ABS-CBN wins big at CMMA 2013 bagging 8 awards


ABS-CBN Corporation, Philippines leading TV network won in the 2013 Catholic Mass Media Awards ( 35th CMMA), bagging a total of eight (8) recognitions for its values-oriented programs on different media platforms.

35th catholic mass media awards (2013)

ABS-CBN took home four awards in the television categories that include Best TV Special for its documentary “San Pedro Calungsod,” Best Talk Show for “Bottomline with Boy Abunda,” Best Public Service Program for “Pinoy True Stories: Saklolo,” and Best Station ID for ABS-CBN TV7 Palawan’s “Kwento Ng Pasko” Christmas Station ID.

For radio, DZMM’s hard-hitting radio commentary program “Failon Ngayon,” anchored by veteran broadcast journalist Ted Failon, again won the Best News Commentary award for the second consecutive year.

ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management was cited in the Best Public Service Radio Ad award for conceptualizing and producing the radio promo “DZMM Bantay Lakbay” that aired during the Holy Week in 2012.

Star Cinema’s 2013 blockbuster film “It Takes a Man and a Woman,” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo, was awarded the Students’ Choice for Best Film.

ABS-CBN also earned a recognition in the music category as “Kuya Pedro,” a song written and performed by inspirational diva Jamie Rivera under Star Records honoring San Pedro Calungsod, won the Best Inspirational Song award.

Organized by the Archdiocese of Manila, the CMMA is awarded to media products, whether in radio, press, advertising, television and film, that enhance the total human development of the Filipino audience through the competent and professional use of mass media techniques and to promote the Christian values.

This year's CMMA has a theme: Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.

Here is the complete list of winners for the 35th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA):


  • Best News Magazine - Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho
  • Best Special Event Coverage - Habemus Papam
  • Best Comedy Program - Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento

  • Best Drama Series/Program - Bayan Ko
  • Best Public Service Program - Investigative Documentaries
  • Best News Program - State of the Nation with Jessica Soho
  • Best Children and Youth Program - Pop Talk
  • Best Adult/Educational/Cultural Program - Follow That Star

  • Best TV Special - San Pedro Calungsod
  • Best Public Service Program - Saklolo
  • Best Talk Show- The Bottom Line with Boy Abunda

ABS-CBN TV7 Palawan
  • Best Station ID- ABS-CBN Palawan Christmas Station ID
  • PTV 4/ TV Maria
  • Best Religious Program - Kasama Natin Ang Diyos

  • Best Entertainment Program - Talentadong Pinoy


Best Business News or Feature
Bombohanay Bigtime (DYWB Bombo Radyo Bacolod)

Best Educational Program
Ikaw Na Ba? (Super Radyo DZBB / GMA Network)

Best Counseling Program
Kahapon Lamang (DYWB Bombo Radyo Bacolod)

Best Entertainment Program
The Law of the Heart is Love (DWBR 104.3 FM / Philippine Broadcasting Service)

Best Public Service Program
Katumbas ay Biyaya (DZRH / MBC)

Best News Commentary
Failon Ngayon(DZMM 630 / ABS-CBN Corp.)

Best Drama Program
Radyo Balintataw (DZRH / MBC)

Best News Program
Bombo News and Views Morning Edition (DYFM Bombo Radyo Iloilo)


Best Inspirational Album
Going Home to Christmas (Jose Mari Chan / Signature Music Inc)

Best Inspirational Song
Kuya Pedro (Jamie Rivera / Star Recording Inc)

Best Secular Album
Going Home to Christmas (Jose Mari Chan / Signature Music Inc)

Best Secular Song
“Christmas Moments” (Jose Mari Chan and various artists / Signature Music Inc)
“Dapat Tama” (Gloc-9 and Denise Barbacena / GMA Network Inc)

Best Music Video
Dapat Tama (Gloc-9 and Denise Barbacena / GMA Network Inc)

Best Branded TV Ad
Kapuso Mini-Sine: Gustin (Champion Detergent / GMA Marketing & Productions Inc)

Best Inspirational Song
“Ang Pananalig” (Geli Federoso / Jesuit Communications Foundation)

Best Music Video
St. Pedro Calungsod (Harry Santos / Power to Unite Family Bible Group Inc)

Best Adult Educational / Cultural Program
Biyahe ni Drew GMA News TV Channel 11

Radio Special Citations:

Best Educational Program
Magbago Tayo Radyo Singko 92.3 NEWS FM / TV5

Best Counseling Program
Kahapon Lamang Program DYFM Bombo Radyo Iloilo

Cinema Special Citation:

Student’s Choice Award for Best Film
Flames of Love Gold Barn Media International

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