Professor Avecilla obtained his A.B. Broadcast Communication, LL.B., and M.A. in Communication degrees from U.P. Diliman.  After briefly working in the judiciary and in the radio industry, Professor Avecilla joined the faculty of the U.P. College of Mass Communication in 1992.  He specializes in Media Law, Media Ethics and Media History.  His treatises have been published in the Court Systems Journal of the Supreme Court, the Journal of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, and the Journal of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.  Atty. Avecilla has a limited practice of Law, has lectured at the U.P. Law Center, and did historical research work for the Supreme Court and the U.P. Alumni Association. He is also a concert producer, historical documentarist, and a playwright.