ABS-CBN entertainment production division head Lauren Dyogi is among the eight outstanding alumni of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication who will be honored at the first Glory Awards next month.
Dyogi is set to receive the Glory Award for television arts. He started his 30-year career in television as a writer before directing various shows and leading teams that introduced many reality program formats.
Known to many as the man behind the success of "Pinoy Big Brother," Dyogi also directed shows like "Ang TV," "Gimik," and "Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay," as well as movies such as "All My Life" and "And I Love You So."
He helped develop some of the country's biggest stars today like John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, and Sam Milby.
Aside from Dyogi, other Glory Award winners include Lan Mercado for social advocacy; Raul Castro for marketing communications; Sari Dalena for filmmaking; Joel David for film research and criticism; Roby Alampay for print and online journalism; Joy Buensalido for public relations; and Marissa Flores for broadcast journalism.
Photo courtesy of Ricky Villabona
The panel of jurors for the Glory Awards include UP Masscom dean Dr. Elena Pernia, Jing Magsaysay, Ricky Lee, Ritzi Ronquillo, and Professors Yvonne Chua and Betsy Enriquez.
The Glory Awards, which honors the legacy of UP Masscom's first dean, Dr. Gloria D. Feliciano, will be held on November 11 at the UP Bahay ng Alumni.