Jaime V.

Ongpin
Awards Winners and Fellows

1989
FIRST PRIZE Samar, Island in Agony Danny Petilla Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer August 21-25, 1989 SECOND PRIZE AIDS, Can we Cope? Ma. Ceres P. Doyo Published in Sunday Inquirer Nov. 6, Dec. 3, 1989 FINALISTS Uneasy Quiet Feeds a Growing Legend Carolyn Arguillas Published in the Manila Chronicle February 1989 The Bases Question The Chronicle Staff Published in the Manila Chronicle Sept. 19-27, 1989

THIRD PRIZE Agrarian Reform Sheila S. Coronel Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer April 24-26, 1989

Right-Wing Evangeliscals Take Part in Politics in the Name of God Sheila Coronel Published in the Daily Globe March 27-29, 1989 Westinghouse Case Romina delos Reyes Published in the Manila Chronicle April 11-16, 1989

Returnees Tell of NPA Atrocities Paulynn P. Sicam Published in the Manila Chronicle May 31-June 2, 1989

1990
FIRST PRIZE National Language: The apple of Discord Constantino Tejero Published in Sunday Inquirer Aug. 19, 26 & Sept. 9, 1990 FINALISTS Censorship in Philippine Movies Constantino Tejero Published in Sunday Inquirer Nov. 11, 18, 25 & Dec. 9, 1990 Chaos in the Courts Cecile Balgos (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) Published in the Manila Times, Malaya Jan.25-28, 1990 Requiem for Philippine Forest Jun Terra Published in Midweek Magazine April 25, May 2, 9 and 16, 1990

SECOND PRIZE Wasted Marcos Millions Roy de Guzman and Danny Petilla Published in Philippine Daily Inquirer March 21-April 1, 1990

THIRD PRIZE 100 Days After the Earthquake Nimfa Rueda, Fe Zamora, Manny Vent Cornel, Veronica Uy, Margot Orendain,Eva Diaz, Christine Avendano, Omar Acosta, Gay Dumat-ol, Juliet Labog and Anselmo Roque Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer October 23-31, 1990

Internal Refugees Red Batario and Girlie Alvarez Published in Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer May 8 to 11, 1990 Filipinos in Sabah Jomar Kho Indanan Published in Midweek Magazine Aug. 29, 1990

The Traffic of Human Organs Malou Mangahas, Deeda Villadolid and Joseph Cortes Published in Manila Times Nov. 1 – 3, 1990 The Drug Menace Jerry Esplanada Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Nov. 12-16, 1990 Children in Crisis Danny Petilla Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Dec. 25-31, 1990

1991
FIRST PRIZE Philippine Airlines: Plane Always Losing Edward R. Kiunisala Published in Philippines Free Press Mar. 2, 16 and 23, 1991 SECOND PRIZE Hazing: Fatal Rites Danny Petilla Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Mar. 4-9, 1991 Money for Nothing: Kidnappings are Big Business Carolyn O. Arguillas (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) Published in Malaya, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Times Journal May 16-19, 1991 Married to the M.O.B. (Mail-OrderBride) Editha Erecre Eco (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) Published in Sunday Inquirer Magazine June 30, 1991 Kalayaan, the Philippines’ Claim: a Struggle for the Spratlys Ma. Ceres P. Doyo Published in Sunday Inquirer Magazine July 21, 28, 1991

THIRD PRIZE Island in Darkness: Mindanao Power Crisis Carolyn O. Arguillas Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Dec. 20-22, 1991 FINALISTS Like a Rolling Stone: Manila’s Homeless Marites Sison- Paez (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) Published in Malaya, Philippine Times Journal, Manila Standard May 22-23, 1991

Marijuana: Principal Crop in Roadless Ifugao Town Howie Severino Published in the Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Malaya February 25-26, 1991 Dry Spell 1991: ‘El Niño’ Causing Draught Philippine Daily Inquirer Investigative Team: Eva Diaz, Juliet Labog, Omar M. Acosta, Nimfa Rueda Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer February 13-18, 21-22, 1991

Maritime Safety: Government Corruption, Greed Behind ‘Floating Coffins’ Jerry Esplanada Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer December 17-19, 1991

1992
FIRST PRIZE Hard Times: The Challenge to President Ramos Sheila Coronel, Malou Mangahas, Horacio Severino, Eric Gamalinda, Stella Tirol, Lan Mercado-Carreon, Cecile A. Balgos (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) June 30, 1992 SECOND PRIZE The Making of the President 1992 Sheila Coronel (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) August 2, 9, 1992 FINALISTS Tomb of Dreams Jerry Esplanada Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Sept. 21-23, 1992 Meet Dolzura Cortez, P.W.A. Ma. Ceres P. Doyo Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Aug. 3, Sept. 1-3, 1992 De Venecia’s Debt Trail Stella Tirol (Philippine Center Investigative Journalism) August 17-19, 1992

THIRD PRIZE Rich Men’s Debts: Passing the Burden of Behest Loans Roy S. de Guzman Published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer October 29-31, Nov. 1-2, 1992

