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Now on its 20th cycle, Camp COMCO, the award-winning mentorship program of COMCO Mundo, welcomes its new set of apprentices from all over the county to be trained by the agency’s pool of experts.

Aimed to ignite the passion of students and fresh graduates from the communication, marketing, and multimedia arts, Camp COMCO trains these apprentices on their journey to becoming instruments of social change in their respective fields. Their passion for their craft, hunger for learning, and positive character as visionaries of change set them apart from around 200 applicants who were screened.  COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises is thrilled to welcome thirteen (13) new creative rebels or COMCOwans to join its biggest cycle yet, since its launch in 2016. These COMCOwans are assigned to four mentorship houses named after endemic species in the region – House Bearcat, House Flying Fox, House Whaleshark, and House Hawksbill.

Naomi Grace A. Cavaneyro (Bachelor of Science in Psychology) from the University of the Cordilleras, COMCO SEA’s Executive Initiatives and Communications Associate Karen Mae S. Morales (Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Specializing in Political Communication) from Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna and Marian Elaine A. Panis (Bachelor of Arts in Communication Research) from Polytechnic University of the Philippines are set to represent the House Bearcat.

COMCO SEA’s Brand Communications Associate, Louise Arielle V. Gamboa (Bachelor of Arts in Communication) from St. Paul University, Anne Daniella P. Lamug (Master of Arts in Humanities / Juris Doctor Program) from University of Asia and the Pacific and Brian Alan E. Roa (Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication) from University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos joins House Flyingfox

Danielle Victoria S. Garcia (Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration) from Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities & De Montfort University, COMCO SEA’S Communications Support Services Associate Erica Chloe M. Mañalac (Bachelor of Arts in Communications with Specialization in Public Relations) from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and Mark Joaquin Q. Torrequemada (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) from University of the Philippines – Diliman is from House Hawksbill

Finally, Karylle A. Castro (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science) from the University of the Philippines – Diliman, Lian Ricci U. Mandrique (Bachelor of Arts in Communication) from Mondriaan Aura College, COMCO SEA’s Senior Corporate Services Associate Cheska Claire O. Gutierrez (Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology) from Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology and COMCO SEA’s Senior Communications Officer Michelle Anne P. Soliman (Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts) from University of Santo Tomas joins House Whaleshark.

The Camp COMCO Mentorship Program participants will undergo three phases throughout their journey. These phases are skills calibration, strategic communications immersion, and specialization elective that will serve as training for them together with their respective houses as their guide. To showcase the learnings and skills they have acquired through the program, they will be put to the test through the Camp’s culminating activity, House Wars. With the fun-filled activities and mentoring sessions awaiting them, these COMCOwans are surely excited to embark on the journey of creating meaningful storytelling with COMCO’s New PR and Smart Social initiatives to provide effective outcomes for the communication industry.

Here are some of the expectations of the new apprentices for the Camp COMCO Cycle 20:

“I look forward to enhancing my skills in writing, interpersonal communication, and content creation through the guidance of Coach Ferds and the associates. Furthermore, I am also excited in widening my knowledge more about public relations, which may open opportunities for me to other fields that may contribute to my growth,” according to Karylle Castro from House Whalshark

“I expect to grow. To boost and challenge my creativity in my daily task and house war activities. I want to learn about the inner workings and practical application of Public Relations in real life. Develop techniques and skills I can use in my future profession,” as stated by Brian Roa from House Flying Fox

“I’m hoping to learn the basics like how the system works and how to create life-changing campaigns for our brands. I also want to hone my skills and further develop them so I could utilize what I have learned in school and what I will be learning in this mentorship program to the field I am highly interested in. I’m also hoping I could eventually build a connection with my peers and be a part of an amazing team. These are just the few expectations I have in mind when I joined the camp,” according to Lian Mandrique from House Whaleshark

“I’m very excited to learn more on the field of PR and hone my skills in communication and writing. Through this opportunity, I hope I can build connections that can widen my perspective and understanding of the field which I may be able to utilize for my future career and growth,” stated by Marian Panis from House Bearcat.

“I expect this cycle to be fruitful for my professional and personal development,” according to Dani Lamug from House Flying Fox

“I expect the camp to be a fun and engaging experience! The COMCO team has been nothing short of welcoming and I hope that through their guidance, I get to learn how the PR industry operates in great detail,” according to Mark Torrequemada from House Hawksbill.

“I am very much open to learning anything and everything under the PR sun. To be specific, I want to master how to do PR the COMCO way, how I can best serve the stakeholders’ interests, and how to get the message across in the best way possible,” as mentioned by Chloe Mañalac from House Hawksbill.

“I am looking forward to enjoying and having fun at Camp COMCO. I am quite excited to meet new talented people. As someone new to this environment, I want to learn how to handle and deal with all these kinds of professionals in the said industry,” according to Cheska Gutierrez from House Whaleshark.

With the celebration of COMCO’s 7th anniversary this 2023, the Camp COMCO Mentorship Program continues to unite like-minded and passionate individuals to become the next generation of communication trailblazers.

About COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises

COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises is the parent company and umbrella group for all of COMCO’s existing and upcoming ventures and initiatives, a collective of agencies and programs dedicated to advancing the communications profession and related disciplines such as digital, media, advocacy, training, and education, and entrepreneurship, among others; to be a force for social change; to nurturing talent growth and workplace community culture; and to championing borderless collaboration. The COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises is comprised of COMCO Southeast Asia with network of affiliates in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, COMCO Middle East & Africa, TARO AOX Inc. Digital + Integrated Communications, SEA Wave Pop Culture Studio, Camp COMCO Mentorship Program and Alumni Society, and Citizen COMCO Advocacy Program.

COMCO been awarded PRCA APAC Medium Consultancy of the Year in Asia Pacific,  thrice as Agency of the Year 2nd Runner-up at the IABC Quill Awards; Agency of the Year – Silver Award at the ASEAN PR Excellence Awards; Finalist for Boutique PR Consultancy of the Year at Campaign Asia Pacific’s PR Awards Asia, Marketing Interactive’s PR Awards Asia-Pacific, and the global CIPR Excellence Awards; and 150 metals from various local and international award-giving bodies.