GLOBE Telecom announced the finalists of its first Cebu Media Excellence Awards.
The winners will be known on Tuesday, Sept. 18, during the celebration of Cebu Press Freedom Week.
A total of 49 finalists were chosen for 13 categories in print, broadcast and online media.
“We are very pleased and overwhelmed with the response to the first Cebu Media Awards. It was really a challenge as there are so many commendable entries that are worthy as finalists,” said Globe Corporate Communications Head Yoly Crisanto.
For print, Reporter of the Year finalists include Mia Abellana-Aznar and Katlene Cacho of Sunstar Cebu (Business & Entrepreneurship Category); Bernadette Parco and Princess Dawn Felicitas of SunStar Cebu, Cris Evert Lato of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Marian Christie Codilla of Cebu Daily News, Brenda Batuto of Banat News (Environment and Disaster Response); Princess Dawn Felicitas and Jujemay Awit of SunStar Cebu, Carmel Loise Matus, Candeze Mongaya, and Ador Vincent Mayol of Cebu Daily News, and Lesley Vestil of The Freeman (Governance and Social Progress); Katlene Cacho and Mia Abellena-Azar of SunStar Cebu, and Ador Vincent Mayol of Cebu Daily News (Information and Communications Technology); Rebelander Basilan and Jujemay Awit of Sunstar Cebu, Sanden Anadia of Banat News, and Ador Vincent Mayol of Cebu Daily News (Youth and Education).
Feature Story of the Year finalists are ‘Outbreak: Stemming the Tide of AIDS’ (3-part feature) and ‘Waterless, Watershed, Wastewater, and ‘Lives on the Line’ by Linette Ramos, Bernadette Parco, and Cherry Ann Lim of SunStar Cebu; ‘Betrayal of Trust’ by Bernadette Parco of SunStar Cebu; ‘Special Report K to 12: The Longer Journey Begins’ by Michael Angelo Gallego, Junapril Dayao, Jeffrey John Bungcasan, and Joannes Sima Vale of The Freeman; and ‘Puso: More Than Hanging Rice’ by Marigold Lebumfacil of The Freeman.
SunStar’s Erma Cuizon, Juan Mercado, Bong Wenceslao, Mayette Tablada, and Melanie Lim are up for the Columnist of the Year category.
For radio, Reporter of the Year category nominees are Astra Zina Logarta and Elias Bolonos, both from DYHP RMN Cebu.
The Feature Story of the Year finalists include three entries from Atty. Alan Piloton and Aida Tampus of DYHP-RMN’s Dream Ko Kalambuan Mo! program—‘Obra Negosyo featuring Leah Mayol’s Bibingka in Mandaue City, Obra Negosyo Eskwela’, ’Career Guidance, Ongoing Skills Training thru TESDA with Sec. Joel Villanueva’, and ‘DMDP available programs and career guidance with DMDP Chief Fidel Magno’.
Nominees for the Broadcaster of the Year category include Atty. Ruphil Bañoc of DYHP RMN Cebu, Juril Patiño of BOMBO Radyo, and Mars Mosqueda Jr. of DYRC.
For television, Reporter of the Year contenders include Patricia Andrea Patena of TV 5 and Alan Domingo of GMA 7. Domingo has also four entries in the Feature Story of the Year category namely Education, Balik Eskwela, Baha, and Modern Human Trafficking.
Blogger of the Year finalists are Vernon Joseph Go (vernongo.com), Jaysee John Pingkian (jaysee.me), Narciso Tapia (cebumd.com), Bert Padilla (cebutechblogger.com) and Nancy Cudis (nancycudis.com).
The awarding ceremonies will be held in Casino Español.