Globe Media Excellence Awards GMEA 2020 Nominees Announced

The Globe Media Excellence Awards 2020 has just announced its list of GME 2020 nominees out of 400 entries from Vis-Min.

This year’s GMEA is anchored on the issues and realities touched in “Life in the New Normal,” the impact of COVID-19 across sectors, and the road towards economic recovery. Entries should be in line with Globe’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In line with the current times, GMEA added new categories: COVID-19 Story of the Year and Community Development Story of the Year. This year’s GMEA 2020 also expanded its coverage to Cebu, Iloilo, Bohol, Bacolod, Tacloban, and Ormoc in Visayas; and Davao, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Zamboanga in Mindanao.

The 2020 Awards will be held online and will be announcing its final winners in a live-streamed event on November 26, 2020 at 4PM via their Facebook GlobeICON.

Globe first launched its Media Excellence Awards in 2012 to promote freedom of the press and media excellence by recognizing media practitioners who demonstrate excellence in their field of work. You can see this year’s list of nominees here:

VISAYAS NOMINEES

Category: Explanatory/Investigative Story of the Year for Digital

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Gloria Conception MoralidadYou Create Iloilo (Blog)ILO3Storytellers Enriching the Lives of Children Online amidst COVID-19
2Rhick Lars Vladimer AlbayRappler MovePHILO16Evicted, banned from eateries: Frontliners face discrimination in Iloilo City
3Rhick Lars Vladimer AlbayRappler MovePHILO17Close to home: Daughter of slain activist warns anti-terror bill will ‘normalize’ killings
4Marites Villamor -IlanoSun.Star CebuCEB1Battle vs Covid-19: Know the enemy
5Ador Vincent MayolPhilippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauCEB5If you cannot feed us, free us’ – Cebu City village residents
6Dale Israel, Ador Vincent mayol, Nestle Semila, and Connie Fernandez- BrojanPhilippine Daily InquirerCEB7Cebu City cries out: ‘We need more docs, nurses’ (Part 1) / Overworked Cebu nurses seek aid as morale drops (Part 2)
7Lourd John DiazAksyon Radyo BacolodBCD2URBAN FARMING SA TION SANG KRISIS
8Maria Sigrid LoLovingly Mama (Blog)BCD4Mommy Power: The House that Barter Built
9Joey GabietaPhilippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauORMOC1DOH-8 execs to ask mayor to accept COVID-19 patients in Ormoc hospitals

Category: Explanatory/Investigative Video Story of the Year for Digital 

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Lawrence Clark FernandezDaily GuardianILO1Power Struggle: More v Peco
2Lawrence Clark FernandezDaily GuardianILO3A Sidewalk Vendor’s Wish
3Lawrence Clark FernandezDaily GuardianILO5Tracing Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter flight
4Erwin NicaveraSun.Star BacolodBCD1Emotional Monster’

Category: Breaking News of the Year for Digital

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Nestor Burgos Jr.Philippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauILO5In act that could shame hoarders, UP Visayas students, alumni donate food to those quarantined, stuck in dorms
2Rhick Lars Vladimer AlbayRappler MovePHILO6Gov’t ‘red tape’ frustrates Iloilo City mayor amid coronavirus response
3Rhick Lars Vladimer AlbayRappler MovePHILO75,000 coronavirus test kits arrive in Iloilo City
4Rosalie AbatayoCDN DigitalCEB1Lockdown underway in Cebu
5Laureen Mondoñedo – Ynot and Marites Villamor – IlanoSun.Star CebuCEB2Quarantine rules relaxed a bit in Cebu City, retained in NCR
6Neil Jean Navarro and Laureen Mondoñedo – YnotSun.Star CebuCEB4Chinese man with nCoV dies in Manila hospital
7Morexette Marie Erram
CDN DigitalCEB7The two sides of Cebu City’s 1st day under GCQ
8Carla GomezPhilippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauBCD1In Negros Occidental, health workers get harassment, dread in return for risking their lives vs COVID-19
9Leo UdtohanPhilippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauBOHOL1Bohol village folk made to wait for hours for cash aid but only 500 accommodated
10Joey Gabieta

Philippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauTACLOBAN26 doctors, 8 nurses among 22 health workers with COVID-19 in E. Visayas
11Leo UdtohanPhilippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas Bureau BOHOL4Where are the relief goods? Some Tagbilaran residents ask