Wounded Earth (T’Bolis Fight for their Ancestral Land) Sheila Coronel (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism)

Manila’s Success will be Other Cities’ Headache Beting Laygo Dolor Published in BusinessWorld Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 1992 Your Friendly Lawman may be a Pusher Oscar de los Reyes Published in People’s Journal August 16,18,20,26, 1992

Ethnocide: Is it Real? Jowel Canuday, Danisla Lastimosa, Charina Sanz, Jules Benitez, Jubert Pusta, Ferdinand Balino, Carlos Isagani Zarate (Media Mindanao News Service, Inc.) Published in the Manila Chronicle Nov. 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 1992

1993
FIRST PRIZE House of Representatives’ Business Interests Congressmen violate Conflict of Interest Rule Eric Gutierrez Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published August 9-11, 1993 in BusinessWorld, The Manila Times, Malaya and Manila Standard FINALISTS Judiciary on Trial Stella Cadiz-Tirol Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published June 3-4, 1993 in Philippine Daily Inquirer and The Philippine Journal Highway Robbery Carolyn Arguillas Philippine Daily Inquirer Published December 6-9, 1993 Land Reform all but Dead Antonio Ma. Nieva Philippine Daily Inquirer Published June 11-16, 1993

SECOND PRIZE Hooked on Nubain Eileen Mangubat and Maritess SisonPaez Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published November 8-10, 1993 in Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Chronicle, Manila Standard and Malaya THIRD PRIZE Telecommunications Ma. Gertrudes M. Chavez BusinessWorld Published September 6-10, 1993

Taxing Tobacco Ma. Rita Sofia C. Raagas BusinessWorld Published January 26-27, 1993

Green Revolution Yasmin Arquiza Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published November 1-3, 1993 in Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Chronicle, Malaya and Manila Standard

A Second Look at Pesticides Use in Mindanao Banana Plantations Gregorio Deligero Media Mindanao News Service Published November 19-21, 1993 in Philippine Daily Inquirer Millions at Stake in Lotto war Stella Cadiz-Tirol Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published October 18-19, 1993 in Philippine Daily Inquirer and Malaya The Drugs War Raymond Burgos Philippine Daily Inquirer Published October 5-8, 1998

1994
FIRST PRIZE Chemical Giant Evades Ban on Deadly Products Howie G. Severino Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published January 24-25, 1994 in Philippine Daily Inquirer and The Philippine Journal SECOND PRIZE Terror in the Northern Marianas Juliet M. Labog Philippine Daily Inquirer Published October 1-4, 1994 Tan Yu’s Projects, Grand Plans but Little Achievement Stella Cadiz-Tirol Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published May 16, 1994 in Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Standard, Malaya and The Manila Chronicle Hostages of War Earl and Disraeli Parreño Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published December 19-20 in Philippine Daily Inquirer, Today, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, The Manila Chronicle, The Philippine Star, and Abante The ‘Insider Trader’ Charge against Interport Executives Marlen Ronquillo Today Published 28-October 1, 1994

THIRD PRIZE Budget Increases 500% in Last Ten Years Roy S. de Guzman Today Published October 1-7, 1994 FINALISTS Abu Sayyaf, Roots of Terror Cynthia D. Balana Philippine Daily Inquirer Published July 29-August 1, 1994 Poison in the Rivers Lani T. Montreal Sunday Inquirer Magazine Published June 26, 1994

Filipino War Veterans, American Dream ends in Nightmare J. Raul Alibutud Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published April 9-11, 1994 in Philippine Daily Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Standard and Today

Club John Hay, The Key Players Ma. Rita Sofia C. Raagas BusinessWorld Published February 23-24, 1994

1995
FIRST PRIZE The Bancap Scam – One Year After Sheila A. Samonte BusinessWorld Published May 15-19,1995 SECOND PRIZE Jueteng Thrives in the Ramos Heartland Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and Institute for Popular Democracy Published September 9-11, 1995 in Abante, Manila Standard, The Manila Chronicle, The Manila Times and Today The NFA: Tailor-Made for Corruption Gemma Luz Corotan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published September 9-11, 1995 in Abante, Manila Standard, The Manila Chronicle, The Manila Times and Today Reassessing the PCGG Marifi S. Jara BusinessWorld Published June 19-21, 1995

THIRD PRIZE Bayangan: Island in Peril Lina Sagaral Reyes Women’s Feature Service Published March 7 and 14, 1995 in Mr. & Ms. Magazine FINALISTS

RP-US Air Agreement Larina G. Perez BusinessWorld Published October 10- , 1995

Campaign Contributions Cristina D. Pastor and Sheila A. Samonte BusinessWorld Published April 3-6, 1995

Widespread Fraud Mars Forest Deals Howie G. Severino Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published April 20-21, 1995 in The Manila Times, Manila Standard and The Philippine Star The Meteoric Rise of Hilarion Ramiro Gemma Luz Corotan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published November 9-10, 1995 in The Philippine Star and Today

