Clockwise, from top left: Jessica Soho, Rocco Nacino, Malou Mangahas, Tonipet Gaba, Michael V. and Drew Arellano
MANILA, Philippines - GMA News TV Channel 11 was the big winner at the 2013 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) held last week. The news channel took home six trophies.
In-depth primetime news program State of the Nation with Jessica Soho received the award for Best Newscast. Groundbreaking political drama Bayan Ko was awarded as Best Drama Series. Hard-hitting and heavily research-based Investigative Documentaries, hosted by Malou Mangahas, won as Best Public Service Program. Info-packed Poptalk with Tonipet Gaba took home the award as Best Children and Youth Program. Showbiz reality show Follow That Star won as Best Adult Educational Program, while travel show Biyahe ni Drew received a special citation also in the Best Adult Educational category.
Meanwhile, GMA Networkâ€™s Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was recognized as Best Magazine Show, Pepito Manaloto won as Best Comedy Program, while the news coverage Habemus Papam took home Best Special Event Coverage.
GMAâ€™s popular election advocacy anthem Dapat Tama, composed by Gloc9, won both for Best Secular Song and Best Music Video.