Category: Photo of the Year for Digital

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Andrea GuancoAndreaGuanco – News and Feature (blog)ILO1Trenas: “I can’t understand why they would violate protocol”
2Alex BadayosSun.Star CebuCEB1Nagbantay
3Allan CuizonSun.Star CebuCEB16Riding Together, But Apart
4Alan TangcawanSunStar Cebu/SuperBalita CebuCEB17Frontliner gisalikway sa mga drivers
5Joeberth OcaoThe FreemanCEB24Hotspot Zapatera by Aldo Banaynal
6Archie Rey AlipaloPanay NewsBCD1Kapistahan Ni San Juan
7Leo UdtohanPhilippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauBOHOL2A man and his dog wear a face mask in Barangay Cogon, Tagbilaran City, Bohol to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Category: Social Media Advocacy of the Year

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Lcid Crescent FernandezDaily GuardianILO6Mental Health 4 All Project
2Lcid Crescent FernandezDaily GuardianILO7#DGStandsForPressFreedom
3Lcid Crescent FernandezDaily GuardianILO8COVID Convos
4Ram MancelitaSugbo.phCEB2Sugbo.ph’s “Wala’y Biyaay (Walang Iwanan): Mental Health Awareness”
5Vernon GoThe Lazy Investor’s Way (blog)CEB3Online Safety against fraud and scams
6Joeberth OcaoThe FreemanCEB5“Kaya nato kini!” (LET US HEAL AS ONE)
7Erwin NicaveraSun.Star BacolodBCD1Tatak Negros: Support local, Buy Local!
8Maria Sigrid LoSigrid Says (blog)BCD2The Consumption Movement
9Maria Sigrid LoSigrid Says (blog)BCD3Stop Cutting Trees in Bacolod
10Lester Kyle PaesThe WatchdogCEB2The Watchdog on Media and Information Literacy

Category: Blog of the Year Award

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Ted Aldwin OngIBS Digital NetworkILO19 Reasons Why COVID-19 can make ordinary life “luxurious” again
2Ted Aldwin OngIBS Digital NetworkILO25 (personal) reasons why Mercado Iloilo Weekend Market was a hit
3Andrea GuancoFeature Iloilo (blog)ILO3Feature Iloilo
4Johanna Marie FrejolesBEAN in Transit (blog)CEB7BEAN in Transit
5James Peter AbecillaJP Abecilla – The Millennial Writer (blog)CEB810 Ways to Fight COVID-19 in Cebu City
6Marjorie Ma-anoDakilanglaagan (blog)CEB9Dakilanglaagan
7Maria Sigrid LoLovinglyMama (blog)BCD1Resilient Pinay Moms + Other Stories of Hope and Encouragement

Category: News Report of the Year for Print

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Nestor Burgos Jr.Philippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauILO1Boracay sinks in pandemic
2Johanna BajentingSun.Star CebuCEB1Meet, buy, pay online: Business in the new normal
3Katlene CachoSun.Star CebuCEB4Business braces for revenue loss
4Johanna BajentingSun.Star CebuCEB7ESL hit hard by pandemic; players seek resumption of int’l flights
5Erwin NicaveraSun.Star BacolodBCD1Urban farming gaining ground amid pandemic
6Erwin NicaveraSun.Star BacolodBCD2Barter group helps Negrense farmers cope with pandemic
7Erwin NicaveraSun.Star BacolodBCD3Virtual barter community thrives in NegOcc amid Covid pandemic
8Carla Gomez/ Nestle Semilla, Joey GabietaPhilippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauBCD4Local gov’t rise to challenge
9Raffy CabristantePhilippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauDUMAGUETE2Blended learning’: Can teachers adjust?

Category: Explanatory/Investigative Story or Documentary of the Year for Print

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Lawrence Clark FernandezDaily GuardianILO3War On Two Fronts by Emme Rose Santiagudo
2Lawrence Clark FernandezDaily GuardianILO4Swept Aside Amid the Pandemic by Emme Rose Santiagudo
3Lawrence Clark FernandezDaily GuardianILO6Instruction in Chaos by Joseph B.A. Marzan
4Cherry Ann LimSun.Star CebuCEB1Filipino children most appealing to global online sex predators (Part 1) / Covid-19 lockdown creates ‘perfect storm’ for sexual abuse of children online (Part 2)
5Cherry Ann LimSun.Star CebuCEB3Anxiety as decision day nears again on Cebu City’s reopening
6Erwin NicaveraSun.Star BacolodBCD1A threatening ’emotional monster’ [Part 1 and 2]

