ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III received the highest honor in this year’s 22nd Golden Dove Awards as the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas recognized him with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the broadcast industry and how he took the lead in changing ABS-CBN’s business strategies for the benefit of its viewers.
“Our consumers have changed. They now have the power to choose how and when they would consume our content. From being a broadcast mass media company, we are now driving our revolution to become a consumer company that engages with each customer on an individual basis. We change because that is how we can best serve the Filipino,” said Lopez in his acceptance speech read by ABS-CBN Publishing CEO Ernie Lopez at the awards ceremony.
Lopez shared the honor with the men and women of ABS-CBN who have lived up to the company’s mission to be in the service of the Filipino people for the past 60 years.
“While the award is much appreciated, I was surprised to learn that there was an award attached to my doing what I love. What exactly do we do in ABS-CBN? We serve the Filipino. We begin and end with that,” he explained. “I know that whatever the future generations do, it will be to better serve the Filipino. For as long as there is a Filipino in need, we will be there to serve him.”
Apart from the top honor given to Lopez, ABS-CBN programs and personalities also bagged a total of 24 awards including the Best TV Station award for ABS-CBN.
ABS-CBN won big in the television categories that include Best TV Sports Program for “Sports Unlimited,” Best TV Public Affairs Program from “SOCO,” Best TV Comedy Program for “Goin Bulilit,” Best TV Newscast Program for “Umagang Kay Ganda,” Best TV Variety Program for “ASAP 19,” Best TV Drama Program for “Be Careful with My Heart,” Best TV Public Affairs Program Host for Kim Atienza (“Matanglawin”), Best TV Actress for Drama Program for Boots Anson-Roa in her portrayal in “MMK” episode ‘Kamison,’ Best TV Actor for Drama Program for Joel Torre in his portrayal in “Honesto,” and Best TV Station Promotional Material for “Magkasama Tayo sa Kwento ng Pasko.”
ABS-CBN Regional Network Group also raked in accolades such as the Best TV Culture and Arts Program for ABS-CBN Naga’s “Pagtalubod sa Pagtubod: Mag TV Penafrancia Special,” Best TV Public Affairs Program-Provincial for ABS-CBN Iloilo’s Diresto – DYAF, Best TV Special Program for ABS-CBN Davao’s “Agri Tayo Dito,” Best TV Newscast Program – Provincial for ABS-CBN Baguio’s “TV Patrol Northern Luzon,” and Best TV Newscaster for ABS-CBN Bacolod’s Ryan Gamboa.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN also ruled the radio categories through its AM radio station DZMM and regional stations. The Kapamilya Network bagged the Best Radio Newscast Program – Manila award for “Radyo Patrol Alas Dose,” Best Radio Public Affairs Program – Manila for “Pasada Said Trenta,” Best Radio Public Affairs Program – Provincial for ABS-CBN Palawan’s “Bantay Bata DYAP,” Best Radio Newscaster for DZMM’s Julius Babao, Best Radio Public Affairs Program Host for Ted Failon in DZMM’s “Failon Ngayon DZMM,” and Best Radio Magazine Program Host for Ariel Ureta in DZMM’s “Todo-Todo Walang Preno.”
The Golden Dove Awards program is held annually by the country’s broadcast media association KBP, where winners are chosen from the association’s members by independent jurors representing the youth, academe, religious groups, advertising industry, and government.
22nd Golden Dove Awards complete list of winners
KBP Lifetime Achievement Awards: Mr. Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III – ABS-CBN Corp.
Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year: Mr. Angelo Palmones – Manila Broadcasting Company
Best Television Station-Manila: Channel 2 -ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network
Best Television Station-Provincial: CLTV 36 – Central Luzon Broadcasting Corp. Pampanga
Best AM Station-Manila: DZRH-AM – Manila Bctg. Co.
Best AM Station-Provincial: DYEZ-AM – Manila Bctg. Co. – Bacolod City
Best FM Station-Manila: Monster Radio RX 93.1 DWRX-FM – Audiovisual Communicators Inc..
Best FM Station-Provincial: Radyo Natin Network – Radyo Natin/Manila Bctg. Co
Best Radio Newscast Program-Manila: Radyo Patrol Alas Dose- DZMM 630 Khz ABS-CBN Corp.
Best Radio Newscast Program-Provincial: Aksyon Balita Numero Uno-DYOK Aksyon Radyo Iloilo-MBC
Best TV Newscast Program –Manila: Umagang Kay Ganda-Channel 2 ABS-CBN Corp.
Best TV Newscast Program-Provincial: TV Patrol Northern Luzon-TV3 Baguio ABS-CBN
Best Radio Public Affairs Program-Manila: Pasada Sais Trenta-DZMM 630 Khz ABS-CBN Corp.
