ABS-CBN and DZMM bagged four out of five awards for broadcast journalism given by the Rotary Club of Manila in the 2007 Journalism Awards. The RCM presented the awards in a luncheon ceremony at the Manila Polo Club yesterday, July 31.
The Kapamilya Network was named TV Station of the Year while ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs chief correspondent Korina Sanchez was hailed as the Broadcast Journalist for TV. DZMM, on the other hand, was proclaimed Radio Station of the Year and its Station Manager Angelo Palmones won Broadcast Journalist of the Year for Radio.
GMA-7's Sandra Aguinaldo bagged the Investigative Reporter of the Year for Television. Last year, the Kapuso Network was the recipient of the TV Station of the Year Award.
For the print industry, Business World was chosen National Newspaper of the Year while William Esposo of the Philippine Star was Opinion Writer of the Year.
"The men and women of ABS-CBN are sincerely honored and humbled by this award," said ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio during the awarding ceremony. "We are encouraged because we know that with every trail that we blaze, we help connect more Filipinos to one another worldwide."
This is the third time that DZMM won the said award. Based on a survey conducted by TNS Household Data, the AM radio station of ABS-CBN is the leading Cable News Channel in Mega Manila (as of June 2008).
The Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards was organized to honor outstanding contributions of individuals in print, television, and radio and adopted as the perpetual participation of the Club during the annual observance of National Press Week. The RCM began awarding individual journalists and organizations in 1966, suspended the practice when Martial Law was declared in 1972, and resumed in 1986.