Winners of 2008 Catholic Mass Media Awards revealed

Winners of 2008 Catholic Mass Media Awards revealed

ABS-CBN’s longest-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya wins Best Drama Program. These photos are some of the episodes of MMK: (top) Eddie Garcia and Ms. Gloria Romero; (below, left) Gretchen Barretto and Phillip Salvador; and (below, right) Ms. Susan Roces.

The winners of the 30th edition of the Catholic Mass Media Awards was announced yesterday, October 29, during the ceremony held at Teatro ng GSIS in Pasay City. The awarding ceremony was attended by key personalities in the print media, radio, television, music, and the advertising industry.

Jolina Magdangal and The Company performed song numbers for the event that is organized by the Archdiocese of Manila. First handed out in 1978, the CMMA “pays tribute to those who have promoted Christian values in an outstanding way, in radio, press, advertising, television, and film.”

Some of the winners who were present yesterday were Korina Sanchez, the host of Rated K; Vicky Morales, the host of Wish Ko Lang; Dyan Castillejo, the host of Sports Unlimited. Wilma Doesnt, Lucy Torres’s co-host in The Sweet Life, also made it a point to personally receive the award for Best Talk Show. This QTV-11 program tied with Mel and Joey (GMA-7) for the said category.

Young star Krystal Reyes, the title character in Mga Mata ni Angelita, was also present to represent the GMA-7 show that won Best Drama in the television category.

ABS-CBN bagged six awards this year while DZMM 630, its flagship AM station, also received six awards.

GMA-7 took home four CMMA trophies while its sister station QTV-11 received three awards. The Kapuso Network’s AM station, DZBB 594, bagged one award during the CMMA. ABC-5 (now known as TV5) was honored with two awards.

Fr. Salvatore Putzu of the Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation was honored with a Serviam Award this year.

Here are the list of winners in the 2008 Catholic Mass Media Awards:

Radio:

Best Counseling Program: Dr. Love (DZMM 630 / ABS-CBN)

Best Public Service Program: Sugpuin Ang Korupsyon (DZRH / CCP)

Best Drama Program: Nagmamahal Manay Gina (DZBB / GMA)

Sugpuin Ang Korupsyon (DZRH / CCP)

Best Educational Program: Konsyumer at iba pa (DZMM 630 / ABS-CBN)

Best Entertainment Program: Back To The Eighties (Monster Radio RX 93.1)

Television

Best Adult Educational/Cultural Program: I-Witness The GMA Documentaries (GMA-7); Jay Taruc’s “Batang Kalabaw” and “Sandra Aguinaldo’s Iskul Ko No.1″

Best Business News/Feature: Asenso Pinoy TV (ABC-5)

Best Children’s Program: Kids On Q (QTV-11)

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

Best Entertainment Program: Day Off (QTV-11)

Best News Magazine: Rated K (ABS-CBN)

Best News Program: TV Patrol Central Visayas (ABS-CBN Cebu)

Best Public Service Program: Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7)

Best Special Event Coverage: Simbang Gabi Sa ABC (2007) (ABC-5)

Best Sports Show: Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN)

Best Talk Show Mel and Joey (GMA-7)

The Sweet Life (QTV-11)

Best TV Special Habilin: Ang Pitong Huling Wika ni Hesus (ABS-CBN)

Music

Best Album, Religious: Bukas Palad Hindi Kita Malilimutan (Jescom-Jesuit Music Ministry)

Best Album, Secular: Isang Kinabukasan (Wency Cornejo/GMA Records)

Best Music Video: Isang Kinabukasan (Wency Cornejo/GMA Records)

Special Citation

Best Entertainment: (TV) Sharon (ABS-CBN)

Best Drama (TV): Mga Mata ni Angelita (GMA-7)

Best Album, Secular: H.O.P.E. (Star Records, mixed artists)

Best Album, Religious: Rebirth (Universal Records, Gary Valenciano); Acoustic Recollection (Emmanuel Music)

Best Music Video: Balik SaBayan (Star Records)

Best Entertainment: (Radio) Wan Dey Isang Araw (DZAS-AM)

Best Business News: (Radio) Sikap Pinoy (DZMM 630 / ABS-CBN)

Radyo Negosyo (DZMM 630 / ABS-CBN)

Best News Program: Radyo Patrol Balita (DZMM 630 / ABS-CBN)

Best Education Program: Sa Kabukiran (DZMM 630 / ABS-CBN); Sulyap Kultura (DZRM 1278 Radyo Magasin & DZRP Radyo Pilipinas Overseas); Art 2 Art with Liza Macuja (DZRH)

JOCELYN DIMACULANGAN
Philippine Entertainment Portal

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