Actress, priest win CSMA ’social media influencer’ awards
Candy Pangilinan and Fr. Joseph Fidel Roura.
The announcement was made during the third and final series of the virtual awarding ceremony on Thursday, April 15.
Aside from being an actress, Pangilinan is also known for her vlogs about her family, particularly her 16-year-old son Quentin.
Although Pangilinan is a single mom to her two children, she said the tough times drew her closer to God.
“I hope we continue to pray for each other. May I be able to continue to inspire, affect and infect people that at the end of the day, there’s God who loves us more than we love ourselves,” she said.
Meanwhile, CSMA’s male social media influencer award went to Fr. Roura, whose Facebook page alone has 2.1 million followers.
A parish priest at the Quasi-Parish of Our Lady of La Salette at the Muzon village of San Jose del Monte town, he maintains a Youtube channel for his vlogs, reflections and archives of his homilies.
“This award is an added inspiration for me to continue what I’m doing. I will take care of this trust that you’ve given me. I will not just accept you, I will hold on to it for the rest of my life,” Roura said.
Here are the other winners of the Catholic Social Media Awards 2019:
- Best Parish Facebook Page – Quiapo Church
- Best Organization Facebook Page – Millennial Catholics
- Best Public Facebook Group – Sakristan Spotted-Philippines
- Best Diocesan Website – Archdiocese of Jaro
- Best Parish Website – Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu
- Best Catholic Organization Website – The Varsitarian
- Best Catholic Vlog – Rix The Seminarian
- Best Twitter – MFC Youth
- Best Instagram – Almusalita
- Catholic Song of the Year – “Kapit” by Liveloud Worship
THE CSMA was established in 2015 by YouthPinoy, a group of young people who come from different Catholic organizations, and Areopagus Communications, Inc.
Now on its fifth year, the awards seek to honor Catholic communicators and encourage social communication ministries “to innovate, participate and integrate for a greater online purpose, presence and mission”.
Both YouthPinoy and Areopagus are under the auspices of the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.
The CSMA usually follows the Catholic Social Media Summit— the last one was held in November 2020— but the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the organizers to reschedule the event.
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