ABS-CBN President and COO Charo Santos-Concio led the Kapamilya stars, production heads, and staff who graced the event and came in full force to support USTv’s Quadricentennial edition as well as UST’s ongoing 400th year celebration.
As expected, Kapamilya star Coco Martin didn’t fail to please the crowd as he generated the loudest screams and cheers when he accepted the Student’s choice of Actor in a Daily Local Soap Opera award for his portrayal in the hit primetime series “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo.”
Angelica Panganiban, on the other hand, was named Student’s Choice of Actress in a Daily Local Soap Opera for her unforgettable and talked about performance as “Rubi.” Despite her absence during the awards proper, Angelica Panganiban still managed to send her words of gratitude to the Thomasian community via a text message read by ABS-CBN AdProm Head Biboy Arboleda, who accepted the award on her behalf.
UST also saw “Agua Bendita” in flesh and in human form at the jam-packed Plaza mayor as Andi Eigenmann personally accepted the award for Students Choice of Daily Local Soap Opera.
Meanwhile, Asia’s longest running drama anthology “MMK” hosted by ABS-CBN President and COO Charo Santos-Concio received its 7th USTv Award for the Drama Program category.
Host Boy Abunda went up the stage twice as he accepted the Students Choice of Entertainment News Program for “The Buzz” and Students Choice of Public Affairs-Talk Show Program for “The Bottomline.”
Other entertainment show recognized that night were “ASAP” for the Students Choice of Variety Show category and “He’s Beautiful” for the Foreign Soap Opera category.
In the news and current affairs categories, ABS-CBN was able to bag the Students Choice of Public Service Program for “Salamat Dok” and Educational Program for “Matanglawin,” where host Kim Atienza accepted the award.
Anchors Ted Failon and Karen Davila, on the other hand, were named the news anchors of choice by Thomasians as they won Students Choice of Male-News and Current Affairs Host and Female-News and Current Affairs Host respectively.
Star Records also took home an award in the Students Choice of Local Music Video category for Juris’ “Di Lang Ikaw.” Juris personally accepted the said award, which is the first ever recognition she received as a solo artist.
ABS-CBN’s free TV channel Studio 23 won as Students Choice of Sports Program for its airing of the UAAP games produced by ABS-CBN Sports, while ABS-CBN’s cable channel MYX won as the first ever recipient of the Students Choice of Music Channel.
Among the performers that night were Pilipinas Got Talent grand finalist Alakim and Showtime’s first grand winner XB Gensan.
ABS-CBN is indeed the network preferred by the youth evident with the recognitions given by various student-award giving bodies. Recently, ABS-CBN also ruled the Gandingan 2011: The 5th UPLB Isko’t Iska’s Broadcast Choice Awards where it took home 18 awards, including Most Development-Oriented TV Station.
The USTv Student’s Choice Awards is an award giving body spearheaded by the Office of the Secretary General of the University of Santo Tomas, which currently celebrates its 400th. Currently on its 7th year, it aims to give recognition to programs and personalities that promote Thomasian values and in harmony with the Catholic teachings.