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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.

Sep 15, 2023



JESSICA SOHO’s ‘Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’ continues to command the attention of viewers as the top on air and online, multi platform leader. 

It also continues to raise the Philippine flag as it earns a finalist spot at the 2023 Asia Contents Awards (ACA) and Global OTT Awards – adding to the show’s long list of international recognitions.

KMJS is also nominated in ACA’s Best Reality and Variety category for its story “Sugat ng Pangungulila (Wounds of Woes).” 

KMJS is the only Philippine nominee in the said category, joining Netflix’s Physical 100, SNL Korea Seasons 3 & 4, Let’s Feast Vietnam, Our Game: LG Twins, TVING’s Food Chronicle, and Content Wave’s Bloody Game 2.

“Sugat ng Pangungulila (Wounds of Woes)” is about the story of Daxen – a son of an OFW who suffered an undiagnosed skin disease. 

With the help of KMJS, Daxen’s neighbors, the local government units, and the hospital in Antique, Daxen was rescued and is now continuing with his maintenance medicines. 

After the episode was aired, help came not just from neighboring cities and provinces but also from Filipinos abroad. Daxen’s story even inspired his town to create a rescue volunteer group called DAO Lifesaving Advocates.

“We are happy and grateful that our story about Daxen is being recognized by another prestigious international award-giving body,” Jessica says.  

“To be nominated is already an honor by itself because the Busan Asian Content Awards is really tough! On behalf of Team KMJS, thank you very much especially for the privilege of representing GMA Network and the Philippines! 

"And to all our faithful viewers who’ve been watching us all these years, maraming salamat po sa walang sawa ninyong pagsubaybay sa amin tuwing Sunday.” 

The winners of the ACA will be announced at the BIFF Theater, Busan Cinema Center in Korea this October. 

Early this year, Daxen’s story gave KMJS its third New York Festival medal since 2019 when it won the World Gold Medal at the prestigious 2023 New York Festivals TV & Film (NYF) Awards. 

Aside from awards, KMJS remains the most watched TV program in the country in August.

Data from Nielsen TV Audience Measurement show that for the month of August, KMJS topped all programs with a combined (GMA and GTV) people rating of 16.3 percent in Urban Philippines and 14.8 percent in Total Philippines. 

Online, KMJS’ numbers continue to grow. As the most followed Philippine TV program on Facebook, KMJS’ official Facebook page has already reached a staggering 30 million followers. 

Last September 3, KMJS aired the exclusive interview of Jessica with the wife of the late Mike Enriquez, where Lizabeth "Baby" Yumping-Enriquez shared their love story and the medical journey of Mike. 

The interview landed on #1 spot on YouTube Philippines. 

Catch KMJS every Sunday night on GMA, GTV, and Pinoy Hits channels.

Online, netizens can watch the live streaming on KMJS’ official Facebook page as well as GMA Public Affairs’ official YouTube channel. Global Pinoys can catch KMJS via GMA international channel GMA Pinoy TV. For more updates on GMA Network, visit www.gmanetwork.com.