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GMA Network bags honors at the 25th Star Awards for Television

Jessica Soho honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for Broadcasting Excellence

Broadcast giant GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) received honors from the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) at the recently concluded 25th Star Awards for Television held at Newport Performing Arts Theater of the Resorts World Manila, Pasay City .

The Network’s News and Public Affairs group was once more commended for its brand of Serbisyong Totoo with GMA Network’s VP for News Programs Jessica Soho, widely regarded as the most awarded Filipino broadcast journalist, receiving the Excellence in Broadcasting Lifetime Achievement Award.

The country’s most credible primetime newscast 24 Oras, anchored by Kapuso News pillars Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco, was awarded Best News Program.

Multi-awarded news anchor and public affairs host Vicky Morales, in turn, won as Best Female Newscaster for the Network’s late-night newscast, Saksi.

Television’s longest-running documentary program I-Witness won as Best Documentary Program, while I-Witness hosts Howie Severino, Jay Taruc, Sandra Aguinaldo, and Kara David won as Best Documentary Program Hosts.

Art Angel won as Best Children Show, and its hosts Tonipet Gaba and Roxanne Barcelo won as Best Children Show Hosts.

The newly launched GMA News TV (GNTV), now television’s number one all-news channel, produced the Best Documentary Special Pluma: Rizal, Ang Dakilang Manunulat.

GMA’s winning streak continued to cover the Kapuso Network’s entertainment programs. The 16-year old top rating program Bubble Gangwon as Best Gag Show. Singer-songwriter and one of Bubble Gang’s lead actors Ogie Alcasid won as Best Comedy Actor.

The first ever reality sitcom on television starred by award-winning actor Michael V., Pepito Manaloto, won as this year’s Best Comedy Show.

Early primetime series Little Star billed by Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Paolo Contis, and child actor Nicky Castro won as Best Daytime Drama Series, while Eat Bulaga’s Allan K won as Best Male Television Host.

GMA’s prized child star Jillian Ward won as Best New Female TV Personality for her launching program Trudis Liit.

The weekend afternoon program Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts won as Best Youth-Oriented Show, while its lead actors Teejay Marquez and Derrick Monasterio won as Best New Male TV Personalities.

Other special awardees include German “Kuya Germs” Moreno , who received the Master Star Builder Award; and the late television director Lito Calzado, who received the Posthumous Award.

The PMPC Star Awards for Television, founded after the 1986 EDSA Revolution, is an award giving body that annually recognizes outstanding artists and programs produced by television networks in the country. (GMA 7 Press Release)