Florangel Rosario-Braid (1988)

Dr. Florangel Rosario-Braid is a writer, educator, communication consultant, researcher, policy analyst, advocate, and professor. She was one of the framers of the Philippine Constitutional Commission of 1986, selected by former President Corazon Aquino, through which she championed provisions on communication, education, cooperatives, science and technology, NGOs, and human rights policies.

An author of numerous works, her publications include books on communication, information technology, continuing education, cooperatives and sustainable development, along with several journals on public broadcasting. She was the first President and a member of the Founding Directors of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, as well as a regular columnist for the Manila Bulletin since 1997.

Her career in the academe consistsis comprised of her being a senior researcher at the East West Communication Institute, a professor at the University of Hawaii, and a professorial lecturer at the University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Miriam College, and Silliman University. In 2019, she was awarded a plaque of recognition by the College of Mass Communication (CMC) of Silliman University as one of its pioneering journalism professors. She was recognized for her “excellence and leadership in communication research, education, policy development, peace advocacy, and international cooperation.”1

She served as the former President of, and now President Emeritus, trustee, and Senior Adviser of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC). She was also formerly the Chairperson of the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC) in 1988 and the Communication Committee of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines. Dr. Rosario-Braid was also a member of two UNESCO organizations based in Paris, namely, the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and the Information for All Program (IFAP). She is one of the members of the International Advisory Council and the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and lends her services as a consultant to NGOs for social credit, livelihood, peace, and distance education.

Dr. Rosario-Braid obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the Philippines and completed both her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Syracuse University in New York.

[1] https://su.edu.ph/su-honors-educator-constitutionalist-and-columnist/[2] https://aijc.com.ph/teacher/dr-florangel-rosario-braid/