DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Dec) – Journalist and editor Amalia B. Cabusao has been chosen as the journalism fellow of the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Fellowship for Professional Development, a program established by the United States Embassy.
US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg said that Cabusao was selected for her “fine work in strengthening a free and responsible media in Mindanao through journalism training programs for budding journalists.”
An award ceremony in her honor, with members of the Aquino family attending, has been scheduled at the embassy’s Charles Parsons Ballroom February next year.
Goldberg and a member of the Aquino family will co-present the journalism award.
Cabusao helms Mindanao Times in Davao City. She is also the training director of the Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center (MNICC) who leads in organizing the annual Mindanao Media Summit with the Mindanao Media Forum.
Her passion for Mindanao—the environment, women and children, and culture and the arts—is reflected in her newspaper’s fair and substantial media coverage. Cabusao is also actively engaged in promoting Mindanao through her work as an editorial consultant for a lifestyle magazine.
The US Embassy’s Public Affairs Section established the Ninoy Aquino Fellowship for Professional Development in 1988 to commemorate Senator Ninoy’s accomplishments in journalism and public service.
In 2009, the fellowship was renamed the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Fellowship for Professional Development to honor President Cory’s contributions to strengthening Philippine democratic institutions.