Sun.Star Davao and Sun.Star Davao Weekend dominated this year’s Philippine Press Institute (PPI)-Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Annual Community Press Awards.
Here are excerpts of the Sun.Star Cebu story on the awards.
In the daily category, Sun.Star Davao was adjudged Best Edited Paper, Best in Business & Economic Reporting, and Best in Photojournalism.
In the weekly category, Sun.Star Davao Weekend (Sun.Star Davao’s Sunday edition) was picked Best in Photojournalism.
Both Sun.Star Davao and Sun.Star Davao Weekend are members of the country’s only network of community papers, the Sun.Star Publications Network (SSPN), to which Sun.Star Cebu also belongs.
Sun.Star Cebu and The Freeman have been ineligible for the awards since 1999. The two Cebu papers were installed in the Hall of Fame in 2000. Sun.Star Cebu won eight major PPI awards, including Best Edited Daily for three consecutive years (1996, 1997, and 1998), a record still not duplicated in PPI history.