Update: Click here to know who the winners are. 

Tonight, all of our questions as to who will (not should) bring home the bacon at the Globe Telecom's Cebu Media Excellence Awards (CMEA) will be answered. The awarding ceremony kicks off today at the ever famous Cebu Marrott Hotel to give due recognition to print, broadcast, and digital media practitioners who have excelled and raised the bar for professionals revolving around traditional and digital media. 

The awarding ceremony comes in celebration with Cebu Press Freedom Week. Honestly, I considered Cebu when I was planning to relocate to pursue a career upgrade in the field of Communications. In case I chased my Cebu dream, I would have been present at this special ceremony. According to what I've heard about Cebu, the media community gives balanced oppurtunities to both media people from traditional and online media, unlike in other places where traditional media people pose as the superior news reporters.

The major awards to be given tonight are as follows:

Reporter of the Year for Print
Explanatory/ Investigative Story of the Year for Print/Online
Columnist of the Year
Photojournalist of the Year
Reporter of the Year for Television
Explanatory/ Investigative Story of the Year for Television
Reporter of the Year for Radio
Blogger of the Year
Social Media Advocate of the Year


Nevertheless, I would like to congratulate everyone who has been nominated. While I was going through with the nominees, it seems that SunStar is doing good on the list. To be fair with Sunstar, the publication keeps on improving from time to time.

What is exciting me the most is the winner for the Blogger of the Year category. We all know that Cebu has talented bloggers and writers. Rosendo Cuyasen of Eyewebmaster is one of them. Will tonight be the night for Narciso Tapia, Nancy Cudis, Vernon Go or Ruben Licera? Maybe the last name mentioned (just a thought). 

I also love the Social Media Advocate of the Year category. Well, this proves how effective social media is in giving voice to everyone. This category is a big proof that anyone who has an access to social media can influence the masses.

According to Yoly Crisanto, Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications, it was a challenge coming up with the shortlist because of the “sheer volume of wonderful materials that we receive this year.”


To get up to date information about the winners of tonight’s event, follow Globe on Twitter.
To know the winners last year, click here.