Politicians had ‘Sweetheart Deal’ with Illegal Loggers in Nueva Ecija C.D. Marquez Jr. Today Published March 8-10, 1995 Questions of Ethics: What do Senators Own? Mariquit Almario The Manila Times

1996
FIRST PRIZE Pork Barrel Series Philippine Daily Inquirer Reporters Published July to October 1996 SECOND PRIZE Is the BIR Ready for Tax Reforms? Eric Gutierrez Institute for Popular Democracy Published June 8-10, 1996 in The Manila Times THIRD PRIZE Profits from Disaster Chay Florentino Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published September 2-3, 1996 in Malaya, Manila Standard, The Evening Paper, The Manila Chronicle and The Manila Times FINALISTS Asian ‘Tigers’ Feast on Sharks Sheila S. Coronel Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published August 12-13, 1996 in BusinessWorld, Malaya, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun.Star Daily, The Evening Paper and The Philippine Star Squeeze Play on the Northern Luzon Expressway Sheila S. Coronel Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published March 4-5, 1996 in Manila Standard Corruption Charges Hound Ramiro Gemma Luz Corotan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published March 11-12, 1996 in Manila Standard PEA-Amari Series The Manila Times Reporters The Manila Times Published December 1996

Old ‘Friends’ are Fading Fast Roby Alampay Today Published July 3-6, 1996

Politics Rules Tax Reform Legislation Sheila A. Samonte BusinessWorld Published February 5-7, 1996

Misuari Faces Big Headaches in ARMM Marites Danguilan-Vitug and Eric Gutierrez Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published September 4-6, 1996 in Manila Standard, Sun.Star Daily, The Evening Paper

1997
FIRST PRIZE Justice to the Highest Bidder Sheila S. Coronel Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published May 21-23, 1997 in The Manila Times, The Manila Chronicle and BusinessWorld SECOND PRIZE God’s Own Assemblyline Claire Tielens Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published February 3-4, 1997 in The Manila Times, Manila Standard, Sun.Star Cebu and Abante Tonite THIRD PRIZE Biopirates Prowl Third World for Genetic Riches Jenny S. Macrohon The Philippine Journal Published September 5-9, 1997 FINALISTS Land Conversion Annie Ruth C. Sabangan and Patrisha Joan F. de Leon BusinessWorld Published May 14-17, 1997 Plunder of Philpost Perfecto G. Caparas Isyu Published November 3-5, 6-9, 14-17, 1997 School Syndicate Forcing Out ‘Lumads’ Joey R.B. Lozano Philippine Daily Inquirer Published March 1-11, 1997

Banks’ Foreign Currency Loans Sheila A. Samonte and Elisha R. Garcia BusinessWorld Published March 31-April 2, 1997

Comelec: Weighed but found Wanting Rachel Khan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published June 19-29, 1997 in Today, The Philippine Star and Malaya Energy Policy Keeps 17 Million Filipinos Still in the Dark Colleen Chien Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published July 8-9, 1997 in The Manila Chronicle, Manila Standard and The Philippine Star

1998
FIRST PRIZE The Grandmother of All Scams Sheila S. Coronel and Ellen Tordesillas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published March 18-20, 1988 in Manila Standard, Sun.Star Daily, The Manila Times, Malaya, BusinessWorld, Philippine Daily Inquirer and March 18-22 in Independent Post SECOND PRIZE The Villar Empire Jerry Esplanada Philippine Daily Inquirer Published July 24-26, 1998 FINALISTS High Interest Rates, Not Peso Fall, Choking Trades Doris C. Dumlao Philippine Daily Inquirer Published February 2-4, 1998 PCGG Secrets Jerry Esplanada Philippine Daily Inquirer Published October 29-31, 1998

THIRD PRIZE Local Execs Divert Funds to Intelligence Activities Miriam Grace A. Go The Manila Times Published April 1-3, 1998

After 11 Years, 2 Presidents, Cases vs. Danding Unresolved Joel Gaborni The Manila Times Published 6-8, 1998

DECS Plagued by ‘Ghost’ Deliveries Yvonne T. Chua Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published November 23-December 2, 1998 in Sun.Star Daily; November 28-December 4, 1998 in Leyte Samar Weekly Express; November 30-December 2, 1998 in Manila Standard, Malaya, BusinessWorld; November 30-December 3, 1998 in The Philippine Star and The Manila Times; November 30-December 5, 1998 in Diario Uno

1999
FIRST PRIZE Up to 65% of Textbook Funds goes to Bribes Yvonne T. Chua Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, Today and Malaya on March 3-6, 1999 Bilyun-Bilyong Pisong Kagamitan, Nabubulok Benjamin G. Defensor Kabayan Published on December 24-27, 1999 Elite Cops Tap 3,000 Phones Alcuin Papa with reports from Dona Policar and Aries Rufo The Manila Times Published May 11-15, 1999

