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Edge Davao wins two PPI awards 

(Editor’s Note: The author is a former associate editor of Edge Davao)

Two regional newspapers – one in Davao and the other in Cebu – swept the five categories in the Philippine Press Institute Civic Journalism Community Press Awards during appropriate ceremonies held at Hotel Jen on Friday night.

EDGE DAVAO was adjudged BEST IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING and BEST IN ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING, while Cebu Daily News of City won the titles BEST IN PHOTOJOURNALISM, BEST EDITORIAL PAGE and BEST-EDITED COMMUNITY DAILY.

Only CDN and Edge Davao vied for the Best-Edited Community Daily plum.

The other nominees were SunStar Davao, SunStar Cebu, SunStar Pampanga and SunStar Baguio.

The winners in the weekly newspaper categories were Herald Express of Baguio City, Best-Edited weekly; Metro Post of Dumaguete City, Best in Photojournalism; Baguio Chronicle, Best in Environmental Reporting; BusinessWeek Mindanao, Best in Business Reporting;  and Bohol Chronicle, Best Editorial Page.

CITATIONS

The board of judges cited the victorious dailies for their outstanding qualities.

It said Edge Davao ” had lots of feature stories on the environment and even put out a supplement on Earth Day, something the national dailies did not even bother to do. With its consistent environmental coverage, it has brought green issues of global concern to the consciousness of the local people making them more aware that such issues are interconnected and something that everyone should concerned and take action even in their own small ways.”

The judges also cited Edge Davao “for its indepth and comprehensive coverage of business issues and events, and corporate and individual players in its coverage area.”

Edge Davao editor-in-chief Antonio M. Ajero said the awards serve as a tribute to very lean staff of paper led by managing editor Neilwin Joseph Bravo. Ajero also told this writer in the sidelines of the awards rites that the accolades are the results of the hard work and dedication of photo editor Lean Daval Jr., multi–awarded feature editor Henrylito D. Tacio,  Leebai Ambolodto and rest of the team, including the columnists.