KAPAMILYAS dominated the 2009 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) with 11 awards, including two Hall of Famers. ABS-CBN received most recognitions for the television categories, namely Best Drama Series for “May Bukas Pa” and “Tayong Dalawa”; Best News Magazine Show for “Wonder Mom”; Best Special Event Coverage for “Kidnap”; Best Business News or Feature for ANC’s “Start Up”; Best TV Special for “Kwento ng mga Peligrino”; and Best News Program for ABS-CBN Baguio’s “TV Patrol Northern Luzon.”
In the radio categories, DZMM reaped awards for “MMK sa DZMM” for Best Drama Program; “Radyo Patrol Balita Alas Syete” for Best News Program; “Pasada Sais Trenta” for Best News and Commentary Program; “Sikap Pinoy” for Best Business News or Feature; and Best Radio Ad for its values campaign.
Meanwhile, “Sports Unlimited” hosted by Dyan Castillejo and Marc Nelson made it to the CMMA Hall of Fame for winning Best Sports Program for three consecutive years, as well as DZMM’s “Radyo Negosyo” for Best Radio Business News or Feature. This is the first time DZMM entered the prestigious Hall of Fame.
A special award was given by Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales to “May Bukas Pa,” which was accepted by Zaijian “Santino” Jaranilla and the “fathers” of Brgy. Pag-Asa. ABS-CBN Cebu’s “Sidewalk” also received a citation as Best Educational Program for radio.
The CMMA honors media practitioners in television, radio and music who have promoted basic human values through their works.