Globe launches Davao Media Excellence Awards

Subscribe Now October 10, 2011 at 05:02pm

THE occasion was as grand as the event it stood for as Globe Telecom announced and unveiled the Davao Media Excellence Awards at the Royal Mandaya Hotel last Thursday. Guests were treated to an extravaganza of ethnic dances by the Madayaw Cultural Ensemble, song renditions by the Equivoc 8 Quartet and Keith Herolaga's violin selections.

"We at Globe Telecom decided to launch the Davao Media Excellence Awards because we believe this will provide the provincial media community the kind of support that fosters excellent performance by professional journalists," Yoly Crisanto, Globe corporate communications head, said in her speech.

The Davao Media Excellence Awards is set to recognize superb performance by print, radio, and television reporters for their day-to-day coverage as well as feature stories on the following areas: business/economy/ finance; ICT/ environment, disaster response/ entrepreneurship; and youth/education and social progress.

"We will honor opinion writers, radio commentators, and television broadcasters for excellent writing in pursuit of social concerns and progress," she said in her speech.

The awards will also feature the Blogger of the Year Award.

Globe Telecom shares the desire of all Dabawenyos for peace that fosters economic development in a land rich in resources, culture and top caliber people.

"We know excellent journalism plays a significant role in realizing the vision of a peaceful and progressive Mindanao," she said.

Equally grand was the speech of Antonio M. Ajero, Edge Davao publisher, who spoke in behalf of the Davao media. Ajero, with his wit and humor, recounted the history of mass media awards in the country, as well as the quest for excellence, which Globe Telecom epitomizes.

Truly, the Davao Media Excellence Awards is something to look forward to next year as everyone gears up in fostering excellence in mass media communications.


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