ABS-CBN has proven to be a child-sensitive and family-friendly network after its programs and stars received prestigious Anak TV awards from the Anak TV Foundation during an awarding ceremony held at the Quezon City Experience Hall in Quezon City.
After winning the hearts of young viewers for eight consecutive years as Makabata Stars, or personalities children can emulate, Kapamilya stars Coco Martin and Judy Ann Santos were officially inducted into the Makabata Hall of Fame. The two personally accepted their awards from Anak TV President Elvira Go.
Anak TV is an “advocacy organization that promotes television literacy and pushes the agenda for child-sensitive, family-friendly television in the Philippines.”
The organization enlisted 5,000 adult jurors, from different sectors all over the Philippines, to review the shows that would be awarded with the Anak TV seals, the seal of approval for programs to be watched by kids even with little or no adult supervision.
Among the Kapamilya shows that were chosen by the jurors were Matanglawin, Salamat Dok, Superbook, and Wansapanataym.”
The ABS-CBN’s regional shows Agri Tayo Dito, Bagong Umaga, Bagong Balita, Kabuhayang Swak na Swak, Magandang Umaga South Central Mindanao, Naimbag Nga Morning, Kapamilya, Sikat Ka Iloilo, Mag TV Na, Cebu, Mag TV Na, Amiga, Mag TV Na, Asenso Ta, Mag TV Na, Atin ‘To, Mag TV Na, De Aton Este, Mag TV Na, Magnegosyo Ta, and Mag TV Na, Oragon also made the cut and were also deemed child-friendly.
The Anak TV Foundation also recognized 15 Kapamilya personalities for making it to this year’s roster of Makabata Stars. They were voted by 11,000 people, mostly parents, teachers, and university students who believed they were ideal role models for children.
Atom Araullo led the list of male Makabata stars along with John Lloyd Cruz, Robi Domingo, Enrique Gil, Vhong Navarro, James Reid, and Jericho Rosales.
Liza Soberano topped the list of female Makabata stars along with Bea Alonzo, Yeng Constantino, Anne Curtis, Julia Montes, Yassi Pressman, Lea Salonga, and ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer, Charo Santos-Concio.
ABS-CBN COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes attended the ceremony.
Anak TV also recognized Ang Probinsyano, Dolce Amore, It’s Showtime, Maalaala Mo Kaya, and Matanglawin” as“Household Favorite Programs, the most popular among jurors.
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Minute to Win It offers more fun and excitement as it once again gives kids a shot at winning big prizes in its “Last Kid Standing” edition on ABS-CBN.
Like in “Last Man Standing,” eight kiddie players will battle it out in a series of six challenges with no time limit, using only ordinary objects that can be found at home and in the office. The player who is last to accomplish or cannot finish the challenge will be eliminated after each challenge, until only two players remain.
These two kiddie players will go straight to the Head-to-Head Challenge, where they will face off in three nerve-wracking challenges.
The competition is even more exciting because the first player who completes each challenge first gets to win toys, gadgets, appliances, or trips to different local and international destinations.
The player who wins two out of the three games in the Head-to-Head challenge will play the Ultimate Challenge, where he or she will be given the chance to win the P1 million-jackpot prize.
Kapamilya child stars Clarence Delgado, Raikko Mateo, Alonzo Muhlach, Vito Quizon, Marco Masa, Esang de Torres, Chun Sa Jung, and Nhikzy Calma are just some of the first Kapamilya child stars who are playing in the show, and face off with regular players who successfully auditioned.
Since Minute to Win It returned to television in July last year, it has consistently rated highly and remains as the most watched game show on local TV. Last year, it produced two millionaires: actresses Jodi Sta. Maria and Meg Imperial.
But aside from the program giving away prizes and helping out Kapamilya players, its host Luis Manzano has also given back to some of those who participated in its challenges. Luis has paid for the dentures of Tatay Roman, a dedicated father and owner of a sari-sari store. He also donated a tricycle to Kuya Onio, and paid for the birthday party of his daughter.
Minute to Win It: Last Kid standing airs Mondays to Friday on ABS-CBN.
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