Archives For December 2014

Dapat Tama!

Dapat Tama!

GMA Network was lauded by the Philippines’ House of Representatives for producing the electoral advocacy campaign “Dapat Tama” and for earning merit honors in the 49th Anvil Awards through Resolution No.149 adopted on November 25, 2014.

 

The campaign, produced by GMA News and Public Affairs, highlighted the importance of responsible voting.

 

Through various materials and formats, including a music video of Gloc 9 and Denise Barbacena, public service ads, and voter-education programs and specials, it urged the public to cast their ballots according to their conscience.

 

Bringing to light various socio-political realities and election-related issues, the campaign also featured vignettes and short films made by independent filmmakers and actors.

 

Produced in time for the 2013 mid-term elections, it garnered merit honors in the Public Relations Programs in a Sustained Basis Category last February 26, 2014.

 

The Anvil Awards, given by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), is an annual competition which recognizes outstanding public relations tools and programs.

Dapat Tama!

Dapat Tama!

This Saturday (December 6), expect a touching, romantic, naughty, and bittersweet episode as Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes graces the Season 2 finale of his soon-to-be wife’s eponymous dance show, Marian.

 

In an interview, Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera shares how blessed she is to have program like this, “Mixed yung emotions ko. Una sa lahat napamahal sa akin ang Marian, yung staff and crew especially the dancers dahil nakita ko ‘yung effort nila. Hindi biro talaga ang ginagawa nila tuwing may taping ang Marian. Talagang na-appreciate ko kung gaano nila binubuhos ang pagmamahal nila sa pagsasayaw. Nakakalungkot dahil matatapos ‘to pero masaya ako dahil looking forward ako sa panibagong yugto ng buhay ko.” [I have mixed emotions. First of all, I’ve come to love the show, the staff and the crew, especially the dancers because I really saw the effort they put into this. What they do each taping day is not a joke. I really appreciated how much love they poured into their dancing. It’s sad that it has to end but I’m happy and looking forward to this next chapter of my life.]

 

Also up for the finale episode is an exclusive and in-depth look at the Despedida de Soltera of Marian graced by female members of the wedding entourage and families of both the bride and the groom.

 

Don’t miss the Season 2 finale of Marian this Saturday on GMA Pinoy TV.Marian 11 Marian 2 Marian 3 Marian 5 Marian 7

Cementing their status as pillars of excellence in the local broadcast industry, GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon and veteran broadcast journalist Mike C. Enriquez were recently recognized by BizNewsAsia (BNA), the Philippines’ largest business and news magazine, during its 13th anniversary celebration on November 25.

 

Hailed as “The Best Broadcast CEO” by the weekly magazine, Gozon received the Entrepreneurship Excellence Award, while Enriquez was the lone awardee for Broadcast Excellence.

 

BizNewsAsia’s Best Broadcast CEO

 

BNA cited Gozon’s “hard work, diligence, dedication, scholarship, expertise, innovation, and family values” as factors that led to his indisputable success as a media mogul. “His values as a God-fearing family man, his training as a lawyer, and his experience as a broadcast CEO have enabled him to pursue truth with passion, fairness with conviction, and excellence with vision,” said BNA.

 

In 2011, BNA named Gozon Tycoon of the Decade – a feat that puts a spotlight on his remarkable leadership, first as President and later as Chairman and CEO of GMA Network. Gozon was also listed consistently among BNA’s Power 100 from 2003 to 2010, and was bestowed the Visionary Management Award last year.

 

A distinguished lawyer prior to entering the broadcast business, Gozon, who earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines and his Master of Laws degree from Yale University, told BNA that he found the broadcast industry more challenging than law practice.

 

“Everyday is a different day when you’re in this business. You cannot be certain that what appeals to viewers today, would still appeal to them tomorrow. And this is what makes our jobs very challenging yet fulfilling at the same time,” related Gozon.

 

Dynamic as the industry is, his passion for excellence is what motivates Gozon to keep GMA at the top of its game. He has brought “tremendous creativity, management excellence, growth, profitability and credibility to GMA Network,” said BNA.

 

Besides bringing in an estimated P20 billion in cumulative net profits, Gozon also laid out the framework that gave rise to the fulfilment of his vision to put GMA Network at the forefront of the broadcast field in the country.

