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Columnist Federico D. Pascual Jr. (pictured above) of the Philippine Star and the Filipino Reporter has won the most prestigious tri-media award given out yearly by the Rotary Club of Manila, the oldest Rotary Club in Asia.

Pascual was given the most anticipated Journalist of the Year (2013) award in ceremonies on June 6 at the Manila Polo Club, Makati.

The Philippine Star was adjudged Newspaper of the Year for its fair, accurate and balanced reporting.

Other Rotary awardees included: ABS-CBN, Television Station of the Year; dzMM, Radio Station of the Year; and Mike Enriquez of GMA-7, Broadcast Journalist for TV.

After Pascual retired as editor-in-chief of the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 1992, he joined the Star as opinion writer.

He was also previously assistant managing editor of the now defunct Philippine Daily Express, and senior reporter of the pre-martial law The Manila Times.

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