GMA Network cited at Gandingan 2014

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014


FOR continuously delivering quality programs to its viewers, GMA Network brought home a total of 19 awards in the Gandingan 2014: The 8th UPLB Isko't Iska's Broadcast Choice Awards held recently at the University of the Philippines in Los Banos.

GMA Network was awarded as the Highly Commendable TV Station; while GMA VP for News Programs Jessica Soho was named as Best News Anchor for GMA News TV's flagship newscast State of the Nation with Jessica Soho and as Best Magazine Program Host for Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, which also won as Best Magazine Program.

I-Witness’ “Tawid Eskwela” episode was awarded as Best Documentary while I-Witness host Kara David was recognized as Best Documentarist.

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Pioneering wish-granting program Wish Ko Lang and host Vicky Morales earned the Best Public Service Program and Best Public Service Program Host awards, respectively.

Reporter's Notebook, meanwhile, took home the Best Investigative Program award while Maki Pulido and Jiggy Manicad were named as Best Investigative Program Hosts. Early morning news magazine show Unang Hirit and its hosts led by Arnold Clavio were given the Special Citation for Best Morning Show and Best Morning Show Hosts award, respectively. Drew Arellano, host of the Sunday informative program Aha!, won as Best Development-Oriented Children's Program Host.

Born To Be Wild and its hosts Dr. Nielsen Donato and Dr. Ferdz Recio, in turn, were given the Special Citation for Best Environmental Program and the Special Citation for Gandingan ng Kalikasan, respectively.

GMA News TV's I Juander was named as Best Youth-Oriented Program while Susan Enriquez and Cesar Apolinario received the Best Youth-Oriented Program Hosts. Investigative Documentaries, which also airs on GMA News TV, was recognized as Best Women-Oriented Program with Malou Mangahas earning the Best Women-Oriented Program Host award.

The Gandingan Awards is organized annually by the UP Community Broadcasters’ Society of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 05, 2014.

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