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VP Choice Awards 2022 to grant the Pipol’s Favorite TV Station, News Anchor, News Program, and News Reporter of the Year

VP Choice Awards 2022 to grant the Pipol’s Favorite TV Station, News Anchor, News Program, and News Reporter of the Year

Your choice is our priority, Pipol! Here comes the most-awaited, and most engaged award-giving body in the Philippines—the VP Choice Awards (VPCA). The 4th VP Choice Awards will recognize Pipol’s favorite TV Station, News Anchor, News Program, and News Reporter that made a notable service in delivering factual information to Filipinos throughout the year.

Are you thrilled to witness your reliable news source be awarded? The choice is yours. Here are the highlights of the official nominees for Entertainment with four subcategories, specifically:

  • TV Station
  • News Anchor
  • News Program, and
  • News Reporter

HIGHLIGHTS: VP Choice Awards 2022 Nominees for TV Station, News Anchor, News Program, and News Reporter of the Year

Media has a timeless responsibility to serve the Pipol with accurate, relevant, fast, and significant information. Hence, it is their delight to fulfill their duty, and earning your trust is valuable for them. So, let’s witness how they perform this year.

TV Station of the Year

  • GTV
  • GMA7
  • TV5
  • Net25
  • A2Z


Good Television, or GTV, has originally launched on Feb 22, 2021, as an all-news and public service. It has now expanded to a free-to-air television network owned and operated by the Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc., having GMA Network Inc. as its parent. Through dynamic and innovative progress, GTV has also persistently kept it good with 1,733,413 followers on its official Facebook page.


GMA Network, Inc. known as Kapuso Network, is the Philippines’ leading broadcasting company that produces the most innovative, trusted, and top-rated TV programs. Based on Nielsen TV Audience Measurement from January to December 2022, GMA Network (in all its digital channels) reached 96 percent or 78 million viewers in Total Philippines. Also, GMA has constantly won numerous awards from different renowned award-giving bodies.


Similar to GTV, All TV, stylized as ALLTV, is a free-to-air television network owned by Villar-led Advanced Media Broadcasting System that is recently launched on September 13, 2022, based in Mandaluyong City. To reach a wider audience, it also has a partnership with CNN Philippines and Philippine Cable and Telecommunications Association (PCTA) Inc., which enables the network to be streamed to almost 300 more cable operators nationwide. Evidently, it is dedicated to bringing delight to its viewers, as proven by its motto: Sama All, Saya All sa AllTV!


TV5 Network Inc., or TV5, was originally founded as the ABC network in 1960. The said company is a Philippine broadcast network famous for its branding of being a “Kapatid” network. Owned by MediaQuest Holdings, as of 2011,  it has a total asset of approximately 8.84 billion pesos. It caters to both the news and entertainment industry, but it is well-known for its OneSports coverage. As they said, “Iba-iba man ang hanap, lahat nandito na, Kapatid”.


Net 25 is a free-to-air TV station airing on ultra-high frequency that launched in 2000 and is owned by Iglesia ni Cristo’s Eagle Broadcasting Corporation. It also shows news and current affairs programs. It also features Korean dramas, making their network even more dynamic.


A2Z is a Philippine free-to-air block-time broadcast television network based in Quezon City owned by ZOE Broadcasting Network, in partnership with ABS-CBN Corporation as its main content provider. Initially, it launched on October 6, 2020, and has a partnership with Philippine Collective Media Corporation on September 18, 2021. Not to mention it currently has 487,000 followers on its official Facebook page.

News Program of the Year

  • TV Patrol
  • 24 Oras
  • Ted Failon at DJ Chacha sa Radyo5
  • Frontline Philippines
  • Mata ng Agila
  • Ulat ng Bayan

TV Patrol

TV Patrol is a Philippine newscast from Kapamilya Channel originally premiered on March 2, 1987. The following are some of the notable 1st awards they received: 1st UPLB Gandingan Awards, 1st PMAP Makatao Awards, 1st PUP Mabini Media Awards, 1st PMPC Star Awards for Television (1987), and so on.

24 Oras

On the other hand, 24 Oras of GMA7 is a Philippine news broadcasting show that premiered on March 15, 2004. It was originally anchored by Mel Tiangco and Mike Enriquez and joined by other casters in recent times. Until now, the primetime newscast remains to be the overall number one program in the Philippines based on the recent rating reports from Nielsen NUTAM, where it garners a high score of 19.1%.

There are two nominees coming from TV5: Ted Failon at DJ Chacha sa Radyo5 and Frontline Philippines, which both premiered on October 5, 2020. Meanwhile, the former is innovative and refreshing for it aims to bridge the gap between two generations in a one-morning radio program that premiered on October 5, 2020. Frontline Philippines, at the 6:30 pm time slot, was originally anchored by Raffy Tulfo and Cheryl Cosim but was replaced by Julius Babao in 2022. Despite its recent premiere, the program already received an award (Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students (GEMS) Hiyas ng Sining Awards).

In 2011, Net25 premiered its news broadcasting show Mata ng Agila, with 90-minute airtime starting at 6:00 pm. It was originally anchored by Ely Saludar, Weng dela Fuente, and Sam Cepeda. Lastly, Ulat ng Bayan started airing on PTV as a newscast in 2017. It is the national primetime newscast because PTV is a government-owned broadcast network. Before 2022 ended, the program acquired the Platinum Heart Media Awards.

