For PPI partners, a celebration of kinship

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For partners of the Philippine Press Institute (PPI), the print media continues to play a major role in conveying information to the public that helps make their lives better and public engagement on key issues possible. This, amid the widespread use of social media that has threatened the viability of the traditional media, not least of which is print, and spawned hoax news and other forms of misleading information using digital technologies and today’s virtual platforms.

Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mindanao Observer Top Winners in Sustainable Construction Reporting Awards

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer and The Mindanao Observer emerged as the biggest winners in this year’s Journalism Awards for Sustainable Construction Reporting (JASCOR), an annual recognition jointly given by the Philippine Press Institute (PPI), the country's biggest association of newspapers, and global construction solutions company LafargeHolcim Philippines.

One national daily, four community papers vie for Sustainable Construction Reporting awards

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For their outstanding reportage on sustainable construction, focusing on little-explored topics—from using inclusive strategies to rebuild from the rubble to giving voice to indigenous peoples’ aspirations for a school they could call their own—one national and four community newspapers have emerged as finalists in this year’s Journalism Awards for Sustainable Construction Reporting (JASCOR).

Building Better Stories, Block by Block

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A series of seminar-workshops for media practitioners on the links between the con-struction industry and sustainable growth is set to kick off next week. The Philippine Press Institute (PPI) and Holcim Philippines, Inc. are undertaking this joint initiative, which builds on a similar, albeit more basic, training two years ago.

Construction Reporting: Nailing it right

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Think construction reporting, and what comes to mind? Carl Jerome Maroma, a correspondent for CLTV36, used to think it was all about crafting a story about an infrastructure project and relevant details. He has since had a rethink.

Building from the Rubble

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When a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook the Bohol province in October 2013, followed in less than a month by super typhoon Yolanda that wreaked havoc on Eastern Visayas, the media rose to the occasion in providing the public with a steady stream of reports that kept them updated on the situations on the ground. Reports on casualties, the extent of damage, reconstruction efforts, alongside touching stories from the survivors, were par for the course.

(Part 1) Different parties, different strokes Local pols (re)imagine CdO’s mental-health facility, program

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To build or not to build a mental health facility is no longer a question among politicos in Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao. All the three contending political parties in the coming May 2016 elections agree the time is ripe to build one.

(Part 2) Different parties, different strokes Local pols (re)imagine CdO’s mental-health facility, program

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The Centrist Democratic Party (CDP), Liberal Party (LP) and the Padayon Pilipino Party (PPP) have all claimed that constructing a mental hospital is among their to-do list, should their candidates win.

From Road to Ocean: Media an Essential Partner in Development

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Winning may not be everything, yet it highlights one thing: Excellence matters and pays off. Here’s a glimpse into how specific publications bested the rest in their respective categories as they clinched top honors in the recently concluded 2015 Civic Journalism Awards given out by the Philippine Press Institute on the occasion of its 20th National Press Forum and Annual Members’ Meeting.

Rebuilding Lumad’s Dismantled Rights, One Story at a Time

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For decades, indigenous peoples (IP), or lumad, in the country have endured systemic neglect and discrimination. Some of the physical structures that are meant to serve their collective needs such as education are a testament to this sad reality.

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