Gawad Plaridel 2008 awarded to Pachico Seares
Pachico A. Seares (2008, Community Print)
The 2008 U.P. Gawad Plaridel was given to Atty. Pachico A. Seares for his outstanding contributions to the community print media industry; his steering of Sun.Star Cebu and Sun.Star Superbalita (Cebu) to become the readership and advertising market leaders in the entire country; his continuing advocacy of issues that serve community interest; his adopting and implementing journalism values that serve as example to Sun.Star affiliate papers in their respective areas; and his inspiration to the community and regarding the people as citizens who can help the community are the qualities that embody a true community print media practitioner fit to be emulated and honored.