Monday, November 28, 2016

E-Media News on CMZ BRA Christmas Tree in Robinsons Malls Cebu



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Report is about:
1) CMZ BRA Christmas Tree at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu
2) GMEA 2016 Mindanao Leg
3) CMZ Student Tour for Exposure to Professions in Healthcare (S.T.E.P.H.)with Claret School of Zamboanga City Senior High Students.

Overview of the GMEA 2016 Mindanao Leg

You may watch this video in You Tube to know more about the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) 2016, which recognizes excellence and professionalism in Print, Television, Radio and Social Media for Visayas and Mindanao.

This is very helpful to those who intend to participate in future GMEA Awards as insights from Judges and Screeners are also shared on what they look for in the winning entries.

 The video above (taken during the Awards Night) will help you understand more about the following:

2.  GMEA Screening and Judging Process

3.  GMEA Criteria for the Different Categories
* Reporter of the year for print
* Explanatory/investigative story of the year for print
* Columnist of the year
* Photojournalist of the year

* Reporter of the year for radio
* Public affairs story of the year for radio
* Reporter of the year for television
* Explanatory/investigative story of the year for television. 

* Blogger of the year
* Social media campaign of the year
* Social media advocate of the year
* Reporter of the year for online news portal.

4.  Get to know the SCREENERS     
Zamboanga City
* Jose Maria "Bong"Bue = Head, Mass Communications Department, Western Mindanao State  University
* Marco Alfino "Kiko"Miranda = Ateneo Center for Culture and the Arts, Ateneo De Zamboanga University
* Silvie Jasmine Agravante = Asst. Lecturer, Communication Theories, Development Communication and Communication Research, Ateneo De Zamboanga University

Cagayan De Oro City
* Dr. Manuelito Dabalos, College of Arts and Sciences, PHINMA - Cagayan De Oro College
* Dr. Ramir Philip Jones "Ram"Sansona, Asst. Professor III, Communication Arts, Languages and Literature, Mindanao University of Science and Technology
* Henry Abellanosa, MPA, Program Coordinator, Mass Communications, Liceo De Cagayan

Davao City
* Dr. Judith Dalagan, Professor, Mass Communication, Ateneo De Davao University
* Milfrance Capulong, Communications Officer, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
* Marianne P. Afrondoza MPA, Professor, AB Mass Communications, University of Mindanao

General Santos City
* Dr. Wilfred Bidad, Dean, Graduate School, Mindanao State University
* Jun Bagaan, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
* Dr. Nestor Blace, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University

5.  Get to know the JUDGES
* Edgar Lorenzo Banos, Community Relations Chief, Zamboanga City Water District 
* Charlito Kaloy Manlupig, Founder and Chair Emeritus, Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc.
* Atty. Raul Josefino Miguel, President, General Santos Chamber of Commerce and Industry
* Dr. Aleli Agoncillo-Quirante, Former Professor, College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines, Diliman
* Wilfredo Rodolfo III, Corporate Branding and Communications Manager, Aboitiz Power Corp.
L-R: PR Works Ms. Mafe Barcelo, Judge Edgar Lorenzo Banos, Screener Jose Maria "Bong"Bue, PR Works Ms. Van Minoza, Finalist for Social Media Campaign Dr. Filipinas Rojo and Finalist, Blogger of the Year, Ulysses John Almocera (both from Zamboanga City) and friends also from Zamboanga City, Rod Acuzar and Leizel B. De Sosa.

I have also included in this post, Globe's Press Release on the Shortlist for GMEA 2016 dated November 15, 2016, to give tribute to these media personnel and bloggers whose entries were recognized. It is indeed an honor to be part of this SHORTLIST!

Shortlist for 5th Globe Media Excellence Awards Mindanao announced

Globe Telecom has announced the roster of shortlisted entries for the 2016 Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) in Mindanao. Eighty-nine (89) shortlisted entries were chosen from a total of 444 entries submitted by print, online and broadcast journalists, columnists, bloggers, and social media influencers from Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, and Zamboanga. 

Now on its 5th year, the GMEA continues to recognize excellence in journalism exemplified by members of the print, broadcast, online, and social media in Visayas and Mindanao. Globe first launched GMEA in Cebu and Davao in 2012 as part of its advocacy in supporting press freedom by honoring media practitioners who demonstrate excellence and professionalism in their field of work.

