MANILA, Philippines – Four Rappler stories were chosen as finalists in the 2022 Lasallian Scholarum Awards, which aimed “to inspire members of the media to put youth and education in the front and center of national consciousness.”
The awards also sought “to encourage various stakeholders and the society at large to advance the plight of these sectors.”
The Rappler stories that made it to the finals were:
- Distance learning in the Philippines: A year of hits and misses – by Bonz Magsambol, Outstanding Online Feature Story on the Youth and Education category
- In remote learning, some students pay someone else to do their classwork – by Bonz Magsambol, Outstanding Online Feature Story on the Youth and Education category
- This is how my teacher groomed me – Michelle Abad, Outstanding Online Feature Story on the Youth and Education category
- Separate coral reef bureau needed to preserve PH reefs – expert – Jairo Bolledo, Outstanding Feature Story on De La Salle University category
“Digital Sex Crimes in Asia: The Filipino Mothers Selling their Children for Online Sexual Abuse” by Neil Jayson Servallos of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and OneNews.PH won the Outstanding Online Feature Story on the Youth and Education award.
In 2021, Magsambol’s story, titled No student left behind? During pandemic, education only for those who can afford, won the award. (READ: Rappler wins award for outstanding online feature on youth and education)
Aurora Quadra-Balibay of Good News Pilipinas won this year’s Outstanding Feature Story on De La Salle University award for her story “Lasallian heroes against Martial Law honored on International Day of Peace.”
Other winners were:
- “Old-school’ ways a thing of the past as pandemic paves new learning landscapes” – by Rizal Raoul Reyes, Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco, and Mike Policarpio of BusinessMirror
- “Munting Bisig” – by GMA Network’s The Atom Araullo Specials, Outstanding Video Feature Story on Youth and Education
- “Seeking justice: The uphill battle for safer spaces in academic institutions” – by Alexandra Simone Enriquez and Criscela Ysabelle Racelis of DLSU’s The LaSallian, Outstanding Published Feature Story on Youth and Education in a School Organ.
The awarding ceremony was held virtually on Wednesday, March 9.
The Lasallian Scholarum Awards contracted an independent media-monitoring agency for the screening of youth and education news and feature stories. Winners each received a sculpture especially designed and crafted by renowned sculptor Toym de Leon Imao. – Rappler.com