5 UP mass com alumni named 2019 Glory awardees

  AWARDEES (from left): Carolyn Arguillas, Samira Gutoc, Nona Andaya-Castillo, Jeffrey Jeturian, and Florencio 'Floy' Quintos

This is a press release from the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication Alumni Association


Five highly accomplished communicators will receive the 2019 Glory Award given to outstanding University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UPCMC) alumni.

To be recognized at the college’s alumni homecoming are Carolyn Arguillas for journalism; Nona Andaya-Castillo and Samira Gutoc for social advocacy; Jeffrey Jeturian for film and visual communication; and Florencio “Floy” Quintos for performing arts. 

The award is named after Gloria D. Feliciano, the first dean of the UP mass communication program who served from 1965 to 1985. The "Glory" honors alumni who not only achieved excellence in their communication disciplines but also made a significant impact on society through their body of work. 

The Glory Awards will be held on Saturday, November 9, at the Film Studio of the UP Film Institute (beside Plaridel Hall) in UP Diliman.

The 7-member jury for this year’s awards was composed of former UPCMC dean Luis Teodoro, acclaimed screenwriter and journalist Jose “Pete” Lacaba, advertising industry leader Venus Navalta, public relations expert Joy Buensalido, broadcaster and former senator Orly Mercado, UP assistant vice president for public affairs Wendell Capili, and former CNN Philippines and ANC news chief Jing Magsaysay, who also represents the family of the late Dean Feliciano.

The recipients of the 2019 Glory Awards

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug and news editor Miriam Grace A. Go were among the first recipients of the Glory Medal of Distinction in 2017 for their achievements in investigative journalism.  Rappler.com