These grade school journalists are pros

Published January 29, 2022, 1:00 PM

by Manila Bulletin

CMMA inducts LSGH folio into Hall of Fame

Gilbert Ortega and Criselda Bautista from Luntiang Palihan of La Salle Green Hills

Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) has inducted Luntiang Panulat, the official Filipino folio of La Salle Green Hills Grade School, a five-time recipient of the Best Student Organ Award, into its Hall of Fame.

The CMMA was founded in 1978 by the Archdiocese of Manila through the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal L. Sin to highlight the significant role of mass media in society and its pervasive influence in the lives of the people.

Themed Gifted to Give, the most recent 43rd edition recognized the hard work and commitment in the fields of print, radio, television, film, music, and advertising despite the risks and restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The institution received and deliberated on a total of 366 entries across 37 various categories.

“More than ever, this is the time to be vigilant and continue to be guardians of mass media,” said CMMA acting chairman and CNN Philippines chairman D. Edgard A. Cabangon.

During the virtual presentation and awarding ceremony, CMMA trustee and executive director Rev. Fr. Rufino C. Sescon Jr. announced Luntiang Panulat as one of two recipients of the prestigious CMMA Hall of Fame Award.

The Filipino folio, which has been recognized as the Best Student Organ for the Grade School Level for five years, serves as the vehicle for literary expression and original compositions of the pupils of LSGH.

The Filipino folio, which has been recognized as the Best Student Organ for the Grade School Level for five years, serves as the vehicle for literary expression and original compositions of the pupils of LSGH. It likewise exemplifies responsible and accountable journalism and reflects the ideals of truth-telling, justice, freedom, humaneness, and stewardship.

The student editorial staff members and moderators earned its fifth win at the 2020 CMMA with the issue entitled “Sipag at Tiyaga ng Bawat Lasalyano sa Pagtugon sa Hamon ng Makabagong Panahon (The Lasallian’s Hard Work and Perseverance in Response to the Challenges of Modern Times)” published in school year 2019 to 2020.

In the telecast, former Grade School Filipino coordinator Criselda Bautista declared “Hayaan ninyong pagbutihin pa namin ang paglathala ng mga akdang makalangit, makakalikasan, at makatao (Let us tell better stories that are pro-God, pro-nature, and pro-people).”

For the complete list of winners, visit the official Facebook page of CMMA (facebook.com/OfficialCMMA/).

 
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