 

“I am deeply grateful for this award, as well as for the continued recognition of my accomplishments as a CEO by BizNewsAsia,” said Gozon. “I share this honour with our Kapuso viewers here and abroad, who are part of my and GMA Network’s success.”

 

Maintaining Excellence in Broadcast

 

Mike Enriquez is – without question – one of the most credible, most respected and most admired broadcasters on TV and radio today. And his award from BizNewsAsia – with the multi-awarded GMA News and Public Affairs figure being its only recipient – is a testament to this.

 

Over the years, Enriquez has kept his fearlessness uncompromised, his credibility unblemished, and his values intact.

 

“He is the best broadcaster in the Philippines today,” said BNA of Enriquez, whose day-to-day duties with GMA include co-anchoring GMA’s flagship newscast 24 Oras together with fellow GMA News and Public Affairs Pillars Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales, hosting the weekly investigative show Imbestigador, running the Network’s Radio business as its Consultant for Operations, and delivering hard-hitting news on DZBB, GMA’s flagship AM station.

 

From working without pay to joining a strike and being awakened by soldiers at their picket line in the wee hours of the first day of Martial Law, Enriquez, as BNA puts it, “He has seen and done it all.”

 

So when the time came for GMA to appoint someone who will lead the expansion of its Radio division in 1995, he was the best choice for the role.

 

Fast forward to today, GMA Radio continues to make significant contributions to the Network’s earnings, while promoting its thrust of providing Serbisyong Totoo. This year, DZBB reached a significant milestone when it became the number one AM station in Mega Manila – with Enriquez crediting his team’s hard work and dedication, and needless to day, the continued patronage of their listeners.

 

“At the end of the day, the best reward is when you see the fruits of your service changing the lives of many,” said Enriquez. “This distinction from BizNewsAsia speaks volumes of the responsibility that we, as media men, have to our fellow Filipinos. They can rest assured that we will continue to do our role in the country’s nation building.”

GMA Network (GMA) kept its over-all ratings lead in the viewer-rich areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in November based on data from the industry’s leading ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

 

Urban Luzon and Mega Manila account for 77 and 60 percent, respectively, of all urban TV households in the entire country.

 

Moreover, the airing of the Pacquiao-Algieri fight on GMA7 became the highest rating show (including specials) in NUTAM, Urban Luzon, Mega Manila and Urban Visayas, leading all other programs in these areas.

 

From November 1 to 30 (with the dates of November 23 to 30 based on overnight data), GMA recorded a 36.8 percent total day household audience share in Urban Luzon, surpassing ABS-CBN’s 31.1 percent by 5.7 points and TV5’s 8.8 percent by 28 points.

 

Leading across all areas in Mega Manila, GMA posted a 37.8 percent total day audience share in the area, up 9.3 points from ABS-CBN’s 28.5 percent, and up 28.5 points from TV5’s 9.3 percent.

 

Compared to its key competitor, GMA had more entries in the list of top-rated shows in Mega Manila with 18 out of 30.

 

GMA’s lead in November was also driven by the ratings performance of its weekly anthology Magpakailanman, multi-awarded news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, reality sitcom Pepito Manaloto, GMA Telebabad’s Strawberry Lane, afternoon drama The Half Sisters, flagship newscast 24 Oras, weekend programs Celebrity Bluff, Marian, Ismol  Family and recently launched primetime soap, More Than Words.

 

In NUTAM, GMA more than doubled its afternoon block lead over its closest rival, ABS-CBN, to 7.6 points from its 3-point lead in October. In November, GMA scored 37.8 percent, higher than ABS-CBN’s 30.2 percent.

 

GMA subscribes to the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement service, while ABS-CBN is the lone local major TV network that subscribes to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.

 

Nielsen data is gathered through a greater number of sampled homes nationwide in comparison to Kantar Media.

 

GMA’s top-rating programs can be seen worldwide on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For more information on GMA Pinoy TV as well as other GMA International channels, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, visit www.gmanetwork.com/international.

