‘V’ named best college organ in 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards


THE VARSITARIAN, the 88-year-old official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, was named best student organ in the collegiate level at the 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).

The paper won the award for “Learn How to Love: Francis in UST, The Fourth Papal Visit,” a special publication commemorating Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Philippines in January 2015.

Finalists included publications from schools such as Bataan Peninsula State University, Batangas State University, De La Salle-Lipa, Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas and University of Rizal System.

Fortibus, the official student publication of Paref Northfield School for Boys, won best student organ in the high school level, while Luntiang Panulat of La Salle Greenhills won the award for the grade school level.

Far Eastern University Institute of Technology took home the Best Student Short Film Award, while the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa’s Mass Communication Department won the Best Student TV Production Special Jury award.

Last year, the Varsitarian won a special citation from the CMMA for its papal visit special supplement.

The Catholic Mass Media Awards honors individuals and organizations that have promoted Christian values in the fields of advertising, film, press, radio and television. This year’s theme, “Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter,” was based on Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day.

The awarding took place on Oct. 12 at the Star Theater in Pasay City.


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