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GMA Network Wins Big at the 33rd CMMA

Broadcast giant GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) continued its winning tradition as it bagged a total of 13 awards at the recently concluded 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards (CCMA).

The Company’s leading broadcast platforms – national ratings winner GMA Channel 7, Philippines ’ leading news channel GMA News TV (GNTV), and Super Radyo DZBB 594 khz were vested with honors for “using the mass media to promote Christian values in an outstanding way.”

Leading the pack of GMA winners is the station’s flagship newscast, 24 Oras. The most trusted primetime newscast anchored by Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco won as this year’s Best News Program.

Early morning public affairs show Unang Hirit was awarded as Television’s Best Public Service Program; while GNTV’s flagship newscast State of the Nation with Jessica Soho was awarded as Best News Magazine Program.

Sandra Aguinaldo’s “Pasan Pasan,” which aired over the longest-running documentary program I-witness, won as Best Educational Program, while television’s pioneering environmental and wildlife show Born To Be Wild won a Special Citation for Best Adult Educational Program.

The Michael V.-starrer Pepito Manaloto, the country’s first-ever reality sitcom, won as Best Comedy Program; the Sunday primetime talk show Mel and Joey, which bid farewell in July 2011, won as Best Talk Show; while the Sunday variety show Party Pilipinas won as Best Entertainment Program. The Saturday morning children’s show Tropang Potchi won a Special Citation for Best Children and Youth Program.

Meanwhile, the country’s fastest growing AM station in terms of listenership, Super Radyo DZBB 594 khz, bagged four awards.

“Ikaw Na Ba? The Presidential Interview” hosted by veteran radio anchor Mike Enriquez, a special radio program produced during the height of the 2010 election campaign, won as Best Educational Program for the Radio category.

DZBB’s Aksyon Oro Mismo hosted by Gani Oro won as Radio’s Best Public Service Program. DZBB programs Bangon Na, Bayan, anchored by Joel Reyes Zobel; and Super Balita Sa Tanghali, Nationwide!, anchored by Melo del Prado and Gani Oro won Special Citations for Best News Commentary and Best News Program in the Radio category, respectively.

Established in 1978 by Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin, the CMMA is annually vested to outstanding works aired or published over mass media. (GMA 7 Press Release)