DLSU holds 12th Lasallian Scholarum Awards to honor PHL’s best youth and education stories

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In pursuit of its advocacy to promote the country’s youth and education sectors, De La Salle University held the 12th Lasallian Scholarum Awards for outstanding media coverage last September 14, 2015 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

The Lasallian Scholarum Awards, with this year’s theme “#nofilter,” celebrates the truthful and fearless coverage of youth and education stories while challenging the public to seek creative and collaborative solutions to the issues at the heart of the news.


This year’s winners are: “Titser” by ANC for Outstanding Televised Feature Story on Youth and Education; “Muslim Kid” by  Manila Bulletin’s Linus Guardian Escandor III for Outstanding Published Photograph on Youth and Education; “Kukunin Ka ng Bumbay and Other Childhood Lessons on Race and Gender“ by Rappler.com’s Shakira Sison for Online Feature Story for Youth and Education; “DepEd chief to Bilibid grads: We’re not that different” by The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Jovic Yee for Outstanding Published Feature Article on Youth and Education in a Nationally-circulated Publication; and “Our education reforms will work if…” by The Philippine Star’s Preciosa Soliven for Outstanding Published Column Article on Youth and Education. The winners from these categories each received P25, 000.00.

“A look into CHED Memo No. 20-2013: The End of Language?” by The Lasallian  won the Outstanding Published Feature Article on Youth and Education in a School Organ received P15,000.00. The grand prize winner for Outstanding Feature Story on De La Salle University is “This professor lights up their lives” by Jayson Mangalus of Manila Bulletin.  He received P40,000.00.

The winners from professional media outfits also received a sculpture especially designed and crafted by renowned sculptor, Daniel Dela Cruz. Sponsored by the De La Salle University’s Office for Strategic Communications, the Lasallian Scholarum Awards contracted an independent media-monitoring agency for the screening of youth and education news and features.

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