TV5 continues to raise the bar in television and radio programming with award-giving bodies commending the Kapatid Network’s top-quality shows. The network bagged five recognitions at the recently-concluded 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA), while two Kapatid stars were hailed at the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards.
At 34th CMMA, Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines won the Best Public Service Program award. “This is a culmination of all the struggles and triumphs from the past year and a half. Naibuhos namin ang lahat sa programang 'yan. Itong award na 'to ay icing on the cake. Natapos namin 'yung season on a very high note and ito ay isang napakalaking bagay para sa aming lahat,” said Bediones after accepting the award.
The 34th CMMA also awarded the Best Entertainment Program trophy to Talentadong Pinoy. Three other Kapatid programs — Pinoy Explorer (Best Adult Educational/ Cultural Program), Ang Katapusan (Best TV Special) and USI: Under Special Investigation “Sendong” episode (Best Special Event Coverage) — earned special citation nods from the award-giving body. Hosted by Paolo Bediones, USI is also set to compete for the 2012 Japan Prize this October.
On the other hand, Enchanted Garden star Edgar Allan Guzman was a recipient of German Moreno Youth Achievement Award during the FAMAS Awards night. Baron Geisler, who was recently announced as part of new superhero drama series Kidlat, also won Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story.”