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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 9, 2015

TV5's 'Aksyon Prime' Hosted By Luchi Cruz Valdes & Erwin Tulfo Wins Best News Program At The 37th Catholic Mass Media Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO News5, TV5's news and information arm, as its Aksyon Prime won as Best News Program for 2015 at the recent 37th Catholic Mass Media Awards. Aksyon Prime is hosted by multiple award-winning journalist, Luchi Cruz-Valdez and veteran reporter Erwin Tulfo and airs every 6-7 p.m., Monday to Friday over TV5.

CMMA was established by the Archdiocese of Manila, through His Eminence Archbishop Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, in 1978, in observance of the International Social Communication Day and its first awards given out in 1978 and every year thereafter. In 1980, Pope John Paul II (now Saint John Paul II) graced the awarding ceremonies. Handing out personally the trophies to the winners, he cited the significant place of mass media in today’s society, and its pervasive influence in the lives of the people.

Aside from the top prize in broadcast journalism, TV5 was also cited for its program Reaksyon as Best Talk Show and Kaya(episode on SAF 44) as Best Special Feature. Aksyon Prime news program airs every weeknight carries the theme “Higit sa Balita Aksyon”," a commitment that TV5, your Kapatid Network lives through each day in its mission to provide viewers with the news and information that they need wherever they may be in the country. Kaya, on the other hand, is a Saturday evening program that offers in-depth look on stories that affect the lives of Filipinos. It features the gutsy and intrepid reportorial work of veteran journalists Luchi Cruz-Valdes together with DJ Sta. Ana, Patrick Paez, Roby Alampay and Twink Macaraig. Reaksyon are news commentaries aired daily in 30-minute episodes and hosted by News5 head Luchi Cruz-Valdes whose 30 year experience in the country’s broadcast journalism field has been recognized both here and abroad.