March 3, 2024

The city council, through Resolution 006-2024, commended and congratulated the Baguio Midland Courier for winning the 1st Bayanihan Awards for Best Volunteerism Reporting-print media category which was conferred during the awards program on Dec. 12, 2023 at the Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila.

The 2023 inaugural awards covered media works published or released from August 2022 to July 2023 and honored media practitioners and organizations who exhibited exemplary reporting on volunteerism across print, television, radio, and online media which created widespread awareness on its significance to people’s daily life. 

The award that Baguio Midland Courier received serves as a recognition of the stories featured in its over 20 published articles manifesting compassion, kindness, and concern towards the community. These stories have sparked inspiration among its readers, fostering the spirit of volunteerism as a way of life.

The resolution states that the Midland Courier played a pivotal role in igniting the spirit of volunteerism in the hearts of people and moving them to action.

Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda, main author of the resolution, said the award is another feather in the cap for the Baguio Midland Courier, serving as a testament to the touching stories of triumph over adversities that were reaped through its commitment to bring people in the community together toward a common goal.

“It is with deep sense of pride and honor to the City Government of Baguio extends it warm congratulations and commendation to the Baguio Midland Courier for garnering this award,” Tabanda stated.

“The Bayanihan Media Awards recognized the Baguio Midland Courier for its publication of quality articles on volunteerism. These articles captured real people with real stories,” she added.

She said the regional newspaper has long been an active advocate of volunteerism since its founding by siblings Sinai and Oseo Hamada. To date, it continues to spread its culture of caring for the community by rendering selfless service to different sectors in the community, she said. – Jordan G. Habbiling