A Good Harvest Of Bright Leaf Winners
December 3, 2014

A three-part series on dwindling fish production in the Visayan Sea was adjudged the winner in the 8th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards held at the Sunset Pavilion of Sofitel Manila last November 27.

“The Visayan Sea, one of the country’s major fishing grounds, is overfished at a degree where it is difficult for fish stocks to replenish,” the citation said.  “This threatens not just the livelihood of fisherfolk but also the country’s food security.  The problem is complex and needs a package of solutions that includes rationalizing policies, law enforcement, and resource management.”

The series, authored by Cherry Ann T. Lim and Liberty Pinili appeared in the June 104 issue of Sun Star Cebu.

Winner of the Agriculture Photo of the Year was Harley Palangchao of Baguio Midland Courier.  His photo “Frostlandia” depicted a vegetable farm in the province of Benguet that was enveloped with the cold and chilly weather turning the vegetables frosty.

The Tobacco Photo of the Year went to Mauricio E. Victa of Business Mirror.  His award-winning photo, “Leaves of Gold,” showed a heart-warming glimpse into a moment in the life of a female tobacco farmer.

Gabriel Cardinoza of the Philippine Daily Inquirer took home the Tobacco Story of the Year for his story, “Pangasinan farmers pin hopes on tobacco.”  The citation said: “(It) narrates the devotion and labor of the Pangasinan farmers put in each tobacco farming season to have a good harvest.”

All four major winners received a cash prize of P50,000 an iPad Mini, and a trophy.

Cardinoza also got another award – Best Agriculture News Story National – for his article, “Carabao vanishing in Pangasinan,” which appeared in Philippine Daily Inquirer,

The Best Agriculture Feature Story National was won by this writer for “The prospects of swine industry in the Philippines,” which was published in Marid Agribusiness Magazine.

Sun Star Cebu harvested all the regional categories.  Flornisa Gitgano got the Best Agriculture News Story for her story, “Cold weather’s toll now P26 million,” while the Best Agriculture Feature Story went to Cherry Ann T. Lim for “Bug slay, nature’s way.”

All four winners received a cash prize of P20,000 plus trophy.

Mindanao took home all the awards for television and radio categories.  “Father’s Day Episode,” which was shown in ABS-CBN’s “Agri Tayo Dito” was named Best TV Program or Segment.  It was produced by Karren V. Montejo and hosted by Ruben Gonzaga.

“Panahon” which was aired in “Bida Specials” was chosen as Best Radio Program or Segment.  It was written by Malu Cadelina Manar of DXND in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.

Both winners received a cash prize of P50,000 and a trophy.

For the first time since the competition started, this year’s winners are also entitled to join an Asian trip next year.

The Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards was launched in 2007 by Philipp Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (PMPMI).  “Bright Leaf is the name given to Virginia Tobacco because it turns into a vivid yellow when it is cured with intense heat,” its website said.

According to the website, the Bright Leaf Awards is committed to promoting and creating awareness on the most current agriculture issues and the best farming practices from environment care, safety, to crop sustainability.  In so doing, the general public’s attention is focused on the plight of the agriculture sector as well as the opportunities available.

In his welcome address during the awarding ceremony, Paul Riley - the president of Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation – said he considers the Filipino spirit to be admirable.

“Their dedication to their craft and livelihood whatever it may be, inspires respect,” he said.  “And their hard work and determination are stories that are meant to be told.  And through the journalists’ works, all these stories are being shared with the world.”

A three-part series on dwindling fish production in the Visayan Sea was adjudged the winner in the 8th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards held at the Sunset Pavilion of Sofitel Manila last November 27.

“The Visayan Sea, one of the country’s major fishing grounds, is overfished at a degree where it is difficult for fish stocks to replenish,” the citation said.  “This threatens not just the livelihood of fisherfolk but also the country’s food security.  The problem is complex and needs a package of solutions that includes rationalizing policies, law enforcement, and resource management.”

The series, authored by Cherry Ann T. Lim and Liberty Pinili appeared in the June 104 issue of Sun Star Cebu.

Winner of the Agriculture Photo of the Year was Harley Palangchao of Baguio Midland Courier.  His photo “Frostlandia” depicted a vegetable farm in the province of Benguet that was enveloped with the cold and chilly weather turning the vegetables frosty.

The Tobacco Photo of the Year went to Mauricio E. Victa of Business Mirror.  His award-winning photo, “Leaves of Gold,” showed a heart-warming glimpse into a moment in the life of a female tobacco farmer.

Gabriel Cardinoza of the Philippine Daily Inquirer took home the Tobacco Story of the Year for his story, “Pangasinan farmers pin hopes on tobacco.”  The citation said: “(It) narrates the devotion and labor of the Pangasinan farmers put in each tobacco farming season to have a good harvest.”

All four major winners received a cash prize of P50,000 an iPad Mini, and a trophy.

Cardinoza also got another award – Best Agriculture News Story National – for his article, “Carabao vanishing in Pangasinan,” which appeared in Philippine Daily Inquirer,

The Best Agriculture Feature Story National was won by this writer for “The prospects of swine industry in the Philippines,” which was published in Marid Agribusiness Magazine.

