ABS-CBN News’ reportage of Filipinos striving to cope with the impact of the Taal volcano eruption and the COVID-19 pandemic made it as finalists in the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards 2021.
The digital special “TAAL: Through Eruption and Pandemic,” a collection of stories of hope from communities in Batangas and Cavite, is a finalist under the Excellence in Journalistic Innovation (Regional) category.
Meanwhile, “Pangarap ni Chito: Kuwento ng jeepney driver na naninirahan sa nakaparadang jeep,” which is about a driver who lived inside his jeepney as he lost his livelihood due to the lockdown restrictions, is vying for the award for Excellence in Video Reporting (Regional).
Judged by a high caliber of international judges, the Hong Kong based SOPA Awards began in 1999 as a “tribute to editorial excellence in both traditional and new media.”
ABS-CBN News, which has won in SOPA in previous years, will be going up against hundreds of English and Chinese-language entries from international and regional media in Asia. The awarding this year will be done virtually on Thursday (June 24), 7 pm via SOPA’s YouTube page.
View ABS-CBN News’ finalists in SOPA Awards 2021 at https://news.abs-cbn.com/specials/through-eruption-pandemic and https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/multimedia/video/08/06/20/pangarap-ni-chito-kuwento-ng-jeepney-driver-na-naninirahan-sa-nakaparadang-jeep.
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