Positively Filipino's Big Haul of Plaridel Awards

Organizers, judges and winners of the Philippine American Press Club's 2014 Plaridel Awards. Positively Filipino publisher Mona Lisa Yuchengco (seated, left) accepted the awards for its writers. Writer Lisa Suguitan Melnick (top row, right) won 2 honorable mentions for her stories, "Just Because" and "Celestino's Crusades." (Photo by Raymond Virata)

Organizers, judges and winners of the Philippine American Press Club's 2014 Plaridel Awards. Positively Filipino publisher Mona Lisa Yuchengco (seated, left) accepted the awards for its writers. Writer Lisa Suguitan Melnick (top row, right) won 2 honorable mentions for her stories, "Just Because" and "Celestino's Crusades." (Photo by Raymond Virata)

At the Philippine American Press Club's 2014 Plaridel Awards last night, Positively Filipino won the most awards among Filipino American publications.

Our Plaridel awardees are:

Ken Kashiwahara, Best Feature Story, "Ninoy's Final Journey" 
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/ninoys-final-journey

Astrid Barros, Best International Story, " Dive to "the Center of the Center" of Marine Biodiversity"
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/dive-to-the-center-of-the-center-of-marine-biodiversity

Lotis Key, Best Personal Essay (she also won last year), "White Men Can't Jump-Start"
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/white-men-cant-jump-start

Joseph Bautista, Best Sports Story, "A New Path Through Eskabo Daan"
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/2013/7/a-new-path-through-eskabo-daan

Titchie Carandang-Tiongson, Best Profile Writing, "The Thoroughly Modern Sofia de Veyra"
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/the-thoroughly-modern-sofia-de-veyra

Mila de Guzman, Best Entertainment Story, "Indie with a Mission" 
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/2013/6/indie-with-a-mission

Honorable Mentions:

Aurora Almendral, Best Profile Writing, "The Motherland Series":
"The Fil-Am and a Filipino Public School"
  http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/the-fil-am-and-a-filipino-public-school
"A Start-Up of High Kalibrr"
  http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/motherland-a-startup-of-high-kalibrr
"Rovaira Dasig-You Can Go Home Again"
  http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/motherland-rovaira-dasig-you-can-go-home-again

Anthony Maddela, Best Entertainment Story, "An Honest Actor with a Deceptive Name"
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/an-honest-actor-with-a-deceptive-name

Luis Francia, Best Tourism Feature Story, "Between A Rock and the Deep Blue Sea" 
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/between-a-rock-and-the-deep-blue-sea

Lisa Suguitan Melnick, Best Personal Essay, "Just Because" 
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/just-because

Lisa Suguitan MelnickBest Investigative/In-Depth Story, "Celestino's Crusades"
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/celestinos-crusades

Myles Garcia, Best Sports Story, "Ten Best-Kept Secrets of Olympic Ceremonies"
http://www.positivelyfilipino.com/magazine/10-best-kept-secrets-of-olympic-ceremonies