GMA-7 and ABS-CBN once again dominated the television category, but TV5 won two awards in the 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) last October 19.
GMA-7’s 24 Oras was named Best News Program while State of the Nation with Jessica Soho bagged the Best News Magazine Show award. ABS-CBN’s Patrol ng Pilipino received the Special Citation for Best News Magazine while Tambalang Failon at Webb was named Best News Commentary. The Special Citation for Best Public Service Program was awarded to TV5’S Public Atorni and the Best Special Event Coverage to the “Tsunami” episode of the network’s USI (Under Special Investigation).
The Philippine Daily Inquirer bagged three awards in the print category (Best Editorial Cartoon, Best comic strip, Best News Coverage) while The Philippine Star won two awards. Jose E. Claro’s ‘iTeach’ won the best Opinion Column while two-time winner Francis J. Kong’s ‘Business Matters’ won Best Business Column award. The Manila Bulletin was named “Best Print Ad of the Year” while their photographer Candice Reyes received the “Best News Photograph of the Year” award.
The Archdiocese of Manila established the CMMA in 1978 to recognize the efforts of mass media in promoting Christian values.