Short-list for Globe media awards bared
Globe Telecom has announced the roster of short-listed entries for the 2016 Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) in Mindanao. Eighty-nine short-listed entries were chosen from a total of 444 entries submitted by print, online and broadcast journalists, columnists, bloggers and social media influencers from Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos and Zamboanga.
Now on its fifth year, the GMEA continues to recognize excellence in journalism exemplified by members of the print, broadcast, online and social media in the Visayas and Mindanao.
All submitted entries touched on any of the four sustainability focus areas: care for the environment, innate care for our people, positive societal impact and digital nation.
This year’s GMEA is anchored on the company’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as part of its advocacy to help create a wonderful Philippines.
“The critical role of media organizations and online communities in forming and shaping public opinion makes it imperative for technology organizations like Globe to encourage excellence in this field as we all aspire to effect societal change,” Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said.
Various awards are at stake for the different media practitioners. For print media, recognition shall be conferred to the reporter of the year for print, explanatory/investigative story of the year for print, columnist of the year and photojournalist of the year.
For broadcast media, awards will be given to the reporter of the year for radio, public affairs story of the year for radio, reporter of the year for television and explanatory/investigative story of the year for television.
For digital media, honors shall be granted to the blogger of the year, social media campaign of the year, social media advocate of the year and the reporter of the year for online news portal.
Reporter of the year for print
Short-listed for the reporter of the year for print were RG Antonet Go for “DSWD: Government’s 4P produces 218 college graduates in Region 9” (Zamboanga Today), Hader Glang for “4 Indonesian hostages freed by Abu Sayyaf” (Zamboanga Today), Nonong Santiago for “CHO acts on complaints vs. mall waste water disposal” (Zamboanga Today), Mike Baños for “Sowing the seeds of lasting peace in the mountains of Iligan” (The Philippine Graphic), Jigger Jerusalem for “Global water shortage seen in next 10 years” (Sun.Star CDO), Nitz Arancon for “Protesters accuse CA of taking bribes” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Henrylito Tacio for “What makes Davao City exceptional” (Edge Davao), Rhealyn Pojas for “The state of the toilet 2015” (Sun.Star Davao) and Yas Ocampo for “Upon which is water: Lessons from the marsh” (Mindanao Times).
Columnist of the year
For columnist of the year, the following entrants were short-listed: Jun Feliciano for “Let’s bite the bullet as La Niña rears its ugly head (Zamboanga Today), Rev. Berlie Yap for “Our sympathy to the slain soldiers” (Zamboanga Today), Nef Luczon for “Climate change and social bonds” (Sun.Star CDO), Herbie Gomez for “Endangered statesmen” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Vic Marion Madriaga for “Digitally Stressed? How to protect thyself from online threats” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Henrylito Tacio for “Water vs. Dengue” (Edge Davao), Stella Estremera for “When youths empower each other” (Sun.Star Davao), Reuel John Lumawag for “Don’t be fooled, to share or not” (Sun.Star Davao), Melencio Mauricio for “Who has the US$100M laundered in RP now?” (Mindanao Bulletin) and Fred Lumba for “Narco-politics threat” (Mindanao Bulletin).
Photojournalist of the year
In the category photojournalist of the year, the following entrants were short-listed: Remus Ong for “Another mentally-ill man sits in the middle of the street in downtown Zamboanga” (Zamboanga Today), Erwin Mascariñas for “Bakwit School” (Sun.Star CDO), Nitz Arancon for “Salvage” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Lito Rulona for “Mendicants” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Lean Daval for “Bayanihan” (Edge Davao), Robinson Niñal for “Almost Gone” (Mindanao Daily Mirror), Bing Gonzales for “What flood?” (Mindanao Times), and Edwin Espejo for “Muslims pray during the first day of Aidil Fitri at the Grand Mosque” (Brunei Times).
