Cagayan de Oro City journalist Rene Michael Baños was recently named as Provincial Reporter of the Year during the Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards for 2017 held June 22 at New World Hotel in Makati City.
On his citation (see below), Mr. Baños was recognized for his contribution as a member of the press covering Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro Cities providing readers insights into the history and heritage, news, issues and developments of the said cities and the people as well as his continued crusade on consumer rights. He is currently connected with Mindanao Daily News and Cagayan de Oro Times.
Shown below is Rotarian Rafael Alunan announcing Mr. Baños as awardee for Provincial Reporter of the Year.
The awardee with his trophy.
Launched in 1996, the Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards recognizes outstanding contributions and excellence in print, radio, and television.