FOR continuing its mission to inspire the youth through child-friendly programs, broadcast company GMA Network brought home the most number of honors from the prestigious Anak TV Awards, getting a total of 50 awards for its various shows and personalities during the ceremonies held last Dec. 7.
Earning the coveted Anak TV Seals anew are GMA-7’s “24 Oras” and “24 Oras Weekend”; “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho”; “Unang Hirit” and “Wish Ko Lang.” “AHA!,” “Pinoy MD,” “Born To Be Wild,” “Tunay na Buhay” and “I-Bilib” were also conferred an Anak TV Seal each. Joining the roster of Anak TV Seal awardees for this year are “Pepito Manaloto,” “Stories for the Soul,” “Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko,” “All Star Videoke,” “Sarap Diva,” “Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw” and “Sherlock Jr.”
GMA Regional TV (GMA RTV) took home its biggest winning haul in recent years: “Balitang Amianan,” “Balitang Bisdak,” “One Mindanao,” “Kapuso sa Panagbenga: The Balitang Amianan Special Live Coverage,” “Pit Senyor: The Balitang Bisdak Special Live Coverage” and “Byaheng Do30.”
These programs were affirmed as “child-friendly” by adult jurors from various sectors nationwide after a thorough assessment screening.
Hailed by the jury as Male Makabata Stars for this year are Dingdong Dantes, Alden Richards, Atom Araullo, Drew Arellano and Michael V. The Female Makabata Stars are Marian Rivera-Dantes, Maine Mendoza, Barbie Forteza, Bianca Umali, Kara David and Gloria Romero. These personalities were deemed by the national jury as the “most admired, child-sensitive TV personalities” worth emulating by the youth. PR