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PHILIPPINE DAILY Inquirer president and CEO Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez has appointed former Central Desk chief Juliet Labog-Javellana as the companys new associate publisher.
Javellana will be managements senior representative in the editorial group and will have post-oversight responsibility for the content, quality, style and image of the newspaper, the management of editorial operations and output, the editorial reputation of the Inquirer, and its collaboration with the editorial and business groups.
Javellana began her career with the Inquirer in May 1989 as a supplements writer in the advertising division. She later covered the police, military, environment, local governments, courts and foreign affairs beats, the House of Representatives, the Senate and Malacaang under four post-EDSA presidents. She was tapped to head the Inquirer Central Desk in 2015. As director she oversaw and planned the news coverage of the Inquirers print, online, broadcast and social media platforms.
Javellana has also received prestigious awards and recognition, including the Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Investigative Journalism, best investigative report from the Catholic Mass Media Awards and excellence in specialized reporting from the Society of Publishers in Asia in 2003. In September 2018, she was awarded the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Award for Journalism by the US Embassy, the highest honor given by the embassy, for her invaluable contributions to investigative and responsible reporting. Juliet is a homegrown Inquirer talent. She was mentored by no less than the late EIC Letty Magsanoc. She is very passionate in her job, committed to excellence and unwavering in her resolve for press freedom and balanced reporting. I wish her all the best in her new role, Inquirer chair Raul Palabrica said.