i-Witness

i-Witness, formerly i-Witness: The GMA Documentaries is a Philippine television documentary show broadcast by GMA Network. Originally hosted by Vicky Morales, Luchi Cruz-Valdes, Mike Enriquez, Cheche Lazaro and Jessica Soho, it premiered on January 18, 1999. It is the longest-running documentary program in Philippine television.[1] Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino and Atom Araullo currently serve as the hosts.

i-Witness
I-Witness title card.jpg
Title card since 2016
Also known asi-Witness: The GMA Documentaries
GenreDocumentary
Presented by
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes1,128
Production
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time24–30 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format
Original releaseJanuary 18, 1999 (1999-01-18) –
present
External links
Website

The series is streaming online on YouTube.[2]

HostsEdit

Hosts
Kara David
Howie Severino
Atom Araullo
Former hosts
Guest hosts

ProductionEdit

In March 2020, production was halted due to the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]

AccoladesEdit

Accolades received by i-Witness
Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2000 14th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won
2001 15th PMPC Star Awards for Television Won
2004 18th PMPC Star Awards for Television Nominated
Best Documentary Program Host Kara David, Vicky Morales, Maki Pulido, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Nominated
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won
2006 20th PMPC Star Awards for Television Nominated
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Nominated
2007 21st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [13]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Won
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [14]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Won
2009 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [15]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Won
2010 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [16]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Won
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [17]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Won
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [18]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Won
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [19]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Won
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [20]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Won
2015 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [21]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc Won
2016 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Nominated [22]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David Nominated
2017 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Won [23]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David Won
2018 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Nominated [24]
Best Documentary Program Host Sandra Aguinaldo, Atom Araullo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc, Mariz Umali Won
2019 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Documentary Program i-Witness Nominated [25]
Best Documentary Program Host Raffy Tima Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top 10 Longest-Running TV Shows in the Philippines". LionhearTV.net. October 29, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "i-Witness (Full Episodes)". Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "A decade of i-Witness". GMA News. November 5, 2009.
  4. ^ "I-Witness: 15 years of life-changing documentaries". GMA Entertainment. November 14, 2014. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "I-Witness: Inside Cambodia (Documentary by Raffy Tima)". GMA News on YouTube. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Inspiring one-legged individuals on 'I-Witness' episode with Mariz Umali". GMA News Online. December 11, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "'Joiners,' dokumentaryo ni Mariz Umali ngayong Sabado sa 'I-Witness'". GMA News Online. September 7, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  8. ^ "'Dogs' Best Friend,' dokumentaryo ni Joseph Morong, ngayong Sabado sa 'I-Witness'". GMA News Online. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "'Body Collector,' dokumentaryo ni Cesar Apolinario ngayong Sabado sa I-Witness". GMA News Online. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "'Sa Pusod ng Digmaan,' dokumentaryo ni Emil Sumangil ngayong Sabado sa I-Witness". GMA News Online. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "'Alamat ng Lechon,' dokumentaryo ni Mav Gonzales, ngayong Sabado, sa 'I-Witness'". GMA News Online. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  12. ^ Adel, Rosette (March 17, 2020). "Top-rating ABS-CBN, GMA shows make TV comeback as quarantine halts regular programs". Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  13. ^ "PMPC bares nominees in the 21st Star Awards for Television". October 21, 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  14. ^ Navarro, Mell T. (October 16, 2008). "PMPC bares nominees for "22nd Star Awards for Television"". Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  15. ^ Reyes, William R. (October 26, 2009). "23rd Star Awards for Television nominees bared". Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  16. ^ Reyes, William R. (October 25, 2010). "24th Star Awards for Television nominees bared". Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  17. ^ Llanes, Rommel R. (October 29, 2011). "25th Star Awards for TV nominees bared". Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  18. ^ "PMPC bares nominees for 26th Star Awards for TV". September 26, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  19. ^ "Full list of winners of the 27th Star Awards for Television". Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  20. ^ "GMA Network receives prestigious Peabody Award for Yolanda coverage". May 20, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  21. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, 2015 PMPC Star Awards for TV". December 4, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  22. ^ "LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards 2016 – television". October 10, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  23. ^ Soriano, Gia Allana. "IN PHOTOS: Kapuso winners at the 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  24. ^ "Bagani, Contessa, Asintado, Kambal, Karibal among nominees for 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television". Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  25. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (September 22, 2019). "33rd Star Awards for Television names TV Queens; PMPC bares nominees". Pep.ph. Retrieved April 26, 2020.

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