Various programs and personalities of GMA Network were recognized at the 41st Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) held at Teatro ng GSIS last Nov. 13.
The country’s most awarded and top-rating news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was honored again with the “Best News Magazine” award. The show, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, is hosted by GMA News pillar Jessica Soho.
Unang Hirit’s special coverage for the Lenten season, Unang Hirit sa Vatican and Italy, took home the “Best Special Event Coverage” award. This is the second time Unang Hirit’s Lenten special won at the CMMA. The special coverage featured UH host Susan Enriquez doing a live coverage from various holy sites in Rome, Vatican City, and other Italian landmarks.
Multi-awarded Public Affairs program Reporter’s Notebook was named as “Best Public Service Program” for its investigative report “Silang Pinakamahirap”—a two-part special which took viewers to one of the poorest provinces in the Philippines.
Sahaya, GMA’s inspirational epic drama series about a young woman from the Sama Dialut tribe whose unquenchable thirst for knowledge inspired her people to better themselves, won as “Best Drama Series;” while weekly sitcom Daddy’s Gurl was awarded as “Best Comedy Program”.
The highly successful Afternoon Prime drama series My Special Tatay won a special citation for “Best Drama Series or Program”.
Meanwhile, Biyahe ni Drew of leading local news channel GMA News TV took home the “Best Adult Educational/Cultural Program” for its “Sustainable Tourism in Zambales” episode.
Toppstar TV, GMA’s kiddie musical variety show in partnership with Rebisco Topps Sarap, received a Special Citation for “Best Children and Youth Program”.
For radio, Super Radyo DZBB’s Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide, anchored by Mike Enriquez and Joel Reyes Zobel, bagged the “Best News Program” award while Zobel’s Anong Say N’yo? also won as “Best News Commentary”. Talk To Papa, hosted by Papa Obet and Papa Marky of Barangay LS 97.1 Forever!, was likewise hailed as “Best Counselling Program”.
Every year, the Catholic Mass Media Awards honors students, professionals, and organizations that uphold Christian values among Filipinos through mass communication.
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