11th PMAP Makatao Awards

PMAP: The Preeminent Organization of People Manager and HR Practitioners in the Country

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) is a professional, non-stock, not-for-profit organization of over 2,500 member companies and individual management executives engaged or interested in human resource management (HRM) and industrial relations (IR) work. Founded in 1956, PMAP continues the tradition of its forefathers in advancing the profession, the science and the art of people management.

PMAP helps institutions mold an enlightened, competent, socially responsible and influential sector of people managers who can effectively participate in nation-building. The organization also helps its members become more effective on the job by teaching the human aspect of management via numerous career development fora and training programs.

With thirty (30) Chapters and still counting throughout the Philippines, PMAP has built a solid reputation as premier national association proven by the success of its various advocacies, programs and initiatives.

Makatao Awards for Media Excellence

The Makatao Awards for Media Excellence aims to honor members of the mass media (TV, radio, print, online broadcast and social media) for their outstanding works, articles, features and contributions that enhance public understanding of the role and impact of sound people management in both public and private sector in the country.

Mass Media virtually touched every aspect of our daily live as it plays a significant role in shaping public perception on a variety of important issues through the information that is disseminated through them. When journalists or show hosts are insightful and judicious in their reporting, citizens can play a more informed role in the many issues and debates that shape their communities.

Through this award, PMAP hopes to encourage excellent coverage of people management and other related people issues that promote harmonious relationship between employers and their employees.

The most-coveted Awards are back!

We are fully ready and on-the-hunt for the next PMAP Makatao Awards for Media Excellence Awardees! As businesses and organizations continue to build better economies, we deem it important to continue recognizing media practitioners who put their lives at risks to deliver news and updates that are truthful and unbiased, especially at a time where everyone was battling the pandemic.

Considering the crisis that we are facing, the Nomination Forms and Criteria have been updated.

The 11th Makatao Awards for Media Excellence Nomination Forms are available at https://bit.ly/40L9Kl4.

To vote, kindly click this link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8satm2.

Deadline of submission of the nomination forms is June 30, 2023. Submit your Nomination Forms to martin.alcantara@pmap.org.ph.

Below are the information on the 2023 Makatao Awards for Media Excellence

Criteria for Entry

The following criteria shall be used in selecting entries for the Makatao Awards for Media Excellence:

1. Advance public knowledge and understanding of current people issues and labor-related topics such as:

a. Mental Health
b. Well-being
c. Employment relations
d. Industrial relations
e. Human capital management/Labor management
f. Leadership and Sustainability
g. People Management and Entrepreneurship
h. Health, Mobility and Economy
i. Gender and Development
j. Other Social/People Management Issues (e.g. Child Labor, HIV, drug abuse, sex work, human trafficking, etc.)
k. Migration (OFWs)
l. Diversity, equality and inclusion
m. Future of work and technology
n. COVID-19 Management

2. Nominees must be consistently talking about people and labor issues or related to the topics mentioned above.

3. Cover all sides of the topic/ issues fairly.

4. Effectively explain how issues impact the community or country.

5. Accurately describe or present people/ labor issues through their works.

6. Entries must not have been awarded in any award giving body or in any contest.

Criteria for Judging

  1. Ethical practice and professional standards (25%)
  2. Relevance of Content (25%)
  3. Integrity (20%)
  4. Balance and Fairness (20%)
  5. Delivery (10%)


1. The Makatao Awards honor individuals, organizations using the language of English, Filipino, or any local dialect in presenting people or labor issues.

2. The nominated story, photo, news or feature must be published, televised, or broadcasted between April 2022 to April 2023.

3. Nominated news anchors, show hosts, writers, reporters, should be practicing their field for at least 2 years and currently working in a media company.


A. Brief Description About the Company/ Network/ Station

Provide a brief description of your company/network/Station (short history, services, and other important information that you would like the Makatao Awards Committee to know). Limit your description to a maximum of 300 words.

B. Entry Format

1. A maximum of three (3) entries only per category can be submitted.

2. Entries must be nominated by their company or organization.

3. All entries must include:

  • – A complete and signed copy of the Official Entry Form; and
    – A description of how the entry meets the criteria mentioned above. -(Maximum of 2 pages only)
    – The entries must be aired or published from April 2021 to April 2022.

4. All print entries (newspapers) must include:

  • A digital copy or PDF file of the article with date of publication, name of journalist and name of the newspaper where it was published.

5. All TV and radio, entries must include:

  • A digital copy of the segment/program, including an introductory information or station ID’s preferably in .mp4 file (for TV and film), mp3 file (for radio).

Deadline of submission of entries is until June 30, 2023. All digital copies may be sent to Mr. Martin Alcantara at martin.alcantara@pmap.org.ph.

C. Nomination may be in the following categories:

1. Television
– Public Affairs Program
– Public Affairs Program Host
– News Program
– News Program Host

2. Radio
– Public Affairs Program
– Public Affairs Program Host
– News Program
– News Program Host

3. Newspaper
– Columnist

4. Organization
– TV Station of the Year
– Radio Station of the Year
– Newspaper of the Year

5. Online broadcast

6. Social Media Platform (Special Citation)
– Very Inspiring Post (VIP or Viral Post that inspired people)