ABS-CBN and GMA-7 honored anew in UPLB Gandingan Awards

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Jan 30, 2009
Jessica Soho (upper left frame) and Vicky Morales were among the GMA-7 TV hosts honored in the Gandingan 2009: UPLB Isko't Iska's Broadcast Choice Awards. ABS-CBN anchors Ted Failon and Korina Sanchez also received trophies from the students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños.


Students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños recently 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 field of broadcasting instituted by Community Broadcasters' Society of UPLB.


Founded in 2007, the Gandingan is the first and only UP-based awards that aims to recognize outstanding broadcasters and broadcast programs in the country chosen by 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-7 reaped a total of 12 awards.

For three consecutive years, the Kapamilya Network received the 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-CBN management. We assure you that we in ABS-CBN give importance to this recognition. We are honored to receive the Best Station of the Year for three straight years and we are looking forward to being here again next year," said ABS-CBN Production Development and Control Head Linggit Tan, who received the Best TV Station of the Year award in behalf of the Lopez-owned network.

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For the third straight year, ABS-CBN won the Best News Anchor award for Korina Sanchez, Best Disk Jock for Martin D, Best Video Jock for Iya Villana and Best Talk Show Host for Boy Abunda.

Completing the awards of ABS-CBN are Best Morning Show for Umagang Kay Ganda, Most Development-Oriented Panel Discussion Program for Harapan, Best Panel Moderator for Ted Failon and two-time awardees Best AM Announcer for Korina Sanchez, Most Development-Oriented AM Radio Station for DZMM and Best Talk Show for Boy & Kris.

KAPUSO AWARDS. GMA Network's longest-running documentary program, I-Witness, won in two categories: the Most Development-Oriented Public Affairs Program Category and the Most Development-Oriented Documentary Program Category.

One of its hosts, Howie Severino, won the Best Documentary Filmmaker award.

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was recognized as the Most Development-Oriented Magazine Program. Program host Jessica Soho got two awards: the Best Public Affairs Program Host and the Best Magazine Program Host.

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Mike Enriquez won the Best Investigative Program Host award while 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 Wish Ko Lang! was awarded Best Public Service Program.

Meanwhile, GMA-7's sister channel, Q Channel 11, was named the Most Development-Oriented TV Station.


Here is the list of winners for the Gandingan 2009: UPLB Isko't Iska's Broadcast 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

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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

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Jessica Soho (upper left frame) and Vicky Morales were among the GMA-7 TV hosts honored in the Gandingan 2009: UPLB Isko't Iska's Broadcast Choice Awards. ABS-CBN anchors Ted Failon and Korina Sanchez also received trophies from the students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
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