FORMER Manila Standard business reporter Gabrielle Marie Consuelo Binaday has received an award from the Philippine Statistics Authority for her reports in 2016 on the economy, using statistics and economic data.
Binaday, who covered the Department of Finance and the National Economic and Development Authority for the Manila Standard until her resignation on Feb. 20, 2017, is this year’s winner for the print category of the 7th National Statistics Month Media Awards.
She received the award on Oct. 2.
Her articles, while with the Standard, were:
Ph now more crowded; Ph ends boom-and-bust cycle; Investment pledges in Q3 down sharply
Criteria for judging:
Accuracy and timeliness of data based on reliable sources - 35%
Effectiveness of the style or approach of articles released - 35%
Frequency of reports and articles with statistics - 30 %
Print category winner rating - 90.7%
The PSA recognized Binaday’s articles published in 2016--contest period from August 2016 to July 2017.
Binaday, who studied Journalism at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila, now works for the Social Security System.
The NSM Media Awards recognizes television and radio programs and reporters from print or online news service from both government and private media organizations who have made significant contributions to promote and popularize statistical information.
The PSA handed the awards at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City on Oct. 2, coinciding with the observance of the 28th National Statistics Month with the theme “Facts and Figures for the Future:
Statistics for Evidence-Based Decisions Towards AmBisyon Natin 2040.”
NSM is annually observed nationwide, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647 which declares the month of October as the national statistics month.
It aims to promote, enhance and instill nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of the society.
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