OCTOBER 8, 2019 — News5 Chief Correspondent Ed Lingao on Tuesday bagged the Titus Brandsma Leadership in Journalism award for his 32 years of work in the industry.
Lingao was praised for his work that “crosses from print to broadcast to online, and sweeping across major beats from the police beat to the Palace, from conflicts in deserts and jungles, to conflicts in Congress.”
The Titus Brandsma awards are given to journalists for their outstanding work in the field and embodiment of Brandsma’s principles that guided his life as a journalist, educator, and mystic who defended press freedom and right to education, its press release published on Rappler read.
Other journalists and personalities recognized were Christian Esguerra of ABS-CBN News Channel, Belina San Buenaventura-Capul of Philippine Information Agency, Luis Teodoro, Gina Lopez, and Fr. James Reuter, SJ.
They will formally receive their Titus Brandsma awards in a ceremonial dinner on October 28 at the SM Skydome, North Edsa in Quezon City.
Brandsma was a Dutch Carmelite friar, Catholic priest, and professor of philosophy who was sent to die in a concentration camp during the Nazi occupation of Holland.