Elections, Apec coverages lead roster of Inquirer CMMA finalists
The Inquirer’s coverage of the May 2016 elections and the Apec summit last November led the roster of Inquirer finalists in the 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards, which will be held on Oct. 12.
A total of 15 Inquirer entries in 7 categories made it as finalists in the CMMA.
The finalists are:
Best Business Column: All in the Family by Queena Lee-Chua
Best Special Feature: 2-Part Special Feature on Coco Levy by Fernando del Mundo
Best News Coverage:
$81-M cyberheist by Daxim Lucas, Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Christine Avendaño, Ben de Vera, et al.;
Apec summit by Nikko Dizon, Raoul J. Chee Kee, Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Christine Avendaño, et al.;
May 2016 elections by Inquirer Staff and Bureaus, DJ Yap, Leila Salaverria, Gil Cabacungan, et al.
Best Investigative Report:
Young heroes series by Kate Pedroso, Eline Santos, Marielle Medina, Almi Atienza, Minerva Generalao, Inquirer Research
10-part Martial Law series by Inquirer Research, Alex Y. Vergara, Susan F. Quimpo, Vincent Cabreza, Kris Lanot Lacaba, Monica Feria and Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
3-part series on the recovery of Bohol after the Earthquake by Leo Udtohan, Inquirer Visayas
Mamasapano series by Nash Maulana, Nancy Carvajal, Julie Alapala, Christine Avendaño, Leila Salaverria, Jaymee Gamil, Ryan Rosauro
Best Opinion Column: IamGenM by Kay Rivera
Best Editorial Cartoon: Dousing the Forest Fire in Mt. Apo by Gilbert Daroy
Best News Photograph:
The Morning After by Lyn Rillon
Cold and Homeless by Marianne Bermudez
Hungry Kids by Raffy Lerma
Earthquake Drill by Raffy Lerma
Last year, the Inquirer also bagged the best news coverage award for its reportage during the fourth papal visit in the Philippines in January 2015, one of five awards the Inquirer won that night.
The CMMA was established in 1978 by the late Jaime Cardinal Sin, then archbishop of Manila, as the means by which the Church pays tribute to those who “serve God by means of the mass media.”
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