ABS-CBN Corporation bagged a total of 23 recognitions at the recently held 37th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for its socially relevant and values-laden programs and special projects.
ABS-CBN went home with 11 recognitions from the television categories that include Best News Program for “ANC’s The World Tonight,” Best Children and Youth Program for “Nathaniel,” Best Public Service Program for “Mission Possible,” Best TV Ad–Public Service category for ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management’s “Thank You sa Malasakit, Pope Francis” campaign tied with ABS-CBN Cebu’s “Panguma” campaign about farming.
Special Citations were also given to “TV Patrol Visayas” of ABS-CBN Cebu for the News Program category, while “Docucentral’s Ang Mabuting Pastol: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas,” “Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas,” and “Mukha: Pagsisikap” were cited for the Special Coverage and News Magazine categories. “Ryan Ryan Musikahan: Home for Christmas” of Jeepney TV and “Docucentral: Ako at ang Papa,” meanwhile, were cited for the TV Special category.
ABS-CBN’s flagship AM station DZMM also brought home honors headlined by “Failon Ngayon sa DZMM” for Best News Commentary, “DZMM Lenten Drama Special” for Best Drama Program, “Salitang Buhay” for Best Counseling Program, and “Dr. Love Always and Forever” for Best Entertainment Program while “DZMM Red Alert” received a Special Citation for the Educational Program category.
The Kapamilya Network was also recognized in the music category through Jamie Rivera’s “We Are All God’s Children” that won the Best Music Video and Best Inspirational Song awards as well as two Special Citations for the Inspirational Album and Secular Song categories. Produced by Star Music, the song paid tribute to the visit of Pope Francis last January.
Gary Valenciano’s (featuring son Gab Valenciano) “Ipagpatuloy Mo Galing ng Pilipino,” also produced by Star Music, won the Best Secular Song.
Meanwhile, Star Cinema, in partnership with Paul Soriano’s TEN17 Productions, bagged the Students’ Choice for Best Film award for their epic story of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao’s childhood, “Kid Kulafu.”
Organized by the Archdiocese of Manila, the CMMA is awarded to media products, whether in television, radio, film, music, advertising, and press, which 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.