30th PMPC Star Awards for Television

The 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television awards ceremony (also known as the integral part of the 2016 Star For M-TV Awards, with the theme The Fusion of Philippine Entertainment’s Best) was held on October 23, 2016 at the Monet Grand Ballroom, Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City,[1] coinciding with the 63rd anniversary of the birth of Philippine television. The awards will be given to selected programs and personalities ranging from actors, actresses, hosts and news and current affairs personalities who have made a mark in Philippine television in the past year. The awards night was hosted by ABS-CBN personalities Robi Domingo, Kim Chiu, Luis Manzano, Jodi Sta. Maria, Alex Gonzaga and Xian Lim with Elisse Joson and Arjo Atayde as segment hosts and performances from Sam Concepcion, Jason Dy, and 4th Impact.[2][3]

30th PMPC Star Awards for Television
DateOctober 23, 2016
November 20, 2016 (Delayed Telecast on ABS-CBN's Sunday's Best)
LocationMonet Grand Ballroom, Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Hosted byRobi Domingo
Alex Gonzaga
Luis Manzano
Jodi Sta. Maria
Kim Chiu
Xian Lim
Television/radio coverage
Produced byAirtime Marketing Philippines, Inc.
Directed byBert de Leon

The awards will be organized by the Philippine Movie Press Club, a non-profit organization whose members are entertainment writers and columnists from newspapers and online news sites. The PMPC is currently headed by its president, and overall awards chairman Fernan de Guzman.[4] The telecast of the Star Awards for Television will be produced by Airtime Marketing Philippines, Inc. of Tessie Celestino-Howard and under the direction of Bert de Leon.[4] It aired on a delayed basis on ABS-CBN's "Sunday's Best" on November 20, 2016.[4]

Nominees and WinnersEdit

Here is the full set of nominees (in alphabetical order) and winners of the 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television.[5]

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface.


Best TV Station

Winner: ABS-CBN (Channel 2)


Best Primetime Drama Series Best Daytime Drama Series

Winner: FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Doble Kara (ABS-CBN)

Best Drama Anthology Best Public Service Program

Winner: Ipaglaban Mo! (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Buhay OFW (AksyonTV) and Mission Possible (ABS-CBN) (tied)

Best Gag Show Best Comedy Program

Winner: Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento (GMA 7)

Best Musical Variety Show Best Variety Show

Winner: ASAP (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Sunday PinaSaya (GMA 7)

Best Game Show Best Talent Search Program

Winner: Wowowin (GMA 7)

Winner: StarStruck (season 6) (GMA 7)

Best Educational Program Best Celebrity Talk Show

Winner: Matanglawin (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Tonight with Boy Abunda (ABS-CBN)

Best Documentary Program Best Documentary Special

Winner: Reel Time (GMA News TV)

Winner: Politika at Pamilya: Sila-Sila Noon, Sila-Sila Pa Rin Hanggang Ngayon (ABS-CBN) (Airing Date: May 29, 2016)

  • EDSA: 30 Taon (ABS-CBN) (Airing Date: February 28, 2016)
  • Guro To Pangulo: Ang Buhay ni Elpidio Quirino (ABS-CBN) (Airing Date: January 10, 2016)
  • Wanted: President (GMA 7) (Airing Dates: January 24, January 31 and February 7, 2016)
  • Warmer (ABS-CBN News Channel) (Airing Date: March 10–11, 2016)
Best Magazine Show Best News Program

Winner: Rated K (ABS-CBN)

Winner: TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) and 24 Oras (GMA 7) (tied)

Best Morning Show Best Public Affairs Program

Winner: Unang Hirit (GMA 7)

Winner: The Bottomline with Boy Abunda (ABS-CBN)

Best Travel Show Best Lifestyle Show

Winner: Biyahe ni Drew (GMA News TV)

  • Bridging Borders (PTV 4)
  • Buhay Pinoy (PTV 4)
  • Landmarks (Net 25)
  • Tripinas (GMA News TV)

Winner: RX Plus (S+A)

