Most Outstanding TV News Station
GMA once again cemented its stature as the no. 1 network in the industry as it earned not only the nods of television critics but the independent filmmakers’ as well.
On Sept. 27, it was declared the Most Outstanding TV News Station in the 2nd Inding Indie Short Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal held at the Quezon City Hall.
The Network’s flagship primetime newscast 24 Oras, headlined by Mel Tiangco and Mike Enriquez, and GMA News TV’s State of the Nation with Jessica Soho both took home the Most Outstanding TV News Program of the Year award.
Wish Ko Lang!, the country’s pioneering wish-granting program hosted by Vicky Morales, won Best Public Service TV Program of the Year.
Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman was cited Best Variety Show while German Moreno and John Nite were each voted Best TV Personality award.
The Best TV Program of the Year citation went to Eat Bulaga, the longest-running variety show in Philippine TV. Radio GMA dzBB’s Walang Siesta with Kuya Germs (German Moreno), meanwhile, was recognized as the Best Radio Program.
GMA Artist Center talents Ken Chan, Kristoffer Martin, and Jake Vargas were each conferred with the Icon of the Year award. Alessandra de Rossi was awarded Aktres ng Dekada for the short film Sitio Dolorosa by Marvin Gabas. Adolf Alix Jr., the director behind various Kapuso programs, won for himself the title “Pinakamahusay na Direktor ng Independent Films.”
Deliberated by independent filmmakers, directors, and actors, the Inding Indie Short Film Festival is now on its second year showcasing “the artistry of underprivileged
filmmakers” and recognizing the broadcast industry’s “contribution to strengthening media journalism” in the country.