EDERIC PEÑAFLOR EDER
ederic [at] gmail [dot] com
www.edericeder.com

EDUCATION

Diploma in Online Journalism, Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City (March to October 2005)

  • Fellow, CFJ Fellowships for Diploma Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City (1999)

  • Full scholar, UP-Jardine Davies Inc. Journalism Scholarship Program
  • Editor-in-chief and webmaster, Tinig ng Plaridel, official student publication of the UP College of Mass Communication

WORK EXPERIENCE

News researcher/website coordinator, GMA Network, Inc., Quezon City, April 2004 – present

  • create, edit and upload content to our databank
  • write and upload content to the News Research page on GMANews.tv

Head Researcher, Bio-Data and Wanted President, GMA Network, Inc., Quezon City, Nov 2003 – Mar 2004

  • reviewed and edited materials submitted by the researchers; did online research for biographical information of presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the 2004 Philippine elections
  • our research team was credited for providing remarkable content that helped the show gain good reviews and high ratings

Part-time Reporter, Kyodo News-Manila, May 2001 – Aug 2003, Makati City

  • monitored news coverage in the newspapers, radio and television, gathered data on the field and did Internet research

Founding editor and webmaster, Tinig.com, Quezon City, February 2001-present

  • write and edit essays, feature articles, and commentary pieces in Filipino and English; maintain and promote the website in different web communities and search engines
  • was able to elevate Tinig.com–a venue for free expression that advocates nationalism and supports Filipino languange and literature–from an unknown website to a recognized Filipino online community for young students, writers, artists and activists

Staffwriter and webmaster, Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility, Makati City, Jul 1999 – May 2001

  • monitored and reviewed daily news coverage of Manila newspapers and wrote articles for the Philippine Journalism Review (PJR)
  • redesigned, maintained, and promoted the Center’s website


News correspondent,
The Manila Times, Mandaluyong City, May 1999 -Jul 1999

  • hired immediately after college graduation; was assigned to cover the House of Representatives, Department of Social Work and Development, Sandiganbayan, University of the Philippines Diliman, and Commission on Human Rights.

HOBBIES AND ADVOCACIES

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • web authoring: Dreamweaver, SmartFTP, FrontPage, WordPress, PHPBB, and basic knowledge of MySQL / phpmyadmin
  • image manipulation: Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Irfanview
  • word processing: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Atlantis

AWARD

  • Globe Broadband’s Pinoy Ako Blog Award, 1st Philippine Blog Awards, 2007

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