GMA Network earned the nod of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), taking home this year’s Outstanding TV Station award during VACC’s 18th Founding Anniversary held on Aug. 29 at Malacañang Palace.
The group recognized the Kapuso Network’s unwavering commitment in delivering credible and quality television programs that champion campaigns against crime and corruption.
Also winning big that night was the Kapuso Network’s flagship primetime newscast, 24 Oras, which won as Outstanding TV News Program. Its anchors, Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco, and Vicky Morales, were recognized as Outstanding TV News Anchors.
Meanwhile, DZBB’s Carlo Mateo was inducted to the Outstanding Radio Field Reporter Hall of Fame after winning the said award for five years now.
Aside from the abovementioned major awards, the Network also brought home a number of special citations from the VACC.
The Kapuso special awardees included I-Witness (TV Programs category); Howie Severino (TV Program anchors category) and Saleema Refran (TV reporters category).
Completing the list of GMA winners were DZBB (Radio Stations category); Bangon na Bayan (Radio Programs category); Joel Reyes Zobel (Radio Anchors category); and Allan Gatus (Radio Field Reporters category).
VACC was founded by Dante Jimenez in 1998, with incorporators and trustees composed mostly of victims of heinous crimes. With the theme “Kabalikat sa Tunay na Pagbabago (Partners for True Reform),” VACC’s anniversary also paid tribute to one of its founding members and former Chairman Emeritus, Lauro Vizconde, who passed away early this year.
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