News Anchor of the Year

  • DJ Chacha
  • Karen Davila
  • Gretchen Ho
  • Julius Babao
  • Vicky Morales
  • Atom Araullo

Earning the trust of the audience and local viewers is the vital goal of the media. Hence, practitioners such as news anchors, reporters, and radio broadcasters are significant people that are thriving to best represent and deliver factual information. If the news is coming from a trustworthy person, we definitely believe them. With great pride, below are Pipol’s nominees for News Anchor and Reporter of the year 2022.

Nominees for News Anchor of the Year

DJ Chacha started her career as a radio DJ and has proven herself as one of Pipol’s favorites as she bagged the Radio DJ of the Year award at the first-ever VP Choice Awards back in 2019. She also established herself as one of the well-known anchors on the TV5 Network, especially for Ted Failon and DJ Chacha at Radyo5. Way back in 2014 and until now, she is a grand slam winner of various award-giving bodies. Meanwhile, a famous, intelligent, and hardworking Filipino Journalist Karen Davila of TV Patrol currently has 607,000 followers on her Instagram account where she shares both personal and professional updates, not to mention she has received numerous recognitions from both local and international prestigious awards.

Gretchen Ho, a former volleyball player, is now a Filipino TV presenter currently delivering fast and relevant news for TV5’s morning news program, Frontline sa Umaga. Even though she transitioned her career from being an athlete, Gretchen Ho has been acknowledged the Yahoo Celebrity Awards 2014 and Best News Personality. Another news personnel from TV5 is Julius Babao of Frontline Philippines. He was most notable in anchoring at TV Patrol. Since then, he has not disappointed the Filipino people. He has been recognized by numerous award-giving bodies, and in 2014, he received the Outstanding Male News Presenter.

Vicky Morales, a Filipino broadcast journalist that is best known as one of the anchors of GMA Network’s 24 Oras. At the 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television, she won the Best Female Newscaster award. Another GMA talent, Atom Araullo of 24 Oras is a multidisciplinary journalist and documentarist. He has 395,000 followers on his Instagram account where he shares most of his professional photography and works. On November 30, 2022, he received another prestigious award, this time from Palanca Awards, for his ‘Letter from Tawi-Tawi‘ essay.

News Reporter of the Year

  • MJ Felipe
  • Michael Delizo
  • MJ Marfori
  • Ian Suyu
  • Joseph Morong
  • Ian Cruz

MJ Felipe and Michael Delizo

Interested in showbiz updates? MJ Felipe of ABS-CBN got you. He is an entertainment journalist, and digital and TV writer. He is also known for his wit and knack for writing creative stories covering local celebrities and even international personalities. Currently, he also has 80,000 followers on his personal Instagram account featuring some of the selfies he took with various famous artists. Another person nominated from Kapamilya Channel is Michael Delizo, ABS-CBN News Reporter. In 2018, at the first UP Science Journalism Awards, he was also honored to receive a trophy for Best Science Story for Radio. Moreover, at the 8th NSM Media Awards of the Philippine Statistics Authority, he received back-to-back awards together with “Bandila” as the Statistical Media Award for Television and Radio.

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MJ Marfori and Ian Suyu

Starting as a hard news correspondent at the Commission on Elections (Comelec), MJ Marfori is currently the correspondent head of the entertainment news of TV5 and showbiz anchor for Aksyon. Her commitment is also to provide thrilling entertainment news and the latest showbiz updates. Sports News represents, Ian Suyu of TV5. Ian is also a hardworking sportswriter covering top-flight sports leagues like PBA and UAAP. He is not just a journalist and News 5 correspondent he is an athlete himself, thus it made him perfect for the job.

Joseph Morong and Ian Cruz

Last but definitely not least among the nominees. Joseph Morong is a news reporter for GMA News. One of the prestigious awards he bagged is when he receives the McLuhan award from Canadian Embassy in 2015. Likewise, Ian Cruz is a Filipino journalist and reporter at GMA News. Who have to dedicate themselves to delivering truthful and updated news to the Filipino people. As of the moment, it shows that he has 33,000 followers on his Twitter account.

Your voice matter, let’s hear it! So, be sure to cast your trusted TV Station, News Anchor, News Program, and News Reporter before this voting period ends.

Voting System for VPCA 2022

Meanwhile, the voting period will take place from February 10 to March 10. To determine the winners below are the criteria for judging:

  • 30% from the VP Choice Awards’ Facebook shares,
  • 20% from Village Pipol’s Facebook shares,
  • 30% from our editorial team, and
  • 20% from the deliverance of the experts’ panel

VP Choice Awards is presented by Village Pipol Magazine, your ultimate guide to the big city. With 136,437 followers and 74M reach on Facebook last 2022, it remains an extraordinary event of its kind.

This year’s installment also welcomes the theme Supernova: Our Brilliant Burst of Light.  It also signifies the time to embrace our burgeoning blast and champion our luminous explosion— the brilliance in our bursting light. The VPCA will finally resume its live ceremony! The awards night will be held on March 29, 2023, at the Glass Garden Evangelista Avenue in Pasig City.

To see the whole list of nominees, you can also check here.

Also, this event is produced by Village Pipol and Red Entertainment. Presented by Casino Filipino and co-presented by Itel and Fleek. Moreover, this year’s sponsors are Evnia powered by PhilipsBayong RepublicTea Ni Juan, and Jacko’s Burger.

Additionally, our media partners are: The Manila Times, Business Mirror, Business Week, Mindanao Daily, Cagayan de Oro Times, The Market Monitor,Pilipino Mirror, Business Mirror, The Post, Maharlika TV, blogapalooza, GIZGUIDEPH, Iconic MNL and Orange Magazine.

For details and more of our surprises, be sure to follow Village Pipol and VP Choice Awards on Facebook. The choice is yours, Pipol!

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