GMA-7 and ABS-CBN received six awards each during the recently concluded MTRCB TV Awards held last September 4 at the Gateway Cinema 5 in Quezon City. TV5 was able to bag three awards while QTV 11, Studio 23 and Net 25 were honored with one trophy each.
Movie and Television Review and Classification Board Chairperson Consoliza Laguardia told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) the goal of this awards night. "Through this, we're hoping to encourage the networks to come up with shows and programs that are not just entertaining but with values as well—that's very important."
It was revealed that the shortlist of nominees came solely from the submitted entries by the TV networks. The government-created regulatory board chose the winners based on the following criteria: redeeming values, social responsibility, acceptability, and moral accountability.
The formal event was hosted by Edu Manzano and MTRCB board member Jackie Aquino.
Here is the complete list of winners in the 1st MTRCB TV Awards:
1. Best News Program - Balitanghali (QTV 11)
2. Best Public Affairs Show - I-Witness (GMA-7)
3. Best Education Show - Sineskwela (ABS-CBN)
4. Best Children's Show - Mustard TV (TV5)
5. Best Reality Show - I Survived (ABS-CBN)
6. Best Talent Show - Talentadong Pinoy (TV5)
7. Best Comedy Show - Wow Mali (TV5)
8. Best Drama Special - Obra (Butch episode) (GMA-7)
9. Best Teleserye - Kahit Isang Saglit (ABS-CBN)
1. Best Actor - Michael V (Bubble Gang, GMA-7)
2. Best Actress - Bea Alonzo (I Love Betty La Fea, ABS-CBN)
3. Best Male Host - Edu Manzano (Pilipinas GKNB? ABS-CBN)
4. Best Female Host - Jessica Soho (Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, GMA-7)
1. Recognition Award for Promoting Nation Building - "Power to Unite" (GMA-7)
2. Special Award for Promoting Education - Y Speak (Studio 23)
3. Special Award for Promoting Environmental Protection - Born to be Wild (GMA-7)
4. Special Award for Promoting Family Values and Solidarity - Moments (Net 25)
5. Special Award for Promoting Moral Values - May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN)
Male Star of the Night - Ryan Agoncillo
Female Star of the Night - Isabel Oli
MTRCB Metro Manila Students Screenplay Award - Pasyon by Patrick John Valencia of the University of Santo Tomas
Lifetime Achievement Award - Gloria Romero