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GMA programs, personalities honored by Anak TV anew

Staying true to its commitment of producing child-friendly programs, GMA Network was once again recognized by the Anak TV Foundation, with several of its shows and personalities taking home the iconic Anak TV Seal Award last December 8.
News pillars Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales have been elevated to the Makabata Hall of Fame after having been voted as Makabata Stars for seven years now. Joining them is Eat Bulaga host Vic Sotto. They join GMA pillars Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco, and Jessica Soho who have been earlier elevated to the Hall of Fame.
Bannering this year’s list of Anak TV Seal awardees for the Kapuso Network were GMA-7’s primetime newscasts 24 Oras and 24 Oras Weekend; multi-awarded magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho; longest-running morning show Unang Hirit; and pioneering public service program Wish Ko Lang. Joining them are top-notch documentary program I-Witness; top-rating infotainment show AHA!; medical television program Pinoy MD; wildlife program Born To Be Wild; and weekly infotainment show iBilib.
Several GMA News TV programs were also awarded this year: Ang Pinaka, Biyahe Ni Drew, Brigada, Day Off, Good News, I Juander, Idol sa Kusina, Investigative Documentaries, News to Go, Pop Talk, Quick Response Team, Reel Time, and Wagas.
Meanwhile, various programs and special coverage of GMA Regional TV (GMA RTV) were also honored. Earning Anak TV Seals were GMA RTV’s local newscasts Balitang Amianan (Luzon) and Balitang Bisdak (Visayas). GMA RTV’s coverage of Baguio City’s flower festival, “Kapuso Panagbenga Festival”, and Cebu City’s Sinulog Festival, “Pit Senyor Kapuso”, both earned an Anak TV Seal each.
These programs were affirmed as “child-friendly” by jurors after a thorough screening sessions conducted nationwide.
Recognized as this year’s Male Makabata Stars were Dingdong Dantes, Alden Richards, Drew Arellano, and new I-Witness host Atom Araullo. Included in the list of FemaleMakabata Stars, on the other hand, were Marian Rivera-Dantes, Maine Mendoza, multi-awarded broadcast journalist Kara David, and TV and movie actress Gloria Romero.
These personalities were chosen by the national jury as the “most credible, wholesome, and worth emulating by the youth”.
Various Kapuso news and public affairs and entertainment programs were also selected as Household Favorite TV Programs including 24 Oras, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, the country’s longest noontime show Eat Bulaga, and hit family sitcom Pepito Manaloto.

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