VARIOUS GMA Network personalities and programs were recognized at the Gandingan 2021: The 15th UPLB Isko’t Iska’s Multimedia Awards held virtually on May 22.
Earning core awards were GMA News and Public Affairs personalities Atom Araullo and Kara David. Atom was conferred the Gandingan ng Edukasyon for “The Atom Araullo Specials” while Kara was honored with the Gandingan ng Kababaihan for “Brigada.” Meanwhile, GMA resident meteorologist Nathaniel “Mang Tani” Cruz received a Special Citation in Gandingan ng Agham at Tekhnoholiya for the Network’s flagship newscast “24 Oras.”
Winning another set of awards this year is the Kapuso Network’s regional arm GMA Regional TV (RTV). “GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak” won for Most Development-Oriented Feature Story. “GMA Regional TV Balitang Amianan” took home the Most Development-Oriented Investigative Story award.
Gandingan also honored several features produced by GMA News Online. Winning the Most Development-Oriented Online Video award was “Bakit Mahirap Maging Mahirap sa Luzon Lockdown.” Meanwhile, Special Citations were given to “The Children Are All Grown Up Now” in the Most Development-Oriented Online News category; GMA News pillar Howie Severino’s “I Am Patient 2828” in the Most Development-Oriented Feature Article category; and “The People Who Need Philhealth The Most” by renowned documentary photographer Rick Rocamora in the Most Development-Oriented Photograph/Photo Story.
For the radio category, Mark Makalalad won as Best Field Reporter for Super Radyo DZBB 594 kHz. Further, Barangay Love Stories and Barangay LS 97.1 Forever! host Papa Dudut earned the Best FM Radio Program Host while Barangay Love Stories’ “Whitey” was named as the Most Development-Oriented Radio Drama. Receiving Special Citations were Barangay LS 97.1 in the Most Development-Oriented FM Station category and Talk To Papa’s “Rosie,” won in the Most Development-Oriented FM Program category.
“Signs & Symptoms of Covid-19” was recognized as the Most Development-Oriented TV Plug. “Magpakailanman” earned a Special Citation as the Most Development-Oriented Drama Program for its timely episode entitled “Walang Iwanan: The Layug Family Story.”
Capping off the list of winners was “The Clash,” which was awarded a Special Citation as the Most Development-Oriented Musical Segment/Program. (PR)