MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Months after gaining two international award recognitions, Medical Observer is back on the awards stage after winning the 2014 Philippine Psychiatric Association’s (PPA) Sisa Awards for Outstanding Magazine.
The PPA membership had expressed their choices in the recently concluded voting of the different outstanding media categories- radio, print, television, cinema, and advertising that foster mental health and promote education on mental illness in the Philippines through balanced, informative, competent, professional, and compassionate use of mass media techniques.
During the year, Medical Observer has published and featured certain psychiatric issues like depression and suicide in the Philippines. (See video below)
The winners of the PPA 2014 SiSa Awards:
1.) Outstanding Female Character in a Drama Program – Jessy Mendiola (Budoy)
2.) Outstanding Male Character in a Drama Program – Gerald Anderson (Budoy)
3.) Outstanding Drama Program – Maalaala Mo Kaya?
4.) Outstanding News Program – State of the Nation (GMA News TV)
5.) Outstanding Public Service Program – Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN)
6.) Outstanding TV Documentary Program – Cheche Lazaro Presents: Suicide
7.) Outstanding Magazine Talk Show – Kapuso Mo Ni Jessica Soho (GMA)
8.) Outstanding TV Commercial – McDonald’s (Child with Down’s Syndrome)
9.) Outstanding TV Station (PPA Media Partner) – GMA
10.) Outstanding Female Character in a Mainstream Filipino Film – Nora Aunor (Thy Womb)
11.) Outstanding Male Character in a Mainstream Filipino Film – Joel Torre (OTJ)
12.) Outstanding Mainstream Filipino Film – Mga Anino ng Kahapon
13.) Outstanding Radio Program – Magandang Gabi Dok (DZMM)
14.) Outstanding Columnist – Mike Tan (PDI)
15.) Outstanding Magazine – Medical Observer
16.) Partnership Special Award with PPA – MTRCB
The awarding ceremony will be showcased in an international arena during the 2014 Asian Federation of Psychiatry and Mental Health (AFPMH) convention which will be held at the Blue Radisson Hotel in Cebu on November 13, 2014. The Awards Night will be attended by the presidents, officers, and delegates from the different ASEAN countries.
– MJF, Medical Observer