Globe honors exceptional storytelling in GMEA@10

by Admin-Phmp

The Globe Group, the country’s leading digital solutions platform, on Friday named winners of the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) @10, honoring exceptional reporting across platforms in Visayas and Mindanao.

Globe feted winners in 16 categories, including individuals and teams that showcased excellence in telling stories that touched on Globe’s sustainability pillars: Digital Nation, Care for People, and Care for the Environment. These pillars represent the company’s commitment to creating a balance between economic growth, social development, and environmental conservation.

At the event, Yoly Crisanto, Globe Group’s Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer, commended the winners and thanked the media and top-caliber judges and screeners for supporting GMEA since its inception in 2013. She underscored the company’s relentless pursuit of delivering life-enabling and life-sustaining innovations to customers.

“Our customers’ pain points, their aspirations, their enjoyment of the things that they love are what guide us to keep innovating to uplift their lives. And GMEA is one of our platforms to talk about the innovations that our customers can trust, care that they can rely on, and compassion that they can feel. We are here to build a one digital nation using technology to make every day easier and more convenient,” she said.

Crisanto also made the surprise announcement that GMEA is going national with the expansion of the awards to Luzon in 2024.

“When we started GMEA, people thought this was just a fad. People said it will go away easily. But when we prevailed year after year despite the challenges, our stakeholders now know that we are serious and that we are doing this for a purpose. At Globe, we do what we can to create a Globe of Good and fulfill our vision of seeing a Philippines where families’ dreams come true, businesses flourish, and the nation is admired,” she said.

In its milestone year, GMEA embraced the theme #OneDigitalNation, which celebrated stories that captured the impact of Globe-led innovations that uplift lives with compassion, care, and kindness.

GMEA@10 honored various media platforms, from traditional news outlets to social media advocates, for stories on a wide range of topics, from environmental conservation to social justice.  This year, GMEA again partnered with SGV as its official tabulator, ensuring fairness and transparency of the awards.

Here are the winners of GMEA@10 from Mindanao:

Explanatory/Investigative Story of the Year for Digital: Chrislen Bulosan Paeng (ABS-CBN News Davao)

Explanatory/Investigative Video Story of the Year for Digital: Big Jay Lagang Davao (PTV Davao)

Column of the Year: Henrylito Tacio (Philippine Morning Post Davao)

News Report of the Year: Erwin Mascarinas (Philippine Daily Inquirer- Butuan City)

Newsmaker of the Year: Vinafel Araneta, News Head (PTV Davao)

Editor of the Year: Vinafel Araneta, News Head (PTV Davao)

Breaking News of the Year: Chrislen Bulosan (ABS-CBN News Davao)

Social Media Advocacy of the Year: Ace June Rell Perez (Sun Star Davao)

#KwentongTagumpay_Individual: Hernel Tocmo (ABS-CBN News – Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo Davao)

#KwentongTagumpay_Community: Marianne Abalayan (SunStar Davao)

Best Blog Post: Maria Irene Aserios (Mindanaoan Cagayan de Oro)

Best Social Media Video: Francis Eric B. Magbanua (Mindanao Development News by Mindanao Development Authority Davao)

News Report of the Year for TV: Hernel Tocmo (ABS-CBN News / ABS-CBN Corp. Davao)

News Report of the Year for Radio: Rose Bernales (DXRD SONSHINE RADIO Davao)

Photo of the Year for Digital: Mark Anthony Perandos (SunStar Davao)

I-Gcash Mo Award: Renelyn Barbarona (DXDC 621 RMN Davao)

GMEA’s success is apparent in the consistent growth of submissions, with this year’s event welcoming a 15% surge in entries compared to the previous year.

GMEA’s awarding ceremonies held on March 31 in Cebu City brought together 139 attendees on-ground, with a reach of over 9,000 via Facebook Live.

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