ABS-CBN Corporation picked up another Best TV Station trophy as its radio, news, and cable TV platforms were also recognized to amass a total of 24 awards at the 14th Gawad Tanglaw awards held at De La Salle-Zobel Alabang last week, April 8.
The country’s leading media and entertainment company won most of the major awards for entertainment, as expected, and also made a killing in the news and current affairs categories.
TV Patrol’s Noli De Castro won Best Male Anchor in a News Program; My Puhunan was named Best Public Service Program; SOCO won Best Investigative Program; while ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel; took home Best Business Program (On The Money); Best Lifestyle Program (Green Living); Best Opinion Talk Show (Headstart with Karen Davila); and Best Sports Program (Hardball).
Not to be outdone, DZMM, which was hailed yet again as Radio Station of the Year, also received Best Radio Female Anchor (Kaye Dacer for Aksyon Ngayon) and Natatanging Tanglaw ng Bayan sa Sining ng Radyo (Usapang Kapatid).
The 14-year-old award-giving body, which is composed of respected critics, scholars, and academicians, also honored the network’s top-rating entertainment programs and artists with Best TV Series (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano), Best Variety Show (ASAP), Best Comedy Show (Home Sweetie Home), Best Game Show (Celebrity Playtime), Best Reality/Talent Show (Your Face Sounds Familiar), and Natatanging Gawad sa TV-Edukasyon (Nathaniel).
Awards for the Kapamilya stars and talents were led by ties between Coco Martin (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano) and Paulo Avelino (Bridges of Love) for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series and between Julia Montes (Doble Kara) and Jodi Sta. Maria (Pangako Sa ‘Yo), who both took home the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series.
Other Kapamilya personalities who received awards were Marco Antonio Masa (Natatanging Baata for Nathaniel), Pilar Pilapil (Best Supporting Actress for Etiquette for Mistresses), Gerald Anderson (Best Single Performance by an Actor, for an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya), Angel Aquino (Best Single Performance by an Actress, for an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya), and ABS-CBN’s FM radio station MOR 101.9’s DJ Chacha (Best Radio DJ).
This is the 5th Best TV Station won by ABS-CBN this year. The multimedia corporation, which has long expanded its business beyond TV and radio broadcasting, is also the leader in the film, music, cable TV, and publishing industries in the Philippines. It also pioneered digital television through its “mahiwagang black box” ABS-CBN TVplus, and has its own mobile telephone company, ABS-CBNmobile, which offers exclusive made-for-mobile content, one of ABS-CBN’s many innovations as a pioneer in media and entertainment in the nation.
‘MMK’ presents the Nonito Donaire story
Today, MMK presents the inspiring life story of Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr., who overcame bullying to become a world boxing champion.
Nonito’s childhood was mostly miserable. Aside from always getting mocked at school because of his small stature, he also got beaten up by his grandfather whenever he would do something wrong.
Soon enough, his father brought him, together with his other siblings, to the US, but the bullying worsened because people hit him at school.
At age 11, he started training for boxing only because of his father’s encouragement, until he became a professional boxer at 18. But he then quit boxing when he discovered that his father was having an illicit affair, only to go back to it upon his mother’s request.
He reunited with his father until another serious disagreement arose between them, when his father expressed his disapproval of Nonito’s relationship with Rachel.
Joining this MMK episode are Kyle Banzon, Ian De Leon, Mickey Ferriols, Claire Ruiz, Ken Anderson, Harvey Bautista, Mitch Naco, Gigi Locsin, Ces Aldaba, Niña Dolino, and Josh Ford.
The episode is directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and written by Benson Logronio. MMK is led by business unit head Malou Santos.
MMK airs every Saturday on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch its latest episodes on iwantv.com.ph or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers.
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