MANILA, Philippines – The Kapamilya network dominated the 19th Golden Dove Awards arranged by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP).
ABS-CBN brought home a total of 22 awards on Thursday night, capping it with the Best TV Station recognition.
The broadcast giant’s News and Current Affairs programs received several recognitions.
“Bandila” got Best TV Newscast, “Rated K” for the Best TV Magazine Program, “Sports Unlimited” for Best TV Sports Program, while “Salamat Dok” was named Best Public Service Program.
ABS-CBN’s “Harapan: The Vice Presidential Debate” bagged the Best TV Special Program recognition and Studio 23’s “Y-Speak” got Best Public Service Program.
It was a double win for “Maalaala Mo Kaya” as it won Best Radio and TV Drama Program.
For radio categories, dzMM’s “Sa Kabukiran” was named Best Radio Science and Technology Program while Ka Louie Tabing won the Best Radio Science and Technology Journalist award. “Pasada 630” of Karen Davila and Vic Lima again won the Best Radio Public Service Program, and “Radyo Patrol Balita” of Alex Santos and Jasmin Romero got Best Radio Newscast Award.
The Best Radio Jock award wento to China Heart of 101.9FM.
For individual awards, Henry Omaga-Diaz was named Best TV Newscaster while Alex Santos was honored as the Best Radio Newscaster.
Boy Abunda was named the Best Public Affairs Program host for "The Bottomline," Ted Failon as the Best Radio Public Affairs host, and DZMM’s Edwin Sevidal for Best Radio Field Reporter.
Judy Ann Santos was also recognized as the Best TV Drama Actress while Coco Martin got the Best TV Drama actor award.
The highest recognition given by the KBP was awarded to Ces Drilon, who was named as the Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year.
KBP holds the annual event with the aim to give tribute to the best programs on TV and radio.