ABS-CBN dominated the Gandingan Awards, the 11th UP Los Banos Isko’t Iska’s Multimedia Awards, by bagging 35 awards for its multi-platform programs, including Best Development-Oriented AM Station for DZMM Radyo Patrol 630.
Aside from winning the top award for radio, DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 took home other awards namely, Most Development-Oriented AM Program (“Failon Ngayon sa DZMM”) and a Special Citation for Most Development-Oriented Radio Drama (“Maalaala Mo Kaya sa DZMM” Bandana episode).
Kapamilya news personalities who also earned Gawad Gandingan’s approval include Ted Failon (Best AM Program Host), Atom Araullo (Best Public Service Program Host), Karen Davila (Gandingan ng Kabuhayan), and Boy Abunda (Best Talk Show Host for “The Bottomline”).
Other Kapamilya shows that won awards are “Umagang Kay Ganda” (Best Development-Oriented Morning Show), “Matanglawin” (Most Development-Oriented Environment Program and Most Development-Oriented Educational Program), “My Puhunan” (Most Development-Oriented Livelihood Program), and “The Bottomline” (Most Development-Oriented Talk Show). Adding to this are ABS-CBN entertainment shows and personalities including “MMK,” which bagged two awards (Most Development-Oriented Drama Program and a Special Citation for Most Development-Oriented Gender Sensitive Program).
ABS-CBN TVplus’ original production, “Team YeY!,” which airs on the exclusive all-day children’s channel YeY!, won its first two awards since it premiered in 2016. The show was named as the Most Development-Oriented Children’s 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 Davao’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."