NDBC bags 3 Golden Dove awards

MANILA (MindaNews/1 May) – The Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation (NDBC) reaped three top honors during the 22nd Golden Dove awards of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) in Manila on Tuesday.

Kwentong Bida, hosted and produced by Jeff Mendez of the NDBC Production which featured a Moro teacher and the school children at Timaku hill in Cotabato City, was adjudged Best Radio Documentary Program.

Kwentong Bida bested entries from the Far East Broadcasting Company, DZUP of the University of Dilliman, and Bombo Radyo Koronadal.

Mendez was also nominated as Best Public Affairs Service program host, and DXMS’s “Peace Spots” gained nomination for the Best Radio Public Service Announcement award.

Bida Specials, hosted and produced by Malu Cadelina Manar of the NDBC Research, bagged this year’s KBP Golden Dove Awards for Best Radio Special Program for its special feature on the ‘little dreams’ of the Manobo children in Magpet and Moro children in Tulunan, both in North Cotabato.

Manar’s winning episode was “Ang Kanilang Munting Pangarap,” (Their Little Dreams) aired in June last year.

“Their Little Dreams” won over entries from DWRX 93.1 Monster Radio Audio-Visual Communicators, Inc., DWKY 91.5 Mabuhay Broadcasting System, and two other entries from the NDBC itself.

Another Bida Specials episode titled “Pangarap ng OFW” and Kwentong Bida’s “Si Sarah” were also nominated as Best Radio Special Program.

It was the second time Bida Specials won such award. In 2013, it won the same award for its feature on the life of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.

Manar, also a winner of several awards from different institutions including the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Indigenous Voices in Asia, won this year’s KBP Golden Dove Award for Best Science and Technology program host.

Oblate provincial Fr. Larry de Guia called the awards the fruits of NDBC’s labor “as its commitment to the masses.”

This year’s theme of the Awards, “Henerasyon”, showcased how radio and TV had evolved after 22 years.

One of the highlights of the event was the awarding of Angelo Palmones as the Ka Doroy Brodkaster of the Year.

Palmones, in his acceptance speech, cited his humble beginnings as a reporter of NDBC’s DXND in Kidapawan City in the early ‘80s before joining Radio Veritas and other Manila TV and radio giants, including ABS-CBN and DZRH of the Manila Broadcasting Company. (MindaNews)