2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the YearMartin Andanar photo


Bachelor of Arts Social & Political Studies
Film & Media Studies

Graduation year


Current position

Head News5 Digital (News
Newscaster, Radio Commentator, Official Voice Over, Talent of News5


Tv5 Network Philippines

What are some of your career highlights?

Best male newscaster of the Philippine Movie & Press Club 2004

Best Morning Show Host of the Philippine Movie & Press Club 2000

Best Crime Documentary Host of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption 2015

Describe the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of your job

The most enjoyable and challenging aspects of my job is getting to produce and comment on stories that define the current state of our country.

Another enjoyable and challenging aspect is my management duty; which is developing new ways to disseminate our news through new platforms like the internet.

As the official voice over of the network, I also enjoy recording audio materials for our radio and tv station.

What are your strongest memories while you were studying at Federation University Australia?

Having sleepless nights inside computer laboratories finishing essays.  Having to sleep inside E J Barker while reading.  The BBQ activities outside the library.  Running around the nice track and field.  Kangaroos hopping in the campus.

Do you have any advice about life after study to pass on to current students?

My advice to students at the Federation University Australia is to make the most out of what the University can offer; the wall kept library, computer labs, approachable professors and the perfect campus to study.

Students should make sure to develop themselves outside the University.  Look for jobs they can apprentice with (even without pay) so that when they graduate they have something to write on their resumes.

Life as far as looking for work will be easier if you follow my advice.