ABS-CBN wins big in Anak TV awards

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 08 2010 05:42 PM | Updated as of Dec 09 2010 01:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN Kapamilya stars and shows once again dominated the recently concluded 2010 Anak TV Seal Awards.

Present to personally accept their Makabata Stars were ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio, TV Patrol’s Ted Failon, Korina Sanchez, Bernadette Sembrano and Kim Atienza, Bandila’s Karen Davila and Julius Babao, along with his wife Christine Bersola-Babao.

Also there were actors Luis Manzano, Coco Martin, Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis and Toni Gonzaga.

News and Current Affairs shows Umagang Kay Ganda, TV Patrol World and Matanglawin, meanwhile, bagged the Top TV Program Household Favorites this year.

Also recognized for the same category were entertainment shows Agua Bendita, ASAP, Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Magkaribal, May Bukas Pa, Noah, Pilipinas Got Talent, Rated K, Showtime and Sineskwela.

Actress Gretchen Barretto was the one who received the award for Magkaribal. Barretto related to ABS-CBN News that this recognition is an early Christmas gift not just for her but for the whole cast.

“Punong puno ng pasasalamat on belalf of our cast, ‘yong pagiging No.1 namin ‘yong appreciation sa amin, isang malaking Christmas gift,” said Barretto.

She also shared that aside from the Anak TV Seal and the Star Awards, the now defunct television series is set to receive more recognitions, something which her partner Tony Boy Cojuangco was happy about.

“Dapat 7 lang na simbahan pupuntahan ko, pero I went to 9 churches and everyday nagsisimba ako! Sabi sa akin ni Tony noong nakakuha ako ng award, ‘Good girl.’ Sabi ko, ‘Thank you,’” she blissfully said.

Martin also expressed his pleasure over the recognition. “Nakaka-proud kasi second time na ako nabigyan ng award ng Anak TV Seal at nakakatuwa nakakabigay ako ng inspirasyon sa kabataan.”

Manzano, on the other hand, could not believe that he was chosen to be among the personalities awarded. “It's overwhelming kasi it's my first time and hopefully not the last. This is very special because boto ng kabataan ito.”

Meanwhile, Manzano’s mom, Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos, immediately sent her congratulatory message to her son.

The Anak TV Seal is given every year by the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television. The Anak TV Seal is conferred to kid-friendly TV programs and personalities who are considered to be good influence on children. -Report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News; ANC