Sun Star Cebu harvested all the regional categories.  Flornisa Gitgano got the Best Agriculture News Story for her story, “Cold weather’s toll now P26 million,” while the Best Agriculture Feature Story went to Cherry Ann T. Lim for “Bug slay, nature’s way.”

All four winners received a cash prize of P20,000 plus trophy.

Mindanao took home all the awards for television and radio categories.  “Father’s Day Episode,” which was shown in ABS-CBN’s “Agri Tayo Dito” was named Best TV Program or Segment.  It was produced by Karren V. Montejo and hosted by Ruben Gonzaga.

“Panahon” which was aired in “Bida Specials” was chosen as Best Radio Program or Segment.  It was written by Malu Cadelina Manar of DXND in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.

Both winners received a cash prize of P50,000 and a trophy.

For the first time since the competition started, this year’s winners are also entitled to join an Asian trip next year.

The Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards was launched in 2007 by Philipp Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (PMPMI).  “Bright Leaf is the name given to Virginia Tobacco because it turns into a vivid yellow when it is cured with intense heat,” its website said.

According to the website, the Bright Leaf Awards is committed to promoting and creating awareness on the most current agriculture issues and the best farming practices from environment care, safety, to crop sustainability.  In so doing, the general public’s attention is focused on the plight of the agriculture sector as well as the opportunities available.

In his welcome address during the awarding ceremony, Paul Riley - the president of Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation – said he considers the Filipino spirit to be admirable.

“Their dedication to their craft and livelihood whatever it may be, inspires respect,” he said.  “And their hard work and determination are stories that are meant to be told.  And through the journalists’ works, all these stories are being shared with the world.”

A three-part series on dwindling fish production in the Visayan Sea was adjudged the winner in the 8th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards held at the Sunset Pavilion of Sofitel Manila last November 27.

“The Visayan Sea, one of the country’s major fishing grounds, is overfished at a degree where it is difficult for fish stocks to replenish,” the citation said.  “This threatens not just the livelihood of fisherfolk but also the country’s food security.  The problem is complex and needs a package of solutions that includes rationalizing policies, law enforcement, and resource management.”

The series, authored by Cherry Ann T. Lim and Liberty Pinili appeared in the June 104 issue of Sun Star Cebu.

Winner of the Agriculture Photo of the Year was Harley Palangchao of Baguio Midland Courier.  His photo “Frostlandia” depicted a vegetable farm in the province of Benguet that was enveloped with the cold and chilly weather turning the vegetables frosty.

The Tobacco Photo of the Year went to Mauricio E. Victa of Business Mirror.  His award-winning photo, “Leaves of Gold,” showed a heart-warming glimpse into a moment in the life of a female tobacco farmer.

Gabriel Cardinoza of the Philippine Daily Inquirer took home the Tobacco Story of the Year for his story, “Pangasinan farmers pin hopes on tobacco.”  The citation said: “(It) narrates the devotion and labor of the Pangasinan farmers put in each tobacco farming season to have a good harvest.”

All four major winners received a cash prize of P50,000 an iPad Mini, and a trophy.

Cardinoza also got another award – Best Agriculture News Story National – for his article, “Carabao vanishing in Pangasinan,” which appeared in Philippine Daily Inquirer,

The Best Agriculture Feature Story National was won by this writer for “The prospects of swine industry in the Philippines,” which was published in Marid Agribusiness Magazine.

Sun Star Cebu harvested all the regional categories.  Flornisa Gitgano got the Best Agriculture News Story for her story, “Cold weather’s toll now P26 million,” while the Best Agriculture Feature Story went to Cherry Ann T. Lim for “Bug slay, nature’s way.”

All four winners received a cash prize of P20,000 plus trophy.

Mindanao took home all the awards for television and radio categories.  “Father’s Day Episode,” which was shown in ABS-CBN’s “Agri Tayo Dito” was named Best TV Program or Segment.  It was produced by Karren V. Montejo and hosted by Ruben Gonzaga.

“Panahon” which was aired in “Bida Specials” was chosen as Best Radio Program or Segment.  It was written by Malu Cadelina Manar of DXND in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.

Both winners received a cash prize of P50,000 and a trophy.

For the first time since the competition started, this year’s winners are also entitled to join an Asian trip next year.

The Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards was launched in 2007 by Philipp Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (PMPMI).  “Bright Leaf is the name given to Virginia Tobacco because it turns into a vivid yellow when it is cured with intense heat,” its website said.

According to the website, the Bright Leaf Awards is committed to promoting and creating awareness on the most current agriculture issues and the best farming practices from environment care, safety, to crop sustainability.  In so doing, the general public’s attention is focused on the plight of the agriculture sector as well as the opportunities available.

In his welcome address during the awarding ceremony, Paul Riley - the president of Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation – said he considers the Filipino spirit to be admirable.

“Their dedication to their craft and livelihood whatever it may be, inspires respect,” he said.  “And their hard work and determination are stories that are meant to be told.  And through the journalists’ works, all these stories are being shared with the world.”

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