Jason A. Baguia started his career as a journalist in 2001, as an educator in 2006, and as a poet in 2008. He brings to UP Cebu's communication programs a wealth of experience, having served over the years as editor, columnist, reporter, essayist and photojournalist in various legacy and new media organizations in the Philippines and abroad. He has been the recipient of professional and academic scholarships in Italy, the United States, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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Contact Information

Courses Handled

Research Interest


Introduction to Mass Communication

Introduction to Journalism

News Writing

Interpretive Reporting

News Editing

Introduction to Development Communication

Areas and Strategies of Development Communication

Communication for Social Change

The Community Newspaper

Broadcast Writing

Advertising Copy Writing and Layout

Communication Research Methods

Research Design



Magazine Editing and Production

Cebuano: Pagbasa ug Pagsulat (Reading and Writing in Cebuano)

Reporting global change

Globalization, culture and the roles of the media

Globalization and World Order

Media, conflict and democratization

Audiences and identities: Converging media

Journalism and philosophy

Journalism cultures

Media systems in an international, comparative perspective

Theology, imagination, and the arts


2016. Erasmus Mundus Master's in Journalism, Media, and Globalization

Aarhus Universitet, Denmark and Universitat Hamburg, Germany


2005. Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

University of the Philippines Cebu, Philippines


1999. General Certificate of Secondary Education, “O” Levels

Saint Mary's Catholic High School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


1994. Elementary Education

Colegio del Santo Niño de Cebu, Philippines


Title of Thesis and/or Dissertations

Undergraduate Thesis, 2005: Dusk to Dawn: An Ethnovideography of the Lives of Trappist Monks in Jordan, Guimaras


Master's Thesis, 2016: Word from the Heart: Journalism, Relation and Love

Published/Creative Works

Baguia, J. (2007 to 2016): "Glimmers from Patmos". Cebu Daily News


Baguia, J. (2008): "Footnote to the 22nd Psalm". Dappled Things.


Baguia, J. (2008): "To the Christ-child in the Flight to Egypt". Dappled Things.



Baguia, J. (2009): "Oracle Near Restful Waters". Dappled Things.


Baguia, J. (2015): "Dispatches from the Holy Land: Gethsemane". Dappled Things.


Baguia, J. (2016 to present): "Flowering of Thought". Cebu Daily News.


Awards and Recognitions

Cebu Association of Communication Educators

Cebu Citizens-Press Council (2012, 2013)

Cebu Daily News

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Thomson Reuters Foundation

2014 Award, Best Editorial Page

Philippine Press Institute Civic Journalism Community Press Awards


2013 Nomination, Best in Editorial Writing

16th Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Awards


2012 Nomination, Best Opinion Page

Philippine Press Institute Civic Journalism Community Press Awards


2011 Nomination, Best in Editorial Writing

15th Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Awards


2011 Award, Heritage Journalism

1st University of San Carlos Hambin Awards for Heritage



2011 Award, Best Opinion Page

Philippine Press Institute Civic Journalism Community Press Awards


2005 Award, Best Feature Article

12th Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Awards


2005 Citation for Feature Writing

Cebu Provincial Board Resolution


2005 Award, Career Factor Story Challenge

Systems Technology Institute


2005 Award, Reporter of the Month (June, July and August)

Cebu Daily News