SECOND PRIZE Centennial Expo: Convenient Cover for Election Fundraising Chay Florentino-Hofilena and Ian Sayson Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, Malaya, The Philippine Star, The Manila Times and Abante on June 14-16, 1999 THIRD PRIZE Palace Plan to get Irene’s $13B Bared Donna S. Cueto Philippine Daily Inquirer Published May 23-29, 1999 FINALISTS Government’s Women’s Budget goes to Frivolous Projects Jaileen F. Jimeno Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, The Manila Times and Malaya on March 8-9, 1999

Larap — A Once Thriving Village now Deserted Gerry Baldo The Journal Published in March 28-30, 1999 Into the Light Sheila S. Coronel Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in i Magazine January-March 1999 In a Bind, Many Single Moms leave their Children in Orphanages Marites N. Sison Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld and i on March 29-30, 1999

Skirting the Generic Drugs Law: The Doctor is OUT (with the med rep) Froilan Gallardo and Edralyn L. Benedicto Philippine Daily Inquirer Published November 4-6, 1999

2000
FIRST PRIZE “The State of the President’s Finances: Can Estrada Explain his Wealth?” by Yvonne T. Chua, Sheila S. Coronel and Vinia M. Datinguinoo *Sheila was put in the Hall of Fame of JVOAEJ Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, published in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun.Star Manila and The Freeman on July 24-25, 2000; Philippine Collegian on August 1, 2000; Pinoy Times on July 24-27, 2000; The Philippine Post on July 25-26, 2000 and Today on August 14, 2000 “Erap and Families” by Sheila S. Coronel, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, published in i magazine July-September 2000 THIRD PRIZE “Cronies Scramble to Get Clark Casino for Estrada” by Marites Dañguilan-Vitug and Glenda Gloria, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, published in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Sun.Star Cebu, The Freeman, The Philippine Star and Today on December 20-21, 2000 FINALISTS “Baguio Forest Cut Down to Build ‘Cronyville’” by Luz Rimban and Mike Leonen, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, published in BusinessWorld and Cebu Daily News on November 21, 2000; Pinoy Times on November 22-24, 2000; Sun.Star Cebu on November 23, 2000 and The Philippine Star on November 21-22, 2000

“The Estradas’ Three Dozen Houses: First Family’s Firm Flouts the Law” by Maria Lourdes C. Mangahas and Luz Rimban, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, published in BusinessWorld and The Philippine Star on August 21-22, 2000; Philippine Collegian on August 21 and 31, 2000 and Pinoy Times on August 21-24, 2000 SECOND PRIZE “PNB Privatization: How Lucio Tan Saw Opportunity in Crisis” by the BusinessWorld Banking & Finance Group (Dymphna R. Calica, Salve I. Duplito, Leilani M. Gallardo, Daxim L. Lucas, Reena J. Villamor and Cecille E. Yap), BusinessWorld, published June 5-10, 2000

“Corruption and Waste Weigh Down Agriculture” by Prime Sarmiento, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, published in BusinessWorld and Malaya on January 24-25, 2000

“Stories of Money Lost Wincorp Case Exposes Flaws in Government Rules” by Elena R. Torrijos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, published on May 22-24, 2000

2001
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS FIRST PRIZE The Lord of Makati Can Binay Explain his Wealth? Miriam Grace A. Go Newsbreak March 28, 2001 Debt Squeeze a Ramos ‘Legacy’ Clarissa S. Batino Philippine Daily Inquirer July 16-18, 2001 SECOND PRIZE GSIS Insurance Monopoly: ‘a NeverEnding Scam’ Sheila Samonte-Pesayco Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism November 7-10, 2001 in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Manila Standard, Sun. Star Cebu, The Freeman Cebu and The Philippine Star THIRD PRIZE Urban Bank Story: Using Other People’s Money Raul C. Dancel Philippine Daily Inquirer May 7-12, 2001 FINALISTS How Do You Solve a Problem Like PNB? Elena R. Torrijos Philippine Daily Inquirer May 23-25, 2001 Multibillion-Peso Racket Fake Car Insurance for a Fee Miriam Grace A. Go • Spoils of Peace Glenda M. Gloria • A Plague on Car Thieves! Jet Damazo Newsbreak July 18, 2001 Irene’s Attempt to Move Marcos Billions Exposed Bank Records Provided by Jacobi Donna S. Cueto Philippine Daily Inquirer March 12-15, 2001 EXPLANATORY REPORTS FIRST PRIZE Coco-rakot and Kayod Para sa Niyog Aida Sevilla Mendoza Pinoy Times November 25-December 1, December 7 and December 10 SECOND PRIZE Power Bill: Power Para Sa Nasa Kapangyarihan? Marie Stella de la Cruz Pinoy Times June 3-9, 2001, June 10-16, 2001, June 17-23, June 24-30, 2001

Haste in Gov’t Approval of IMPSA Power Project Deal Luz Rimban and Mike F. Leonen Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, TODAY, The Freeman Cebu on April 1-3, 2001 and in Cebu Daily News on March 31-April 2, 2001

