Rotary Club of Manila Awards Journalists, Media Orgs
THE 47TH Rotary Club of Manila (RCM) Journalism Awards held last June 30 at the New World Hotel in Makati City recognized several journalists and media organizations for their contributions to Philippine journalism.
Launched in 1966, the event aims to honor outstanding individuals in print, television and radio. RCM stopped giving the award in 1972, deeming the awards irrelevant due to the lack of press freedom during that time. It was relaunched in 1986 to encourage the development of Philippine journalism.
The following is a list of the categories and their corresponding awardees:
Newspaper of the Year: Manila Bulletin
Business Newspaper of the Year: BusinessWorld
Business Magazine of the Year: BizNews Asia
Regional Newspaper of the Year: Mindanao Times
Journalist of the Year: Ana Marie Pamintuan, The Philippine Star
Investigative Reporter of the Year: Daxim Lucas, Philippine Daily Inquirer
Male Opinion Writer of the Year: Alexander Magno, The Philippine Star
Female Opinion Writer of the Year: Ellen Tordesillas, Malaya
Glossy Lifestyle Magazine of the Year: People Asia Magazine
Television Station of the Year: CNN Philippines
Television Male Broadcaster of the Year: Augusto “Gus” Abelgas, ABS-CBN Corp.
Radio and Television Female Broadcaster of the Year: Nimfa Ravelo, GMA Network Inc.
Radio Station of the Year: dzMM 630
Radio Male Broadcaster of the Year: Gerry Baja, dzMM 630
Radio Female Broadcaster of the Year: Jasmine Romero, dzMM 630
Regional Broadcaster of the Year: Ronald Lledo, GPBI TV 11 Zamboanga
A special award was given to lawyer Emil Jurado, who writes a column in The Standard. Posthumous awards were also conferred on Rodolfo Reyes, founding publisher of the Manila Standard; Neal Cruz, Inquirer columnist; and the 32 journalist victims of the Ampatuan massacre.