PASAY CITY – Herald Express, one of the newest local weekly publication in the Cordillera, was adjudged as the Best Edited Local Newspaper, weekly category, during the 2018 Civic Journalism Awards of the prestigious Philippine Press Institute (PPI) held at the Hotel Jen, here, July 5, Friday, night.
The 2018 PPI Civic Journalism Awards is part of the 3-day 23rd National Press Forum and 2019 Annual General Membership Meeting of member national and local publications in the country.
The Best Edited Local Newspaper is one of the 5 awards being given by the PPI to top performing community newspapers as part of the Civic Journalism awards being undertaken in partnership with Nickel Asia Corporation and other sponsors.
Baguio Chronicle, one of the local newspapers in the region, shared the limelight with Herald Express as it was adjudged Best in Environment Reporting.
The winners took home well designed plaque and certificates of recognition as finalists in the annual awards program of the PPI.
Sun Star Baguio, the only daily local newspaper in the city, landed as finalists in several of the awards in the daily category.
The regional board of judges was spearheaded by the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications led by its President Ramon Tuazon and Vice President Imelda Samson while the national board of judges was led by Joyce Pañares, a member of the PPI Board of Trustees and News Editor of the Manila Standard.
Dexter A. See, a member of the Herald Express Editorial Board, was elected as one of the PPI Trustees for Luzon and was voted by the 13-member board as Secretary for the current term. By HENT
ADDED FEATHER ON THE CAP – Herald Express representatives Dexter A. See and his wife Rosalia receive the award of the publication as the Best Edited Local newspaper, weekly category, during the 2018 Civic Journalism Awards of the Philippine Press Institute held at the Hotel Jen in Pasay City Friday night. With them in photo are Nickel Asia Vice President for Corporate Communications Jose Bayani Baylon and Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications President Ramon Tuazon.