Gawad Plaridel Lecture 2013
On 24 July 2013, the Gawad Plaridel, the highest award given by the University of the Philippines (U.P.) to outstanding media practitioners, was conferred by U.P. President Alfredo E. Pascual in the presence of U.P. Diliman Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma, Professor Emeritus Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson, and U.P. College of Mass Communication (CMC) Dean Rolando B. Tolentino, on poet, screenplaywright, teacher activist, writer, and journalist Jose F. “Pete” Lacaba for his moving and enlightening use of the pen for public service.