PASIG CITY – The Diocese of Pasig announced the winners of the 2016 Pasig Catholic Mass Media Awards last October 15, 2016 at the Aula Minor of Pasig Catholic College.
The awards were handed personally by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara; assisting are Fr. Lito Jopson and Randy Alvez, Priest-coordinator and lay-coordinator of the Pasig Social Communications and Public Affairs Ministry, respectively.
The awardees for this year are:
Best Facebook or Twitter account– “Dambana ni Sta. Marta, Parokya ng San Roque, Pateros” by Kyle Rafaelle M. Vasallo, San Roque Parish, administrator
Best NEWS PHOTO – “65th Annual Foundation Week/ white-blue” by Pilar Becares, Pateros Catholic School
Best NEWS, OPINION, OR FEATURE ARTICLE, GRADE SCHOOL LEVEL – “Lenten Season: A call to prayer”, Written by Ezra Marie Pintucan, Pateros Catholic School
BEST NEWS, OPINION, OR FEATURE ARTICLE – “Teen Issue:# Stop Cyber Bullying”, Written by Mark Louis Ampong, Shania Lei Rodriguez, Carmela Suico, Andrea Dimagmaliw, Angela Louise Senen and John Vincent Cruz, Pateros Catholic School
BEST NEWSLETTER OR MAGAZINE – “Newscoop”: Official Publication of Simbayanan ni Maria Multi-purpose Cooperative, published by Simbayanan ni Maria Multi-purpose Cooperative, Sagrada Familia
BEST VIDEO DOCUMENTARY, SHORT FILM: – “Ugly Heart” by PCC-Center for Culture and Arts and Gabrielle Mejia, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, producers
BEST WEBSITE – “www.simbayanancoop.org”, Simbayanan ni Maria Multi-purpose Coop by Marketing and I.T. Department of Simbayanan Coop, Sagrada Familia, administrators.
The bishop’s talk centered on communication as connection, communion, and compassion.
Addressing all Pasig media practitioners, the bishop concluded with a timely quote from St. Teresa of Jesus whose feast day landed on the same day as the awards event, October 15, “Christ has no body now but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours. Your are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”