Iloilo’s very own Runelyn Jamolo of Radyo Pilipinas bags News Report of the Year for Radio and Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay of Rappler Move wins two awards namely Explanatory/lnvestigative Story of the Year for Digital and Environment Story of the Year at the Globe Media Excellence Awards 2019 held in Blu Radisson Hotel in Cebu City. Moreover, Nestor Burgos of the Philippine Daily Inquirer was one of the top three finalists for Newsmaker of the Year, Mary Hope Torrechante in the top three for Breaking News of the Year for Digital, and Andrea Ortega Guanco also in the top three for Explanatory/lnvestigative Story of the Year for Digital.
Yoly Crisanto, the Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications of Globe, said the 11 winners were chosen by six respected judges and nine screeners who independently went over the entries submitted.
The judges are Ahmed Cuizon, regional director of the Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region III; Auke Idzenga, chief executive officer of the Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc.; Maria Lea Lara, executive director of the Iloilo Business Club; Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, co-founder of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP); Sarah Santiago, editor-in-chief of Wonder.ph; and Eileen Mangubat, senior lecturer at the University of the Philippines Cebu and former publisher & editor-in-chief of Cebu Daily News/Inquirer Publications Inc.
The screeners from the academe are Karlon Rama, University of San Carlos; Mia Embalzado-Mateo, Saint Theresa’s College; Atty. Ian Vincent Manticajon, University of the Philippines Cebu; Dr. Maria Teresa Asistido, STI West Negros University; Ivy Gonzales Aboy, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos; Dr. Nieves Pepito, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos; Dr. Zoilo Andrada Jr., University of the Philippines Visayas; Zsa Zsa Bacaling, West Visayas State University; and Rhoda Campillan, University of St. Agustin.
The winners of the Mindanao leg of GMEA 2019 will be announced in Davao City this November 2019. Crisanto said, Globe Telecom continues to honor media practitioners through GMEA, now on its seventh run, by awarding excellent work in different categories.
This year, the Globe Media Excellence Awards pursues a digital direction with four award categories for digital media entries as it strives to achieve social impact. Entries submitted for this year’s GMEA are anchored towards four sustainable focus areas, namely, care for the environment, positive societal impact, care for people, and the digital nation.
The Globe Media Excellence Awards 2019 winners are:
News Report of the Year for Print
Joey Gabieta, Philippine Daily Inquirer
Explanatory/lnvestigative Story/ Documentary of the Year for Print
Cherry Ann Lim, Sun.Star Cebu
News Report of the Year for Radio
Runelyn Jamolo, Radyo Pilipinas
Breaking News of the Year for Digital
Leo Udtohan, Philippine Daily Inquirer
Explanatory/lnvestigative Story of the Year for Digital
Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay, Rappler Move
Explanatory/lnvestigative Video Story of the Year for Digital
Charry Lane Coronel and Alex Badayos, Sun.Star Cebu
Photo of the Year for Digital
Alan Tangcawan, SuperBalita Cebu
Social Media Advocacy of the Year
Vernon Joseph Go, Vernongo.com
Environment Story of the Year
Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay, Panay News
Editor of the Year
Cherry Ann Lim, Sun.Star Cebu
Newsmaker of the Year
Atty. Pachico A. Seares, Sun.Star Cebu