Rappler business reporter Ralf Rivas was recognized for best statistical reporting in online media at the 10th National Statistics Month Media Awards.
The award is given by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to journalists “promoting and popularizing official statistical information.”
Winners were chosen by the board of judges who assessed stories based on correctness of interpretation and reliability of statistics used, effective use of data visualization, as well as the report’s potential impact on people’s lives.
Some of Rivas’ winning articles were about how climate change pushed farmers out of agribusiness, the effects of inflation on poor families amid the pandemic-induced recession, and how President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy changes toward China shaped the Philippine economy.
Rivas is the host of Business Sense, a talk show about business tycoons and rising entrepreneurs. He covers macroeconomy, finance, corporate news, and agriculture for Rappler.
The PSA also recognized BusinessMirror reporter Cai Ordinario as the best statistical reporter for the print media category, and Lois Calderon of CNN Philippines for the broadcast media category. Philstar.com was named best media advocate for statistics. – Rappler.com