The Times: Journalistic excellence and public service

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HOLDING the distinction of being the country’s oldest daily, The Manila Times has bagged several awards under the leadership of CEO and Executive Editor Dante Francis “Klink” Ang 2nd. In its 117th year of existence, it continues to uphold the highest standard of journalistic integrity and public trust. It has become the fourth-largest newspaper in the country and is known for its hard-hitting exposes on the government wrongdoing, sparking debates among its readers.

The Manila Times has gained recognition from the Jaime Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism in the Philippines for its investigative stories. It boasts of being a 10-year Superbrand awardee since 2005. Ang was also honored by Superbrand as an Outstanding Professional in 2014.

The Times’ reporters and columnists have been consistently bringing home the bacon, a reflection of the newspaper’s reputation. It has won the Catholic Mass Media Awards for Best Business Column, Managing For Society, penned by Dr. Benito Teehankee. Columnist Yen Makabenta was presented with the Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas Award by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (Writers Union of the Philippines) for his essays in English.

Business reporter Mayvelin Caraballo won the top prize in the 5th National Statistics Month Media Awards given by the National Statistics Coordination Board for her story titled “PH tourism needs to be more competitive,” the best article for the Professional Award for Print/Online category. Correspondent Jefry Tupas bagged first place in the European Union Peace Journalism awards for his story “The Teachers of Raja Muda,” which was published in Davao City’s NewsDesk.


Earning steady recognition, last January, Fast Times, the motoring section of the newspaper, bagged the Best Broadsheet Motoring Section award during the 14th season of the Henry Ford Awards. It was recognized for its “content, relevance, consistency and layout quality.”

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