In pursuit of acknowledging the modern heroes of radio and television, the University of the East-Caloocan, through the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Caloocan (CAS Caloocan) and in cooperation with the UE Office of the Extension and Community Outreach (OECO), will be honoring the latest awardees of its Gawad Bagani sa Komunikasyon.
The program, the seventh in all to date, will be held this Monday, March 13, 2023, 1 p.m., at Multipurpose Hall 3 of the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building in UE Caloocan.
This year’s Gawad Bagani program will confer two awards.
The first, the title of Bagani sa Larangan ng Telebisyon, will be awarded to two-time Gawad Bagani awardee Ms. Mel Tiangco, for her work as anchor of the GMA primetime news program “24 Oras.”
Ms. Tiangco previously received the Gawad Bagani sa Larangan ng Telebisyon in 2016 and in 2018, both also for her work in “24 Oras.”
The second Gawad Bagani 2023 award, for the title of Bagani sa Larangan ng Radyo, will be conferred upon Mr. Ted Failon for his work on the program “Ted Failon at DJ Chacha sa Radyo 5” on Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM.
Launched in 2014, UE Caloocan’s Gawad Bagani sa Komunikasyon is a community service project which aims to celebrate the impact of media among ordinary people in selected barangays in the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela (CAMANAVA). It recognizes and appreciates “warriors” in popular media “who fight against social injustice rooted in poverty as manifested in unemployment, illiteracy, illness and powerlessness.”
Among UE’s previous Gawad Bagani winners are Ms. Jessica Soho (Television, 2014), Ms. Vicky Morales (TV, 2016), Ms. Kara David (TV, 2015); Mr. Julius Babao and Ms. Kaye Dacer, as anchors on DZMM Teleradyo (2016); Mr. Arnold Clavio (TV, 2015 and 2018); the First Gawad Bagani Hall of Famer, Mr. Mike Enriquez (TV, 2014 to 2017); and UE graduate, 60 Most Outstanding Alumni awardee and former Philippine Vice President Noli De Castro (TV Broadcaster, 2020) and “24 Oras” (TV Program for Public Service, 2020).
UE President Zosimo M. Battad, UE Caloocan Chancellor Victor R. Macam Jr., OECO Director Rogelio I. Espiritu, former UE CAS Caloocan and former UE Graduate School Dean Julian A. Abuso, and UE CAS Caloocan Dean Jean C. Tayag will present the awards to the honorees.
This year’s Gawad Bagani sa Komunikasyon is part of the celebration of UE Caloocan Week 2023, with the overall theme of “New Beginnings, New Winnings in the East.”
Congratulations, Gawad Bagani Winners and Media Warriors!