Several GMA News and Public Affairs programs and personalities were recognized during the 11th COMGUILD Media Awards held recently at Ateneo de Manila University.
GMA News anchor and Peabody awardee Jessica Soho was named this year’s Best Magazine Show Host. Her top-rating Sunday program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, won Best Magazine Show.
Meanwhile, GMA News TV’s Biyahe ni Drew was cited Best Lifestyle Program, while Drew Arellano took home the Best Lifestyle Program Host award.
Senior news reporters Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali won Most Outstanding Male News Presenter of the Year and Best Female Field Reporter of the Year, respectively.
Rounding off the list of Kapuso winners was 24 Oras, which was elevated to the Hall of Fame following its five-year winning streak as Best News Program.
Prior to the Media Awards, 24 Oras co-anchor Mel Tiangco was among the select speakers at COMGUILD’s Annual Conference of Journalism and Mass Communication Students of the Philippines.
Talking about this year’s theme, “Truth, Honesty and Integrity: Media Ethics and Social Responsibility,” Tiangco shared her insights on working in the media and the changes in the said profession.
Tiangco, who is a COMGUILD Hall of Fame awardee, also related her experiences as founder of GMA Kapuso Foundation, saying, “Apart from being a news personality, my passion lies in public service.” She also encouraged students and media professionals to further hone their craft and use broadcast media to help the oppressed and the marginalized achieve a better life.
This year’s COMGUILD Media Awards winners were chosen by a board of judges made up of college deans, teachers, and other members of the academe from different universities in the Philippines.
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