November 22, 2019
Holy Angel University is now an official member of the Disinformation and Democracy (D&D) Consortium. This can be attributed to the efforts the university poured on its I Am Real: Fighting Against Fake News campaign, a brainchild of University President Dr. Luis Maria R. Calingo. The campaign has been running for two years now.
The consortium is a network of journalists and academics who are actively promoting causes and programs to fight disinformation. Members are Al Jazeera, ABS-CBN, GMA, Rappler, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Vera Files, Blog Watch, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. HAU now joins the ranks of Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and University of the Philippines Diliman as university members.
John Nery, Bart Guingona, and Gang Badoy, conveners of the consortium awarded the instrument of partnership to Dr. Calingo on November 20, 2019 at the PGN Auditorium as part of the highlights of National Conference on Disinformation which HAU hosted.