Category: News Report of the Year for Radio

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1John Paul HervasRadyo Pilipinas IloiloILO1#BayanihanNgKabataan: TulAklatanParaSaKabataan
2Runelyn JamoloDyLL Radyo Pilipinas Iloilo (RP1) Phil. Broadcasting ServiceILO4Mga Juana sa Panahon sang Pandemya
3Franco JoelRMN Inc (RMN Iloilo)ILO7Pag-ulikid sa kabatan sa bukid, Ang COVID-19 relief ni Titser Argy
4Futch Anthony InsoDYHP-RMN CebuCEB6Joint investigation gimando ni Lapu-lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan tali sa PNP ug City Health Department labot sa mga hospital waste nga gilabay sa usa ka bakanteng luna sa barangay Pajo
5Rowena CapistranoWord Broadcasting CorporationCEB11Noah Complex namugna bunga sa gugma sa biktima sa covid-19
6Le Phyllis AntojadoDyLA 909khzCEB17Cashless Tourism
7Lourd John DiazAksyon Radyo BacolodBCD1LSI NGA NAGNEGATIBO SA COVID-19 NAGPAHAMTANG SANG TARPAULIN
8Lourd John DiazAksyon Radyo BacolodBCD2URBAN FARMING SA TION SANG KRISIS
9Juliet PanesDYHB Radio Mindanao NetworkBCD3Salamat sa Ayuda sa Tunga sang Pandemya
10Jeony BigayDYHB Radio Mindanao NetworkBCD5Sakrispisyo kag pagka-baganihan sang Kapulisan nga yara sa Unahan sa Panahon sang Pandemya

Category: Explanatory/Investigative Story/Documentary of the Year for Television

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Category: COVID-19 Story of the Year

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Lawrence Clark FernandezDaily GuardianILO2Coronapreneurs by Emme Rose Santiagudo
2Nestor Burgos Jr.Philippine Daily Inquirer-Visayas BureauILO8Iloilo town cheers family for winning fight vs coronavirus
3Rhick Lars Vladimer AlbayANCXILO9How this mayor turned Iloilo into a model city with its “all action” approach to fight COVID-19
4Nickolas Earl TuboSunStar Publishing Inc.CEB1Sa dihang gi-Covid ko
5Wenilyn SabaloSun.Star CebuCEB3Distance learning in the new normal
6Maria Lourdes “Nini” CabaeroSunStar Publishing Inc.CEB23Alone with Covid-19: What to do
7Lourd John DiazAksyon Radyo BacolodBCD1LSI NGA NAGNEGATIBO SA COVID-19 NAGPAHAMTANG SANG TARPAULIN
8Maria Sigrid LoLovinglyMama (blog)BCD2Stages of Dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic
9Maria Sigrid LoLovinglyMama (blog)BCD3How a Bacolod Mom Changed the Philippines with Barter
10Erwin NicaveraSun.Star BacolodBCD4Sharing Filipino compassion amid global health crisis
11Erwin NicaveraSun.Star BacolodBCD5Urban farming gaining ground amid pandemic

Category: Community Development Story of the Year

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Lawrence Clark FernandezDaily GuardianILO3Online barter community an instant hit amid COVID crisis by Emme Rose Santiagudo
2Rhick Lars Vladimer AlbayRappler MovePHILO7Artists raise more than P1 million to produce free face masks for all in Iloilo City
3Rhick Lars Vladimer AlbayRappler MovePHILO8Artivism gives face to Iloilo’s vulnerable public markets
4Rhick Lars Vladimer AlbayANCXILO9Iloilo’s 12 new large-scale public art pieces are a dozen more reasons to visit the city of love
5Lourd John DiazAksyon Radyo BacolodBCD1URBAN FARMING SA TION SANG KRISIS
6Erwin NicaveraSun.Star BacolodBCD2“Plant. Grow. Share.”
7John Kevin PilapilSuperBalitaORMOC1Agrikultura maoy tubag sa Ormoc sa kadaut sa Covid

Category: Newsmaker of the Year

NOMINEEMedia OutletAreaEntry No.
1Lcid Crescent FernandezDaily GuardianILO2
2Maria Lourdes “Nini” CabaeroSunStar Publishing Inc.CEB1
3Ruphil BAÑOCDYHP RMN CEBUCEB2
4Ador Vincent MayolPhilippine Daily InquirerCEB4
5Lourd John DiazDYEZ Aksyon Radyo BacolodBCD1

Category: Editor of the Year

NOMINEEMedia OutletAreaEntry No.
1Francis Allan AngeloDaily GuardianILO1
2Michelle SoSunStar Publishing Inc.CEB1
3Rex CantongDYEZ Aksyon Radyo BacolodBCD1

