many. He has set a high standard for other writers, educators, media practitioners, and university administrators to strive for. His contributions will be remembered for many years.
UP CMC will honor Professor Luis V. Teodoro, on Wednesday, 15 March, at Loyola Commonwealth. UP CMC’s Parangal will be live-streamed on the DZUP YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/@DZUP1602am (6:00 PM)
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Source: Jose Wendell Capili I Facebook