MANILA, Philippines – Rappler reporters Jee Y. Geronimo and Patty Pasion are among the finalists in the 2017 Save the Children Media Awards, the child rights organization announced.
The finalists’ entries were chosen for having demonstrated "the impact of lack of food and adequate nutrition on children from poor communities and good practices that could help eradicate the problem."
This year’s theme is "Uncovering Child Hunger and Malnutrition in the Philippines.”
“If you look at the statistics on childhood stunting, we’re going in the wrong direction. We need the media to put the light on the subject, to actually drill down and analyze it and help decision makers recognize that there is an unacceptable problem with hunger,” Ned Olney, country director of Save the Children, said.
The Rappler stories that made it to “Most Outstanding Article” category are:
“New menu for school canteens? Here's what DepEd wants kids to eat” by Jee Y. Geronimo
“Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition” by Patty Pasion
See the full list of finalists here.
Aside from the 3 categories that judges will decide, there is a separate People's Choice category, where the award will be given based on netizens’ votes. Visit this page to vote. – Rappler.com