Our kailiyan Francis “Kiko” Calado of Baguio and Sablan, Benguet was named recently as the Broadcast Journalist of the Year (for Radio) by the Rotary Club of Manila. Kiko is with the DZRH ratio station in Manila.
The award was given to our kailiyan “for his reporting style which is a breath of fresh air in the often frenzied world of radio news broadcasting since his coverage of news and current affairs is driven by facts, not controversy and which have remained true to the principles of responsible journalism”. [Source: Rotary]
Here’s a tidbit about Kiko’s journalistic exploits from an article written by Ramon Dacawi:
Kiko was with DzNL in La Union, a sister station of DzRH, when the July 16, 1990 killer quake hit Baguio. DzRH ordered him to cover the tragedy, prompting him to hike up Naguilian Road to be able to do it.
“Being the only correspondent with direct contact to our main office in Manila, I was the only reporter to air blow by blow the accounts in Baguio for three days, until the Manila and foreign media came in,” he recalls.
Read the complete article at Sunstar-Baguio. And you might want to leave a congratulatory message to our kailiyan at the DZRH Blog.
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