41 journalists, bloggers finalists in Globe Davao Media Excellence Awards

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FORTY ONE out of 140 entries made it to the final nominations list of the Globe Davao Media Excellence Awards (DMEA) to be held on November 21, 2013 at Marco Polo Hotel Davao. The Awards pays tribute and gives recognition to print, broadcast, and digital media practitioners who have excelled in their respective fields.

“We are very happy over the great interest and overwhelming response to our call for entries. It was really a challenge doing the shortlist as there are so many of them that are worthy as finalists.  They are all deserving of an award,” said Globe Corporate Communications Head Yoly Crisanto.

The finalists will vie for nine award categories namely:  Reporter of the Year for Print, Feature Story of the Year for Print, Columnist of the Year, Photojournalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year for Television, Feature Story of the Year for Television, Reporter of the Year for Radio, Blogger of the Year,  and Social Media Advocate of the Year.

Nominees for the Reporter of the Year for Print are:  Ivy Tejano, Sunstar Davao – “To Spray or not to spray”; Henrylito Tacio, Sunstar Davao – “A season of floods”; Rogelio Balanza, Durian Post – “Life is here in Davao! Slogan not for criminals”; Xer Jason ‘Yas” Ocampo, Mindanao Times – “Comic books, pencils, pads of paper”; and Karlos Manlupig, Philippine Daily Inquirer – “Soldiers, Moro rebs to see each other on Facebook.”

Feature Story of the Year nominees include:  “Watersheds, our treasures”, Stella Estremera, Sunstar Davao; “Bringing education to Manobo kids,” Karlos Manlupig, Philippine Daily Inquirer; It’s about survival”, Ivy Tejano, Sunstar Davao; “The living light of Pegalongan,” Neilwin Joseph Bravo, The Edge Davao; and “HM4HB:  Ups the ante in breastfeeding,” Marianne Saberon-Abalayan, Sunstar Davao.

Vying for the Columnist of the Year are:  Stella Estremera, Sunstar Davao – “When death stalks the children”; Renato Bartolo, Mindanao Times – “Peace is Smiling Child”; Henrylito Tacio, Sunstar Davao – “Davao Booms”; Rogelio Balanza, The Durian Post – “No fear” and “Living dead horizontally”; and Leandro Davao, The Edge Davao – “A privilege rather than a right.”

Photojournalist of the Year nominees are:  Seth delos Reyes, Sunstar Davao – “Ulirang Pulis”; King Rodriguez, Sunstar Davao – “Beyond Imagination”; Karlos Manlupig, Philippine Daily Inquirer/Associated Press – “The color purple”; Robert Vincent “Bing” Gonzales, Mindanao Times – “Picking up the pieces”; and Leandro Daval, Jr., The Edge Davao – “Conversation.”

For broadcast, Reporter of the Year for Television finalists are:  Jean Claire Cornelio, ABS-CBN – “Ginto”; Vinafel Araneta, ABS-CBN – “Menor trabahador’; Bonna Pamplona, ABS-CBN – Special Mission:  Questionable projects in District 2 Davao del Sur; Hernel Tocmo, ABS-CBN – Balik eskwela mga estudyante sa Davao Oriental nga survivors sa bagyong Pablo, balik eskwela na”; and Real Sorroche, GMA – “Tensyon ng nahitabo sa DSWD, tali mga biktima sa bagyong Pablo.”

Feature Story of the Year for Broadcast nominees are “Shabu mo diha” and “Duyog ang tun-og” of John Paul Seniel, GMA; and “National Children’s Day 2013 Special Feature” of Reynald Christopher Tapel, Sonshine Media Network International.”

Allen Doydora of DYRD/Sonshine Radio is the lone finalist for Reporter of the Year for Radio with three nominated entries – “Kabataan, mahimong katimbang sa kapulisan sa pagbatok sa krimen,” “Dakbayan sa Dabaw”, and “Media, dakong tabang sa PAG-ASA.”

On the other hand, Olan Emboscado is the only one who made it to the Social Media Advocate of the Year with five nominated entrees.

For digital media, nominees for the Blogger of the Year are:  Verna Liza Luga, “Why this woman is pro RH bill”; Jesse Pizzaro Boga, “Toi khong hieu!”; Olan Emboscado, “Cateel, Cateelenos and Typhoon Pablo:  Tales of Survival, Resilience, Hope, and Compassion”; Karla Stefan Singson, “You are never too young to succeed”; and Leah de Castro, “Celebrating our wedding anniversary with the children of pagamoma.”

The judges’ decisions for print and broadcast categories shall be based on the following criteria: • Content (50%) Adherence to truth and responsible journalism as manifested in the accuracy, fair, and balanced presentation, and depth of reporting. • Style (25%) Ability to communicate clearly and effectively as shown by the writing style, clarity, logical presentation of issues, coherence, and fluidity of ideas. • Social Impact (25%) Involves the impact of the articles on effecting change.

For bloggers, the criteria are: • Consistency of content on the advocacy (50%) • Reader friendly presentation and design of content (20%) • Social Impact (30%).  For  social media advocates:  • Content (50%) Consistency of content on the advocacy  (50 percent) • Reader Engagement (20%) Number of Comments to the post • Social Impact (30%) Retweets, Shares, Favorited, Likes  Prizes and Awards.


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