With it’s inception 2 years ago, Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 was aimed to distinguish the excellent media practitioners in the metropolis today.
The awarding of deserving nominees will coincide with the Cebu Press Freedom Week which is celebrated every year, specifically on the 3rd week of September.
Cebu Press Freedom Week is a celebration dedicated for the freedom we earned from the Martial Law days.
Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 was brought to life by Globe Telecom to award media men that possess excellence in civic, investigative and explanatory journalism.
By the end of the Martial Law tyranny, Globe Telecom has been keeping the flame of freedom alive!
Globe Telecom’s humble origin can be traced back during the Philippine Commonwealth era, when the US Congress made the Act No. 3495 final and executory in 1928. It gave Robert Dollar Company the right to own a wireless long-distance message service from one of their colonies, the Philippines.
After being renamed as Globe Wireless Limited, they branched out to radio and telegraph services until World War 2 stopped their operations.
The company was revived as Globe-Mackay Cable and Radio Corporation (GMCRC) in 1965 but company operations were being halted once again when Martial Law’s effectivity took over. For 8 years, the company was closed but was brought to life again in 1980 when it received a new grant for refranchise.
Origin of Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013
Back in 1986, the people brought down Martial Law through EDSA People Power. This event made Globe realize that championing the rights of man and keeping alight the flame of freedom is just as important as staying alive.
Freedom of the Press was a right that was suppressed but was brought back to action in 1986.
Since then, Globe Telecom has been partnering with Cebu Press Freedom Week for quite some time already.
As a private institution, Globe is one of the very few entities that support press freeedom and excellence in promoting it.
“We cannot overemphasize the critical role of the media not only in their daily coverage of events but also in shaping the minds of the society on important issues. The Cebu Media Excellence Award seeks to further enhance active participation of the press in pushing for social and civic concerns as our country moves towards economic development,” shares Yoly Crisanto, Globe Telecom’s Corporate Communications head.
Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 is a platform formulated by Globe in the hopes of establishing an area where the media practitioners can advocate their cause and excellence.
Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 Presents Their Areas of Concern
Qualified nominees or entries shall exhibit one area of concern or a combination of any of the following:
- Environment and Disaster Response
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Youth and Education
- Information and Communications Technology
- Governance and Social Progress
Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013 Presents Their Award Categories
Globe has presented 9 Award Categories for this year’s Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013.
- Columnist of the Year
- Blogger of the Year
- Social Media Advocate of the Year
- Photojournalist of the Year
- Reporter of the Year for Television
- Feature Story of the Year for Television
- Reporter of the Year for Radio
- Reporter of the Year for Print
- Feature Story of the Year for Print
July 2013 will be the deadline for search of qualified entries while July 26,2013 will mark the end for submission of entries.
Participants need to comply 2 entry forms including their entry and must send them to Globe Media Excellence Awards by way of Jerry Yntig of Globe Telecom in Cebu IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City.
Send an email at email@example.com or contact (02)730-4617 or (02)7302630 for Manila residents and (032) 4167159 for Cebu residents for more inquiries on Cebu Media Excellence Awards 2013.