SPEEd elects new president

The Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd) has elected Salve Asis, entertainment editor for Pilipino Star Ngayon and Pang Masa, as the group’s president.

Asis now leads what initially began as a social club for entertainment editors of national broadsheets, top tabloids, and leading online portals, co-founded by the late Manila Standard then DAILY TRIBUNE entertainment editor and SPEEd’s president emeritus, Isah V. Red.

The immediate past president, Eugene Asis of People’s Journal, has passed on the post to Salve Asis, expressing full confidence in her decades-long experience in the industry.

As Asis assumes the leadership of SPEEd, her top priority is to organize the 7th edition of The Eddys or The Entertainment Editors’ Choice movie awards by July and to conduct charity works, a tradition the group has been following since its formation.

The group elected Tessa Mauricio-Arriola from The Manila Times for the Vice President Internal post, while Gerry Olea from Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) is the Vice President External.

The Secretary position is shared by Gie Trillana (Malaya) and Maricris Nicasio (Hataw). Dondon Sermino of Abante and Dinah Sabal Ventura of Daily Tribune were reelected as Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer, respectively. Ervin Santiago (Bandera) and Nickie Wang (Manila Standard) were also reelected as PRO. Rohn Romulo (People’s Balita) takes on the role of Auditor.

Among its noteworthy members are Neil Ramos from Tempo, Robert Requintina from Manila Bulletin, Nathalie Tomada from Philippine Star, and Ian Fariñas from People’s Tonight.

Advisers Nestor Cuartero (Manila Bulletin and Tempo) and former president Eugene Asis (People’s Journal) contribute their valuable insights to the editorial leadership of the organization, ensuring a diverse and experienced team.