In another year of honoring the outstanding creators and public figures behind the media industry, the Golden Laurel Media Awards was held last August 4 at the Freedom Hall, SHL Building, LPU-Batangas Main Campus.
Awardees that were present in the event were Ms. Bernadette Sembrano and Ms. Jodi Sta. Maria. Lipa City Councilor Mikee Morada were also present to represent his wife Ms. Alex Gonzaga, and Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste for Ms. Vilma Santos-Recto.
Ms. Bernadette was hailed the Best Female News Anchor of the Year. In her humble speech, she thanked the lyceans for constantly believing in the excellence ABS-CBN has to offer. She also expressed the honor of being given the award by Batangueños, whom she also admired for their unmatched service. She also received the Best Public Service Program Show Host/s Award together with Edric Calma, and Best Public Service Program Show for Lingkod Kapamilya.
On the other hand, Ms. Jodi Sta.Maria, Best TV Drama Actress, thanked the Batangueños for their support for her drama The Broken Marriage Vow. She shared that although it was difficult to work under COVID protocols, this hard conflict made the show’s triumph sweeter. The said series also received the Best Drama Series Award. Ms. Jodi also dedicated the award to her co-stars, who she endearingly called by their characters’ names: David, Lexie, and Gio.
This year’s Best Filipino Female Vlogger is Ms. Alex Gonzaga. Her husband, Konsi Mikee received the award on her behalf, saying that it is his wife’s joy to post vlogs just for her “Netizens” to forget their problems even just for a while.
Lastly, Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste shared a message from Ms. Vilma Santos-Recto, this year’s Sotero H. Laurel Lifetime Achievement Award. Ate Vi highlighted the meida industry’s role in giving a spotlight on pressing issues of our society. A part of her message went as follows:
“In the movies that I made, I accepted roles that brought to public attention a wide array of problems, conflicts and complexities of women; how they courageously and intelligently handled them. In the process, these movies helped our moviegoers gain a deeper understanding of our women’s condition. They encouraged and emboldened our women, too, to learn to assume full responsibilities over their lives and situations, thus, empowering them.
I played the role of an activist in Sister Stella L, a mistress in Relasyon, a cancer victim in Pahiram ng Isang Umaga, an AIDS victim in Dolzura Cortez, and a mother of an autistic child in Ipagpatawad Mo. I did these movies despite some reservations of some people close to me, for I strongly believed in their underlying message for women: take a stand, fight for your rights, protect your dignity, take control of your life.
Nariyan din ang “Dekada ‘70”,”Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?” at “Anak”. Sana napanood niyo ito.”
Here is the list of official winners for GLMA 2022:
|TV Station of the Year||GMA Network, Inc. (GMA 7)|
|Digital Media Network of the Year||ABS-CBN Kapamilya Channel|
|Best TV / Digital News Platform||ABS-CBN News|
|Best TV / Digital News Program||TV Patrol|
|Best National Broadsheet||Philippine Star|
|Best Print / Digital Lifestyle Magazine||Metro Magazine|
|Best Local Radio Station of the Year||DWAM Spirit FM 99.1|
|Best Morning Show||Unang Hirit|
|Female News Anchor of the Year||Bernadette Sembrano (TV Patrol)|
|Male News Anchor of the Year||Atom Araullo (State of the Nation)|
|Best Celebrity Talk Show||Magandang Buhay|
|Best Drama Anthology Program||Maalaala Mo Kaya|
|Best Documentary Show||I-Witness|
|Best Magazine Show||Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho|
|Best Magazine Show Host||Jessica Soho (Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho)|
|Best Public Service Program||Lingkod Kapamilya sa Teleradyo|
|Best Public Service Program Host/s||Bernadette Sembrano and Edric Calma (Lingkod Kapamilya sa Teleradyo)|
|Best Educational Program||Born to be Wild|
|Best Educational Program Host/s||Drew Arellano (AHA!)|
|Best Drama Series||The Broken Marriage Vow|
|Best Drama Actor||Joshua Garcia (Viral Scandal)|
|Best Drama Actress||Jodi Sta. Maria (The Broken Marriage Vow)|
|Best Variety Show||It’s Showtime|
|Best Variety Show Host/s||Team It’s Showtime|
|Most Inspiring Social Media Personality (Lifestyle/Entertainment Category)||Kathryn Bernardo|
|Most Inspiring Social Media Personality (With Social Cause Category)||Angel Locsin|
|Filipino Male Vlogger of the Year||Cong TV|
|Filipino Female Vlogger of the Year||Alex Gonzaga|
|JPL Lifetime Achievement Award||Jessica Soho|
|SHL Lifetime Achievement Award||Vilma Santos-Recto|