GMAKF’s Operation Bayanihan quickly responded to the needs of those affected by typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

GMAKF’s Operation Bayanihan quickly responded to the needs of those affected by typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

The Kapuso Village Tacloban is the first permanent housing project in the area for survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

The Kapuso Village Tacloban is the first permanent housing project in the area for survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

It was an emotional turnover ceremony as 120 concrete houses were turned over to the beneficiaries of the Kapuso Village in Tacloban.

It was an emotional turnover ceremony as 120 concrete houses were turned over to the beneficiaries of the Kapuso Village in Tacloban.

City Councilor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez representing the City Government of Tacloban receives the ceremonial key to the Kapuso Village Tacloban from GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco.

City Councilor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez representing the City Government of Tacloban receives the ceremonial key to the Kapuso Village Tacloban from GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco.

Kapuso stars Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Kris Bernal, Barbie Forteza, Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and Julie Anne San Jose joined GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco in giving the residents an early Christmas gift.

Kapuso stars Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Kris Bernal, Barbie Forteza, Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and Julie Anne San Jose joined GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco in giving the residents an early Christmas gift.

A year after Yolanda hit the Philippines, the survivors’ stories of resilience continue as they rebuild from the ruins of their storm-ravaged homes.

 

Since the typhoon’s landfall in 2013, GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) – with its long-standing commitment to Serbisyong Totoo – has been a steadfast advocate in turning these stories of loss into stories of hope through its quick response in times of need and its extensive disaster relief programs.

 

On the anniversary of Yolanda, GMAKF officially turned over 120 permanent concrete houses of Phase II and III of its Kapuso Village in Tacloban City to select families displaced by the super typhoon.

 

GMAKF is the first NGO to turn over permanent concrete housing to Yolanda survivors in Tacloban City.

 

A total of 172 houses were turned over since July 2014. An additional 231 houses will be ready for occupancy in the coming months, fulfilling in part the Foundations’ 403-unit concrete housing project in the area.

 

“For the Yolanda survivors, a year definitely will not suffice to alleviate the pain from the loss of family members and ruined homes. However, our commitment in rebuilding lives through this long term project will help regain the hope of many displaced residents,” shares GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco.

 

The beneficiaries were emotional during the turnover as they recalled the height of the storm and what they went through. Even so, they were grateful for the outpouring of assistance they received from GMAKF and its partners.

 

Through the generosity of numerous citizens all over the world, the project was able to come to fruition. Furthermore, GMA Network and its roster of stars showed the true meaning of the Kapuso spirit by participating in GMAKF’s Yolanda rehabilitation efforts.

 

Just this month, GMA launched its 2014 “Share the Love” Christmas campaign reminding its viewers that rebuilding lives entails a collaborative effort from generous hearts and passionate spirits.

 

GMA unveiled the campaign with an event plug featuring Mel Tiangco joined by Kapuso stars as they shared an early Christmas with the residents of the Kapuso Village in Tacloban.

 

The plug garnered positive reviews on Facebook with users commenting on the wonderful message of the campaign and GMAKF’s tireless efforts in helping those in need. Facebook user Gerolou says, “That’s why kind-hearted people trusted GMA Kapuso Foundation because they can see where their donations go… hope to fulfill 400 or more houses for Yolanda victims onward!”

 

Meanwhile, Facebook user Khryss, a Yolanda survivor, praises the video saying, “It makes my heart smile upon seeing this video and the song has really moved me. Thanks for motivating a lot of people in doing humanitarian missions. We are still blessed to have people like you.”

 

Since its launch, over 100 Kapuso celebrities and News and Public Affairs personalities have shared the love by sponsoring food, toys, medical treatments and medicines for the Kapuso Foundation’s beneficiaries in the country, including other Yolanda-affected areas.

 

In addition to the housing project in Tacloban, GMAKF also pledged the construction of 24 new classrooms under its Kapuso School Development project within the Kapuso Village. Meanwhile, another Kapuso Village will soon rise in Palo, which includes 169 concrete houses and 10 classrooms.

 

GMAKF has also turned over 15 classrooms in Barangay Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Moreover, construction and rehabilitation is underway for 40 classrooms in Quinapondan, Eastern Samar and in Villaba and Kananga in Leyte.

 

Going beyond immediate disaster relief efforts, GMAKF is committed to utilizing its resources to create a lasting impact on the lives of their beneficiaries.