  • Gandang Ricky Reyes (GMA News TV)
  • Kris TV (ABS-CBN)
  • Leading Women (CNN Philippines)
  • Sports U (ABS-CBN)
  • Taste Buddies (GMA News TV)


Best Drama Actor Best Drama Actress

Winner: Coco Martin (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano) (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Jennylyn Mercado (My Faithful Husband) (GMA 7)

Best Drama Supporting Actor Best Drama Supporting Actress

Winner: Arjo Atayde (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano) and Aaron Villaflor (All of Me) (ABS-CBN) (tied)

Winner: Sunshine Dizon (Little Nanay) (GMA-7)

Best Single Performance by an Actor Best Single Performance by an Actress

Winner: Kristofer Martin (Magpakailanman episode: "Mag-Ama sa Bilangguan") (GMA 7)

Winner: Claudine Barretto (MMK episode: "Itak") (ABS-CBN)

Best Child Performer Best Public Service Program Host

Winner: McNeal "Aura" Briguela (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano) (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Julius Babao (Mission Possible) (ABS-CBN)

Best New Male TV Personality Best New Female TV Personality

Winner: Onyok Pineda (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano) (ABS-CBN) and Jake Ejercito (Eat Bulaga! Lenten Drama Special: "God Gave Me You") (GMA 7) (tied)

Winner: Ria Atayde (MMK episode: "Puno ng Mangga") (ABS-CBN)

  • Ayra Mariano (Poor Senorita) (GMA 7)
  • Dawn Chang (MMK episode: "Kuweba") (ABS-CBN)
  • Kira Balinger (The Story of Us) (ABS-CBN)
  • Miho Nishida (It's Showtime) (ABS-CBN)
  • Taki Saito (#ParangNormalActivity) (TV5)
  • Ylona Garcia (On the Wings of Love) (ABS-CBN)
  • Ysabel Ortega (Born for You) (ABS-CBN)
Best Comedy Actor Best Comedy Actress

Winner: Jose Manalo (Hay, Bahay!) (GMA 7)

Winner: Manilyn Reynes (Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento) (GMA 7)

Best Male TV Host Best Female TV Host

Winner: Luis Manzano (ASAP) (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Anne Curtis (It's Showtime) (ABS-CBN)

Best Game Show Host(s) Best Talent Search Program Host(s)

Winner: Luis Manzano (Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal) (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Luis Manzano, Robi Domingo and Kim Chiu (The Voice Kids (season 3)) (ABS-CBN)

Best Educational Program Host(s) Best Celebrity Talk Show Host(s)

Winner: Kuya Kim Atienza (Matanglawin) (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Boy Abunda (Tonight with Boy Abunda) (ABS-CBN)

Best Documentary Program Host(s) Best Magazine Show Host(s)

Winner: Malou Mangahas (Investigative Documentaries) (GMA News TV)

Winner: Korina Sanchez-Roxas (Rated K) (ABS-CBN)

  • Jessica Soho (Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho) (GMA 7)
  • Kara David (Powerhouse) (GMA 7)
  • Rovilson Fernandez (Ang Pinaka) (GMA News TV)
  • Susan Enriquez, and Cesar Apolinario (iJuander) (GMA News TV)
  • Tonipet Gaba (Pop Talk) (GMA News TV)
  • Vicky Morales, Bea Binene, and Love Añover (Good News Kasama si Vicky Morales) (GMA News TV)
Best Male Newscaster Best Female Newscaster

Winner: Erwin Tulfo (Aksyon Prime) (TV5)

  • Arnold Clavio (Saksi) (GMA 7)
  • Julius Babao (Bandila) (ABS-CBN)
  • Mike Enriquez (24 Oras) (GMA 7)
  • Noli de Castro (TV Patrol) (ABS-CBN)
  • Raffy Tulfo (Aksyon sa Tanghali) (TV5)
  • Ted Failon (TV Patrol) (ABS-CBN)

Winner: Vicky Morales (24 Oras) (GMA 7)

