87 entries join GMEA Visayas 2016 shortlist


Globe Media Excellence Awards updates
Globe Telecom has announced the roster of shortlisted entries for the 2016 Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) in Visayas - Eighty-seven (87) entries from 789 entries submitted by print, online and broadcast journalists, columnists, bloggers, and social media influencers from Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo.
Reporter of the Year for Print

Joey Gabieta for “Kenneth's battlecry: Tindog, Tacloban” (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Nestor Burgos Jr.

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2015 GMEA Mindanao Blogger of the Year

“My knees were still shaking when my name was called as the Blogger of the Year. I climbed up the stage with a feeling that, finally, my work was being recognized. I dedicated the award to the indigenous communities we visited” said Ariel Lalisan on his win as Blogger of the Year during the 2015 Globe Media Excellence Awards for Mindanao.

It was in the year 2003 when Lalisan started blogging and it served as an outlet for his thoughts and a tool for communication between him and his friends who got to read updates about his activities.

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2015 Globe Media Excellence Awards Reporter of the Year for Radio: Big Jay Lagang

“The award itself was already overwhelming, but the moment I was standing together with other winners who had already established their names in journalism industry, it was just priceless” said 2015 Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) Reporter of the Year for Radio Big Jay Lagang on his experience at last year’s awards night.

It was in 2014 when Lagang first worked for 105.9 Balita FM as a production assistant.

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2015 Globe Media Excellence Awards Columnist of the Year: Fred Lumba

“They must possess language skills, master correct grammar, have the passion, read mountains of literature, and be analytic and nosy. Above all, faith in God” said Fred Lumba, 2015 GMEA Columnist of the Year, on what one should have to succeed in the field of print media.

Lumba, who has a 2-year certificate on Broadcast Journalism at the University of California Los Angeles, started his media career as a radio announcer way back in 1974 and 3 years later, he started writing features for magazines and sports at the same time in Manila.

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2015 Globe Media Excellence Awards Explanatory and Investigative Story of the Year for Print: Henrylito Tacio

“Practice makes perfect.  Pursue what you really want to do.  Don't rest on your laurels.  Go one step after another; then go towards another level…” said Henrylito Tacio, 2015 GMEA winner for Explanatory and Investigative Story of the Year for Print, when asked to give an inspiring message to all aspiring broadcast media practitioners and professionals alike.

Originally, Tacio wanted to become an illustrator during his high school days but since he could not compete with those from Manila, he turned to writing instead.

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2015 Globe Media Excellence Awards Reporter of the Year for Radio: Rowena Capistrano

“Focus on what you want and be passionate about what you do. Ultimately, love your work,” said 2015 Globe Media Excellence Awards Reporter of the Year for Radio to all aspiring broadcast media practitioners.

Capistrano’s winning entry entitled “kangitngit sa kinabuhi, dili babag aron makab-ot ang matam-is nga kabag-ohan” is close to her heart. According to her, it’s a story inspired from a friend’s dark and painful journey to change, who got a second chance at a life with a help from a foundation here in Cebu.

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