March 11 2020
GMA News pillar and multi-awarded broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco reaffirms her commitment to Serbisyong Totoo as she renewed her contract with GMA Network on Wednesday, March 11.
Present during the contract signing were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon, President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., EVP and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, and SVP for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores. Joining them were Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angela Javier Cruz and Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Jojo Aquio.
A loyal Kapuso since 1996, Tiangco co-anchors GMA’s flagship newscast 24 Oras and also hosts the award-winning drama anthology Magpakailanman. On top of her TV stint, she concurrently serves as the founder and ambassador of GMA Kapuso Foundation, the Network’s socio-civic arm.
Tiangco shares how grateful she is with the Network’s management and looks forward to more years of providing Serbisyong Totoo. “Walang sawa ang aking pagpapasalamat sa GMA dahil sa mahigit dalawang dekada naming pagsasama ay walang sawa rin ang mabuting pakikitungo nila sa akin. And I always thank the Lord na patuloy akong binibigyan ng lakas upang makapagsilbi at makapagbahagi ng aking kakayahan sa mga Kapuso. I hope and pray na magtuloy-tuloy pa ang pagtitiwala at pagmamahal nila sa akin sa mas marami pang mga taon,” the veteran broadcaster says.
Gozon equally shared how fortunate GMA is to have Tiangco as a Kapuso. “Alam naman ng lahat kung gaano kagaling si Mel Tiangco as an anchor. Hindi lang sa news, pati na rin sa top-rating program na Magpakailanman. At ‘yung kanyang sincerity na makapagserbisyo sa mga tao sa Kapuso Foundation ay talagang hindi mo maku-question. Kaya naman talagang we are lucky to have Mel Tiangco with us,” he says.
The Kapuso news pillar is the first broadcast journalist to receive the Rotary Peace Award in 2019, the highest award given by the Rotary International District 3830. Last February 12, Tiangco was hailed the 2020 Distinguished Woman of Service Award by the San Beda University Alumni Association. She was also named “Outstanding Lasallian Media Practitioner for Public Service” by the De La Salle University’s Gawad Midya 2019 and was awarded the Las Damas de Rizal Excellence for Women in Media and Public Engagement by the Las Damas de Rizal-Philippines in 2018.