Nina Corpuz bags int'l award on labor rights

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 07 2010 05:18 PM | Updated as of Jun 16 2010 11:04 PM

MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Nina Corpuz will receive an international award on labor rights from the United Nation's International Labor Organization (ILO) between June 2 to 18 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Corpuz was recognized for her article entitled "Filipino Domestic Workers, Between Justice and Survival," which was chosen as the best story on labor rights among 50 other entries, will be given out in the 99th Session of the International Labour Conference in Switzerland.

The winning piece was inspired by Corpuz's experiences while covering expatriated Overseas Filipino Workers who were sent home in 2009 after experiencing abuse from their employers in the Middle East.
 
The ILO has intended to included the protection of Domestic Workers in its current international standards.

According to a press release, the "prize recognizes efforts to help spread information on international labour standards drawn up and overseen by the ILO and their relevance to local labour and social issues."

Last year, Corpuz was granted a scholarship course by the ILO on "Communicating Labor Rights" in Turin, Italy and began writing drafts of the article.

She has been a television journalist for ABS-CBN for the past nine years, filing reports for newscasts TV Patrol World and Bandila, The ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), Studio 23 and www.abs-cbnnews.com. She also anchors a news program, Balitang Europe, which airs on The Filipino Channel (TFC) and ANC.

Corpuz also hosts the daily evening show “Magandang Gabi Dok” and the Saturday morning program “Para Sa ‘Yo Bayan” with Vice President Noli “Kabayan” De Castro on DZMM Teleradyo. - abs-cbnnews.com