ABS-CBN rakes in 35 awards at UP Los Banos’ Gandingan 2017

Program, while hosts Sam Shoaf, AJ Urquia, Hannah Vito, Luke Alford, Mitch Naco, and Raven Cajuguiran were hailed as Best Children’s Program Hosts.

Knowledge Channel’s “MathDali,” hosted by Robi Domingo, Igi Boy Flores, Vic Robinson, and twins Joj and Jai Agpangan, was honored as UP CommBroadSoc’s Choice for Most Development-Oriented Educational TV Program, while “ASAP” emerged as the Most Development-Oriented Musical Program.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN Regional’s various station programs and personalities collected the most number of awards, winning 15, including Most Development-Oriented Morning Show (ABS-CBN Baguio’s “Naimbag Nga Morning, Kapamilya”), Best Morning Show Hosts (ABS-CBN Baguio’s Micaella Ilao and Dorothy Clasara), Gandingan ng Kabataan Award (ABS-CBN Bacolod’s Kurt Soberano, Charmaine Deatras, Carmela Arcolas-Gamboa and Agnes Chang), Gandingan ng Kabuhayan Award (ABS-CBN Bacolod's Kurt Soberano, Charmaine Deatras, Carmela Arcolas-Gamboa and Agnes Chang), Most Development-Oriented Livelihood Program (ABS-CBN Bacolod’s “Mag-TV Na, Amiga”), Most Development-Oriented Magazine Program (ABS-CBN Davao’s “Mag-TV Na, Mag Negosyo ‘Ta”), and Best Magazine Program Hosts (Onnie Alfaro and Benjamin “Lady Bam” Petilos, Jr. of ABS-CBN Davao’s “Mag-TV Na, Mag-Negosyo Ta!”).

Completing ABS-CBN Regional’s list of wins are Most Development-Oriented Educational Program (ABS-CBN CDO’s “Mag-TV Na, Asenso Ta”), Gandingan ng Edukasyon (ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro's Margaret Velasquez), Most Development-Oriented News Story (TV Patrol Northern Mindanao’s The School of White Kulamani), Most Development-Oriented Youth Program (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao’s “Arangkada”), Best Field Reporter (ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao’s PJ Dela Pena), Most Development-Oriented News Program (TV Patrol Southern Tagalog), Best News Anchor (TV Patrol Southern Tagalog’s Val Balita), and Most Development-Oriented TV Plug (ABS-CBN Batangas’ ‘Tuition’).

Three of ABS-CBN News Online’s stories also garnered recognition including Most Development-Oriented News Article (“Teachers Give Shelter to Students from Remote Villages in La Union"), Most Development-Oriented Online Feature Article (“Giving Back: Former Dishwasher Maid Now Bring Hope to Poor Kids"), and a Special Citation for Best Photography/Photo Story (“Hope in Education: From K to 10, Now Two More Years").

Organized by the University of the Philippines-Los Banos, The Gandingan Awards aims “to encourage the production and airing of developmental radio and TV programs for the benefit of every Filipino."