Various Kapuso personalities and shows were recognized at the Gawad Pilipino Icon of the Year 2022 held last September 17.
GMA News and Public Affairs pillars Jessica Soho, Mel Tiangco, and Mike Enriquez led the list of Kapuso personalities who were conferred with the “Media Industry Icon of the Year” awards.
Soho won as “Outstanding Magazine Show Host of the Year” for the top-rating Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.
Tiangco and Enriquez, anchors of GMA primetime newscast 24 Oras, were named “Outstanding Female Anchor of the Year” and “Outstanding Male Anchor of the Year,” respectively.
Several Kapuso broadcast journalists were each recognized as “Media Industry Icon of the Year” as well.
Unang Hirit host and broadcast journalist Susan Enriquez won “Outstanding Morning Show TV Host of the Year.” Reporter Mariz Umali, in turn, was named “Outstanding Field Reporter of the Year.”
Dapat Alam Mo! anchor and reporter Emil Sumangil was recognized as “Outstanding Male News Magazine Host of the Year.” Meanwhile, fellow reporter Cata Tibayan won “Outstanding Showbiz Correspondent of the Year.”
The Kapuso Network also took home awards in the Entertainment Icon of the Year category.
Glaiza de Castro won as “Outstanding Composer of the Year.” Yasmien Kurdi was conferred the “Iconic Artist of the Year.” Mavy Legaspi and Kyline Alcantara won as “Best Young Love Team of the Year.” Maine Mendoza was also named “Iconic Artist of the Year.”
GMA Public Affairs’ adventure series Lolong, bannered by Ruru Madrid, was hailed as “Best Primetime Serye,” while long-running TV program Eat Bulaga won as “Best Noontime Show.”
The Gawad Pilipino Awards, held annually to recognize personalities who have contributed to society through their demonstrated passion for work and exceptional work ethics, introduced the “Icon of the Year” to recognize people with advocacy that helps Filipinos, especially during times of disaster.
Earlier this month, GMA News & Public Affairs’ daily digital newscast Stand For Truth won the “Best Agriculture Television Program or Segment” at the 15th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards.
The award-giving body recognized the episode “Bakit wala pa ring pag-usad sa buhay ng maraming magsasaka sa Pilipinas?” for its exemplary reportage on the plight of farmers in the Philippines during the pandemic. The Bright Leaf Awards are given to “the most outstanding and relevant agriculture stories in print, radio, and television.”