ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio Lopez IIIABS-CBN bagged major awards at the 22nd Golden Dove Awards of the Kapisanan ng Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).
The awarding ceremony was held at Star Theater, CCP Complex in Pasay on April 29. The awards given to the Kapamilya network included Best TV Culture and Arts Program for "Pagtalubod Sa Pagtubod Mag TV Penafrancia Special" (ABS-CBN Naga); Best Radio Newscast Program-Manila for "Radyo Patrol Alas Dose"; Best TV Sports Program for "Sports Unlimited";
Best Radio Public Affairs Program-Manila for "Pasada Sais Trenta"; Best Radio Public Affairs Program-Provincial for "Bantay Bata DYAP" (ABS-CBN Palawan); Best TV Public Affaris Program-Manila for "SOCO"; and Best TV Public Affairs Program-Provincial for "Diretso DYAF" (ABS-CBN Iloilo).
Other citations received by ABS-CBN were Best TV Comedy Program for “Goin’ Bulilit,” Best TV Special Program for “Agri Tayo Dito” (DXAS ABS-CBN Davao), Best TV Newscast Program-Manila for“Umagang Kay Ganda” and Best TV Newscast Program- Provincial for “TV Patrol Northern Luzon” (ABS-CBN Baguio).
The Best TV Variety Program was “ASAP 19” while the Best Radio Drama Program was “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on DZMM 630.
Completing the roster of ABSCBN awards were Best TV Drama Program for “Be Careful With My Heart,” Best Radio Newscaster for Julius Babao; Best TV Newscaster for Ryan Gamboa of ABS-CBN Bacolod; Best Radio Public Affairs Program Host for Ted Failon; Best TV Public Affairs Program Host for Kim Atienza; Best Radio Magazine Program Host for Ariel Ureta; Best TV Actress for Drama Program for Boots Anson Roa in MMK; and Best TV Actor for Drama Program for Joel Torre in “Honesto.”
ABS-CBN was also recognized as the year’s Best TV Station while chairman Eugenio Lopez III received the KBP Lifetime Achievement Award.