The Mindanao Tech, the official student publication of the University of Southern Mindanao, bagged twenty-five awards during the 14th National Media Conference organized by the School Press Advisers Movement on August 10, 2023, at Incat Royce Convention Center, Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.
Associate Professor Lloyd Anton Von M. Colita, the MT adviser, received a Special Citation, Silver Medallion of Excellence for Journalism. “I share this honor with all my current and former staffers of Mintech and all our readers who have been touched, moved, inspired, and even angered by our contents. It was a bumpy road of hits and misses but with only one goal in mind, to uplift the status of campus journalism one story at a time.” Prof. Colita in his Facebook post.
The following awards were also received by the publication:
MEDALLION OF EXCELLENCE
𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗿 Prof. Lloyd Anton Von M. Colita
𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿 Rico John Gorieza
𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿 Vic Angelo Tuquib
𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁 Rey John Cortez
1ST INTERNATIONAL MEDIA RESEARCH CONFERENCE
𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿
Prof. Lloyd Anton Von M. Colita
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗮𝗴𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿
Rico John Gorieza
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗮𝘆𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿
Karl Louie Labucay
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿
Vic Angelo Tuquib
𝟯𝗿𝗱 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿
Keneth Cole Audencial
𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲
𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆
𝟯𝗿𝗱 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿
𝟮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗺
𝟴𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 (𝗘𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵)
Mark Lester Cambas
𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿
𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗢𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗹𝗲𝘀
𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁
𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴
𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗖𝗼𝗺 𝗣𝗮𝗴𝗲
𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝘀
𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝘆𝗼𝘂𝘁
𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝘆𝗼𝘂𝘁
𝟴𝘁𝗵 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀
In an interview, Editor-in-Chief Gorieza highlighted the significance of SPAM’s recognition, characterizing it as a testament to Mindanao Tech’s commitment to surpassing journalistic standards. He emphasized that the national award reflects MinTech’s consistency in achieving journalistic excellence over the past years.
EIC Gorieza also underscored the contribution of the University of Southern Mindanao under the leadership of University President Francisco Gil N. Garcia, Ph., in standardizing the publication.
MinTech’s previous record was a total of 21 awards during the 2018 edition of the SPAM Conference at the Regent Hotel, Naga City. Since 2015, the publication received 147 awards from various organizations, publications, and agencies.