La Salle Green Hills bags the Catholic Mass Media Award for Best Student Organ – Grade School during the first-ever virtual awarding ceremonies held last December 19, 2020, joining fifty-six fellow awardees from different media categories recognized for their exemplary, values-filled works.
La Salle Green Hills’ Luntiang Panulat was chosen from among six finalists under the Student CMMA category, which include another grade school publication, four-time CMMA winner, HASIK.
Luntiang Panulat serves as a vehicle for literary expression, showcasing the grade school pupils’ original compositions. The winning issue entitled ‘Sipag at Tiyaga ng Bawat Lasalyano sa Pagtugon sa Hamon ng Makabagong Panahon’ was published for SY 2019-2020.
The recently concluded awarding ceremonies mark CMMA’s 42nd year as an award giving body of the Archdiocese of Manila. It was first given out in 1978 when the then Archbishop of Manila, Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, organized the event in line with the observance of International Social Communication Day.
Initially, the CMMA handed out recognition to mass media professionals to recognize their immense contribution to Philippine society and instill a deep sense of responsibility among practitioners in radio, television, film, and print. It has evolved through the years, welcoming thousands of entries from all over the country in six (6) different media categories – print, radio, television, advertising, music, and student CMMA.
The commitment, to promote values-filled programs that will contribute to the total human development of the Filipino audience, remains intact to this day.
Luntiang Panulat was selected as Best Student Organ from six finalists by a distinguished panel of judges composed of academicians, civic and religious leaders and members of the clergy.
We salute the student editorial staff members and the moderators for the great work and achievement!