MINDANAO NOMINEES

Category: Explanatory/Investigative Story of the Year for Digital

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Giovanni FlavianoPeople’s ForumDVO1How church doors remained virtually open: A 3-Part Series
2Ace June Rell PerezSun Star DavaoDVO2Psychology of panic buying
3Ace June Rell PerezSun Star DavaoDVO8Infodemic amid pandemic
4Rhyndl Nephi-Z (Nef Luczon)Philippine News AgencyCDO3DA execs see need for more agri learning sites in NorMin
5Rhyndl Nephi-Z (Nef Luczon)Philippine News AgencyCDO4CDO teacher leads ocean rehab with glass bottles
6Rhyndl Nephi-Z (Nef Luczon)Philippine News AgencyCDO7Marawi rehabilitation works go full blast
7Erwin MascariñasMongabayCDO10For nesting hawksbill turtles, this Philippine community is a sanctuary

Category: Explanatory/Investigative Video Story of the Year for Digital 

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Berchan Louie AngchayABS-CBNDVO19 pinaligo umano sa kanal matapos lumabag sa curfew, liquor ban sa Davao City
2Ace June Rell Perez
Sun Star DavaoDVO2SUNSTAR FOCUS – NEW NORMAL OF DAVAO’S MASS TRANSPORTATION
3Ace June Rell PerezSun Star DavaoDVO4Covid-19 survivor in SPMC
4Rhyndl Nephi-Z (Nef Luczon)Philippine News AgencyCDO1IECEP Sanitation Tent
5Rhyndl Nephi-Z (Nef Luczon)Philippine News AgencyCDO2Cagayan de Oro City’s commitment on “We Heal As One”
6Rhyndl Nephi-Z (Nef Luczon)Philippine News AgencyCDO3FEATURE: Northern Mindanao Medical Center

Category: Breaking News of the Year for Digital

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Armando Fenequito Jr. Manila BulletinDVO4Samal island temporarily bans entry of Chinese, other Asian foreigners
2Armando Fenequito Jr. Radyo PilipinasDVO5Mayor Sara: Di libre ang hospital bills ng nagpositibo sa COVID-19 dahil sa paglabag sa ECQ
3Ace June Rell PerezSun Star DavaoDVO7Mati tourism reopens; health measures implemented
4Angelo LorenzoPhilippine News AgencyCDO1Young Muslims find comfort in Ramadan amid Covid-19 pandemic
5Rhyndl Nephi-Z (Nef Luczon)Philippine News AgencyCDO3Bukidnon guv retracts EO banning rice sale outside province
6Erwin MascariñasPhilippine Daily InquirerCDO6Lockdown allows hawksbill turtles to thrive in Misamis Oriental

Category: Photo of the Year for Digital

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Arjoy CenizaMindanao Daily MirrorDVO3THIRST-QUENCHING
2Christian Mark LimSun.Star DavaoDVO9Pandemic Busking
3Christian Mark LimSun.Star DavaoDVO11Quiet Davao
4Erwin MascariñasMindanao Goldstar DailyCDO1CHILDREN AGAINST AN INFERNO
5Arnold CabanaoThe Bukidnon TodayBUKIDNON1COVID Busters

Category: Social Media Advocacy of the Year

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Ace June Rell PerezSun Star DavaoDVO3#TabangTa
2Ace June Rell PerezSun Star DavaoDVO4A Convo series
3Mark Anthony PerandosSun Star DavaoDVO6How to spot fake news
4Julie Mae MaisogOro Broadcast Media- OBM Internet Broadcasting ServicesCDO1MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
5Brian Adam AnayFundForward InitiativeCDO2FundForward Initiative
6Maria Eloisa AkutAgricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X)MISAMIS ORIENTAL1AGRISTORYAHAY SA ATI WEBINAR SERIES

Category: Blog of the Year Award

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Dave Stephenn VillamoraLokalidad magazineDVO1Lokalidad magazine
2Verna Liza LugaWoman Elan VitalDVO2Woman Elan Vital
3Algene May CutamoraThe Coffee ChicDVO3The Coffee Chic
4Noemi Beth MacarioAgricultural Training Institute (ATI)CDO1A Silver Lining amidst Covid-19 Pandemic
5Vic Thor PalarcaAgricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X)CDO2Home cooking, eating and surviving a health crisis

Category: News Report of the Year for Print

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Jennie AradoSun.Star DavaoDVO2No learner left behind
2Ace June Rell PerezSun.Star DavaoDVO5The protocol heals or kills?
3Ralph Lawrence LlemitSun.Star DavaoDVO14Prostitution amid Covid-19
4Stephanie BerganioSuperbalita Cagayan de OroCDO1STORYA LUYO SA CdeO NURSE NGA NAG VIRAL SA SOCIAL MEDIA
5Erwin MascariñasMindanao Centro DailyCDO2Davao LGU’s first in Mindanao to commit with WWF’s fight against plastic

