5th PopDev Media Awards – 2009 Winners

The PopDev (Population and Development) Media Awards is a nationwide competition among print, broadcast (radio and television) and online journalists which tackled population and development issues.

Following are this year’s winners:

A. Print and Online Category:

Best in News Reportage Writing

Winner: Purple Chrystyl S. Romero (Newsbreak)
Runners-up: Florian Balmes, Karen Tiongson-Mayrina, Aedrianne Acar, Brenda Barrientos, Agatha Guidaben, Jamaica Pascual, Mary Ann Señir, Jake Soriano, Allan Vallarta (GMANews.Tv)

Best in Investigative Reporting

Winner: Claire Delfin (GMANews.Tv)
Runner up: Claire Delfin (GMANews.Tv)

Best in Opinion Writing

Winner: Rene Ezpeleta Bartolo
(The Mindanao Times)
Runner up: Juan L. Mercado (Sun.Star Cebu)

Best in Feature or Magazine Article Writing

Winner: Ronnie M. Halos (Pilipino Star Ngayon)
Runner up: Mark Joseph Holandes Ubalde (GMANews.Tv)

B. Broadcast Category

Best in Radio Program

Winner: Aurora J. Zialcita (DZMM Radyo Patrol)

Best in TV Documentary

Winner: Abner Mercado (ABS-CBN, The Correspondents)
Runner up: Nowell Cuanang (GMA, I-Witness)

Best in Magazine Program or Talk Show

Winner: Marielle Gaceta-Catbagan (ABS-CBN)

C. Photojournalism Category

Best in Single Photo

Winner: Jes Aznar (Human Rights Reporting Project)
Runner up: Jonathan C. Vicencio (Philippine Star)

Best in Photo Essay

Winner: Jes Aznar (Human Rights Reporting Project)

The Awarding Ceremony was held on December 2, 2009, at the Mandarin Oriental Suites, 4th Floor Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

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