Marilou C. Manar (Marilou Cadeliña Manar)

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Marilou C. Manar (Marilou Cadeliña Manar)

Manar, Marilou C.

Marilou C. Manar (Marilou Cadeliña Manar)

Marilou C. Manar (Marilou Cadeliña Manar) is a journalist. She was born in Cotabato City on 8 August 1968. She is the daughter of Patrocinio Ramis Cadeliña and Carmencita Gapac-Roa. She is married to Rey Salvador Manar with whom she has two children. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in accountancy, magna cum laude, from the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City, 1989. As a member of the Peace and Conflict Journalists Network, she completed a peace and journalism course at the University of Sydney in Australia, 2005 (Feria 2006). She trained in peace and conflict reporting, humanitarian reporting, and corporate social responsibility.

She heads the research and production department of DXND in Kidapawan City, one of the broadcast media outfits run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), after serving as its program director. She produces, writes, and hosts radio documentaries and specials on issues that affect Mindanao. She also writes for MindaNews, an online news site on Mindanao that focuses on conflict areas.

In 2013, Manar received the International Committee of the Red Cross 2013 Humanitarian Reporting Awards for two radio documentariesTudok Firiz (Mount Firiz), first prize, and Mga Bakwits: TNT (Takbo nang Takbo) sa Maguindanao (Evacuees: The Perennial Refugees of Maguindanao), second prize. Her other radio documentaries and program specials that won awards in 2013 include Bida Specials, on indigenous peoples, Gawad Agong sa Mahusay na Pag-uulat sa Radyo tungkol sa Kalagayan ng Katutubong Mamamayan (Agong Award for Excellence in Reporting on the Life of Indigenous Peoples) given by the Indigenous Voices in Asia; Secretary Jessie Robredo, about the late Department of Interior and Local Government secretary, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Golden Dove Award for Best Special Program; Bangis ng Dengue (Wrath of Dengue), first place, and Cholera Outbreak, second place, Parangal sa mga Kwentong Kalusugang Pangkalahatan (Excellence in Public Health Programs) given by Probe Media Productions, Department of Health, and Lakbay Kalusugan.

Her work won for DXND the 1993 and 1995 Best Documentary Awards from the Cultural Center of the Philippines; the 1993 Eduardo Salanga Excellence Award in Peace Reporting; the 1997 Best Radio Reportage, Philippine AIDS/STD/HIV Media Awards from the Department of Health; Best Culture and Arts Program, 2005 KBP Golden Dove Awards; and the 2011 Best Humanitarian Reporting Award for Radio from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

 

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