UPD.edu.ph has a story on my win at the 7th PopDev Media Awards!

Let me continue relishing the winning moment!

Yesterday, a brief write-up about the Best Text Blog award I received during the  7th Annual Population and Development (PopDev) Media Awards was published in the website of UP Diliman. The piece was titled “UPD graduate student wins in 7th PopDev Media Awards.”

It feels like walking into the campus and seeing unexpectedly a huge streamer (or tarpaulin, if you like) congratulating me for a major feat. Needless to say, I am very elated to be featured in the website of my alma mater. My sincere thanks to Prof. Ruben D.F. Defeo of the UP Diliman Information Office. One mistake I made is that I forgot to include the link to my blog there. Sayang!

A screenshot from the write-up about me posted in the website of UP Diliman (credits: www.upd.edu.ph)

Two weeks after the awarding ceremonies, write-ups about the said event are finally coming out. Though media outlets such as GMA Network, Newsbreak, and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism reported the event, their respective write-ups focused solely on themselves (which is hardly surprising).

Move.PH is the only news outlet to report on the remarks made by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman and former Health Sec. Esperanza Cabral during the award’s night. They also published the complete list of winners. Kudos to them!

The other day, the website of the Philippine Center for Photojournalism published a press release from the Philippine Legislators’ Center for Population and Development (PLCPD) Foundation, the event organizer. Ironically, the PLCPD is yet to publish this write-up on their website.

PS: I guess awarding events only become newsworthy to certain media outlets if their correspondents are among the winners. #fail

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