Best Radio Public Affairs Program-Provincial: Bantay-Bata-DYAP765 Khz ABS-CBN Palawan
Best TV Public Affairs Program-Manila: S.O.C.O-Channel 2 ABS-CBN Corp.
Best TV Public Affairs Program-Provincial: Derecho-DYAF TV10 ABS-CBN Iloilo
Best Radio Public Service Program: Radyo Mo Sa Nutrisyon “Wastong Nutrisyon Para Sa Malinaw na Paningin” (DZXL 558 Khz Radio Mindanao Network)
Best TV Public Service Program: Aprub-Net 25 Eagle Bctg. Corp.
Best Radio Magazine Program: Siyasat-DWIZ 882 Khz Aliw Bctg. Corp.
Best TV Magazine Program: Pinoy Explorer – TV 5 Network Inc.
Best Radio Variety Program: The RX Concert Series-DWRX Monster Radio 93.1 Audiovisual Communicators Inc.
Best TV Variety Program: ASAP 19 – Channel 2 ABS-CBN Corp.
Best Radio Children’s Program: Inc. Kid’s Corner-INC Radio 954 DZEM-AM-Christian Era Bctg.
Best TV Children’s Program: KNC Show-UNTV 37 Progressive Bctg. Corp.
Best TV Comedy Program: Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN)
Best Radio Comedy Program: The Morning Rush – DWRX 93.1 Monster Radio Audiovisual Communicators Inc.
Best Radio Sports Program: Unity Games-DZEM 954 INC Radio Christian Era Broadcasting Service Inc.
Best TV Sports Program: Sports Unlimited – Channel 2 ABS-CBN Corp.
Best Radio Science and Technology Program: Go Teacher Go! – DZUP 1602 Khz UP Diliman
Best Radio Special Program: Bida Specials: Ang Kanilang Munting Pangarap (DXMS-AM 882 Khz Notre Dame Bctg. Corp. Cotabato
Best TV Special Program: Agri Tayo Dito-DXAS TV 4 ABS-CBN Davao
Best Radio Drama Program: MMK sa DZMM “Surgical Mask”-DZMM 630 Khz ABS-CBN
Best TV Drama Program: Be Careful With Your Heart -Channel 2 ABS-CBN Corp.
Best Radio Documentary Program: Kuwentong Bida: Si Sir AF at Mga Batang Timako-DXMS AM 882 Khz Notre Dame Bctg. Cotabato
Best TV Culture and Arts Program: “Pagtalubo sa Pagtubod” Mag TV Penafrancia Special – TV 11 Naga ABS-CBN
Best Radio Culture and Arts Program: Radyo Balintataw About Bonifacio – DZRH 666 Khz Manila Bctg. Co.
Best Radio Newscaster: Julius Babao – DZMM 630 Khz ABS-CBN Corp.
Best TV Newscaster: Ryan Milos Romeo M. Gamboa-DYXL-TV4 ABS-CBN Bacolod
Best Radio Public Affairs Program Host: Ted Failon “Failon Ngayon”-DZMM 630 Khz ABS-CBN Corp.
Best TV Public Affairs Program Host: Kim Atienza “Matanglawin”-Channel 2 ABS-CBN Corp.
Best Radio Public Service Program Host: Tom Alvarez “The Love Clinic”-DWRX 93.1 Monster Radio Audiovisual Communicators Inc.
Best Radio Magazine Program Host: Ariel Ureta “Todo Todo Walang Preno”-DZMM 630 Khz ABS-CBN Corp.
Best Radio Jock: Jordan Escusa – DZAS 702 Khz Far East Bctg. Company
Best Radio Variety Program Host: Louie Dizon (a.k.a. Louie D)-DWRX 93.1 Monster Radio Audiovisual Communicators, Inc.
Best Radio Science and Technology Program Host: Malu Cadelina Manar- DXND-AM Notre Dame Bctg. Corp. Kidapawan
Best Radio Field Reporter: Lourdes Escaros – DZXL 558 Khz Radio Mindanao Network
Best TV Actress for Drama Program: Boots Anson Roa-MMK “Kamison”-Channel 2 ABS-CBN Corp.
Best TV Actor for Drama Program: Joel Torre “Honesto”-Channel 2 ABS-CBN Corp.
Best Actor for Comedy Program: Ogie Alcasid – TV 5 Network Inc.
Public Service Announcement:
Best Radio Public Service Announcement (PSA): Karapatan Mo Ang Bumoto-DZRV 846 Veritas Radio Veritas Global Bctg. System
Best TV Public Service Announcement (PSA): Elderly-UNTV 37-Progressive Bctg. Corp.
Station Promotional Materials:
Best TV Station Promotional Material: Magkasama Tayo Sa Kuwento ng Pasko 2013- Ch. 2 ABS-CBN
Best Radio Station Promotional Material: The Vote 2013-DYMF 963 Khz-Bombo Radyo Phils. Cebu