      All submitted entries touched on any or a combination of the four (4) Sustainability Focus Areas: care for the environment, innate care for our people, positive societal impact, and digital nation.

This year's GMEA is anchored on the company’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as part of its advocacy to help create a Wonderful Philippines. “The critical role of media organizations and online communities in forming and shaping public opinion makes it imperative for technology organizations like Globe to encourage excellence in this field as we all aspire to effect societal change," Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said.

Various awards are at stake for different media practitioners. For print media, recognition shall be conferred to the reporter of the year for print, explanatory/investigative story of the year for print, columnist of the year, and photojournalist of the year. For broadcast media, awards will be given to the reporter of the year for radio, public affairs story of the year for radio, reporter of the year for television, and explanatory/investigative story of the year for television. Finally, for digital media, honors shall be granted to the blogger of the year, social media campaign of the year, social media advocate of the year, and the reporter of the year for online news portal.

Shortlisted for the Reporter of the Year for Print were RG Antonet Go for “DSWD: Government’s 4P produces 218 college graduates in Region 9” (Zamboanga Today), Hader Glang for “4 Indonesian hostages freed by Abu Sayyaf” (Zamboanga Today), Nonong Santiago for “CHO acts on complaints vs. mall waste water disposal” (Zamboanga Today), Mike Baños for “Sowing the seeds of lasting peace in the mountains of Iligan” (The Philippine Graphic), Jigger Jerusalem for “Global water shortage seen in next 10 years” (Sun.Star CDO), Nitz Arancon for “Protesters accuse CA of taking bribes” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Henrylito Tacio for “What makes Davao City exceptional” (Edge Davao), Rhealyn Pojas for “The state of the toilet 2015” (Sun.Star Davao) and Yas Ocampo for “Upon which is water: Lessons from the marsh” (Mindanao Times).

For Columnist of the Year, the following entrants were shortlisted: Jun Feliciano for “Let’s bite the bullet as La Nina rears its ugly head (Zamboanga Today), Rev. Berlie Yap for “Our sympathy to the slain soldiers” (Zamboanga Today), Nef Luczon for “Climate change and social bonds” (Sun.Star CDO), Herbie Gomez for “Endangered statesmen” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Vic Marion Madriaga for “Digitally Stressed? How To Protect Thyself From Online Threats” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Henrylito Tacio for “Water vs. Dengue” (Edge Davao), Stella Estremera for “When Youths Empower Each Other” (Sun.Star Davao), Reuel John Lumawag for “Don’t be fooled, to share or not” (Sun.Star Davao), Melencio Mauricio for “Who has the US$100M laundered in RP now?” (Mindanao Bulletin), and Fred Lumba for “Narco-politics threat” (Mindanao Bulletin).

In the category Photojournalist of the Year, the following entrants were shortlisted: Remus Ong for “Another mentally-ill man sits in the middle of the street in downtown Zamboanga” (Zamboanga Today), Erwin Mascariñas for “Bakwit School” (Sun.Star CDO), Nitz Arancon for “Salvage” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Lito Rulona for “Mendicants” (Mindanao Gold Star Daily), Lean Daval for “Bayanihan” (Edge Davao), Robinson Niñal for “Almost Gone” (Mindanao Daily Mirror), Bing Gonzales for “What flood?” (Mindanao Times), and Edwin Espejo for “Muslims pray during the first day of Aidil Fitri at the Grand Mosque” (Brunei Times).

Shortlisted for Explanatory/Investigative Story for Print were Mike Baños for “City Extension may be constrained by US military facility at Lumbia” (Mindanao Daily News), Lina Reyes for “Different parties, different strokes” (BusinessWeek Mindanao), Henrylito Tacio for “Dengue: Hope in the horizon” (Edge Davao), Armando Fenequito Jr. for “Beyond 4Ps: What ails the country’s education programs?” (Edge Davao), and Jesse Boga for “Food safety series” (Mindanao Times).

