The Plaridel Awards
2015 Plaridel Awards Souvenir Program
Over a century ago, Marcelo H. del Pilar, a Filipino journalist and publisher went into exile in Europe. His fearless commentaries against the oppressive Spanish rule made his exile inevitable. Through it all, his desire to be a jour-nalist never waned and he continued his writing while abroad. He was unrelenting in his pursuit of truth, fairness, and the upliftment of his constituents. Plaridel was his nom del plume, the anagram of his surname, Del Pilar.
In him the Philippine American Press Club, U.S.A. (PAPCUSA) has found a hero – a person to emulate and an inspiration to Filipino American writers and publishers everywhere who continue in their journalistic aspirations and in service to their constituents in the new land they now call home.
As we celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Philippine American Press Club, U.S.A. we wish to honor our hardworking press corps, and the media agencies they represent. They have made the vibrant Filipino American community well-informed, entertained and involved through the years.