Wednesday, November 23, 2016

In "Pinay's Ciudad: GMEA 2016 Mindanao FINALIST

It is always so interesting for me to be experiencing things outside of my original passion which is MEDICINE! 

Thus, being a GMEA 2016 FINALIST for SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR as a BLOGGER and part of the TOP THREE and joining this for the first time is (personally) indeed amazing!  
And more amazing since the Winner for the same category, Davao Eagle Online is an internet publication and a community blog!

Congratulations most especially to ULYSSES JOHN ALMOCERA, Finalist for Blogger of the Year, also from Zamboanga City!

I think it is the first time for Zamboanga City to join GMEA and UJ and I are the ONLY finalists from Zamboanga City... and both of us from the Social Media Division.

Being part of the GMEA 2016 shortlist (89 out of 444) is an honor in itself and thus, I would like to congratulate my friends, RG Antonet Go and to the many reporters in E-Media, Rey Bayoging, Gil Climaco, Frederick Atilano, Gino Torres, Jonathan Jalon and Joe Rebollos for their very worthwhile entries!

 It is great to meet other Zamboanga delegates there, with Edgardo Lorenzo Vano (Judge), Jose Maria "Bong" Bue (Screener) and UJ Amocera. Nice to know you, Rod Acuzar..... till we meet again!
Zamboanga Team, Judge Ed Vano, Screener Jose Maria Bue, Finalist UJ Almocera, friends Rod Acuzar and Leizel De Sosa,  together with PR Works, Mafe and Van!

And to PR Works: Doris Mongaya, Mafe Barcelo and Van Minoza, thanks for the invitation to join GMEA 2016 and the coordination and the new friendship!

I had this photo with Globe's SVP for Corporate Communications, Ms. Yoly Crisanta.

And so glad to meet again, Ms. Kiss Basillote Ekong of GLOBE Southern Mindanao! 

Plus the presence of CITO BELTRAN as special guest and keynote speaker with his very inspiring speech!

The GMEA 2016 is dedicated to Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (and the whole CMZ workforce) since this institution has given me so many reasons to share a story, with all the innovative initiatives we have, especially, the CMZ BRA Campaign Project plus the CMZ STEPH and so many other activities! As we continue to serve, there will be more tales to tell.

Attending the GMEA 2016 Awards night is an eye-opener, a venue to meet new friends and a happy learning experience... a look into a different world!

Thanks to Leizel De Sosa for being there and for being my photographer!

Congratulations to all the GLOBE MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS winners from the SHORTLIST to the FINALISTS and to those who bagged the TOP SPOT!

P.S. I never realized how much I love telling stories and writing until 2011 when Charm Dalguntas, CMZ FO and Juvee Calica, CMZ HR​ urged me to start blogging... with all hesitation! Now, the rest is history.

Again, I would like to thank all my teachers in STC Cebu and UP College Cebu for teaching us ENGLISH and communication very well...  it all started there!!!