September 08 2016
Several GMA News and Public Affairs programs and personalities were recognized during the 11th COMGUILD Media Awards held recently at the Ateneo de Manila University.
GMA News pillar and Peabody-awardee Jessica Soho was named as this year’s Best Magazine Show Host. Her top-rating Sunday program “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho”, in turn, won as Best Magazine Show.
Meanwhile, GMA News TV’s “Biyahe ni Drew” was cited as Best Lifestyle Program, while its host, Kapuso personality Drew Arellano, took home the Best Lifestyle Program Host award.
Senior news reporters Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali won as Most Outstanding Male News Presenter of the Year and Best Female Field Reporter of the Year, respectively.
Rounding off the list of Kapuso winners was “24 Oras”, which was elevated to the Hall of Fame following its five-year winning streak as Best News Program.
Prior to the Media Awards, 24 Oras co-anchor and GMA News pillar Mel Tiangco was among the select speakers during COMGUILD’s Annual Conference of Journalism and Mass Communication Students of the Philippines.
Talking about this year’s theme, “Truth, Honesty and Integrity: Media Ethics and Social Responsibility”, Tiangco shared insights about working in the media and the changes about the said profession.
Tiangco, who is a COMGUILD Hall of Fame awardee, also narrated her experiences as the founder of GMA Kapuso Foundation, saying that “apart from being a news personality,” her passion “lies in public service.” She also encouraged the students and media professionals to further hone their craft and use broadcast media to help the oppressed and the marginalized live better.
This year’s winners at the COMGUILD Media Awards were chosen by a board of judges comprised of college deans, teachers, and other members of the academe from different universities in the Philippines.