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
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.