Winners in the Second Philip Morris Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards

Friday, June 20, 2008

Winners in the Second Philip Morris Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards


Here are the winners of the 2nd Bright Leaf Agricultural Journalism Awards with photos of the awarding ceremony.

The categories are Best Agriculture Feature Story, Best Agriculture News Story, Best Agriculture Radio Program/Segment, Best Agriculture Television Program/Segment, Tobacco Photo of the Year, Tobacco Story of the Year, Agriculture Photo of the Year, and Agriculture Story of the Year.

Category Name Entry Media Organization
Best Agriculture Feature Story (Regional) Leny Escaro Magtanim ay di biro Bandillo ng Palawan

Best Agriculture Feature Story (National)

Peter Conrad Cariño Rice crisis imminent a long time ago; sufficiency not impossible, experts say TheManilaTimes
Best Agriculture News Story (Regional) Mancielito Savellano Tacadena 100 nga Ubbing, Nailsi iti Child Labor Timek Ti Amianan
Best Agriculture News Story (National) Amy Remo High Food Prices To Stay Philippine Daily Inquirer
Best Agriculture Radio Program/Segment Louie Tabing Sa Kabukiran dzMM
Best Agriculture Television Program/Segment Inez Magbunal Maunlad na Agrikultura” The Pili Episode ABC-5
Tobacco Photo of the Year Andy Zapanta

Longest Tobacco an old woman from CandonCity in Ilocos Sur, hand rolling a part of a 100-meter long tobacco cigar.

The Philippine Star
Category Name Entry Media Organization
Tobacco Story of the Year Freddie Lazaro

Why farmers choose Virginia Tobacco?

focused on the thriving tobacco industry despite an all-out campaign against cigarette smoking. Two long time tobacco growers saidVirginiatobacco remains as the best cash crop inNorthern Luzonafter the rice season.

The Manila Bulletin
Agriculture  Photo of the Year Mau  Victa

Soup and Salad “shows a forlorn Benguet farmer holding up gooey heads of lettuce that had all but melted in his hand after frost destroyed a huge chunk of the vegetable zone early this year.”

Business Mirror
Agriculture Story of the Year Melpha Abello

Carabao models commercial bioethanol production as it detailed a new finding by Filipino scientists about microorganisms from the rumen of the carabao, which can be used to produce ethanol.

The graduate of agriculture engineering from the Aklan State College of Agriculture wrote that the microorganisms from the rumen of the carabao could be cultured in plastic bioreactors for use in converting the farm wastes into bioethanol. If commercialized, the technology could have a tremendous impact on the energy supply in the country

The Manila Bulletin