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PIA Press Release
2009/02/23

Breakwater bags 1st prize in national publication award

Butuan City (23 February) -- Breakwater, the official publication of Butuan City Water District (BCWD), bagged 1st Prize in the 2008 PAWD Best Publication Award during the Awards Night of the 30th PAWD National Convention on February 13, 2009 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel in Cebu City.

Adjudged 2nd Best Magazine in the 2007 PAWD Best Publication Award, Breakwater bested other magazines of various water districts in the country, including the 2007 winner Crystal Flow of Davao City Water District and Flowell of Cagayan de Oro City Water District. Crystal Flow and Flowell placed third and second, respectively.

Breakwater has been in circulation for nine years now. It has been bringing to the BCWD's various publics the latest developments in the water sector, updates in the water district operation, watershed and environmental concerns, and information related to water supply services.

Since its maiden issue, Breakwater has been adhering to the highest ethical and quality standards of print media production and focusing its editorial policy toward the attainment of BCWD's goals and objectives. These made itself as an effective information and communication tool to massively promote the water district concept to various publics.

The PAWD Best Publication Award is an annual national search of the Philippine Association of Water Districts (PAWD) for the best water districts' publications. This award encourages more water districts to produce their own publication and recognize the effort of those water districts that are already producing their publication. Moreover, this award aims to elevate the publications of the water districts to the highest quality and standard of print media production.

It has two categories – Magazine and Newsletter. Entries for both categories were judged according to relevance, content, style, form and originality.

Three credible personalities in mass communications, journalism and education evaluated the entries. They were Dr. Ronald M. Henson, who has written five books in various aspects of mass media communication and spent more than 25 years managing information; Dr. Robert F. Soriano, dean of the College of Communication – Polytechnic University of the Philippines, editor of CoC publications and writer of seven books in mass communication; and Mr. Ramon Tomeldan, managing editor of Manila Standard, who is also involved with publications of various private and public organizations, wrote news and features for Malaya, and covered science, education, and Malacañan beats. (Agelia J. Mora, BCWD/PIA-Caraga) [top]

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