Shortlisted for Reporter of the Year for Radio category were Jonathan Jalon for “Norovirus Epidemia in Zamboanga City”(eMEDIA), Ann Quileste for “To Love and Not To Condemn” (Bombo Radyo Philippines DXIF), Annaliza Reyes for “D-S-W-D mitabang sa mga biktima sa hulaw” (dxCC RMN), Jerome Buyco for “Damyos sa hulaw, mihapak sa P1.9 billion” (1575 Radyo ni Juan Northern Mindanao), Malu Manar for “Ketong” (DXND AM), Angely Reyes for “Mt. Hamiguitan isip ASEAN Heritage Park” (DXRD 711 Sonshine Radio), and Big Jay Lagang for “Green space in Davao” (105.9 Balita FM).

For Public Affairs Story for Radio, entrants who were shortlisted were Gilbert Climaco and Rey Bayoging for “Z3R Project Investigation – City Council Presentation” (eMEDIA), Annaliza Reyes for “Unsa ang Climate Change?” (dxCC RMN), Richard Reyes for “Kagubot sa Kidapawan: Bugas dili bala” (DXRD 711 Sonshine Radio), Big Jay Lagang for “HIV-AIDS cases: Fast and Furious” (105.9 Balita FM), and Radyo ni Juan for “Bugas dili bala: Bayolenteng Dispersal sa Kidapawan” (107.9 One Radio South Central Mindanao).

Shortlisted for Reporter for Television were Gino Franco Torres for “Pasonanca National Highschool – Update on Campus” (eMEDIA), Jonathan Jalon for “Implementation of curfew in Barangay Putik” (eMEDIA), Joey Yecyec for “Dumpsite closure and rehabilitation” (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao), Maricel Butardo for “House in Cagayan de Oro transformed for a special cause” (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao), Rod Bolivar for “The School of White Kulaman” (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao), Michael Pasco for “Kalbaryo sa El Nino” (TV5 Davao), Vina Araneta-Pilapil for “BPO: Davao’s Economic Growth Driver” (ABS-CBN Davao), Jean Claire Cornelio for “Tinikaran – Sunog sa Mt. Apo Coverage” (ABS-CBN Davao), and Mhiver Jay Dayupay for “Nahigit 120 pamilyang IP sa barangay Bawing, nakakaranas ng gutom dahil sa El Niño” (ABS-CBN General Santos).

For the Explanatory/Investigative Story for Television category, the shortlisted entrants were Jonathan Jalon for “Waste water from KCC Mall” (eMEDIA), Frederick Atilano for “Dugha de basura estaba ng sanitary landfill” (eMEDIA), Jonathan Joe Rebollos for “Investigative report on NHA Housing at Barangay Cabaluay” (eMEDIA), PJ Dela Peña for “The Lost Settlement of Himologan” (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao), Ben Jason Tesiorna for “Christmas in Davao, A Lumad Attraction” (CNN Philippines), Michael Pasco for “Paglaum sa Badjao” (TV5 Davao), and Irene dela Cruz for “Pangandoy” (TV5 Davao). 

For the digital categories, the shortlisted entrants for the Reporter for Online News Portal category were Henrylito Tacio for “Where have all our fish gone?” (Edge Davao), Mart Sambalud for “Building a disaster-resilient communities thru Oplan Andam” (Davao Today), RA Colina for “Datu: leave the lumads alone” (MindaNews), Mike Baños for “Of a Promise Kept: A Higa-onon’s Walkabout” (Kagay-anon), Bobby Lagsa for “Plight of the Badjao” (Rappler), Erwin Mascariñas for “Nomad’s Lens: National Scientist calls for protection of Misamis Oriental town Sailfin Lizard” (Interaksyon), Hader Glang for “Zambo City leaders reiterate stands on Bangsamoro in last SOCA” (Zamboanga Today), RG Antonet Go for “Zambo City jail installs visitor tracking system” (Zamboanga Today), Nonong Santiago for “DTI: School supplies with high lead content dangerous for children” (Zamboanga Today), Edwin Espejo for “Tawi-tawi takes pride in its marine trade” (Brunei Times), and John Felix Unson for “The peculiarity of ARMM’s bloody politics” (Philippine Star).

For Blogger of the Year, shortlisted entrants were UJ Almocera, Irene Aserios, Rudolph Ian Alama, Mike Baños, Olan Emboscado, Rob Gumba, Vic Marion Madriaga, and Dr. Filipinas Rojo.

