ABS-CBN and DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 continue to have the trust and approval of the academic community after being named TV Station of the Year and Radio Station of the Year, respectively for the fourth straight year at the 2019 Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students (GEMS) Awards.
The Kapamilya network felt the love in the awarding ceremony with a 23 award-haul, including Best TV Series (The General’s Daughter), Best TV Program-Drama/Investigative/Reality (“Maalaala Mo Kaya”), and Best TV Program-Entertainment/Variety (“ASAP Natin ‘To”).
Angel Locsin led the list of winners from ABS-CBN, bagging the Natatanging Hiyas ng Sining sa Telebisyon award. Other Kapamilya stars that were recognized were Vice Ganda (Best TV Program Host-Entertainment/Variety for “It’s Showtime”), Dimples Romana (Best Actress for a TV Series for “Kadenang Ginto”), Jhong Hilario (Best Actor for a Single Performance in “Ipaglaban Mo”), Joanna Ampil (Best Actress for a Single Performance in “MMK”), Kit Thompson (Best Performance in a Supporting Role for “Sino Ang May Sala? Mea Culpa”), and Andrea Brillantes (Best Performance in a Supporting Role for “Kadenang Ginto”).
ABS-CBN was also recognized in the film categories with Star Cinema picking up the Natatanging Hiyas ng Sining sa Pelikula award. The country’s top grossing movie, “Hello, Love, Goodbye,” was also named Best Mainstream Film, while Cathy Garcia-Molina was hailed Best Mainstream Director.
Charo Santos-Concio was also honored as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the hit horror movie, “Eerie.” Meanwhile, Cinema One Originals’ also bagged awards, including Natatanging Pelikulang Pangkasarian (Sila Sila), Best Indie Film (“Metamorphosis”), and Best Indie Film Director for Jose Enrique Tiglao (“Metamorphosis”). Cinema One is a cable channel under the ABS-CBN subsidiary Creative Programs Inc.
Completing the list of winners for the Kapamilya network are MOR 101.9 (Best FM Radio Station), DJ Popoy (Best Male Radio DJ), DZMM anchor Maresciel Yao for “Usapang de Campanilla” (Best Female Radio Broadcaster-Public Service), and ABS-CBN News icon Gus Abelgas (Best TV Program Host-Drama/Investigative/Reality).
The Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students (GEMS) Awards is composed of teachers, academic professionals, and students from prestigious academic institutions in the Philippines. It aims to recognize excellent projects and personalities in the field of television, film, radio, literature, and theater.