Thursday, August 15, 2013

"Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalusugan Pangkalahatan" Health media Recognition

Print, radio, television, online media and bloggers are invited to submit stories for the “Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalsugan Pangkalahatan” (PKKP) health media recognition.  

Stories should have been published, posted or aired from the period of Jan 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  The stories must cover health issues that cover the theme “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” or universal health care, including issues related to social health insurance, health facilities and attainment of the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs), such as safe motherhood, child nutrition and family planning.

Up to 5 entries may be submitted. A trophy and cash prize of P10,000 will be awarded for the best stories. A journalist may be recognized for a maximum of two stories.

Deadline of entries is August 31, 2013.  Stories and the entry form may be submitted to For more information, visit or

“Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” Health Media Awards aims to recognize Manila and province-based journalists from mainstream and non-traditional media for excellent stories that tell of ordinary folk’s strides in making a health-conscious community and healthy family.

A special prize for bloggers will also be given. “By telling their stories, of their struggles and little successes in life, our friends in the media will be powerful instruments in getting the message across.  Needless to say, we should have healthy citizens to be able to build empowered communities,” said DOH Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag.

Probe Media Foundation is cooperating with DOH's National Center for Health Promotion in the implementation of the program.  

Deadline for entries is on August 31, 2013.  For the application form and further inquiries, visit