2001
THIRD PRIZE The Commercial Banking System, Second Quarter 2001 After the Wedding Bells Toll Daxim L. Lucas, Dymphna R. Calica, Leilani M. Gallardo, Eric S. Boras and Cecille E. Yap BusinessWorld August 14, 2001 FINALISTS Like Carlson, Most Battered Women Return to their Abusers Karl Kauffmann, Christine Carranza, Marian Trinidad John Anthony Concepcion, Cheryl Arcibal and Johnna Villaviray The Manila Times November 27-30, 2001 Cement Dumping War Escalates between Philippines and Taiwan Des Ferriols The Philippine Star February 23-25, 2001 PCGG Magpupursige Vicente G. Tirol Pinoy Times October 7-13, 2001 A City Buried in Garbage The Goliath waiting for a David Ching Sales, Today May 23-26, 2001 10,000 minors in Jail for Murder, Rape, Etc. Zelda de la Trinidad Soriano The Manila Meteor September 25-27, 2001

Divestment Woes Private Water: a Matter of Life and Debt Leah P. Makabenta Philippine Daily Inquirer January 7, 2001

Poor Towns, Rich Towns Karen M. Flores, Jeanette P. Malinao, Mayette Q. Tabada Sun.Star Cebu November 29-30, 2001 and December 1-2, 2001

2002
INVESTIGATIVE FIRST PRIZE Trail of power mess leads to Ramos Luz Rimban and Sheila Samonte-Pesayco Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in The Philippine Star, The Manila Times, BusinessWorld, Today, Malaya, and Cebu Daily News on August 5-8, 2002 SECOND PRIZE Abadilla 5: Story straight out of martial law pages Stella Ruth O. Gonzales, Juliet LabogJavellana and Nancy Calauor-Carvajal Philippine Daily Inquirer December 10-14, 2002 THIRD PRIZE PEACe bonds put into question credibility of RP financial system Leotes Marie T. Lugo and Leilani M. Gallardo BusinessWorld February 19-21, 2002 FINALISTS Mail fraud artists back in business Jerry Esplanada Philippine Daily Inquirer January 7-9, 2002 Special Report: Messing with workers’ money Ricky Carandang Why secede? Aries C. Rufo The well-connected ‘Bibong’ Aries C. Rufo Doing well in Dubai Lala Rimando Newsbreak June 24, 2002 Multitel’s Ponzi scam: New face of greed Elena R. Torrijos Philippine Daily Inquirer November 11-14, 2002

A dangerous place to be a journalist Luz Rimban Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in The Manila Times, Today, Cebu Daily News, and Sun.Star Cebu on December 9, 2002 Diwalwal folk caught in the grip of violence, greed Carlos H. Conde and Daisy C. Gonzales Bulatlat.com Published in The Manila Times on September 4-5, 9-10, 2002 and in Pinoy Weekly on September 4-10, 11-18, 2002

Night falls and the flesh trade opens in Manila’s tourist strip Maricel Cruz, Jena Balaoro, Ma. Ester Espina and Inday Espina-Varona The Manila Times October 2-5, 2002 Pagcor to flood RP with slot machines John Nery and TJ Burgonio with PDI Team Philippine Daily Inquirer August 10-12, 2002 Explanatory

2002
EXPLANATORY FIRST PRIZE The complex business of picking justices Who gets to sit on the bench? Karen Tiongson Today August 23, 2002 SECOND PRIZE ‘Raise my SSS contributions but please protect my money’ Eileen A. Mencias Manila Standard March 7-9, 2003 Winning a second chance Jet Damazo Newsbreak February 13, 2002 Garbage problem rooted in money and politics Marites Sison Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Manila Standard, Malaya, The Freeman Cebu and Cebu Daily News on February 18-19, 2002 Special Report: In hot water Zelda Dt Soriano Moment of reckoning Marites Dañguilan Vitug Ways of raising funds Miriam Grace A. Go Profiting from charity work Aries C. Rufo Newsbreak May 27, 2002

THIRD PRIZE The Estrada plunder case, Year 1 ‘Trial of the Century’ may take ages to finish Malou C. Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, The Philippine Star, Today, Cebu Daily News, Sun.Star Cebu, and The Freeman Cebu, on January 16-18, 2002 FINALISTS Capture of MILF camps has downside for gov’t Inday Espina-Varona, Johnna Villaviray and William Depasupil The Manila Times June 19-21, 2002 Special Report: Economics of annulment Only for the rich? Miriam Grace A. Go

Medical malpractice Is there such a thing in the Philippines? Dulce M. Arguelles and Darwin G. Amojelar The Sunday Times Magazine September 1, 2002 The moribund military Marites Dañguilan Vitug Newsbreak August 19, 2002

PEACe bonds stir political, financial storm Margarita H. Debuque Philippine Daily Inquirer February 19-22, 2002

