Dingdong Dantes (left frame) receives the Outstanding Youth Ambassador Award from the International Business and Academe Conference. Meanwhile, Love Añover and Jiggy Manicad (right frame) garner the Service Excellence Award for Media for their reportage at the height of Typhoon Yolanda.

Photo: Noel Orsal (Dingdong) / Courtesy of GMA-7

The GMA Network ends the year with numerous awards for its talents and public affairs personalities.

The awards were given by highly respected organizations, among which are the International Business and Academe Conference (IBAC), People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), and the Federation of Associations of Private Schools and Administrators (FAPSA).

GMA News pillar Jessica Soho was named as the Outstanding Broadcaster of the Year in the 2013 IBAC’s Service Excellence and Partners Awards held last December 5.

Soho was cited for her exemplary service and commitment as the advocate of truth and fair news analysis.

World boxing champ and Kapuso personality Manny Pacquiao and Kapuso actor Dingdong Dantes, in turn, received the Outstanding Youth Ambassador Award.

Pacquiao was recognized for continuously bringing pride and honor to the country as the World’s Best Boxing Champion while Dantes’ commendation was based on his exemplary contribution as a Role Model for the Youth.

News personalities Jiggy Manicad and Love Añover each received the Service Excellence Award for Media from IBAC for their exemplary reportage at the height of Typhoon Yolanda.

In the 3rd PMAP Makatao Awards for Media Excellence held last week, Soho won the Best TV Public Affairs Host award while her program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was named as the Best TV Public Affairs Program.

Fellow GMA News pillar Mike Enriquez, co-anchor of the Network’s flagship primetime newscast 24 Oras, was awarded as Best TV Male Newscaster for 2013.

The Kapuso Network was also the big winner in FAPSA’s Tri-Media Awards held recently.

The GMA Network won major recognition as the Perfect Media Advocate while Soho was given the Excellence in Broadcast Journalism as Best TV News Anchor for her newscast State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.

GMA senior correspondents Sherrie Ann Torres and JP Soriano received the Excellence in TV News Reporting.

GMA News TV’s drama series Titser won the Excellence in Television Art Mini-Series Program while two of its stars, Lovi Poe and Agot Isidro, were given the Lead Artists Special Recognition.


I Juander, which also airs on GMA News TV, was awarded the Excellence in Television Art Educational Program award while its hosts Susan Enriquez and Cesar Apolinario were given Program Hosts Special Recognition.

The Breakthrough Talk Show Host Award, meanwhile, was given to child star host Ryzza Mae Dizon for her daily morning show The Ryzza Mae Show.