The Federation of Associations of Private Schools and Administrators (Fapsa) has cited Manila Times Reporter Neil Alcober and other journalists and media personalities for outstanding reportage on issues concerning the country’s private educational system.
The awards were given on November 25 at the Manila Ocean Park during the federation’s crystal assembly with the theme “Braving Its Financial Predicament in Private Schools’ Operation”.
Aside from Alcober, who covers education for the Times, the other awardees are Ina Hernando-Malipot (Manila Bulletin), Ashzel Hachero (Malaya), Jeffrey Tiangco (People’s Journal), Helen Flore (Philippine Star), and Dona Pazzibugan (Inquirer).
In the television category, Fapsa selected GMA7 Network as Perfect Media Advocate; Jessica Soho (Excellence in Broadcast Journalism as Best TV News Anchor); Sherrie Ann Torres (Excellence in TV News Reporting); JP Soriano (Excellence in TV News Reporting); Apples Jalandoni (Excellence in Television Art Educational Program); Cesar Apolinario and Susan Enriquez of GMA7’s “I JUANDER” (Program Host Special Recognition); GMA7’s “Titser” (Excellence in Television Art Mini-Series Program); Alemberg Ang (Producer Special Recognition for “Titser”); Lovi Poe (Lead Artist Special Recognition for “Titser”); Agot Isidro (Lead Artist Special Recognition); and Ryzza Mae Dizon (Breakthrough in Talk Show Host Award).
The Excellence in Broadcast Journalism awards went to ABS-CBN’s Jing Castaneda and Henry Omaga Diaz (Weekly Radio DZMM), and Anthony Taberna and Gerry Baja (Daily Radio DZMM “Dos Por Dos”).
Fapsa President Eleazardo Kasilag said that “for the last 15 years, the media helped Fapsa ventilate issues of private schools. Fapsa…would like to recognize media partners for their support to the cause and objectives of the federation by way of consultation on concerns in education and by imparting this to the public. It is time to recognize the gesture.”