Skip to content

Danilo Arao

  • Faculty member
  • University of the Philippines Diliman College of Mass Communication
  • 30PublicationsNumber of items in Danilo's My Publications folder on Mendeley.


DANILO ARAÑA ARAO is an associate professor at the Department of Journalism, College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. He is the editor of Media Asia (published by AMIC and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group). He is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for International Studies (CIS) of UP Diliman and a special lecturer of journalism at Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Sta. Mesa. He was associate dean of his college from July 2013 to May 2015. From February 10, 2011 to October 31, 2012, he worked as assistant vice-president for public affairs and director, System Information Office (SIO) of UP. From March 2009 to February 2010, he was on special detail as a visiting professor at Hannam University's Linton Global College in Daejeon, South Korea. Prior to teaching full-time at UP Diliman, he was editor-in-chief (1994-1999) and head of research (2000-2001) of IBON Foundation, an independent research think-tank. He also taught Political Science part-time at the De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila from 1993 to 1995. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Communication (Journalism), cum laude and Most Outstanding Journalism Student, at UP Diliman in 1991; and a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Philippine Studies, with High Distinction, at the De La Salle University-Manila in 2002. He is currently writing a dissertation to fulfill a requirement for the degree of Doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil.) at Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany). For more information, please visit his blog (


Media Asia


2020 - Present

Social Science Diliman

Associate Editor

2007 - 2011(4 years)

Recent publications

  • Statistical handbook on provincial quality of life indicators

  • Resource manual on NGO-managed fund mechanisms


Professional experience

Faculty member

College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines Diliman

January 2001 - Present


MA Philippine Studies (with High Distinction)

De la Salle University College of Liberal Arts

June 1993 - March 2002(9 years)

BA Communication (major in Journalism), cum laude

College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines Diliman

June 1986 - April 1991(5 years)

Other profiles

Personal website