ABS-CBN Corporation picked up from where it left off last year, winning two Best TV Station awards and hauling in a total of 29 awards at the 2nd Aral Parangal Awards of the Young Educators’ Council of SOCKSARGEN (YECS) and the Platinum Stallion Awards of Trinity University of Asia early in 2016. ABS-CBN News’ also solidified its reputation as the most trusted news source of Filipinos, after its two flagship newscasts “TV Patrol” and “Bandila” scooped up Best National News Program and Best News Program from Aral Parangal and Platinum Stallion awards, respectively.
The country’s largest news organization also received Best TV Magazine Show (“Rated K”), Best Educational TV Program (“Matanglawin”), Best TV Documentary (“Failon Ngayon”), and Best National TV News Anchor (Ted Failon) from Aral Parangal, which held its awarding ceremony last January 23.
ABS-CBN’s brave and truth-seeking journalists also triumphed at the Platinum Stallion Awards last February 3, after being conferred with Best Morning Show (“Umagang Kay Ganda”), Best Female AM Broadcast Journalist (Karen Davila), Best AM Radio Program (“Failon Ngayon”), Best Male News Anchor (Julius Babao), and Most Trusted Male Field Reporter (Atom Araullo).
The network’s top-rating entertainment programs and artists also got much love from the youth of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos. “It’s Showtime” was awarded Best TV Variety Show and Best Noon Show, “Gandang Gabi Vice” was Best Talk Show, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” was Best Drama Anthology, “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” was Best TV Game Show, “Dance Kidz” was Best Talent Search, while Vice Ganda was Best TV Personality.
Students of Trinity University of Asia, meanwhile, gave the following honors: Best Talent Show (“The Voice”), Best Female TV Personality (Meg Imperial for her portrayal in one “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode), Best Male Talk Show Host (Vice Ganda), and Best Female Talk Show Host (Kris Aquino), Best Film Actress (Dawn Zulueta in “The Love Affair”), and Best Child Actor (James “Bimby” Yap in the “Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin”). The Kapamilya network also won an award in Print category for Best Student-Oriented Magazine (Chalk, ABS-CBN Publications).
Two Kapamilya stars also took home two Trinitian Citations. Trinity alumni Bryan Termulo and Ahron Villena received Outstanding Trinitian Media Practitioner awards for Music and for Film, respectively.