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ABS-CBN Dominates the 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA)

ABS-CBN proves to be the most socially relevant and values-oriented TV network as it received the most number of awards in both radio and TV categories in the recent 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).

ABS-CBN bagged a total of nine recognitions for TV that include Best Drama Series for advocacy-series “Budoy”; Best Comedy Program for “Toda Max”; Best News Magazine Program for “Patrol ng Pilipino” episode “Monasteryo”; Best Children and Youth Program for “Wansapanataym”; Best News Program for “TV Patrol Weekend”; and Best Station ID for “Pinoy Summer Da Best Forever” that featured Sarah Geronimo & Gerald Anderson.

Special citations were also given to “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” in the Best Drama Series category; “Failon Ngayon” for Best News Magazine Program; and “Matanglawin” for Best Children’s Program.

For the radio categories, a total of nine awards were also given to ABS-CBN’s AM radio station DZMM. DZMM won Best Radio News Program for “Patrol Balita Alas Dose”;Best News Commentary for “Failon Ngayon”; Best Special Event Coverage for DZMM Teleradyo’s “Baha sa Bulacan Coverage”;Best News Program for “Radyo Patrol”;Best Public Service Program for “Radyo Negosyo”; and Best Business Commentary for “Sikap Pinoy” plus special citations for “Usapang Kapatid” in the Best Counseling Program category; “Music and Memories” in the Best Entertainment Program (Special Citation) and “Todo Todo Walang Preno” in the Best Entertainment Program.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN’s drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” hosted by ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio, was formally recognized in the CMMA Hall of Fame for the Best TV Drama program while DZMM’s radio program “Dr. Love” was also acknowledged as hall of famer in the Best Radio Counselling Program category.

ABS-CBN also earned recognition in the music category as its music video “Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas,” performed by Angeline Quinto and Vincent Bueno for travel website Choose Philippines, won as the Best Music Video and Juris’ “Dahil Sa’Yo” under Star Records won as Best Secular Song.

The Kapamilya Network’s head for Corporate Communications, Bong Osorio, was recognized in the Best Business Column category for his column COMMONNESS published weekly in national broadsheet The Philippine Star.

ABS-CBN bagged a total of 22 awards compared to TV5 with five and GMA 7 with only two. Out of the 22 recognitions, nine came from DZMM while its rival DZBB got none.

Organized by the Archdiocese of Manila, the CMMA is awarded to media products, whether in radio, press, advertising, television and film, that enhance the total human development of the Filipino audience through the competent and professional use of mass media techniques and to promote the Christian values.

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