Cagayan de Oro Nominees For Globe Media Excellence Awards

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A total of 58 entries were shortlisted for various categories of the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA), the most anticipated premier award-giving body that gives recognition to excellence in journalism in Mindanao.

The premier award-giving body which recognizes excellence in journalism from the best breed of scribes in Visayas and Mindanao, the awards gives recognition to print, broadcast, and digital media practitioners who have excelled in their respective fields. Awards night for the GMEA Mindanao leg will be held on November 17.

Entries were from various media organizations in Zamboanga, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro and Davao. The finalists will vie for nine award categories namely: Reporter of the Year for Print, Explanatory/Investigative Story of the Year for Print/Online, Columnist of the Year, Photojournalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year for Television, Explanatory/Investigative Story of the Year for Television, Reporter of the Year for Radio, Blogger of the Year, and Social Media Advocate of the Year. There were a total of 352 entries this year compared with 259 last year.

The following are shortlisted for various categories in Cagayan de Oro City:

Reporter of the Year for Print
Grace Albasin (SunStar Cagayan de Oro) "State of Calamity in MisOr"
Gerry Lee Gorit (Mindanao Daily News), "Hall of Justice fire remains a mystery"
Gil Emmanuel Enerio (Sun Star Cagayan de Oro) "Stakeholders to toughen dev't plan"

Columnist of the Year
Arnold Alamon (Sun Star Cagayan de Oro) "From climate change to climate justice" 
Sorhaila Latip-Yusoph (SunStar Cagayan de Oro) "Teaching beyond the blackboard"

Photojournalist of the Year
Gerry Lee Gorit (SunStar Cagayan de Oro) "First day of school"

For broadcast media, nominees for the Explanatory or Investigative Story of the Year for TV category
Sheila Joy Labrador-Cubero (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao) "Cliffhangers"

Nominees for Reporter of the Year for TV
Sheila Joy Labrador-Cubero (ABS-CBN Mindanao) "Cliffhangers"
Pj dela Pena (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao) Hoy Hoy Hoy Segment "Kanal II"

For Reporter of the Year-Radio, nominees
Emiliano "Emil" Lido (DXRU Radyo Ultra) for his entry "MILF sincero kaha sa kalinaw? - Civil Society"
Eusebio "Jun" Espinosa Jr. (DXRU Radyo Ultra) "Tibook Mindanao Walay Kuryente"

For digital media, nominees for Social Media Advocate of the Year
Maria Irene Aserios ( "We Bisaya folks have a phrase for politicians who deny that they're campaigning"

Shortlisted for the Blogger of the Year category
Maria Irene Aserios ( "How to continue helping typhoon Sendong survivors"

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