PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"Media giant GMA Network reaped accolades at the 2011 Anak TV Seal Awards held last December 8 and in the PopDev Awards held on November 29.
"Broadcast journalists Mel Tiangco and Mike Enriquez, anchors of GMA's top-rating primetime newscast 24 Oras, were elevated to the Anak TV Makabata Award Hall of Fame after seven years of consistently topping the annual surveys of TV personalities who are "trustworthy, reputable and are role models to children."
"Magandang pangitain ito na ang mga bata sa Pilipinas nanonood ng mga programang pambalitaan. This is something to look forward to para sa bansa natin," said Enriquez.
"Thecountry's no. 1 TV newscast24 Oras made it to Anak TV's list of Top 10 Household Favorite TV Shows together with the news magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, longest-running noontime variety show Eat Bulaga and the epicserye Amaya. Eat Bulaga host Vic Sotto and GMA news pillars Jessica Soho, Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales were likewise included in the list of TV personalities who are considered the "most credible, wholesome and worth emulating by the youth."
"Sabi nila, children are great imitators so give them something great to imitate. That's what Anak TV does; kinikilala nila yung mga dapat tularan. Nakakatuwa kasi isa akong working mom at tuwing tinitignan ko ang mga anak ko, gusto ko talagang maging maganda ang mundo para sa kanila," Morales said.
"During the awarding ceremonies, Anak TV also bestowed the Anak TV Seal to television programs that the organization deemed "wholesome and child-safe."
"The GMA programs that received such an iconic seal are AHA!; Art Angel; HanepBuhay; Kap's Amazing Stories; Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho; Pepito Manaloto; Pinoy MD; Sabadabadog; Tropang Potchi and Wish Ko Lang!
"GMA News TV, the number one news channel in the Philippines, also received Anak TV Seals for its shows Ang Pinaka; Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie; Brigada; Day Off; Front Row; Full Time Moms; Good News; I-Juander; Kuwento ni Rizal (Special); On Call; Pluma (Special); Pop Talk and Reel Time.
"At the 7th PopDev Awards, GMA News TV also received the Best Magazine/Talk Show Program Award for the "RH Bill: The Grand Debate TV special," which aired in May. The said special gathered representatives from the government, religious groups, and women's organizations for a debate on the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill. It also enjoined viewers to actively participate in the discussion through the use of social media tools.
"Meanwhile, GMA-7's documentary program Reporter's Notebook bagged the Best TV Documentary Program Award for its "RH Bill: Sagot o Salot" episode.
"Runners-up in the 7th PopDev Awards include the public affairs program Bawal ang Pasaway Kay Mareng Winnie (GMA News TV) in the Best Magazine/Talk Show Program category for the episode "K+12 Education", Front Row (GMA News TV) in the Best TV Documentary category for the episode "Bente Dos" and Ma. Bernadette Reyes of GMA News Online in the Best Feature/Magazine Article category for her article "Schools Made of Bottles."
"GMA News TV is the news channel of GMA Network, while GMA News Online (www.gmanetwork.com/news) is the Network's news website."
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