THE VARSITARIAN’S editorial titled “Award to ‘Mocha’ a libel on UST” was named the Best Editorial for the college level in the 2nd The Manila Times Campus Press Awards.

The editorial, published on Jan. 22, 2018, called for the resignation of the UST Alumni Association Inc. officers following the furor over the alumni award given to Margaux “Mocha” Uson, a former assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

READAward to ‘Mocha’ a libel on UST

The ‘V’ also bagged the Best News Story award for “Deliver us from evil — within: Philippine bishops to update guidelines on protection of minors,” which tackled the cases of sexual abuse committed on minors by clergymen.

READDeliver us from evil — within: Philippine bishops to update guidelines on protection of minors

Varsitarian Editor in Chief Christian de Lano Deiparine bagged the Best Column by a College Student award for his opinion article “CSC, Pope Francis abetting divorce in the Philippines.”

READ: CSC, Pope Francis abetting divorce in the Philippines

The 91-year-old publication’s website, which was first relaunched in 2015, claimed the Best College News Website award.

The ‘V’ website was again launched in December 2016 with new features such as a video library and digital copies of the publication’s newspapers. It also made use of Facebook’s Instant Article feature.

Pulitzer Prize winner Manuel Mogato delivered the keynote address, where he emphasized how journalists should deal with problems posed by modern technology and social media.

“There is an urgent call for journalists to restore the trust of the public. Quality journalism is the silver bullet to kill disinformation,” Mogato said.

The Manila Times Campus Press Awards is a nationwide competition which recognizes promising journalistic works of campus publications.

The awarding ceremonies took place at Savoy Hotel Manila in Pasay on Jan 31.

The event was organized by The Manila Times, the oldest existing English-language newspaper in the Philippines. A.K. Cayongcat


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