Kapamilya singer Sarah Geronimo. File photo
ABS-CBN honored with 17 seals for family-friendly shows
MANILA -- Actress-singer Sarah Geronimo and news anchor Bernadette Sembrano were among the ABS-CBN personalities recognized Thursday by Anak TV, which honors programs and stars "worthy of emulation by children."
The awards rites, held at the SGI Auditorium in Quezon City, saw the induction of Geronimo and Sembrano, along with GMA-7's Jessica Soho, into the Makabata Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame inductees are those who have consistently topped the annual Anak TV surveys, which have recognized personalities who are "credible, wholesome and worth emulating by the youth," in the last seven years. Voters include parents, teachers and concerned non-government organizations.
The Hall of Fame awards were presented by Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chairperson Eugenio Villareal, screen veteran Nora Aunor, and award-winning director Brillante Mendoza.
This year, survey winners were dominated by Kapamilya personalities, including Charo Santos-Concio, Anthony Taberna, Coco Martin, Daniel Padilla, Kim Atienza, Noli de Castro, Richard Yap, Ted Failon, Angel Locsin, Jodi Sta. Maria, Judy Ann Santos, Karen Davila and Kathryn Bernardo.
Dingdong Dantes, Ryan Agoncillo, Vic Sotto, Kara David, Marian Rivera and Vicky Morales were also among the survey winners.
Shows with seals
Anak TV also recognized on Thursday a total of 101 programs from 10 TV stations as being family-friendly, based on nine months of evaluation and 20 screening sessions across the country.
ABS-CBN and its regional stations took home 17 seals of those given, specifically for the programs "Agri Tayo Dito," "Animazing Tales," "Bayanijuan," "Be Careful With My Heart," "Bida Ka Kapampangan," "I Got It," "MagTV na Atin To Baguio," "MagTV na Ato ni CDO," "MagTV na Cebu," "MagTV na Oragon," "MagTV na Sadya Ta Davao," "Matanglawin," "Ni Hao Kailan," "Salamat Dok," "Salandigan," "Wansapanataym" and "Why Not?".
Other TV stations that were given seals were: PTV, with 9; TV5, 4; GMA, 11; GMA News TV, 8; IBC, 2; Studio 23, 1; Net 25, 23; UNTV, 17; and Zoe-Light TV, 9.
Aside from the programs awarded with seals, Anak TV also named 11 of the country's "Top Favorite TV Programs," eight of which were Kapamilya shows -- "It's Showtime," "Juan dela Cruz," "Rated K," "Maalaala Mo Kaya," "Ina, Kapatid, Anak," "Matanglawin," "Be Careful With My Heart" and "TV Patrol."
Senator and former MTRCB chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares gave a keynote speech at the awards rites, while Anak TV spokesperson Mikee Cojuangco was also given recognition for being elected into the International Olymic Committee recently.