by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY
A JOURNALISM instructor has been recognized by a group of journalists for her outstanding coverage of economic issues.
Marie Carisa ‘Cai’ Ordinario, also a reporter for BusinessMirror, was awarded best reporter for macroeconomy during the 30th Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP) business journalism awards last Nov. 25.
Ordinario also won the best feature story for her report “Pandemic highlights PHL property problems for poor Pinoys,” published on July 9 last year.
“It really all boils down to hard work,” Ordinario told The Flame.
“Of course, I have to credit my colleagues in the Business Mirror because it’s different if you get support from the organization that you belong to.”
A UST journalism alumna from batch 2002, Ordinario was also recognized as outstanding finance and macroeconomic reporter in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
She also bagged the best reporter in macroeconomy award from 2015 to 2017.
Ordinario advised aspiring business journalists to pay attention to details since economic reporting is more than just quoting companies and people who monitor the economy.
“In business reporting, it is really the number—you have to understand it [and] it’s actually very difficult because only a few appreciate numbers so it really takes a lot of your creativity and your imagination,” she said.
Ordinario also urged aspirants to work hard, be patient, and cultivate good relationships not only with editors and fellow reporters, but also with sources.
EJAP recognizes reporters in the agriculture and mining, banking and capital markets, energy, finance, macroeconomy, telecommunications and transportation, and trade and industry beats every year. F – with a report from Arthur N. Apostol