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Press Statement: International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for the Philippines

ABS-CBN’s Niña Corpuz, the author of the article, “Filipino Domestic Workers: between justice and survival,” won the 2010 edition of the journalistic prize for the best story on labour rights, awarded by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO), the training arm of the ILO.

The article was selected among stories written by professional journalists who attended the training courses on “Communicating Labour Rights,” yearly organized by the ITC-ILO.

The courses introduce journalists and media professionals from all over the world, to international labour standards, with the aim of raising public awareness of their relevance to local labour and social issues.

The award ceremony was held in Turin, Italy, on Monday 21st June 2010 at the ITC-ILO.

Niña Corpuz is a broadcast journalist for the Philippine’s biggest TV network, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. She has been a reporter for 9 years, covering labour, education, health and politics. She also anchors a television news program entitled “Balitang Europe” (News from Europe), which tackles the concerns of overseas Filipino workers in
Europe.

Niña also hosts a public service radio program, with Philippine Vice-President Noli de Castro, on ABS-CBN’s AM station, DZMM, the No. 1 radio station in the Philippines. The program, “Para sa yo Bayan” (For the Country) discusses national issues affecting the Philippines, including the situation of overseas Filipino workers. She also anchors a radio talk show, “Magandang Gabi Doc” (Good Evening Doctor) which discusses health issues with the Philippines’ top doctors. Niña is also a contributor for ABS-CBN’s news website, www.abs-cbnews.com. Most recently, she joined the team of reporters who covered the Philippines’ 1st nationwide automated Presidential elections. Source: ABS CBN News, Manila.

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