ABS-CBN, GMA-7 dominate the 16th Gawad Tanglaw Awards

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Photos: Pia Arcangel/Cathy Yang
ABS-CBN and GMA-7 led the pack of winners at the recently concluded 16th Gawad Tanglaw Awards.

The Kapamilya Network's news and current affairs division took home a total of 13 awards, most of which were for programs being aired at the ABS-CBN News Channel.

In repeat of last year, Beyond Politics once again collected the award for Best Public Affairs Program, while Green Living was hailed as the Best Educational Program. Hardball, which also won last year, meanwhile, was again selected as the Best Sports Program.

Also returning this year was ANC business news anchor and managing editor Cathy Yang, who accepted the Best Business Program award for The Boss. You might remember that she and her production team won in the same category last year for her late-night newscast Business Nightly.

"Thank you Team for the honour and recognition of 'Best Business Program' on the 16th Gawad Tanglaw Awards. To the Bosses whom we've interviewed, and those in the technical and creatives teams who work with us to produce informative and inspiring narratives of leaders in our midst, mabuhay kayong lahat!" Yang posted on her Instagram account on Saturday shortly after winning the award.


Similarly, GMA-7 also won more than a dozen awards — the majority of which also belonged to its news and public affairs division.

As was last year, Reporter's Notebook took home the Best Documentary Program award, only this time tying with GMA News TV's Brigada. And for the second year in a row, Cesar Apolinario and Susan Enriquez's I Juander was again chosen as the Best Magazine Show, while Mike Enriquez's Imbestigador repeated its Best Investigative Program win.

Other Kapuso winners include 24 Oras Weekend's Pia Arcangel for Best TV Female Anchor and Unang Hirit's Ivan Mayrina for Best TV Male Anchor. In her acceptance speech, Arcangel said: "Maraming, maraming salamat po sa pagkilalang ito at nawa'y magsilbi po ito pang lalong inspirasyon ko, hindi lamang po sa akin po kung hindi sa mga kasamahan ko. Ipagpapatuloy po namin ang pagbabalita at pagiging tapat bilang mamamahayag."


Mayrina, for his part, posted the following on his Instagram account: "A heartfelt 'thank you' to the men and women behind Gawad Tanglaw for this recognition. Awards like these are an affirmation that we are doing something right. But more importantly, a challenge for us to carry on and do better."

The awarding ceremony, which was held at the Cinematheque Centre Manila last May 5, also handed out its Presidential Jury awards. The winners for this cycle were Sen. Loren Legarda for her work on Dayaw, ANC's Air Safari, and the long-running debate program Square Off.

The full list of winners in the news and public affairs category below:
Best Documentary Special: Di Ka Pasisiil
Best Documentary Special: Mga Boses sa Classroom
Best Investigative Program: SOCO
Best Business Program: The Boss
Best Public Affairs Program: Beyond Politics
Best Educational Program: Green Living
Best Educational Program: G-Diaries
Best Lifestyle Program: Trending with Kelly
Best Sports Program: Hardball
Best Magazine Show: Chinoy TV
Best TV Female Anchor: Pia Arcangel
Best TV Male Anchor: Ivan Mayrina
Best News Program: State of the Nation
Best TV Female Field Reporter: Tina Panganiban-Perez
Best TV Male Field Reporter: Steve Dailisan
Best AM Station: DZBB
Best Radio Public Service Program: IM Ready sa Dobol B
Best Documentary Special: Reel Time
Best Public Affairs Program: Front Row
Best Investigative Program: Imbestigador
Best Documentary Program: Reporter's Notebook
Best Documentary Program: Brigada
Best Magazine Show: I Juander
Presidential Jury award: Senator Loren Legarda for Dayaw
Presidential Jury award: Air Safari
Presidential Jury award: Square Off

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