Edilberto "Herbie" Gomez. Jr


Herbie Gomez started his journalism career as a newspaper correspondent 20 years ago. He has worked as a stringer for United Press International, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and Reuters, and as a correspondent for the now defunct Manila Chronicle, TODAY and The Manila Times.

He served as president of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club from 1999 to 2001. He was one of those who drafted the 2001 Code of Ethics of the COPC, the organization’s first since it was formed in 1951. He is presently the editor-in-chief of the Cagayan de Oro-based Mindanao Gold Star Daily. Gomez is an alumnus of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program on Investigative Journalism. He is also a recipient of the “Best Journalist of the Year” award given by the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban in 1994.