ABS-CBN wins big at USTv awards

Posted at 02/16/12 11:55 PM

Anthony Taberna
MANILA, Philippines – Several Kapamilya television programs and personalities won at the 8th USTv Students’ Choice Awards on Thursday, receiving 19 out of 30 honors at the annual awarding ceremony.

“Iba Balita” news anchor Anthony Taberna was named Students’ Choice of Male News and Current Affairs Host.

Students’ choice honors were also awarded to Kapamilya stars Coco Martin (Best Actor, “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin”), Xyriel Manabat (Best Actress, “100 Days to Heaven”), Jodi Sta. Maria (Best Supporting Actress) and Jhong Hilario (Best Supporting Actor, “Mara Clara”) for their acting performances on television, while Sarah Geronimo was recognized by her fellow Thomasians as Students’ Choice for Local Music Video Artist.

Television programs voted as students’ choice in their respective categories were “Showtime” (Reality Show), “Gandang Gabi Vice” (Talk Variety Program), “The Buzz” (Entertainment News Program), “Sports Unlimited” (Sports Program), “Matanglawin” (Educational Program), and “The Bottomline” (Public Affiars Talk Show), “100 Days to Heaven” (Local Soap Opera), “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (Drama Program), and “My Girlfriend is a Gumijo” (Foreign Soap Opera).

USTv also awarded ABS-CBN documentary “Banal” a Special Citation for Catholic Program.

The USTv Students’ Choice Awards is an annual awarding ceremony that recognizes excellence and Christian values in local television programs and personalities. Awards are based on students’ preferences survey that accounts for Catholic and humanist values.