The Catholic Social Media Awards chooses Wednesday the Facebook page “100% KATOLIKONG PINOY!” as nominee for this year’s best Facebook page in the Filipino Catholic nook of the giant social network.
The core members of 100% KATOLIKONG PINOY! receive the news in pleasant surprise.
“Kahit na nominated lang nakaka-proud pa din, ” says Juan Carlos Oczon, a senior member of the group.
The group’s founder, Francis, remarked that being nominated is an honor for the group.
“It is a great honor to be nominated by a legitimate award-giving body, especially by that of the church. It means somebody really notices, observes and appreciates our efforts in supporting and upholding the Church’s cause through social media,” he said.
“Since we do everything in our own initiative and resources, even a simple recognition can mean a world to us. For me, this nomination is high recognition enough. Kahit ‘di na manalo (laughs),” he added.
Other nominees for the Best Facebook Page category are Buhay Sakristan, CFC YOUTH FOR CHRIST, COUPLES FOR CHRIST, KNOW THE TRUTH, LIVE PURE MOVEMENT, TV MARIA, all are Catholic Facebook pages administered and managed by Filipino Catholics. Various categorical nominations exist and can be viewed live from their website.
The awarding ceremony is to be held in H20 Hotel, Manila City, on November 19, 2016 as one of the highlights of the Catholic Social Media Summit 2016.
In 2015, individual recognition were awarded to Maine Mendoza, Walter Bayola, Alden Richards and the KalyeSerye production team for “promoting Filipino Christian values and virtues.”
The Catholic Social Media Awards is catered by YouthPinoy in collaboration with the Areopagus Communications, Inc, which is under the auspices of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Media Office.