2003
INVESTIGATIVE FIRST PRIZE BIR officials amass unexplained wealth Tess Bacalla Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Malaya, Manila Standard, Manila Times and Sun Star Daily on May 12-14, 2003 and in Abante Tonight on May 1314, 2003 SECOND PRIZE Barbers’ Cut? Gemma B. Bagayaua Newsbreak THIRD PRIZE Tony’s fortune Gemma B. Bagayaua Newsbreak April 14, 2003 FINALISTS The AGILE factor: Unseen hand behind 50 laws, executive orders Volt Contreras, Juliet L. Javellana, Elena R. Torrijos and TJ Burgonio Philippine Daily Inquirer March 19-23, 2003 Controversies hound landmark BOT law Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Cecille E. Yap and Leotes Marie T. Lugo BusinessWorld April 9-11, 2003 Corruption still goes on at DepEd field offices Yvonne T. Chua Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Malaya, Manila Times, The Philippine Star and TODAY on June 9-11, 2003 Land row grips Los Baños science, technology agencies David Llorito The Manila Times July 14-18, 2003

San Francisco: The Arroyo’s favorite city Miriam Grace Go Newsbreak November 10, 2003 Sins of the father Aries Rufo Newsbreak February 17, 2003 EXPLANATORY

Bribery thrives because talents have no skills TJ Burgonio Philippine Daily Inquirer March 5-7, 2003

FIRST PRIZE Cancer of the Poor Margarita de Pano Newsbreak July 7, 2003

2003
SECOND PRIZE Who was responsible for the IMPSA deal? Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in The Philippine Star on January 15, 2003 and TODAY on January 15-16, 2003 THIRD PRIZE The making of a Mindanao mafia Jose Torres Jr. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism published in i magazine on JanuaryMarch 2003 and in TODAY on April 9, 2003 FINALISTS Coco levy fund: Kakang-gata ng paggawa ng mga maliliit na magniniyog Jim Fernando Pinoy Weekly July 16-22, 2003 Ang Petron, desperasyon at dergulasyon Danilo Araña Arao Pinoy Weekly July 23-29, 2003 PX tuyo Ilang-ilang D. Quijano Pinoy Weekly February 26-March 4, 2003

Taxing out the Philippine auto industry Raul C. Dancel Philippine Daily Inquirer May 12, 2003

What you need to know (and do) before dying Jeffrey O. Valisno BusinessWorld July 7, 2003

2004
INVESTIGATIVE FIRST PRIZE How representative is Congress? 2nd and 3rd parts by Yvonne T. Chua with additional reporting from Avigail Olarte and Booma B. Cruz Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, The Philippine Star, Sun.Star Cebu and TODAY on March 23-24, 2004 SECOND PRIZE Cover-up in the military Glenda M. Gloria and Raphael Martin Newsbreak November 8, 2004 THIRD PRIZE A folio of two articles: A comptroller’s hidden wealth Glenda Gloria with reports from Gemma B. Bagayaua, Miriam Grace A. Go, Raphael Martin, Gemma Nemenzo and Noli Cabantug; and The godfather Glenda M. Gloria FINALISTS Pork is a political, not a developmental, tool Yvonne T. Chua and Booma B. Cruz Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Malaya, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star and Sun. Star Cebu on September 6-7, 2004 Reclaiming land, Tony Leviste-style Gemma B. Bagayaua Newsbreak March 15, 2004 A mega killing Aries Rufo Newsbreak August 16, 2004 In Tarlac, CARP gives land to the wealthy Luz Rimban Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Malaya and Mindanao Daily Mirror on July 5-6, 2004 16 years of agrarian reform Lands back in the hands of the lords Zelda D.T. Soriano with additional research by Jessica Ocasla and John Thomas Sipin Bulatlat.com Published in Philippine Graphic on July 12 and 19, 2004 The untaxable church Aries Rufo Newsbreak November 8, 2004 EXPLANATORY FIRST PRIZE The showbiz press gets into politics Chay Florentino-Hofileña and Aries Rufo Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Malaya, The Manila Times and Sun. Star Cebu on May 3-4, 2004

2004
SECOND PRIZE Much ado about numbers Yvonne T. Chua Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in i January-June 2004 issue THIRD PRIZE Filipino diaspora provides needed boost D’Laarni A. Ortiz BusinessWorld December 9, 2004 FINALISTS Survey agencies on center stage Miriam Grace A. Go Newsbreak April 12, 2004 Half-truths in advertising Cecile C.A. Balgos Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in i January-June 2004 Pervasive rot Jing A. Mable Philippines Free Press October 30, 2004 Fat cats Lala Rimando Newsbreak December 6, 2004 Spinning the news Ibarra C. Mateo Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in i January-June 2004

2005
INVESTIGATIVE/DAILIES FIRST PRIZE Tracing the trail of the tape by Fe Zamora and Gerry Lirio Philippine Daily Inquirer September 17-18, 2005 SECOND PRIZE Cheats Inc. Miriam Grace A. Go Newsbreak September 12, 2005 SECOND PRIZE CAP: From pre-need’s poster boyto whipping boy Daxim L. Lucas and Elizabeth L. Sanchez Philippine Daily Inquirer September 19-21, 2005 THIRD PRIZE Border dispute leaves Dumagats in a quandary Fritz Dacpano The Manila Times April 25-26,2005 FINALISTS Bailout costs too much for deposit insurer Norman P. Aquino BusinessWorld November 29-December 1, 2005 Palawan’s gas pains Jofelle P. Tesorio Philippine Daily Inquirer January 13, 2005 THIRD PRIZE Major players elude government’s anti-logging drive in Aurora Luz Rimban Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (Published in BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Malaya, Philippine Daily Inquirer and Sun Star Daily on January 31-February 1, 2005) FINALISTS So young and so trapo Avigail Olarte Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism i Report September 2005

