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Known media pro awarded for her feats

By Jason B. Neola

EMBARKING on an extraordinary path spanning over three decades, Dr. Ana-Liza Sapinoso Macatangay, an alumna of Ateneo de Naga University, has been acknowledged for her exceptional contributions to media and public service.

Adding to her inspiring achievements, Macatangay was named Dangal ng Bayan awardee during the Gawad Pilipino Awards on December 27, 2023 along with other distinguished awardees who stand out in their chosen fields.

Graduating with honors in Political Science, Dr. Macatangay ventured into journalism, making significant strides in television, broadcast, and print.

Her commitment to knowledge led her to earn a Master’s in Resource Management in 2004 at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture in 2004, receiving the President’s Award for Exemplary Performance. Demonstrating academic excellence, she achieved a Meritissimus in Oral Revalida in 2020, earning her a Merit Award.

DR. ANA-LIZA SAPINOSO MACATANGAY, along with scores of awardees, was honored with the Duyan ka ng Magiting Dangal ng Bayan Award at the Gawad Pilipino Awards on December 27, 2023, recognizing their tireless and devoted service. The reputable annual ceremony celebrates Filipinos for their exceptional contributions to the enhancement of local culture, traditions, and society, acknowledging their exemplary work and passion.

That same year, she attained her Doctor of Philosophy in Public Management from the University of Northeastern Philippines.

Dr. Macatangay’s dedication extends beyond the academe, serving as the Board Secretary for the Philippine Red Cross Camarines Sur Chapter for 19 years since 2004, earning her the prestigious Aurora Aragon Quezon award. Her alma mater also recognized her with the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2019.

Acknowledged by the Philippine Information Agency’s Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE). Her accolades include the Best Writer Award for Southern Luzon Cluster and the significant Gantimpala Award.

Currently holding key roles in various organizations, such as Board Secretary for the Philippine Red Cross Camarines Sur Chapter and Assistant Regional Director of PIA Bicol regional office, Dr. Macatangay exemplifies dedication, leadership, and excellence in the realms of information dissemination and public communication. Her story stands as an inspiration for aspiring professionals in the field.


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