ABS-CBN Corporation was hailed as the Best TV Station at the first Gawad Kamalayan Awards of Mapúa Institute of Technology held on Thursday (January 29) at the Mapúa campus in Intramuros, Manila.
“TV Patrol” won as the Best News Program, “Rated K” as Best Magazine Show, “Umagang Kay Ganda” as Best Feature and Lifestyle Show, “ASAP” as Best Variety Program, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” as Best Drama Program, and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation as Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Project.
Meanwhile, Kapamilya news anchors and hosts were also honored by Mapúans namely, Ted Failon as the Best News Program Anchor, Korina Sanchez as Best Magazine Show Host, Anthony Taberna as Best Feature and Lifestyle Show Host, and Robi Domingo as Best Tourism Host for “Sunday’s Best: Lakwatsero Hokkaido.”
The Gawad Kamalayan Awards is the first TV awards program launched by Mapúa’s School of Languages, Humanities, and Social Sciences during the university’s 90th Founding Anniversary celebration. It was named after the Filipino word, “kamalayan,” which means awareness. It aims to recognize the TV programs and personalities who promote consciousness among the Filipino TV viewers. The winners were voted by over 13,000 students, faculty members, and staff of Mapúa.