For land and wages Half a century of peasant struggle at Hacienda Luisita Dabet Castañeda Bulatlat.com Published in Philippine Graphic on January 3-10, 2005 and January 17, 2005 Guns and gold Gemma B. Bagayaua Newsbreak December 5, 19, 2005 and January 30, 2006

INVESTIGATIVE/NON-DAILIES

FIRST PRIZE Running on taxpayers’ money Luz Rimban Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism iReport September 2005

2005
EXPLANATORY CATEGORY/DAILIES FIRST PRIZE Confrontation to cooperation? Labor-management relations evolve in globalization era Dave Llorito BusinessMirror November 2, 2005 SECOND PRIZE Electronic ears listen with bugs and taps Fil V. Elefante The Manila Times June 28-29, 2005 THIRD PRIZE The economics of corruption D’Laarni A. Ortiz, Larissa Josephine C. Villa, Roulee Jane F. Calayag, Ehden Llave-Pelaez, and edited by Noel G. Reyes BusinessWorld on July 19, 2005 FINALISTS FIRST PRIZE Focus on Filipino youth: Perils of generation sex Cheryl Chan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism i Report September 2005 SECOND PRIZE Mama can’t eat Vinia M. Datinguinoo Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism i Report January – March, 2005

THIRD PRIZE Bataan nuke power plant: Still unused, still paying for it Lidy Nacpil and Mae Buenaventura Philippine Graphic March 14, 2005 FINALISTS Mutants on your plate Alan C. Robles Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in i Report January-March 2005

Philippine economic progress since 1988 The ‘good old days’ John Mangun BusinessMirror December 1-3, 2005 Graduating class: Education, labor mismatch Norman P. Aquino BusinessWorld March 10, 2005 EXPLANATORY CATEGORY/NONDAILIES

Broken promises Lala Rimando, Cathy Rose Garcia and Elena Torrijos Newsbreak January 31, 2005 Trained to care Avigail Olarte Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in i Report January-March 2005

2006
INVESTIGATIVE/DAILY FIRST PRIZE Untangling the RSBS mess Fe Zamora Philippine Daily Inquirer November 13-16, 2006 SECOND PRIZE Making money from making peace Aries Rufo Newsbreak July 31, 2006 SECOND PRIZE Citrus farmers restive over mining project Melvin Gascon Philippine Daily Inquirer March 15, 2006 THIRD PRIZE No third prize FINALISTS THIRD PRIZE The Romualdezes and Equitable Bank Lala Rimando (with research by Evelyn Katigbak) Newsbreak June 3, July 3, 17, 31, 2006) FINALISTS Boys Town wards cry sexual, physical abuse Tess Bacalla Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in The Philippine Star, The Manila Times, Malaya and SunStar Cebu on June 12-13, 2006 EXPLANATORY/DAILIES FIRST PRIZE RP detergent industry struggles to stay afloat Mary Ann LL. Reyes Published in Philippine Star on November 8-9, 2006

CSC reels from GMA prerogative to appoint execs Jerry E. Esplanada Philippine Daily Inquirer March 27-29, 2006

Appointments raise questions in land row Felipe F. Salvosa with Maria Eloisa I. Calderon BusinessWorld February 7-8, 2006 INVESTIGATIVE/NON-DAILY FIRST PRIZE Leyte sea roils from rape of WW2 ships Inday Espina-Varona (with Yvette Lee and Christine Mangulabnan) Philippine Graphic on October 23 and 30, 2006)

SECOND PRIZE Guimaras oil spill PDI i-Team (Fernando Del Mundo – Chief Leila B. Salaverria and Tina ArceoDumlao with Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Carla P. Gomez, Margaux C. Ortiz, Tetch Torres and Nestor P. Burgos Jr.) Published in Philippine Daily Inquirer on October 23-25, 2006

2006
THIRD PRIZE Doing good in bad times Daxim L. Lucas and Clarissa S. Batino Published in Philippine Daily Inquirer on January 8-11, 2006) FINALISTS Change oil Dave Llorito BusinessMirror April 27, 2006 SECOND PRIZE Preparing for disaster Vinia M. Datinguinoo Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in the March-April & MayJune 2006 i Report magazine THIRD PRIZE Incentives for the rich harm the poor Roel Landingin Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in The Philippine Star, BusinessMirror, Malaya, Manila Standard Today, and Sun Star Cebu on August 14-15, 2006 FINALISTS Alecks P. Pabico Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in Malaya on September 2728, 2006

