The highlight of the two-day events organized by the Philippine Press Institute, the national association of newspapers nationwide, is the Civic Journalism Community Press Awards that will honor outstanding work of the community press in both weekly and daily categories: migration issues, photojournalism, environment, business and economy, editorial page, and editing.

The finalists are: Sun.Star Cebu, Sun.Star Davao, Daily Guardian and Sun.Star Pampanga for the daily category; and Baguio Chronicle, Mindanao Observer, Mabuhay, Metro Post, The Mindanao Cross, Luzonwide News Correspondent, Eastern Visayas Mail, and Lucena Herald for the weekly category.

The awards program, the only one of its kind by far, is being managed by the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC).

Awarding rites will be on April 25,2023 at Citadines Bay City Hotel, Manila.