Category: Explanatory/Investigative Story or Documentary of the Year for Print

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Ace June Rell PerezSun.Star DavaoDVO1Teachers on the frontlines (Two-part series)
2Reuel John LumawagSun.Star DavaoDVO5Bayanihan on a bike
3Reuel John LumawagSun.Star DavaoDVO6Getting into Homeschooling
4Reuel John LumawagSun.Star DavaoDVO7Good food for frontliners
5Reuel John LumawagSun.Star DavaoDVO8Global hotspot
6Lina Reyes

Mindanao Gold Star DailyCDO1Locals worry over Del Monte expansion/Food giant’s carbon-negative claims being questioned
7Erwin MascariñasPhilippine Daily InquirerCDO2Keeping ‘Balangay’ Legacy Alive

Category: News Report of the Year for Radio

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Rose BernalesDXRD SONSHINE RADIODVO1hard lockdown sa brgy 23c
2Rose BernalesDXRD SONSHINE RADIODVO2nihit nga blood supply nasinati karong pandemic
3Rose BernalesDXRD SONSHINE RADIODVO5teachers nag-webinar sa tent , nag-viral on line
4Annaliza ReyesdxCC-RMN Cagayan de OroCDO1Kampanya sa pagpromote sa Mental Health, gihingusgan sa CSWD Psychosocial Division
5Mary Ann Quileste
BOMBO RADYO PHILIPPINESCDO2Pilipinas, “most improved” sa internet connectivity sa tibook kalibutan – GLOBE
6Mary Ann Quileste
BOMBO RADYO PHILIPPINESCDO4“Ordinansa batok sa mga ilegal nga testing laboratoryo, iduso sa konseho sa CdeOProgram Name*: BOMBO HANAY BIGTIME”

Category: Explanatory/Investigative Story/Documentary of the Year for Television

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Germaine Avancena- ArenasTV5 NETWORK INCDVO1PASSION AMIDST PANDEMIC (THE MACO TEACHERS’ STRUGGLE FOR INTERNET)
2Jandiane EstebanGMA Regional TVDVO5RTV PRESENTS: COVID-19 HEROES
3Jandiane EstebanGMA Regional TVDVO8Paggamit og FaceApp, Delikado
4Jerry Dumdum Jr.Brigada News TVGSN1TINDOG (BANGON) MINDANAO
5Abbey Gay CaballeroBrigada News TVGSN2War on Drugs

Category: COVID-19 Story of the Year

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1Ace June Rell PerezSun.Star DavaoDVO15The protocol heals or kills?
2Jandiane EstebanGMA Regional TVDVO16MIRROR WRITES 30
3Jandiane EstebanGMA Regional TVDVO17EPEKTO SA PANDEMYA SA MEDIA
4Jandiane EstebanGMA Regional TVDVO18HOME GARDENING
5Rhyndl Nephi-Z (Nef Luczon)Philippine News AgencyCDO4Covid-19 Series: Patient care and flattening curves
6Lina Reyes


Mindanao Gold Star DailyCDO5Barangay Carmen prepares for game-changing Covid-19 survey/Oca compares antibody survey to basketball ‘offense’
7Jennifer SolisBrigada News TVGSN2SWS
8Jennifer SolisBrigada News TVGSN3NEW LEARNING

Category: Community Development Story of the Year

EntrantMedia OutletAreaEntry No.Entry Title
1REGINE LANUZAPTV DavaoDVO2‘PEOPLE IN PROSTITUTION’ SA DAVAO CITY, GIGAHINAN OG SLOTS SA WORK FOR DAVAO
2Jandiane EstebanGMA Regional TVDVO9Sakripisyo sa mga Magtutudlo
3Jandiane EstebanGMA Regional TVDVO10BASAkleta
4Angelo LorenzoPhilippine News AgencyCDO1Private school develops Covid-19 tracker to help LGUs
5Rhyndl Nephi-Z (Nef Luczon)Philippine News AgencyCDO3Zero Plastic Series
6Erwin MascariñasPhilippine Daily InquirerCDO5Keeping ‘Balangay’ Legacy Alive

Category: Newsmaker of the Year

NOMINEEMedia OutletAreaEntry No.
1Ace June Rell S. PerezSunStar DavaoDVO1
2Lina Sagaral ReyesFreelanceCDO1
3Jennifer SolisBrigada News TVGSN1

Category: Editor of the Year

NOMINEEMedia OutletAreaEntry No.
1REUEL JOHN F. LUMAWAGSun Star DavaoDVO1

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