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 last 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 receiving awards were Marco Antonio Masa (Natatanging BATA 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.