Best Morning Show Hosts Best Public Affairs Program Host(s)

Winner: Umagang Kay Ganda hosts (ABS-CBN): Anthony Taberna, Jorge Cariño, Atom Araullo, Amy Perez, Ariel Ureta, Winnie Cordero, and Gretchen Ho

  • Good Morning Kuya hosts (UNTV News and Rescue): Kuya Daniel Razon, Atty. Erin Tañada III, Diego Castro III, Angela Lagunzad, Rheena Villamor, Monica Verallo, Thalia Javier, Erica "Kikay" Honrado, Atty. Regie Tongol, Jun Soriao, Dr. Harris Acero, Dr. Sarah Barba-Cabodil, Dr. Janis de Vera, Dr. Pebbles Antonio, Dr. Joseph Lee, and Dr. Bong Santiago
  • Good Morning Pilipinas hosts (PTV 4): Jules Guiang, Diane Querrer, and Aljo Bendijo
  • Masayang Umaga Po hosts (Net 25): Leo Martinez, Andrea Bardos, Phoebe Publico, and Alyssa Cruz
  • Pambansang Almusal hosts (Net 25): Apple Chiu, Bob Crisostomo, Chadleen Lacdo-o, Tristan Bayani, Nicole Facal, Carmela Magtuto-Navarro, Kath Magtuto-Mangahas, Davey Langit, Aikee Aplicador, Nathan Manzo, Nicole Ching, Richard Quan, and Regine Angeles
  • Unang Hirit hosts (GMA 7): Arnold Clavio, Rhea Santos, Ivan Mayrina, Connie Sison, Susan Enriquez, Nathaniel "Mang Tani" Cruz, Lyn Ching-Pascual, Lhar Santiago, Suzi Entrata-Abrera, and Love Añover

Winner: Boy Abunda (The Bottomline with Boy Abunda) (ABS-CBN)

  • Anthony Taberna (Tapatan ni Tunying) (ABS-CBN)
  • Daniel Razon (Get It Straight with Daniel Razon) (UNTV News and Rescue)
  • Gio Tingson Kathy San Gabriel and Kirby Cristobal (PTV Special Forum) (PTV 4)
  • Luchi Cruz-Valdes (Reaksyon) (TV5)
  • Ka Totoy Talastas, and Weng dela Fuente (Liwanagin Natin ni Ka Totoy Talastas) (Net 25)
  • Veronica Baluyut Jimenez (Kwatrobersyal) (PTV 4)
Best Travel Show Host(s) Best Lifestyle Show Host

Winner: Drew Arellano (Biyahe ni Drew) (GMA News TV)

  • Dolly Malgapo, Faye de Castro-Umandal, Indra Cepeda and Nikki Dino (Landmarks) (Net 25)
  • Jaimie Cruz and Patty Santos (Buhay Pinoy) (PTV 4)
  • Solenn Heussaff and Stephen Tagud (Tripinas) (GMA News TV)
  • Veronica Baluyut Jimenez (Bridging Borders) (PTV 4)

Winner: Ricky Reyes (Gandang Ricky Reyes) (GMA News TV)

  • Angel Jacob (Leading Women) (CNN Philippines)
  • Dr. Cecil Catapang (RX Plus) (S+A)
  • Dyan Castillejo (Sports U) (ABS-CBN)
  • Kris Aquino (Kris TV) (ABS-CBN 2)


Number of Nominees

Network Total #
ABS-CBN News Channel 1
AksyonTV 2
CNN Philippines 7
GMA 7 78
GMA News TV 32
IBC 13 1
Net 25 14
PTV 4 15
S+A 3
TV5 15
UNTV News and Rescue 5

Number of Winners (excluding Special Awards)

Network Total #
GMA 13
GMA News TV 5
TV5 1
Aksyon TV 1
S+A 1

Special awardsEdit

Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement AwardEdit

Excellence in Broadcasting AwardEdit

German Moreno Power Tandem AwardEdit

Stars of the NightEdit

See alsoEdit


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