GMA Public Affairs show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS) continues to raise the Philippine flag as it earns a finalist spot at the 2023 Asia Contents Awards (ACA) and Global OTT Awards – adding to the show’s long list of international recognitions.
Hosted by Jessica Soho, KMJS is nominated in ACA’s Best Reality and Variety category for its story “Sugat ng Pangungulila (Wounds of Woes).” KMJS is the sole Philippine nominee in the category, joining Netflix’s Physical 100, SNL Korea Seasons 3 & 4, Let’s Feast Vietnam, Our Game: LG Twins, TVING’s Food Chronicle, and Content Wavve’s Bloody Game 2.
“Sugat ng Pangungulila (Wounds of Woes)” featured the story of Daxen – a son of an OFW who suffered an undiagnosed skin disease. With the help of KMJS, Daxen’s neighbors, the local government units, and the hospital in Antique, Daxen was rescued and is now continuing with his maintenance medicines. After the episode was aired, help came not just from neighboring cities and provinces but also from Filipinos abroad. Daxen’s story even inspired his town to create a rescue volunteer group called DAO Lifesaving Advocates.
“We are happy and grateful that our story about Daxen is being recognized by another prestigious international award-giving body. To be nominated is an honor by itself because the Busan Asian Content Awards is tough,” Soho said.
The winners of the ACA will be announced at the BIFF Theater, Busan Cinema Center in Korea this October.
Early this year, Daxen’s story gave KMJS its third New York Festival medal since 2019 when it won the World Gold Medal at the prestigious 2023 New York Festivals TV & Film (NYF) Awards.
Meanwhile, apart from awards, KMJS remains the most watched TV program in the country in August.
Data from Nielsen TV Audience Measurement show that for the month of August, KMJS topped all programs with a combined (GMA and GTV) people rating of 16.3 percent in Urban Philippines and 14.8 percent in Total Philippines.
Online, KMJS’ numbers continue to grow. As the most followed Philippine TV program on Facebook, KMJS’ official Facebook page has already reached 30 million followers.
Last September 3, KMJS aired the exclusive interview of Jessica with the wife of the late Mike Enriquez, where Lizabeth “Baby” Yumping-Enriquez shared their love story and the medical journey of late brodcast journalist. The interview landed on #1 spot on YouTube Philippines.