December 27 2019
GMA Regional TV is proving to be the Filipinos’ regional channel of choice as it continues to gain viewership against competition and earn recognitions from various award-giving bodies including the “Best Regional TV Network” award at the 2019 Platinum Stallion Awards.
This is the third time that the regional arm of GMA Network took home the major award from the Trinity University of Asia.
Meanwhile, at the 41st Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA), GMA Regional TV also proved its strength in producing effective campaigns and quality programs. Its “#SpreadKindness” campaign was a finalist in the Best TV Ad Public Service category. Launched last year, “#SpreadKindness is an advocacy and public service campaign in the regions which aims to recognize and celebrate random acts of kindness made by ordinary people.
Securing finalist positions as well are various GMA Regional TV-produced programs and special coverage led by GMA Regional TV One Western Visayas. The pioneering unified Hiligaynon newscast was short-listed in the Best News Program category—the only regional newscast to be included alongside national and cable newscasts.
At the same time, the “Dinagyang Festival: Hala Bira!—The GMA Regional TV One Western Visayas Special Live Coverage” and “Pit Senyor: Sinulog Festival—The GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak Special Live Coverage” were both finalists in the Best Special Event Coverage category. Capping off the list is block timer program, “Biyaheng Do30” which was short-listed in the Best Adult/Education Program category.
This year, various programs and special coverage of GMA Regional TV have also been honored by Anak TV as “child-friendly”. Receiving the iconic Anak TV Seals were local newscasts GMA Regional TV Balitang Amianan (for North Central Luzon), GMA Regional TV One Western Visayas, and GMA Regional TV One Mindanao.
Earning Anak TV Seal as well were the various special coverage: “Dinagyang Festival: Hala Bira!—The GMA Regional TV One Western Visayas Special Live Coverage”, “Pit Senyor: Sinulog Festival—The GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak Special Live Coverage”, “Kapuso sa Kadayawan Festival–The GMA Regional TV One Mindanao Special Live Coverage’, and “Kapuso sa Panagbenga Festival—The GMA Regional TV Balitang Amianan Special Live Coverage”. “Biyaheng Do30”, which airs on Regional TV Mindanao stations, also received the Anak TV Seal.
“On behalf of the men and women of GMA Regional TV (RTV), I would like to thank the Trinity University of Asia (TUA), the Catholic Mass Media Awards, and the Anak TV Foundation for recognizing our work,” says GMA Regional TV Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. “Such recognitions inspire us to continue producing local TV programs and specials, and mount relevant regional activities. With #LocalNewsMatters always in our minds, these awards motivate us to continue leading relentless programming efforts that are more attuned to stories, voices, and viewership outside of Metro Manila as we enrich the lives of Filipinos everywhere. From our teams all over the Philippines—GMA Dagupan, GMA Ilocos, GMA Bicol, GMA Cebu, GMA Iloilo, GMA Bacolod, GMA Davao, GMA Cagayan de Oro, and GMA General Santos—we thank our loyal viewers, advertisers, and partners for supporting our efforts and initiatives, and making us No. 1 in their hearts and minds. Indeed, we are ending the year with grateful hearts. Rest assured that we will continue to give them quality programs and events in the coming years,” he ends.