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INQUIRER.net columnist wins in Migration Advocacy and Media Awards

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Rodel Rodis giving briefing on Ayungin Reef at the San Francisco organizing meeting at the Philippine Center Social Hall. Photo by Esther Chavez

MANILA, Philippines – INQUIRER.net columnist Rodel Rodis bagged the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Best Print Award for his online article “Maid in Hong Kong, Made for Discrimination” published in April.

Rodis, a lawyer based in the United States, wrote about the dilemma of Filipino and other foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong who are deprived of the right to gain permanent residence in the island.

Read: Maid in Hong Kong, made for discrimination

The awarding ceremony will be held at the SSS Magsaysay Hall in Quezon City on December 18, in celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and the International Migrants Day.

MAM Awards, founded in 2011 by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), recognizes “outstanding media works that have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas and promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas.”

Its panel of judges includes members of migration and media institutions, which include the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Philippines Information Agency, Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas, National Press Club of the Philippines, International Association of Business Communicators, and UP College of Mass Communication.

Other awardees include:

Best Print Award (newspaper) – Kalatas Australia

Best Print Award (book) – Sindi ng Lampara (OFW Stories) by Raquel Delfin Padilla (Canada) and Jovelyn Bayubay Revilla (Qatar)

Best Print Award (book) – Art as Reality: The Transition of Filipino Migrant Children in the Middle East by the Philippines Embassy-Muscat (Oman)

Best Radio Award – The Legal Pinoy hosted by Atty. Yabes Alvarez and Allan Alvarez (USA) over radio station KPHI 96.7 FM, Hawaii

Best TV Show Award – Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika hosted by Atty. Lourdes Santos Tancinco and Eric Quizon (USA) under GMA Pinoy TV

Best TV Show Award (episodic) – Reporter’s Notebook: Paglalayag sa Sabah, Backdoor at Halau hosted by Jiggy Manicad and Maki Pulido (Philippines) under GMA TV

Best Film – Iloilo directed by Anthony Chen (Singapore)

Best Interactive Media (website) – ABS-CBNNews.com Global Filipino

Best Interactive Media (blog) – OFW sa Disyerto by James dela Cruz (Saudi Arabia)

Best Advertisement – Isang Katuparan ng Pangarap written and directed by Chester Fabian (Philippines) under ABS-CBN TFC


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