Traffic: Time to count the costs Paolo Joseph L. Lising with Iris Cecilia C. Gonzales and Kristine L. Alave BusinessWorld April 10-12, 2006 History is not teacher’s pet Jonathan M. Hicap The Manila Times September 17-18, 2006 FIRST PRIZE Seeing red Carmela Fonbuena Newsbreak July 3, 2006

EXPLANATORY/NON-DAILIES

Tempest in a (feeding) bottle Vinia M. Datinguinoo Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in Malaya on September 6-7, 2006 Divorce by religion Aries Rufo Newsbreak August 28, 2006

2007
DISTINCTION Trapped in a web of lives Glenda M. Gloria Newsbreak Published in its December 2007-February 2008 The battle for Manila’s gateway Roel Landingin Newsbreak Published in its September-December 2007 issue MERIT What’s swimming in your soup? Prime Sarmiento Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in Malaya, November 27-28, 2007 FINALISTS Palace document shows gov’t plan to neutralize Left Norman Bordadora and Michael Lim Ubac Philippine Daily Inquirer July 16-17, 2007 The road to Italy Gemma Luz Corotan Newsbreak September-December 2007 Inside PCGG 21 years later Fernando del Mundo, Margaux C. Ortiz, Jerry Esplanada and Daxim L. Lucas with reports from TJ Burgonio and Lawrence de Guzman Philippine Daily Inquirer February 22-25, 2007 Environmentalists to govt: Manage garbage, don’t promote landfills, dumps Nora O. Gamolo The Manila Times October 28-29, October 31-November 1, 2007 Garci was here Miriam Grace A. Go Newsbreak July-September 2007

Bridging the digital gap Allison Lopez, Riza Olchondra, Juliet Labog-Javellana with reports from Julie S. Alipala Chief: Fernando del Mundo Philippine Daily Inquirer December 27-29, 2007

Malansang balak ng Hapon sa Pilipinas Soliman A. Santos and Kenneth Roland A. Guda Pinoy Weekly October 17-23, 2007

2008
DISTINCTION Quedancor Swine Program Another Fertilizer Scam VERA FILES Diosa Labiste, Luz Rimban and Yvonne Chua Published in BusinessMirror on September 2 and 4, 2008, Malaya and The Manila Times on September 1-3, 2008 and Philippines Graphic on September 15, 22 and 29, 2008 FINALISTS ‘Political killings not official but an unintended policy’ Nikko Dizon, Jocelyn R. Uy and Leila B. Salaverria Editor: Fernando del Mundo Philippine Daily Inquirer May 9-12, 2008 The many faces of bribery Aries Rufo abs-cbnNEWS.com/Newsbreak Published in The Philippine Star on September 11-13, 2008

Aid Inflow Sparks Scandals For GMA, Debt Woes For RP Roel Landingin Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Published in The Philippine Star on February 11-13, 2008) MERIT A Policy Of Betrayal Miriam Grace Go abs-cbnNEWS.com/Newsbreak Published in The Philippine Star on March 15-17, 2008

US subprime crisis: Why we should worry Des Ferriols The Philippine Star October 11-14, 2008

Squatters And The City Cherry Ann T. Lim and Rene H. Martel Editor: Cherry Ann T. Lim Sun.Star Cebu August 11-14, 2008

The JVOAEJ also gave out two plaques of special mention to the Philippine Daily Inquirer for “The NBN-ZTE controversy report” published on January 3031, February 8 and 11, May 14 and November 23, 2008 and Newsbreak for “The big dig” published July/September 2008.

Less than 10 People in plot; 5 Core, 5 others ‘in the know’ Fe Zamora Philippine Daily Inquirer August 21-27, 2008

Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Fellows
Kara David-GMA Network

2010

Tonette Orejas-Philippine Daily Inquirer Alcuin Papa-Philippine Daily Inquirer Benigno Oliveros-Bulatlat.com

Dino Balabo-Mabuhay and The Philippine Star Darwin Wally Wee-BusinessWorld

Ma. Lourdes Cabaero-Sun.Star Exchange Network Ed Lingao-Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

2011

Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Fellows

Sandra Aguinaldo – GMA-7

Carolyn O. Arguillas – MindaNews

Nestor P. Burgos Jr. – Philippine Daily Inquirer Marilou Guanzon-Apalisok – Cebu Daily News Jon Joaquin – Mindanao Daily Mirror

Carlos H. Conde – The New York Times/International Herald Tribune

Malou Mangahas – Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Fellows
Carolyn Arguillas – MindaNews Dana Batnag – Jiji Press Carla Gomez – The Visayan Daily Star Lynda Jumilla-Abalos – ABS-CBN 2 Jiggy Manicad – GMA-7

2012

Malou Mangahas – Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

2013

Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Fellows

Deo Dominic A. Bugaoisan – GMA Network Inc. Pia Hontiveros-Pagkalinawan – SOLARtv

Henry Omaga Diaz – ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. Lynda Jumilla-Abalos – ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.

Malou Mangahas – Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Ryan D. Rosauro – Philippine Daily Inquirer

Raissa Robles – raissarobles.com : inside Philippine politics and beyond

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