Globe Media Excellence Awards @10 unveils finalists from VisMin


GLOBE Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) @10 proudly unveils finalists from Visayas and Mindanao this year– a roster of exceptional journalists who represent the best of the region, showcasing exemplary skills and creativity in change-making stories published across various platforms.

The 14 categories in GMEA @10 are anchored on three Globe sustainability pillars: Digital Nation, Care for People, and Care for the Environment. These pillars represent the company’s commitment to achieving a balance among economic growth, social development, and environmental conservation.

This year's theme, #OneDigitalNation, celebrates innovations that uplift lives with compassion, care, and kindness, reflecting Globe's commitment to using technology for the betterment of society. Through technology, the media are able to deliver messages of hope and progress and contribute to improving Filipino lives.

Following a rigorous selection process, Globe is proud to announce the following finalists from Visayas and Mindanao whose stories have made a mark in their respective categories:

Explanatory/Investigative Story of the Year


Morexette Marie Erram - CDN Digital

Earl Kim Padronia - SunStar Cebu

Ivan Rey Tan, Honey Cotejo, Mae Fhel Gom-os, Justin Vestil, Philip Cerojano and Cherry Ann Lim - SunStar Cebu


Chrislen Bulosan - ABS-CBN News

Nalandangan Aki Saway -

Walter Balane -

Explanatory/Investigative Video Story of the Year for Digital


Eden Aboso - Aksyon Radyo Bacolod

Romeo Subaldo Jr. - Digicast Negros

Sheriza Mae Uy - MyTV Cebu


Ace June Rell Perez - SunStar Davao

Big Jay Lagang - PTV Davao

Regine Lanuza - PTV Davao

Column of the Year


Erwin Delilan - Panay News

Annie Perez - The Freeman

Nini Cabaero - SunStar


Henrylito Tacio - Edge Davao

Henrylito Tacio - Philippine Morning Post

Jinggoy Salvador - SunStar Davao

News Report of the Year


Ime Sornito-Sorial - Panay News Inc.

Irma Faith Pal - Philippine Daily Inquirer- Visayas Bureau

Rosemarie Holganza Borromeo - SunStar Cebu

Philip Cerojano, Mae Fhel Gom-os and Tito Tan - SunStar Cebu


Walter Balane - BukidnonNews.Net

Erwin Mascarinas - Philippine Daily Inquirer

Ralph Lawrence Llemit - SunStar Davao

Newsmaker of the Year


Lourd John Diaz - Aksyon Radyo Bacolod

Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay - Eco-Business

Mildred Galarpe - SunStar Publishing Inc.


Dr. Manuel Jaudian - Mindanao Daily Network

Dr. Rphyndl Nephi-Z Telic Luczon - Philippine News Agency

Vinafel Araneta - PTV Davao

Editor of the Year


Rick Gabuya - CDN Digital

Laureen Mondoñedo-Ynot - SunStar Cebu


Walter Balane - Bukidnon News. Net

Vinafel Araneta - PTV Davao

Herbie Gomez - Rappler

Breaking News of the Year for Digital


Karlowe Brier - Inquirer Visayas

Mae Fhel K. Gom-os - Sunstar Cebu

Laureen Mondoñedo-Ynot - Sunstar Cebu


Hernel Tocmo - ABS-CBN News

Chrislen Bulosan - ABS-CBN News

Krizzy Joyce Daugdaug- SunStar Davao

Social Media Advocacy of the Year for Digital


Morexette Marie Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararaña, Wenilyn Sabalo, Micah Sophia Marcellones, Vhenna Marie Mantilla, Rhobie Ruaya, Dianne Zarina Savillo, Mark Kavin Salomon, Doris Mae Mondragon, Janne Immae Lachica, Jewil Ann Tabiolo, Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Mae Fhel Gom-os– CDN Digital

