ABS-CBN bagged a total of 21 awards versus GMA with 13 and TV5 with none, making it again the most-awarded TV station at the Gandingan and the top choice among students of the University of the Philippines’ Los Banos (UPLB) for the seventh year now.
ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs programs and personalities raked this year’s recognitions that include “Rated K” as the Best Magazine Program; Korina Sanchez as the Best Magazine Program; “Umagang Kay Ganda” as Best Morning Show with its hosts as Best Morning Show Hosts; Ted Failon as Best Investigative Program Host for “Failon Ngayon;” “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” as Best Development-Oriented Talk Show with Boy Abunda as the Best Development-Oriented Talk Show Host; and “Matanglawin” as Best Educational Program.
ABS-CBN’s AM and FM stations, DZMM and Tambayan 101.9, also had its share of awards for the radio categories and bagged the Best AM Announcer recognition for Ted Failon in “Failon Ngayon sa DZMM; Most Development-Oriented AM program for “Radyo Negosyo;” Best Disc Jock for DJ Cha-Cha and Most Development-Oriented FM Program for “Anong Meron?”
Studio 23’s now defunct lifestyle program “Us Girls” won as the Best Women-Oriented Program and it hosts Angel Aquino, Chesca Garcia-Kramer, and Iya Villania were named as Gandingan ng Kababaihan.
Meanwhile, Kim Atienza once again took home the Gandingan ng Edukasyon award as well as the special citation for the Gandingan ng Kalikasan; Carl Balita also brought home the same citation he got last year as the Gandingan ng Kabuhayan; and ABS-CBN was again named as the Gandingan ng Pinilakang Tabing.
The Gandingan Awards is the annual awards program of the UP Community Broadcasters’ Society in the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). Over a thousand students vote for programs and personalities that strive to promote development-oriented issues.