PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"GMA Network Inc. (GMA) emerged as the big winner at the 2nd People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Makatao Awards for Media Excellence held at Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City on November 28.
"GMA was once again hailed as TV Station of the Year, besting competition for the second year in a row. The prestigious award recognizes the Network’s outstanding contributions in enhancing public understanding of the role and impact of good people management as a member of the mass media.
"PMAP also recognized the Network's efforts in providing viewers with quality programs upholding its vow to deliver Serbisyong Totoo. Its primetime flagship newscast 24 Oras won as the Best News Program with Senior Program Manager John Ray Arrabe receiving the award. "Patunay ang parangal na ito na ang pagka-makatao at ang mga kwentong makatao ang nasa puso ng 24 Oras at ng GMA," Arrabe said.
"24 Oras news anchor and multi-awarded broadcast personality Mel Tiangco was declared Best Female Newscaster.
"For Tiangco, citations like these serve as an inspiration as she said, “’Yung ganitong klaseng recognition, we interpret this to mean na nakikita nila ‘yung mga prinsipyong talagang ginagawa natin sa 24 Oras and that all the more inspires us.”
"Likewise, the award-winning and top rating news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was proclaimed as this year’s Best Public Affairs Program.
"Its host, Jessica Soho, one of the country’s most acclaimed broadcast journalists, was in turn honored as the Best Public Affairs Host for the second time.
“Tuwing may bagong recognition na binibigay sa atin ay paalala rin ‘yan sa nadadagdagan din nating responsibilidad sa ating mga manonood,” shared Soho who is also GMA’s Vice President for News Programs.
"Also present in the ceremony was GMA Vice President for Human Resources Development Atty. Gerrome Y. Apolona, who was one of the guest speakers in the event delivering a speech on behalf of GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon.
“Ang award na ito ay pagkilala sa kakayahan at kapasidad ng ating Network na ipromote ang leadership at public service kaya’t malugod tayong nagpapasalamat sa PMAP,” remarked Atty. Apolona."
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