2ND BRIGHT LEAF AGRICULTURE JOURNALISM AWARDS
AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR
“Soup in Salad”
By: Mau Victa
TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR
By: Andy Zapata
AGRICULTURE STORY OF THE YEAR
"Carabao Models Commercial Bio-Ethanol Production"
By: Melpha Abello
There’s more to carabao than its meat, milk and being a dependable draft animal. Soon, scientist say, this sturdy animal can be key to commercial production of cellulosic or biomass ethanol from agricultural wastes.
How can this be possible? Carabao has micro-organisms in its rumen that transform lignocellulose into ethanol, says Dr.
TOBACCO STORY OF THE YEAR
"Why farmers choose Virginia Tobacco?"
By: Freddie Lazaro
The Star Northern Luzon
Why is it that farmers in Ilocos region still prefer Virginia tobacco as main cash crop after rice season?
Marcelo Abalos, at 59, smiles as he smells the aroma of the fresh and attractive flue - cured Virginia tobacco leaves coming from the 20 feet flu-curing barn with a size of 12’ by 14’ length and width, respectively.
BEST AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAM/SEGMENT
“Maunlad na Agrikultura: The Pili Episode”
By: Inez Magbual
BEST AGRICULTURE RADIO PROGRAM/SEGMENT
By: Louie Tabing
BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY (NATIONAL)
“High Food Prices to Stay”
By: Amy Remo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY (REGIONAL)
“100 Mga Ubbing. Nailsi iti Child Labor”
By: Mancielito Savellano Tacadena
Timek Ti Amianan
BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY (NATIONAL)
"Rice crisis 'Imminent' a long time ago"
By: Peter Conrad Carino
"Sufficiency not impossible, experts say"
It is quite ironic that the Philippines, with its Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and host to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), has never been rice self-sufficient for the most part of the last 20 years.
BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY (REGIONAL)
"Magtanim ay di biro" (Planting Is Never Fun)"
By: Leny Escaro
Bandillo ng Palawan
THE boxing bout of national pugilist Many “Pacman” Pacquiao has just ended when Bandillo ng Palawan came upon Wilson Salibio, 42, watching the television he acquired by monthly installment. He was happy because Pacman defeated Jose Antonio Barrera of Mexico for the second time.