5th PopDev Media Awards 2009 Winners

Here are the winners of the 5th PopDev Media Awards (2009) held at the Mandarin Hotel in Gateway Mall, Quezon City:

Print and Online Category

Best in Investigative Reporting

Winner: Claire Delfin, GMANews.TV, GMA News
* “Child p*rn*graphy: Evil that preys silently on poor Filipino children”

Runner-up: Claire Delfin, GMANews.TV, GMA News
* “Childbirth, still a grim reality for many Filipino mothers and babies”

Best in News Reportage Writing

Winner: Purple Romero, Newsbreak
* “The Pinoy Carbon Footprint”
* “RP, 3 other Asian countries face costly climate change risks”
* “Climate Change Commission OK’d”

Runner-up: GMA News Research (Florian Balmes, Karen Tiongson-Mayrina,
Aedrianne Acar, Brenda Barrientos, Agatha Guidaben, Jamaica Pascual,
Mary Ann Señir, Jake Soriano, Allan Vallarta)
* “Much vaunted economic growth fails to ease poverty”
* “Targeting Ten: 10 Million Jobs by 2010”
* “Imperfect attendance: School Participation not likely to reach target”

Best in Opinion Writing

Winner: Rene Ezpeleta Bartolo, The Mindanao Times
* “The RH Bill and the Totality of Truth”
Part 1: Anathema and Anguish
Part 2: Making Visible the Seed of Truth
Part 3: Thus Spoke the Silent Majority

Runner-up: Juan L. Mercado, Sun.Star Cebu
* “Grade B showbiz”

Best in Feature or Magazine Article Writing

Winner: Ronnie M. Halos, Pilipino Star Ngayon
* “Family planning sa liblib”

Runner-up: Mark Joseph Holandes Ubalde, GMANews.TV
* “When mom is away, the family goes astray”

Broadcast Category

Best Radio Program

Winner: Aurora J. Zialcita, Magandang Gabi Dok, DZMM Radyo Patrol 630Khz

Best TV Documentary

Winner: Abner Mercado, The Correspondents, ABS-CBN
* “Kailan Tama ang Sobra”

Runner-up: Nowell Cuanang, Howie Severino’s I-Witness team, GMA Public Affairs
* “Papa, Papa Paano ako Ginawa?”

Best Magazine Program or Talk Show

Winner: Marielle Gaceta-Catbagan, Salamat Dok, ABS-CBN
* “V*gina Dialogue”

(No Runner-up)

Photojournalism

Best Single Photo

Winner: Jes Aznar, Human Rights Reporting Project
* “Ten’s crowd”

Runner-up: Jonathan C. Vicencio, Philippine Star
* “World population day”

Best in Photo Essay

Winner: Jes Aznar, Human Rights Reporting Project
* “Bless our Home”

(No Runner-up)