BusinessMirror agri page, reporter inducted into ‘Binhi’ Hall of Fame

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‘BINHI HALL OF FAME’
BusinessMirror senior editor Dennis Estopace receives the Plaque of Recognition award for the Hall of Fame: for Business Agriculture Section of a Newspaper and Agriculture Journalist of the Year (for Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas) from Fermin Diaz, president of the Philippine Agricultural Journalists (PAJ), right, and Michael Alunan, Binhi Awards Committee Chair (left) at Thursday night’s Binhi-PAJ Awards Night for the best agriculture journalism in the country. Photo by ROY DOMINGO

STAYING true to its vision of providing a broader look at today’s business enabled the BusinessMirror to achieve a rare feat in Philippine agricultural journalism history: having two Hall of Fame inductees on a single night.

The BusinessMirror’s Agri-Commodities page, which is edited by Associate Editor Jennifer A. Ng, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Binhi Awards of the Philippine Agricultural Journalists (PAJ) last Thursday.

It was elevated to the PAJ’s Hall of Fame for winning the Best Agriculture Section of a National Newspaper award for four years (2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019).

BusinessMirror reporter Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas was also inducted into the Hall of Fame for bagging the Agricultural Journalist of the Year award for three consecutive years (2018, 2019 and 2020).

This is Arcalas’s second Hall of Fame award. In 2021, he received the Oriental Leaf Award and joined the Bright Leaf Hall of Fame.

PAJ said awardees are elevated to the Hall of Fame after winning the top prize in the same category of the Binhi awards thrice.

Arcalas also won the 2023 Binhi’s Rice Story of the Year Award for his story titled “PHL to WTO: Rice trade liberalization regime stays as is” (https://businessmirror.com.ph/2022/12/22/phl-to-wto-rice-trade-liberalization-regime-stays-as-is/). The story discussed the current administration’s policy regarding the Philippines’s current liberalized rice trade regime, which started in 2019 following the enactment of the landmark Republic Act 11203 or the rice trade liberalization act.

BusinessMirror Senior Editor Dennis D. Estopace represented the newspaper during the awarding ceremony held at the National Food Authority auditorium in Quezon City last July 20.

‘RICE STORY OF THE YEAR’ Dennis Estopace, senior BusinessMirror editor, receives on behalf of reporter Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas the award for “Rice Story of the Year” from Fermin Diaz, president of the Philippine Agricultural Journalists (PAJ), Michael Alunan, Binhi Awards Committee Chair (left) and Dr. V.Bruce Tolentino, Monetary Board member (2nd Left) at Thursday night’s Binhi-PAJ Awards Night for the best agriculture journalism in the country. Photo by ROY DOMINGO

The Binhi Awards was sponsored by conglomerate San Miguel Corp.###