Students of the University of the Philippines Los Bañosrecently hosted the Gandingan 2009: UPLB Isko't Iska's Broadcast Choice Awards.Now on its third edition, this is the first award-giving ceremony in the fieldof broadcasting instituted by Community Broadcasters' Society of UPLB.
Founded in 2007, the Gandingan is the first and only UP-based awards that aimsto recognize outstanding broadcasters and broadcast programs in the country chosenby UPLB students.
The awarding ceremony was held last January 24 at the D.L.Umali Hall, UPLB Campus in Laguna. ABS-CBN took home 14 awards while GMA-7reaped a total of 12 awards.
For three consecutive years, the Kapamilya Network receivedthe highest honor of Best TV Station as well as trophies for Best AM Station(DZMM), Best FM Station (Alam mo na yan 101.9) and Best Music Station (MYX).
"This award is an inspiration for the whole ABS-CBNmanagement. We assure you that we in ABS-CBN give importance to thisrecognition. We are honored to receive the Best Station of the Year for threestraight years and we are looking forward to being here again next year,"said ABS-CBN Production Development and Control Head Linggit Tan, who receivedthe Best TV Station of the Year award in behalf of the Lopez-owned network.
For the third straight year, ABS-CBN won the Best NewsAnchor award for Korina Sanchez, Best Disk Jock for Martin D, Best Video Jockfor Iya Villana and Best Talk Show Host for Boy Abunda.
Completing the awards of ABS-CBN are Best Morning Show for UmagangKay Ganda, Most Development-Oriented Panel Discussion Program for Harapan,Best Panel Moderator for Ted Failon and two-time awardees Best AM Announcer forKorina Sanchez, Most Development-Oriented AM Radio Station for DZMM and BestTalk Show for Boy & Kris.
KAPUSO AWARDS. GMA Network's longest-runningdocumentary program, I-Witness, won in two categories: the MostDevelopment-Oriented Public Affairs Program Category and the Most Development-OrientedDocumentary Program Category.
One of its hosts, Howie Severino, won the Best Documentary Filmmaker award.
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was recognized as the MostDevelopment-Oriented Magazine Program. Program host Jessica Soho got two awards: the Best Public AffairsProgram Host and the Best Magazine Program Host.
Mike Enriquez won the Best Investigative Program Host awardwhile his show Imbestigador bagged the Best Investigative Program award.
Jiggy Manicad, GMA Senior News Producer, copped the Best Field Reporter plum;Vicky Morales was named Best Public Service Program Host; and her program WishKo Lang! was awarded Best Public Service Program.
Meanwhile, GMA-7's sister channel, Q Channel 11, was namedthe Most Development-Oriented TV Station.
Here is the list of winners for the Gandingan 2009: UPLB Isko't Iska'sBroadcast Choice Awards.
Best News Anchor: Korina Sanchez
Best Panel Moderator: Ted Failon
Best Talk Show: Boy and Kris
Best Talk Show Host: Boy Abunda
Best Public Affairs Program Host: Jessica Soho
Best Investigative Program Host: Mike Enriquez
Best Public Service Program Host: Vicky Morales
Best Field Reporter: Jiggy Manicad
Best Documentary Filmmaker: Howie Severino
Best Morning Show: Umagang Kay Ganda
Best Music Station: MYX
Best FM Station: Alam mo na yan 101.9
Best Disc Jock: Martin D.
Best VJ: Iya Villania
Best AM Station: DZMM
Best Investigative Program: Imbestigador
Most Development-Oriented Documentary Program: I-Witness
Best Public Service Program: Wish Ko Lang
Most Development-Oriented Magazine Program: Kapuso Mo,Jessica Soho
Most Development-Oriented TV Station: Q11
Best AM Announcer: Korina Sanchez
Most Development-oriented Panel Discussion: Harapan
Most Development-oriented Radio Station: DZMM
Best Network: ABS-CBN