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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.

Nov 20, 2013

GMA Network Wins Big In The Catholic Mass Media Awards

GMA NEWS TVCHANNEL 11 is the big winner in the television categories at the 2013 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) held last Friday, proudly taking home home 6 CMMA trophies - more than any other network. In-depth primetime news program State of the Nation with Jessica Soho received the award for Best Newscast. Groundbreaking political drama Bayan Ko was awarded as Best Drama Series. Hard-hitting and heavily research-based Investigative Documentaries, hosted by Malou Mangahas, won as Best Public Service Program. Info-packed Poptalk with Tonipet Gaba took home the award as Best Children and Youth Program. Showbiz reality show Follow That Star won as Best Adult Educational Program while travel show Biyahe ni Drew received a special citation also in the Best Adult Educational category.

Meanwhile GMA Network’s Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was recognized as the Best Magazine Show in the country, Pepito Manaloto won as Best Comedy Program, while the news coverage Habemus Papam took home Best Special Event Coverage.

GMA’s popular election advocacy anthem Dapat Tama, composed by Gloc9, won both for Best Secular Song and Best Music Video.

Chosen by jurors from the academe and the clergy, the annual Catholic Mass Media Awards pay tribute to media that is responsible, skillfully produced and value-laden.