For the Social Media Campaign category, shortlisted were Davao Eagle Online, Mhiver Jay Dayupay, Olan Emboscado, and Dr. Filipinas Rojo. 

Shortlisted for the Social Media Advocate category were UJ Almocera, Irene Aserios, Mhiver Jay Dayupay, Olan Emboscado, Ace Morandante, and Kilab Multimedia.

The Awards Night for the Globe Media Excellence Awards Mindanao will be held on November 22, 2016 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City.
Taken during the GMEA 2016 Mindanao Leg Awards Night 
I hope this would enlighten media practitioners and social media influencers about the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) and hopefully, encourage more to participate in the future.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

GMEA 2016 Ms Yolanda Crisanto of Globe

Globe Media Excellence Awards 2016 Mindanao Leg was held last November 22, 2016 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City.

The media practitioners and social media influencers from Zamboanga, Davao, Cagayan De Oro and General Santos are recognized for the GMEA 2016 Mindanao Leg.

GMEA has been in existence for 5 years. For the print, television and radio,  Zamboanga City has participated since 2015 and for social media, Zamboanga City was invited this year. 

Ms. Yolanda Crisanto, APR, the Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications Group of Globe Telecom welcomed and inspired the participants and guests as well as thanked everyone who participated especially, the judges and screeners and congratulated and further challenged the awardees for the responsibility that goes with the GMEA.

These are excerpts and highlights of Ms. Crisanto's address:

"For the past five years, Globe has always recognized that press freedom and media excellence are important pillars in nation building through the Globe Media Excellence Awards."

"GMEA is anchored on our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We help create a Wonderful Philippines". And this year's entries did not only embody quality and relevant content but they also promoted on sustainable development focusing on äny of the following areas: Care for the Environment; Care for People; Positive Societal Impact and Digital Nation."

“The critical role of media organizations and online communities in forming and shaping public opinion makes it imperative for technology organizations like Globe to encourage excellence in this field as we all aspire to effect societal change." 

"To all of our friends who joined this year's awards, we thank you for your untiring resolve to be part in this advocacy. You have all contributed to the huge success of the Awards, which once again received an overwhelming number of entries. Thank you very much and we wish to see your great works here, year after year."

"To all the Finalists, Congratulations from the bottom of our hearts for making this far your passion for excellence and professionalism has brought the fifth estate to where it is today."

"And to this year's winners, tonight's recognition is another feather in your cap. May it serve as an inspiration for others to emulate, to use the power of the pen and now, the power of technology responsibly to help effect societal change. Congratulations to all of you!"
with Ms. Yolanda Crisanto, APR = SVP, Corporate Communications Group, Globe Telecom

Thursday, November 24, 2016


It is really tickled me to be invited to Davao City for the Mindanao Leg of the Globe Media Excellence Awards 2016! 

Isn't it amazing that I would receive and award for Media Excellence, which is indeed outside of my profession, which is MEDICINE! 

More so because the Award is as GMEA 2016 FINALIST for SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR, as a BLOGGER, part of the TOP THREE and the first time for me to join this! (It is less common for people of my age-range to even be involved in Social Media other than Facebook.)
Finalist, Social Media Campaign of the Year
Dr. Filipinas Rojo
CMZ B.R.A. Campaign Project: The Advovacy Continues 
And, it is more amazing since the Winner for the same category, Davao Eagle Online is an internet publication and a community blog!

Congratulations most especially to ULYSSES JOHN ALMOCERA, Finalist for Blogger of the Year, also from Zamboanga City!

I think it is the first time for Zamboanga City to join GMEA for the Social Media category and the second year to join for the Print and Broadcast categories.

UJ and I are the ONLY finalists from Zamboanga City this year... and both of us belong to the Social Media category.

BUT, being part of the GMEA 2016 SHORTLIST (89 out of 444 entries for 12 categories) is an honor in itself and thus, I would like to congratulate my friends, RG Antonet Go and to the many reporters in E-Media, Rey Bayoging, Gil Climaco, Frederick Atilano, Gino Torres, Jonathan Jalon and Joe Rebollos for their very worthwhile entries!

