ABS-CBN won the Best TV Station in the 24th Golden Dove Awards of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), held last April 29 at the Star Theater, bringing its total number of Best TV Station awards to seven in the first quarter of 2016. It won a total of 22 trophies, 17 from the TV category and five from the radio category.
Leading the individual winners from ABS-CBN is DZMM anchor Louie Tabing of the popular radio program on agriculture “Sa Kabukiran,” who was honored with the prestigious Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year award, which is given to broadcast professionals that have shown “exemplary performance in both their work and personal conduct.” Tabing also joins a presitigious list of the Ka Doroy award winners from ABS-CBN that includes Tina Monzon-Palma (2002) Korina Sanchez (2008), Ces Drilon (2010), Noli De Castro (2011), and Ted Failon (2013).
In the TV category, wildly popular TV drama “On The Wings of Love” bagged the Best Drama Program for TV to lead awardees like the long-running kiddie comedy show “Goin’ Bulilit” (Best Comedy Program), “Wansapanataym” (Best Children’s TV Program), The Voice Kids (Best Variety Program), Home Sweetie Home (Best Comedy Program), “Matanglawin” (Best Science and Technology Program), “Tapatan ni Tunying” (Best Public Affairs Program for TV in Manila), and “ASAP” (Best Variety Program for TV). TV personalities lead by “Tapatan ni Tunying” anchor Anthony Taberna won Best TV Public Affairs Program Host, while “My Puhunan” host Karen Davila who won Best Public Service Program Host, and actors Coco Martin (Best TV Actor for Drama) and Jodi Sta. Maria (Best TV Actress for Drama).
DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 was also recognized as the Best AM Radio Station, riding on the successes of the station’s various programs such as “SOCO SA DZMM” (Best Radio Public Affairs Program), “Radyo Patrol Alas Dose” (Best Radio News Program), “DYAB Radyo Patrol Balita sa Alas Dose” (Best Newscast for Provincial), “Aksyon Ngayon” (Best Public Service Program), “Sakto” (Best Variety Program), “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (Best Drama Program), and “Kapamilya Konek” (Best Magazine Program). The company’s FM station, MOR 101.9, on the other hand, grabbed the Best Drama Program for Radio in Manila thanks to their “Dear MOR 101.9 For Life” program.
ABS-CBN’s “Thank You For the Love Kapamilya!” station ID was also deemed as the Best TV Station Promotional Material.
ABS-CBN Regional also added to the total haul of the company during the awards night, with two of their own, as ABS-CBN Bacolod bagged the Best TV Station for Provincial while “TV Patrol Socksargen” and “Agri Tayo” from ABS-CBN Bacolod took home Best TV Newscast for Provincial and Best TV Public Service Program for provincial, respectively.
The KBP is the premier broadcast media organization in the country composed of owners and operators of radio and TV stations and the radio and TV stations themselves that aims to elevate professional and ethical standards in Philippine broadcasting, and promote social responsibility in broadcasting. The Golden Dove Awards is KBP’s way of recognizing excellence in broadcasting in the land.
ABS-CBN was also awarded Best TV Station at the Young Educators’ Council of SOCSKSARGEN’s (YECS) 2nd Aral Parangal Awards; Eastern Visayas State University’s (EVSU) 2nd Students’ Choice Mass Media Awards; 14th Gawad TANGLAW (Tagapuring mga Akademisyan ng Aninong Gumagalaw) composed of Jose Rizal University, Philippine Women’ University, University of Perpetual Help System, and Colegio De San Juan de Letran; Holy Angel University’s 2nd Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards; Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila’s 3rd UmalohokJUAN Awards; 12th USTv awards, and the Platinum Stallion Awards of Trinity University of Asia, prior to the newest distinction from the KBP.