People: Bong Osorio Named Regional Council Member for Asia Pacific By the Global Alliance of Public Relations and Communications Management (GAPRCM)

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The Board of Directors of Global Alliance of Public Relations and Communications Management (GAPRCM) has appointed Bong R. Osorio as a Regional Council Member representing Asia-Pacific Region. Mrs. Prita Kemal Gani, Founder and Director of the London School of PR (LSPR) in Jakarta, Indonesia is the chair of the Asia-Pacific Regional Council.

Bong has worked with multinational advertising agencies like J. Walter Thompson, Ace Compton (now Saatchi), DYR Alcantara and Campaigns and Grey. He is currently a Corporate Communications and PR Consultant for private and government organizations among others after retiring as Vice President and Head of the Integrated Communications Division of ABS-CBN.

Bong was president of Campaigns Advocacy & PR, Inc. (CAPRI) for 18 years, and chairman of the communication arts department of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) for 17 years.  He was the 2002 Philippine Marketing Association’s Agora Awardee for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Education, and was recognized with The Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL) award in the field of media and communication by UST.

Bong was a two-term president of both the Public Relation Society of the Philippines (PRSP) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Philippines, and IABC Regional Director for Asia-Pacific for one year. At present, he is the representative of the Philippines to the ASEAN PR Network (APRN), a Governor of the Manila Overseas Press Club (MOPC), a Trustee for Academe of the Advertising Foundation of the Philippines (AFP), Council Member of the National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT). And a member of the International PR Association (IPRA) Philippines.

GAPRCM is the confederation of the world’s major PR and communication management associations and institutions, representing 280,000 professionals and academics in more than 120 countries around the world. Its mission is to unify the public relations profession, promote ethical standards and professional development worldwide, share knowledge for the benefit of its members and be the global voice for public relations in the public interest. We are fully committed to the Global Principles of Ethical Practice in Public Relations & Communication Management, adopted worldwide by your members.

Today, GAPRCM is a global, diverse and multicultural organization representing professionals across religions, cultures, societies and races. Recently, it has stablished six Regional Councils (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India-Middle East, Latin America & North America), to engage and to spread the work of the global association in a regional level, in accordance with Global Alliance policies and guidelines.

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