 We met other Zamboanga delegates in the airport since we were booked in one ticket. We were a mixed group with Edgardo Lorenzo Vano (Judge), Jose Maria "Bong" Bue (Screener) and UJ Almocera and me (Finalists).
Zamboanga Team, Judge Ed Vano, Screener Jose Maria Bue, Finalist UJ Almocera, friends Rod Acuzar and Leizel De Sosa,  together with PR Works, Mafe and Van!

Thanks so much to PR Works: Doris Mongaya, Mafe Barcelo and Van Minoza for the invitation to join GMEA 2016 early this year, for the coordination and most of all, the new friendship!

Thanks to Globe Telecom for providing a venue for recognition for MEDIA EXCELLENCE through GMEA!

I had to have this photo with Globe's SVP for Corporate Communications, Ms. Yoly Crisanto, who also is the signatory for the Certificate of Recognition!

And so glad to meet again, Ms. Kiss Basillote Ekong of GLOBE Southern Mindanao! 

PLUS, the presence of CITO BELTRAN (who is a well-respected writer, columnist, motivational speaker and business consultant) during the Awards Night as special guest and keynote speaker made the affair very inspiring to all media practitioners there!

This GMEA 2016 Award is dedicated to Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (and the whole CMZ workforce) since this institution has given me so many reasons to #ShareYourStory (actually share my story), with all the innovative initiatives CMZ comes up with regularly, especially, the CMZ B.R.A. Campaign Project plus the CMZ S.T.E.P.H. and so many other activities for patients and employees alike!

As we continue to serve, there will be more and more tales to tell.

Robinsons Galleria Cebu invited the Ciudad Medical Zamboanga B.R.A. (Bra to Raise Awareness)  Campaign Project to participate at the Robinsons Festival of Trees for Corporate Social Responsibility - - - Now, on display from November 18, 2016 to January 2017
Attending the GMEA 2016 Awards night is an eye-opener, a venue to meet new friends, a very happy learning experience and a glimpse into a whole new world!

Thanks to Leizel De Sosa for being there and for being my photographer!

Congratulations to all the GLOBE MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS winners from the SHORTLIST to the FINALISTS and to those who bagged the TOP SPOT!

P.S. I never realized how much I love telling stories and writing until 2011 when Charm Dalguntas, CMZ FO and Juvee Calica, CMZ HR​ urged me to start blogging... with all hesitation! Now, the rest is history.

Again, I would like to thank all my teachers in STC Cebu and UP College Cebu for teaching us ENGLISH and communication very well...  it all started there!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


September 24, 2016

Barangay Labuan invited the CMZ Breast Wellness Center for the ALL-IN-ONE Barangay LABUAN Outreach Program with CMZ giving free breast screening through Clinical Breast Examination.
Barangay Labuan is a coastal Barangay 36 kilometers west of the commercial center of Zamboanga City. The place was used to be occupied only by the Subanen tribe, the “lumad” in Western Mindanao. Labuan’s name was taken from the Subanen word which meant “you fall there”.
Aside from the Subanens, indigenous people like the Tausugs, Samals and Chavacano also settled in Labauan. Intermarriage among these indigenous people encouraged them to stay permanently in this Barangay.
According to the (2007 Census)
  • The Total Population: 10,418
  • Number of Household: 1,348
  • Punong Barangay Chairman/Captain : Maravilla, Ronald Ongchua
    Barangay Labuan (Red Point) is a coastal barangay 36 kilometers West of the commercial center of Zamboanga City. After Labuan is Barangay Limpapa and after this is Sibuco, Zamboanga Del Norte.

Here are some photos of the event:

The whole group was well secured with the help of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

So, they also had photos with this!

 We also acknowledge the participation of the Philippine Society of Hospital Pharmacists headed by CMZ Chief Pharmacist, Ms. Edsel Tiu and PSHP members for this outreach program.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


September 23, 2016

In support of Hospital Week 2016, the CMZ Breast Wellness Center joined the Zamboanga City Medical Society for the Department of Surgery's Breast screening activity.

Venue: Zamboanga City Medical Society Building, Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City

Registration for Breast Screening

Dr. Jennevic Romo of the Zamboanga City Medical Society and Ciudad Medical Zamboanga was one of the coordinators for the activity.

More power to the Zamboanga City Medical Society!