Got this in my mail. Congrats to the News Team! I used to write for them, you know. :) Talked to one of the editors today, they're up for another award, this time for investigative journalism. Apparently, they even beat PCIJ! Way to go, guys!
P.S. Forgine the messy links -- I was too lazy to HTML them. *sheepish grin*
The People's Choice Award, chosen through SMS and online voting by the public, went to The Official UNTV-37 Website (www.untvweb.com).
Because MGC imposed 10-word acceptance speeches, Mangahas limited herself to this sentence: "To Filipinos all over the world, this is /serbisyong totoo bente-kwatro oras/ (true service 24 hours a day)."Those words were awarded at the end of the ceremonies as the Best 10-Word Speech. Mangahas then made another brief speech: "/Dahil hindi natutulog ang balita, ang GMANews.TV ay gising bente-kwatro oras/ (Because news events never sleep, GMANews.TV is on the alert 24 hours)."
Earlier in the evening three websites earned the distinction of winning both the Best Website and People's Choice Award in their respective
• Lifestyle and Leisure - Ang Pamana: The Inheritance
• Schools- Mapua Institute of Technology (www.mapua.edu.ph)
• e-Government - Bulacan provincial govenrment (www.bulacan.gov.ph)
Other local government units awarded for their websites were Naga City, Lagait town in Misamis Oriental, and Infanta town in Quezon.
It was the first time in the history of the PWA that LGUs were honored.
According to the PWA website, the category was included in a partnership signed between MGC, the National Computer Center (NCC), and the Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT).
The other winners:• Corporate - Verdana Homes Mamplasan (www.verdanamamplasan.com.ph) • Corporate, People's Choice - Ayala Land (www.ayalaland.com)
• Banking and Finance - China Bank Online (www.chinabank.ph) • Banking and Finance, People's Choice - Unionbankph.com
• Arts and Portfolio - Anino Shadowplay Collective (anino.sining.net) • Arts and Portfolio, People's Choice - Stephanie Coyuito Photography
• Organizations - Ilustrador ng Kabataan (ink.group.ph) • Organizations, People's Choice - Ang Dating Daan (www.angdatingdaan.com)
• Blogs - Touched by an Angel (aboutmyrecovery.com) • Blogs, People's Choice - Sexy Nomad (sexynomad.i.ph/blogs/sexynomad/)
• Celebrities and Personalities - Journey With Terry The Tarsier
• Celebrities and Personalities - The Official Website of Daniel Razon
• Personal - Joey Alaiza Personal Website (joeyalaiza.com) • Personal, People's Choice - Superluwi - Pinoy na Astig
Website owners consider the PWA as a stepping stone to the Annual Webby Awards, a global event that the BBC hailed as "the most prestigious award in the world."
Performing in between presentation of the awards were the Fil-Australian band DNA Rock, Helen, and Join The Club.
Recently, MGC president Gutierrez was appointed Webbys Ambassador for the
The awarding were held at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium Podium 4,