​Road safety journalism fellow bags award for series of reports


ABS-CBN’s Zhander Cayabyab won Best Radio Reporter of the year during the Kapisinan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Golden Dove Awards on Tuesday.

Cayabyab was awarded for a series of reports he produced in 2017 as a fellow of the Bloomberg Initiative-Global Road Safety Media Fellowship in the Philippines, implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Transportation (DOTr) and VERA Files.

Aired over DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM Teleradyo, his stories included a special report on the DOTr’s public utility vehicle modernization and several features on various transportation laws passed by Congress.

Cayabyab won his first KBP Golden Dove Award as Best Radio Field Reporter in 2017 for his coverage of supertyphoon Lawin (Haima) in Cagayan Province on October 2016.

The Road Safety Journalism Fellowship Program, which began in 2015, has mentored 21 journalists from Metro Manila and other parts of the country. They have produced 80 comprehensive stories on road safety, published in different news outlets and VERA Files’ Chit Estella Road Safety microsite.

The Fellowship is now accepting applications for its 2018 phase.

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