TV Patrol and Saksi tie as Best News Program at the 32nd Catholic Mass Media Awards

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Oct 14, 2010
(Top) Julius Babao, Karen Davila, and Ted Failon of TV Patrol; (bottom) Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales of Saksi. These news programs of ABS-CBN and GMA-7, respectively, were both honored at the 32nd Catholic Mass Media Awards held last night, October 13.

The 32nd Catholic Mass Media Awards honored publications, TV and radio stations that have promoted Christian values in outstanding ways for the past year. Through this annual event, the Archdiocese of Manila hands out trophies to values-oriented work in student communications, radio, print, television, cinema, music, the Internet and advertising.

The awards were given last night, October 13, at the University of Santo Tomas Medicine Auditorium in Manila.

This year's winners were chosen from entries that were published or aired in the mass media from May 2009 to April 2010. The winners exemplify CMMA values—Love for God; Love for Truth; Respect for Natural Environment; Promotion of Positive Filipino Values; and Love for Family and Life.

TELEVISION. ABS-CBN's TV Patrol World and GMA-7's Saksi tied for Best News Program.

Other awards received by the Kapamilya network are as follows: Kulilits (Best Children and Youth Program); Maalaala Mo Kaya (Best Drama Series); Si Bro ang Star ng Pasko (Best Station ID); Rated K (Best News Magazine); Ang Aming Mga Sala (Best TV Special); and TV Patrol Sabado (Best Special Event Coverage).


Winners of the Kapuso network include: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (Best Adult Educational/Cultural Program); Kandidato (Best Talk Show); and Unang Hirit (Best Public Service Program). The Sweet Life, aired on QTV 11, GMA-7's sister network, won Best Entertainment Program.

TV5's lone CMMA trophy was for the Jesuit Communication Foundation's show The Word Exposed, which was hailed as the Best Religious Program.

RADIO. DZMM 630 KHZ, the flagship AM station of ABS-CBN, swept five of the seven programs in the Radio category—counseling program (Dr. Love), drama program (Maalaala Mo Kaya), public service program (Tambalang Failon at Sanchez), news program (Radyo Patrol Balita), and news commentary (Pasada Sais Trenta).

DZMM also received two additional citations: Best Branded Radio Ad (Child Labor: Piko), and a special citation for Best Business Radio News or Feature (Sikap Pinoy).

In the cinema category, Unitel's The Red Shoes got a special citation from the award-giving body. Starring Nikki Gil and Marvin Agustin, this indie film tells the story of a young boy who keeps a pair of red stilettos as a way of holding onto his past with a loved one.


PRINT. ABS-CBN Publishing bagged the Best Special Feature award in the print category for Paalam Cory: An ABS-CBN Commemorative Special by Ernie L. Lopez.

MUSIC. In the music scene, Star Records' May Bukas Pa (Conversations of Bro and Santino) earned the Best Inspirational Album plum, while Fatima Rosario's "Awit ng Puso" in Journey to the Heart album earned a special citation for being the Best Inspirational Song.

Two recordings of GMA News & Public Affairs were honored this year: Bangon (performed by Rico Blanco for the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng) was chosen as Best Music Video while Sugarfree's "Panata sa Bayan" (used as the anthem for GMA News & Public Affairs' 50th anniversary) was chosen as the Best Secular Song.

Here is the list of winners in the 32nd Catholic Mass Media Awards for 2010:


Best Counseling Program - Dr. Love Radio Show (DZMM 630 KHZ / ABS-CBN)


Best Entertainment Program - Awit, Tula at Balagtasan (DZRM 1278 Radyo Magasin/PBS)

Best Educational Program - Art 2 Art with Lisa Macuja (DZRH - MBC)

Best Drama Program - Maalaala Mo Kaya sa DZMM (DZMM 630 KHZ / ABS-CBN)

Best News Commentary - Pasada Sais Trenta (DZMM 630 KHZ/ABS-CBN)

Best News Program - Radyo Patrol Balita Alas Syete (DZMM 630 KHZ/ABS-CBN)

Best Public Service Program - Tambalang Failon at Sanchez (DZMM 630 KHZ/ABS-CBN)


Best Entertainment Program - The Sweet Life (QTV 11)

Best Adult Educational/Cultural Program - Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7)

Best Children and Youth Program - Kulilits (ABS-CBN)

Best Drama Series/Program - Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)

Best Station ID - Christmas Station ID 2009: Si Bro ang Star ng Pasko (ABS-CBN)

Best Talk Show - Kandidato (GMA-7)

Best News Magazine - Rated K (ABS-CBN)

Best Public Service Program - Unang Hirit (GMA-7)

Best TV Special - Ang Aming Mga Sala (Jesuit Communication Foundation / ABS-CBN)


Best News Program - Saksi (GMA-7) & TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN)

Best Special Event Coverage - TV Patrol Sabado(ABS-CBN)

Best Religious Program - The Word Exposed (Jesuit Communication Foundation / TV5)


Best Album - Inspirational - May Bukas Pa: Conversations of Bro and Santino (Star Recording, Inc.)

Best Album - Secular - Mga Awit ng Mga Bagong Bida: Hamon ng Kabataan sa Kabataan (Communication Foundation for Asia)

Best Music Video - Bangon (GMA News & Public Affairs / GMA-7)

Best Song - Secular - "Panata sa Bayan" by Sugarfree (GMA News & Public Affairs / GMA-7)

Special Citations


Best Song - Inspirational - "Awit ng Puso" by Fatima Soriano (Journey to the Heart / Star Recording, Inc.)


Best Picture - The Red Shoes (Unitel Productions)


Best Comedy Program - Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7)

Best News Program - 24 Oras (GMA-7) & Balitang Bisdak (GMA Cebu)

Best Station ID - "Pasalove" GMA 2009 Christmas Station ID (GMA-7)


Best News Magazine - Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) & Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN)

Best Public Service Program - Halad sa Kapamilya (ABS-CBN Cebu) & Amianan Agenda (GMA Dagupan)

Best TV Special - Manaoag: The Call of the Virgin (Provincial Media Board Dominican Province of the Philippines / GMA-7)

Best Adult Educational/Cultural Program - Planet Philippines (GMA-7)

Best Special Event Coverage - Reporter's Notebook (GMA-7)

Best Talk Show - Mel & Joey (GMA-7) & The Bottom Line With Boy Abunda (ABS-CBN)

Best Children and Youth Program - Art Angel (GMA-7)

Best Drama Series/Program - Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN)

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(Top) Julius Babao, Karen Davila, and Ted Failon of TV Patrol; (bottom) Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales of Saksi. These news programs of ABS-CBN and GMA-7, respectively, were both honored at the 32nd Catholic Mass Media Awards held last night, October 13.
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