GMA Network emerged as the runaway winner in the recently concluded 3rd Kagitingan Awards for Television in a ceremony held at the Lou-is Grand Ballroom in Balanga, Bataan last April 17.
The Kapuso Network brought home the night’s highest distinction after being declared the first recipient of the Pinakamagiting na Istasyong Pantelebisyon, on top of it winning nine out of the 10 Pinakamagiting na Programang Pantelebisyon.
For the third consecutive season since the Kagitingan Awards was founded, four programs of the Network made it to the roster: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, I Witness, Reporter’s Notebook, and Eat Bulaga.
24 Oras, Born to be Wild, Pepito Manaloto, AHA! and Biyahe ni Drew complete the nine Kapuso programs distinguished by Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU).
Also last April, GMA won 14 awards from the first Platinum Stallion Media Awards at the Henry Noble Gymnasium of the Trinity University of Asia.
For television, Jessica Soho was Best News Anchor (Female) while Kara David the Most Trusted Field Reporter (Female). Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho and Wish Ko Lang were voted Best Public Affairs Program and Best Values-Oriented Program awards. I Witness won the Best Documentary Show award, while Survivor Philippines scored the Best Reality Show award.
Once Upon a Kiss with Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali won Best Primetime Show, while the Best Gag Show award was given to Bubble Gang. Celebrity Bluff won Best Game Show while Eat Bulaga the Best Noontime Show.
GMA Super Radyo dzBB 594 was honored as the Best AM Radio Station.
Ryzza Mae Dizon was acknowledged as the Best Child Female Film Actress.
Special awards were also given to news reporters Raffy Tima and Vonne Aquino as Outstanding Trinitian Media Practitioner awards.e Film Foundation, the L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratories in Bologna, Italy, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines facilitated the restoration efforts for both Filipino classics. The restoration and subsequent Cannes screening of Insiang was made possible after producer Ruby Tiong Tan turned over the rights of the film to FDCP’s National Film Archives of the Philippines.
After Insiang’s return to Cannes, the restored version premieres in Manila on June 24.
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