The weekly Baguio Chronicle bags the Best in Reporting on Migration Issues for the 2022 PPI Civic Journalism Community Press Awards. Franklin Cimatu, contributing editor, receives the trophy from ILO National Project Coordinator Hussein Macarambon and AIJC Senior Director Ann Lourdes Lopez.
ILO National Project Coordinator Hussein Macarambon challenges member-publications of the Philippine Press Institute to fill in the gap of balanced and contextualized stories on Filipino migrant workers and their families.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), in partnership with the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC), continues to support the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) Civic Journalism Community Press Awards.
The yearly awards program honors community newspapers for editorial excellence and for their role as catalysts of community development.
Since 2020, ILO has supported the awarding of Best in Reporting on Migration Issues to daily and weekly community newspapers of PPI.
The Baguio Chronicle, a weekly based in Baguio City, received the best in migration reporting award at ceremonies held on April 25, 2023 at Citadines Bay City Manila in Pasay City.
The paper was cited for “stories originally produced that captured community-situated realities of its region’s overseas Filipino workers” and for its dedicated OFW section that “helped raise awareness on migration issues.”