Magie E. Maleriado - DYRI RMN Iloilo

Maria Sigrid Lo - Mommy Sigrid - Lovingly Mama

Margrette Ann Sinajon Chavez - Vlogger


Francis Eric B. Magbanua - Mindanao Development News by MinDA

Arianne Caryl Casas-Tumuran - Mommy Ara Casas-Tumuran

Ace June Rell Perez - Sun Star Davao

#KwentoNgTagumpay: Uplifting Lives Through Digital Technology


Vhenna Marie Mantilla - Cebu Daily News-Digital - Individual

Rowena Capistrano - DYRF1215 - Individual

Kim Caluyo - Radyov Bandera Iloilo - Individual

Lourd John Diaz - Aksyon Radyo Bacolod - Community

Angelica Fay Saniel - MyTV Cebu - Community

Rosemarie Holganza Borromeo - SunStar Publishing Inc - Community


Hernel Tocmo - ABS-CBN News - Bayan mo, Ipatrol mo - Individual

Vic Thor Palarca - Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center X - Individual

Jennifer Solis - Brigada News TV - Individual

Jun Arioll Aguirre - Daily Tribune - Community

Jandiane Esteban - GMA Regional TV - Community

Marianne Abalayan - SunStar Davao - Community

Best Blog Post


Mars Mosqueda Jr. -

Leon Manolo Taclino - Iloilo Today

Maria Sigrid Lo - Lovingly Mama


Jinggoy Salvador - jeepnyejinggoy

RJ Lumawag - Kape Diaries

Irene Ascerios - Mindanaoan

Best Social Media Video


Dorel Cabatu - Aksyon Radyo Bacolod

John Dale Salazar - Aksyon Radyo Bacolod

Franco Carrillo - MegaFranco TV FB Page


Hernel Tocmo - ABS-CBN News

Francis Eric Magbanua - Mindanao Development News by Mindanao Development Authority

Alwen Saliring - Northern Mindanao Daily Source

News Report of the Year for TV


Dale Israel - CNN Philippines

Futch Anthony Inso - CCTN Channel 47

Angelica Fay Saniel - MyTV Cebu


Hernel Tocmo - ABS-CBN News / ABS-CBN Corp.

Jennifer Solis - Brigada News TV

Regine Lanuza - PTV Davao

News Report of the Year for Radio


John Dale Salazar - Aksyon Radyo Bacolod

Rowena Capistrano - DYRF1215 Cebu

Joel Franco - DYRI RMN Iloilo


Annaliza Reyes - dxCC-RMN Cagayan de Oro

Rose Bernales - DXRD Sonshine Radio Davao

Renelyn Barbarona - DXDC 621 RMN Davao

Photo of the Year for Digital


Francisco “Ric” Obedencio - Bohol Times

Joselito Villasis - Journal Visayas and Panay Bulletin

Amper Campaña - SunStar Cebu

Ivan Rey Tan - SunStar Cebu


Erwin Mascariñas - Philippine Daily Inquirer

Ivy Marie Mangadlao - Philippine Daily Inquirer

Mark Anthony Perandos - SunStar Davao

“We are proud to unveil our finalists for this year’s GMEA Awards, who represent the best journalistic work we’ve seen in Visayas and Mindanao. Their stories in print, broadcast and digital have made real impact within the region, giving a voice to the marginalized, exposing wrongdoing, shedding light on important issues, and also inspiring positive change in communities. Our roster of exemplary finalists this year makes our celebration of GMEA on its 10th year even more special,” said Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer, at the Globe Group.

Finalists for the i-GCashMo Award will be announced soon. This special award recognizes stories that showcase how GCash, the No. 1 mobile wallet in the country, has transformed everyday living, supported livelihoods, and unlocked opportunities previously inaccessible to Filipinos.

The awards ceremony will be held in Cebu on March 31, 2023.

GMEA has been a platform for recognizing the achievements of storytellers in the Philippines since its inception in 2012. The awards aim to encourage journalists and social media advocates to produce stories that promote social good and advocate for the common good.

For the full list of finalists and stories, visit (PR)


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