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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 28, 2013

Entertainment Press Golden Screen Awards Honor Tv Industry Greats On Friday Night

The Entertainment Press Society, Inc., in cooperation with Heaven's Best Entertainment, Mega C Health Ventures, Inc., Saranggani and Shimmian Manila Surgicenter presents the 2012 Golden Screen TV Awards., to be held on Friday, March 1 at Teatrino Greenhills,San Juan City, Metro Manila. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Various TV personalities in the field of drama, comedy, talk tv and news programs take the spotlight as the Golden Screen TV Awards honors the outstanding TV programs for the year 2012.

With Julia Clarete, Kim Atienza and Arnell Ignacio acting as segment hosts, the 2012 Golden Screen Awards pays tribute to four endearing TV icons who are recipients of special awards.

The Golden Screen TV Awards is bestowing the Helen Vela Lifetime Achievement Award for Drama to ageless movie queen Miss Gloria Romero; the Helen Vela Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy to veteran comedienne Miss Nova Villa; and the Helen Vela Lifetime Achievement Award for News Broadcast to Miss Mel Tiangco.

A new award is likewise being given this year – Dolphy Lifetime Achievement Award: Ulirang Alagad ng Sining – named in honor of the dear departed comedy king Dolphy – to Mr. Eddie Garcia, the accomplished actor and director who embodies the qualities of professionalism.

Ms. Gloria Romero started her career at the age of 19 in Sampaguita Pictures. Some of her memorable movies were “Dalagang Ilocana” and “Tanging Yaman” for which won best actress awards at FAMAS. Her career spans 60 years.

After a long run as a movie star she also appeared on TV. She is best remembered for her role television sitcom Palibhasa Lalaki as the drunkard Tita Minerva, and other sitcom such as "Richard Loves Lucy" and "Ok Fine! Whatever.” After having been with ABS-CBN for quite a number of years, she transferred to GMA 7 where she did the teleserye “Munting Heredera.” She is now playing the lead role in “Forever” with Heart Evangelista and Geoff Eigenmann.

Miss Nova Villa started in showbiz at the age of 16. It was the famed comedienne Chichay who helped her start a career in showbiz. She became a lone star at FPJ Productions.

Tita Nova is known for her sitcom Chicks to Chicks where she played wife to former basketball player Freddie Webb. “Chicks to Chicks” was one of the top-rating programs during its time. Aside from this, she played opposite comedy king Dolphy in “Home Along Da Riles” on ABS-CBN which ran for a good number of years.

Among her most recent programs on TV were “My Beloved” and “Tweets for My Sweet” (for which she is nominated for Outstanding Performance by A Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Gag Show). She had won several acting awards as a comedienne and she relishes the idea that she is being given a chance to do some dramatic roles this time.

Ms. Mel Tiangco or Tita Mel started her career as a broadcaster in RPN 9 where she did the newscast for NewsWatch. She also became the host of Helpline also for Channel 9. In 1983, she joined City2 Balita of BBC (Bohol Broadcasting Company). She joined ABS-CBN in 1986 where she became the newscaster of Balita Ngayon. A year later, she became one of the anchors of TV Patrol, the new flagship news program of ABS-CBN that time. She also became one of the hosts of “Mel and Jay” for ABS-CBN as well.

It was in 1995 when Tita Mel transferred to GMA 7 where was warmly welcomed. She became one of the news anchors of Saksi and hosted the talk show “Partners: Mel and Jay.” She also became the news anchor of “Frontpage” and was given the chance to host the weekly drama anthology “Magpakailanman” (which had been revived). She also hosted the show “Mel & Joey” with Joey de Leon. Tita Mel is currently co-anchor of GMA Network’s evening newscast “24 Oras” with MikeEnriquez.

She is also involved in philanthropic work as the Executive Vice President of the GMA Kapuso Foundation, the network's socio-civic arm.

Eddie Garcia is look up to by his peers in the industry, both young and old alike. The actor is the epitome of professionalism – he comes to the set on time, he knows his lines, carries his own wardrobe (he doesn’t have an alalay). And he is a delight on the set, as attested by his co-actors.

Tito Eddie started his career as a movie star in 1946 when he appeared in the costume movie Siete Infantes de Lara. His career as an actor spans 67 years and is marked by numerous awards. He is the only person in the Philippines to be a Hall of Fame inductee of the FAMAS in three categories: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.

As a TV star, he is best remembered for the role of Leandro Montemayor, the fictional Philippine President in the television drama series “Kung Mawawala Ka” from GMA 7. That series gave him his first Best Actor in A Drama Series.

He was chosen to be the first recipient of the Dolphy Lifetime Achievement Award because Tito Eddie embodies or represents the qualities that the late comedy possesses during his lifetime – professional, dignified, and respectable.

Despite his success, Tito Eddie has remained level-headed, with feet firmly on the ground. For all his accomplishments, the Entertainment Press Society is presenting him the Dolphy Lifetime Achievement Award...Ulirang Alagad ng Sining in recognition of his expertise and excellence.

The 2012 Golden Screen Awards will give out 51 awards in various categories. It will be this Friday, March 1, at Teatrino in Greenhills, San Juan City.