RED Alert Recognized at the Hildegarde Awards


Photo credit: Zhander Cayabyab

The DZMM radio program “RED Alert” was given recognition at the 9th Hildegarde Awards at St. Scholastica College on Friday, March 6. Saint Scholastica College established the Hildegarde Awards for Women in Media and Communication in 2007 to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contribution of women in mass media and related fields. Project NOAH executive director Prof. Mahar Lagmay, ABS-CBN reporter Atom Araullo, and rescue Doctor Ted Esguerra are the show’s co-anchors, and they explain to listeners various ways to be prepared and alert during emergencies or disasters. Prof. Lagmay and program producer Sheila Tubalinal received the award on stage.

The awards were named after Saint Hildegarde of Bingen, a visionary woman from the 12th century who was prolific in the fields of philosophy, medicine, linguistics, music, and botany, among others. This year’s Hildegarde Lifetime Achievement Awards in Media and Communication were given to filmmaker and producer Ditsi Carolino and the late Travel Time host Susan Calo-Medina for their work in their respective films and television shows.

Online journalism, other broadcast programs, advertising, and developmental communication campaigns were also given awards in their respective categories:

Online Journalism

“SAF 44: The women they left behind” for Rappler by Natashya Gutierez

“More Gaps than Gains? Anti-women portrayals, practices continue despite Magna Carta for Women” for Bulatlat by Anne Ednalyn Dela Cruz

“Saving Metro Manila’s Last Urban Forest” for Vera Files by Antonio Jose Galauran and Luis Adrian Hidalgo


“The Most Disturbing Dinner” for Lucky Me! by Publicis Jimenez Basic

“Inakup Arekup” for Department of Health by Campaigns and Grey

“Sayang” for Pantene by BBDO Guerrero

Development Communication

“Children’s Show” by Roderick Cabrido (Director), Jade Valenzuela and Joseph Laban (Executive Producers)

“Run for Survival” by Save the Children Organization

“18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women” by the Philippine Commission on Women

Broadcast Journalism


State of the Nation (GMA News TV)

Biyahe ni Drew (GMA News TV)

News.PH, hosted by Pia Hontiveros (9TV Philippines)


RED Alert (DZMM)

Operation Tulong (DZRH)

Buhay at Kalusugan (DWIZ)

According to Prof. Lagmay, “Layunin namin ang mapaabot sa inyo ang aming mensahe. Nais naming maabisuhan at mabigyan kayo ng napapanahong impormasyon. Masaya kami na mapansin lalo dahil sa award na ito para gumanda ang daloy ng impormasyon para sa mga Pilipino, impormasyon na magagamit ng taumbayan para maisalba nila ang kanilang mga sarili at ang kanilang mga minamahal.”

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