ABS-CBN showed its dominance in the 18th Golden Dove Awards by taking away 24 recognitions including two major awards — Best TV station for ABS-CBN and Best AM station for DZMM. Their primetime drama series “May Bukas Pa” starring child star Zaijian ‘Santino’ Jaranilla won Best Drama Program and their children’s show “Sineskwela” won Best Children’s Program.
ABS-CBN’s News and Current Affairs programs also had an award-winning streak with “TV Patrol World” winning Best Newscast, “Umagang Kay Ganda” for Best Public Affairs Program, “Matanglawin” for Best Science and Technology Program, “The Correspondents” for Best Documentary Program, and “Salamat Dok” for Best Public Service Program.
In the radio categories, DZMM’s ‘7AM Radyo Patrol Balita’ won Best Newscast, ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya sa DZMM’ for Best Drama Program, ‘Sa Kabukiran’ for Best Science and Technology Program, ‘Konsumer at Iba Pa’ for Best Public Service Program, ‘Tambalang Failon at Sanchez’ for Best Public Affairs Program, and DZMM’s One Hand campaign for Best Television Station Promotional Material.
Also recognized were DZMM anchors Ted Failon as Best Public Affairs Program Host, Winnie Cordero as Best Games/Variety Program Host, Carl Balita as Best Public Service Program Host, and Angelo Palmones as Best Science and Technology Journalist.
Last year, both ABS-CBN and DZMM bagged the Best TV and Best AM radio station. The Golden Dove Awards is annually organized by the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas or KBP.