GMA Network has been lauded anew by the students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños as many of their programs and personalities won recently at the “Gandingan 2020: The 14th UPLB Isko’t Iska Multi-media Awards.”
Arnold Clavio and Pia Arcangel were recognized as Best News Anchors for the late-night newscast “Saksi.” Resident meteorologist Nathaniel “MangTani” Cruz was conferred the Gandingan ng Agham at Teknolohiya for news program“24 Oras,” as well as for morning show “Unang Hirit,” and for the public safety and preparedness campaign IMReady.
Former GMA News reporter Jam Sisante-Cayco was named Best Field Reporter.
There’s more: Longest-running investigative program “Imbestigador” took home the Most Development Oriented Drama Program award for the “The Gomez-Sarmenta Rape Slay Case.” And “Reporter’s Notebook” was named Most Development Oriented Investigative Program for its “Batas ng Karagatan Pagbabalik sa Scarborough” report.
The Isko and Iska’s choice for Most Development Oriented Documentary was “The Atom Araullo Specials,” particularly its “Sa Magkabilang Dulo” episode.
GMA News and Public Affairs’ senatorial debate for the 2019 Midterm Election, Debate2019: The GMA Senatorial Face-off, was cited as the Most Development Oriented Talk/Discussion Program.
Receiving a Special Citation for Most Development Oriented Musical Segment/Program was musical variety show “Studio 7” for its first “Studio 7 Musikalye.”
GMA News TV also won the hearts of UPLB.
Winnie Monsod was the Gandingan ng Edukasyon awardee for the public affairs commentary program “Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie.”
Newscast “State of the Nation (SONA) with Jessica Soho” emerged as Most Development Oriented Educational Program for its election primer “SONA Voter Education Special.”
“Investigative Documentaries” received the Most Gender Transformative Program for its “Pride” episode.
GMA Regional TV took home the Most Development Oriented News Story for One Mindanao’s feature on the “Rehabilitation of Naboc River in Compostela Valley Province Polluted by Mining Waste.”
Winning the Most Development Oriented TV Plug was The Kapuso Campus Tour: The Regional Masterclass Series.
In the radio category, Mike Enriquez was honored with the Best AM Radio Program Host award for “Saksi sa Dobol B.”
Super Radyo DZBB 594 won this year as the Most Development Oriented AM station. Its Eleksyon 2019 Infomercial also received the Most Development Oriented Radio Plug award.
Barangay LS 97.1 Forever! received the Most Development Oriented FM Station (Special Citation). Barangay Love Stories won as the Most Development Oriented FM Program while its host, Papa Dudut, also earned a Special Citation as the Best FM Radio Program Host.