December 09 2019
Leading broadcast company GMA Network continues to be recognized by various award-giving bodies this year.
At the 13th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards last November 15, GMA News brought honor to the Network through “Drought in Numbers: Farmers Farming No More”—a story produced by GMA News Reporter Tina Panganiban-Perez and the GMA News Special Assignments Team which won as the Best Agriculture TV Story of the Year.
Earning another award was “A Very Long Summer” by Jessica Bartolome and Dona Magsino, which won the Best Agriculture Online Story award.
The Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards is an annual event of Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing, Inc. which celebrates the work of agriculture journalists all over the country.
Meanwhile, during the celebration of the 9th National Statistics Month last October 1, Brenda Barrientos-Vallarta of GMA News Research won for the Network the Best Statistical Reporting in Online Media award for her story “Where the Votes Are: Taking a Look at the Vote-Rich Regions, Provinces, and Cities Ahead of Eleksyon 2019”. With the theme “Data Innovation: Key to a Better Nation,” the Philippine Statistics Authority recognizes the significant role and contribution of the media in promoting and popularizing official statistics from the Philippine Statistical System through news and features.
Various learning institutions in the country also gave recognitions to the GMA Network programs and personalities.
At the COMGUILD Academe’s Awards, Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado was awarded as the Advertiser’s Friendly Host (Female Category).
Multi-awarded comedian and content creator Michael V., on the other hand, was hailed as the Most Admired Comedian and Queen of Creative Collaborations Heart Evangelista won as the Most Admired Social Media Influencer of the Year Award. Child actor and Eat Bulaga mainstay Sebastian “Baste” Granfon, has been elevated to the Hall of Fame for the Most Admired Child Endorser.
Meanwhile, Dantes family—Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera-Dantes, and children Zia and Ziggy—was awarded as the Most Admired Family Endorser.
At the Student Choice Awards for the Media by Biliran Province State University (BIPSU) last November 15, GMA News Pillar Mike Enriquez was named as the Media Persona of Excellence. Kara David won as the Best Documentary Program Host while Atom Araullo was hailed as the Student Leader’s Choice for TV Personality.
Asia’s Multi-Media Star Alden Richards was named as the Most Popular TV Personality of the Year.
Taking home the awards for Best Documentary Program and Best Travel Magazine Show were I-Witness and Biyahe ni Drew, respectively.
Capping off the Kapuso Network’s recognitions was Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’s win at the 1st Mass Media Choice Awards of the University of Batangas-College of Education. KMJS was awarded the Best Educational Magazine TV Show last October 26.