MANILA - ABS-CBN emerged as the most awarded media organization at the recently concluded 2nd Mabini Media Awards of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), the largest university in the country in terms of population.
Out of 40 awards in seven categories, ABS-CBN garnered 18 citations including the Best Online News Portal award for news.abs-cbn.com, ABS-CBN's official news website.
ABS-CBN was also hailed Television Station of the Year, while DZMM, ABS-CBN's flagship AM radio station, was recognized as AM Radio Station of the Year.
Entertainment and Current Affairs shows of ABS-CBN also made it to this year's roster of awardees including the top-rating teleserye "Ang Probinsyano" (Best Primetime Drama Program), "Failon Ngayon" (Best Public Affairs Program) and "Matanglawin" (Best Educational Program).
Here's the full list of awards given to ABS-CBN:
TV (NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS)
Matanglawin - Best Educational Program
Failon Ngayon - Best Public Affairs Program
Umagang Kay Ganda - Best Morning Program
Karen Davila - Best Female News Program Anchor
ABS-CBN - Television Station of the Year
Be My Lady - Best Daytime Drama Program
Ang Probinsyano - Best Primetime Drama Program
It's Showtime - Best Variety Program
Gandang Gabi, Vice - Best Talk Program
Sports U - Best Sports Program
The Voice Kids - Best Game/Reality Program
news.abs-cbn.com - Best Online News Portal
Radyo Patrol Balita (DZMM) - Best News Program
Dos Por Dos (DZMM) - Best News Commentary Program
Anthony Taberna (DZMM) - Best News Commentary Program Host
DZMM 630 khz - AM Radio Station of the Year
Heartbeats with Chacha Babes (MOR 101.9) - Best FM Radio Program
DJ Chacha Babes (MOR 101.9) - Best Female Radio Jock
The awarding ceremony was held last Friday, December 2, at the university's Bulwagang Balagtas.
Meanwhile, Luis Teodoro of Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility was given the first Gat Apolinario Mabini Achievement Award for his achievements in the field of media that exemplified the "nobility and heroism of Apolinario Mabini," one of the considered icons of the university.
Students cast their votes through the university's Online Student Information System.
The Mabini Media Awards gathered a total of 65,098, the highest from any university award-giving body.