Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Pinoys in Lion City


FILIPINO stars from GMA-7 shone brightly in the Lion City late last month as they bagged major accolades in the Asian Television Awards (ATA) held at the National University of Singapore.

Nonie Buencamino won the Best Dramatic Actor trophy for his work on “Magpakailanman” (Until the End), a drama series on GMA-7, the Philippines’ second biggest television network.

He played the role of Jaime, husband of AIDS victim Madel (played by Lorna Tolentino, who received a commendation from ATA), in “Magpakailanman: Sa Kabila ng AIDS” (Until the End: Despite of AIDS).

For his part, Michael V brought home his second Best Comedy Actor trophy from ATA for his work on “Bubble Gang,” a GMA-7 gag show.

“Bubble Gang” was not able to win again as the Best Comedy Program this year because the jokes were not translated well into English. Que horror! But ATA still found Michael V funny. Muy bien!

The Best Social Awareness Program Award was bagged by “I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries” for Kara David’s investigative report, “Buto’t Balat” (Skin and Bone) while the Best Entertainment Special went to GMA-7’s “Eat Bulaga” (Hey, Gotcha), the Philippines’ longest-running noontime variety show.


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