THE University of Pangasinan-Association of Communication Students (UPACS) recently launched ANINAW (Pangasinan term for ‘reflection of light’), its local media awards program, the first in the province, by announcing its first set of awardees at the Lingayen Sports Training Center at Lingayen Capitol, Pangasinan on the 3rd day of March 2017 with this year’s theme “Reinforcing the Essence of Truth, Responsibility and Credibility in the Age of New Media. ”
The Sunday PUNCH and staff earned all major awards reserved for community newspapers.
Journalists of the Year, The PUNCH’s Leonardo Micua, Eva Visperas and editorial cartoonist Virgilio Biagtan are joined by the Aninaw Media Awards organizers.
The awardees are:
Print: Best Community Newspaper: Sunday Punch / Most Popular Community Paper: Sunday Punch / Journalist of the Year: (Male Category): Leonardo Micua / Female Category: Eva Visperas / Best Editorial Writer: Ermin Garcia Jr. /Best Editorial Cartoonist: Virgilio Biagtan / Best Feature Writer: Eva Visperas / Best News Writer: Tita Roces
Television: (Individual Category) Most Outstanding News Presenters of the Year (Male Category) Cris Zuniga / (Female Category) Lady Vicencio; Best Field Reporters of the Year (Male Category): Alfe Tulagan / (Female Category) Jette Arcellana ;
Best Entertainment News Show Host: Faye Centeno / Best Magazine Show Host: Lady Vicencio / Most Popular TV Personality of the Year: CJ Torida / Media Persona of Excellence: Cris Zuniga;
Best News Program: Balitang Amianan (GMA) / Best Morning Show: Bagong Umaga Bagong Balita (ABS-CBN) / Best Entertainment News Show: Bagong Umaga, Sabado! (ABS-CBN Dagupan) / Best Magazine Show: Bagong Umaga Bagong Balita (ABS-CBN)
Radio: Best AM Radio News Anchor: Allan Sison / Best FM Radio DJ: Ham Milby / Best AM Radio Program: Aksyon Radyo Balita /Best FM Radio Program: Talk to Papa.