Investigative Story for Print
Short-listed for explanatory/investigative story for print were Mike Baños for “City Extension may be constrained by US military facility at Lumbia” (Mindanao Daily News), Lina Reyes for “Different parties, different strokes” (BusinessWeek Mindanao), Henrylito Tacio for “Dengue: Hope in the horizon” (Edge Davao), Armando Fenequito Jr. for “Beyond 4Ps: What ails the country’s education programs?” (Edge Davao) and Jesse Boga for “Food safety series” (Mindanao Times).
Reporter of the year for radio
Short-listed for reporter of the year for radio category were Jonathan Jalon for “Norovirus Epidemia in Zamboanga City” (eMEDIA), Ann Quileste for “To love and not to condemn” (Bombo Radyo Philippines DXIF), Annaliza Reyes for “D-S-W-D mitabang sa mga biktima sa hulaw” (dxCC RMN), Jerome Buyco for “Damyos sa hulaw, mihapak sa P1.9 billion” (1575 Radyo ni Juan Northern Mindanao), Malu Manar for “Ketong” (DXND AM), Angely Reyes for “Mt. Hamiguitan isip ASEAN Heritage Park” (DXRD 711 Sonshine Radio) and Big Jay Lagang for “Green space in Davao” (105.9 Balita FM).
Public Affairs story for radio
For public affairs story for radio, entrants who were short-listed were Gilbert Climaco and Rey Bayoging for “Z3R Project Investigation – City Council Presentation” (eMEDIA), Annaliza Reyes for “Unsa ang Climate Change?” (dxCC RMN), Richard Reyes for “Kagubot sa Kidapawan: Bugas dili bala” (DXRD 711 Sonshine Radio), Big Jay Lagang for “HIV-AIDS cases: Fast and Furious” (105.9 Balita FM) and Radyo ni Juan for “Bugas dili bala: Bayolenteng Dispersal sa Kidapawan” (107.9 One Radio South Central Mindanao).
Reporter for television
Short-listed for reporter for television were Gino Franco Torres for “Pasonanca National Highschool – Update on Campus” (eMEDIA), Jonathan Jalon for “Implementation of curfew in Barangay Putik” (eMEDIA), Joey Yecyec for “Dumpsite closure and rehabilitation” (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao), Maricel Butardo for “House in Cagayan de Oro transformed for a special cause” (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao), Rod Bolivar for “The School of White Kulaman” (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao), Michael Pasco for “Kalbaryo sa El Niño” (TV5 Davao), Vina Araneta-Pilapil for “BPO: Davao’s Economic Growth Driver” (ABS-CBN Davao), Jean Claire Cornelio for “Tinikaran – Sunog sa Mt. Apo Coverage” (ABS-CBN Davao) and Mhiver Jay Dayupay for “Nahigit 120 pamilyang IP sa Barangay Bawing, nakakaranas ng gutom dahil sa El Niño” (ABS-CBN General Santos).
Public Affairs story for radio
For the explanatory/investigative story for television category, the short-listed entrants were Jonathan Jalon for “Waste water from KCC Mall” (eMEDIA), Frederick Atilano for “Dugha de basura estaba ng sanitary landfill” (eMEDIA), Jonathan Joe Rebollos for “Investigative report on NHA Housing at Barangay Cabaluay” (eMEDIA), PJ dela Peña for “The lost settlement of Himologan” (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao), Ben Jason Tesiorna for “Christmas in Davao, a lumad attraction” (CNN Philippines), Michael Pasco for “Paglaum sa Badjao” (TV5 Davao) and Irene dela Cruz for “Pangandoy” (TV5 Davao).
Reporter for online news portal
For the digital categories, the short-listed entrants for the reporter for online news portal category were Henrylito Tacio for “Where have all our fish gone?” (Edge Davao), Mart Sambalud for “Building a disaster-resilient communities thru Oplan Andam” (Davao Today), RA Colina for “Datu: leave the lumads alone” (MindaNews), Mike Baños for “Of a Promise Kept: A Higa-onon’s Walkabout” (Kagay-an), Bobby Lagsa for “Plight of the Badjao” (Rappler) and Erwin Mascariñas for “Nomad’s Lens: National Scientist calls for protection of Misamis Oriental town Sailfin Lizard” (Interaksyon), among others.
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