St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center, Inc.

History

The building occupied by St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center was originally built for the Domestic service of Radio Veritas Asia. However, it was only used for a few months. After the separation of the Overseas and Domestic services in 1990, the building was occupied by volunteers of the Vietnamese section of the continental radio station. In 2005, the Archbishop of Manila granted permission to renovate and use the facility for a conceived training and research center. That center will be later known as St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center or JFCC.

JFCC was conceived by a group of communication scholars as a venue for formation, not so much as a skills-oriented center, but rather, for developing appropriate dispositions and competencies for leadership and communication. JFCC’s think-tank includes the General Manager and Program Director of Radio Veritas Asia, the Executive Secretary of the FABC-Office of Social Communication, and members of the academe.