Mario Teodoro “Ted” Failon Etong (born on March 29, 1962) is an award-winning Filipino broadcast journalist both on radio and television. On radio, he is heard in the morning delivering the news for dzMM Radyo Patrol Balita alongside former Philippine Vice President Noli de Castro and making his signature sharp and witty commentaries about relevant national issues affecting his countrymen on his own program, Failon Ngayon sa dzMM. On TV, he can be seen co-anchoring his network’s flagship nightly news program TV Patrol and hosting his own investigative program Failon Ngayon every Saturday night.

Ted Failon
Born
Mario Teodoro Failon Etong

(1962-03-29) 29 March 1962 (age 57)
EducationPolytechnic University of the Philippines
OccupationBroadcast Journalist

Radio Commentator Anchor

Host
Notable credit(s)
Hoy! Gising anchor (year to year)

TV Patrol anchor Failon Ngayon host (year to year)

Failon Ngayon sa dzMM radio commentator (year to year)
Spouse(s)Trinidad A. Etong (deceased) May 12, 1965 to 2009 (death)
ChildrenKatrina Theresa A. Etong Karishma Tedrina A. Etong
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/failon.ngayon.fanpage/

Ted considers radio as his first love and after 34 years of doing radio in both FM and AM stations; he’s become notable for delivering intelligent commentaries and making it relatable and interesting to his listeners who comes from all walks of life, through the use of entertaining sound effects and music.

Early lifeEdit

Mario Teodoro Failon Etong was born in Manila, Philippines but grew up both in San Dionisio, Parañaque and Tacloban City, Leyte.

Ted’s father, Jose, who hails from the town of Jaro, worked as a jeepney driver plying the Baclaran-Divisoria route. His mother, Josefina, from Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, was a market vendor in Parañaque.

As a high school junior, Ted was already working as a full-time hotel room boy in Tacloban City. He also worked as a waiter and a construction worker. He had to work and help his parents who, at that time, were struggling to make ends meet. At one point, he even became a tricycle driver to earn a decent living.

“My life as a young adult was wayward. My father was a driver who didn’t know how to read and write. My mother was a market vendor. It was my older sister who watched over me. I learned to smoke in my first year in high school and eventually learned to drink alcohol. My father and I often argued because he wanted me to become a mechanic, which I never really liked. He used to beat me up real hard so I had to leave the house in numerous occasions and escape.”

Up until he became one of the most popular media personalities in the country, Ted carried this burden of having to disobey his old man in pursuit of his own small dream of becoming a broadcaster, armed only with nothing but his God-given gift: his voice.

“I never imagined that I would make it this big. My dream was only simple. To be heard on radio in our province. I never wanted anything else because hearing myself talk on air was enough for me. When I finally did, I used to record my own audio clip and listen to it at home. To become a famous broadcaster was farthest from my mind. I never planned it.”

Early career in the provinceEdit

Ted only managed to attend college with the help of his sister, Teresa. He took up AB Economics in Colegio de San Juan de Letran while working as a disc jockey (DJ) in a small joint along EDSA in Cubao, Quezon City.

Ted moved back to Tacloban again in 1980 and shifted courses from AB Economics to AB Mass Communications at the Divine Word University.

He continued working as a DJ at different local discos until he applied and was hired in 1982 at DYPL-AM, a local radio station, as a driver/reporter.

It was at this point that Ted officially started his career in radio broadcasting.

“Poverty is a common problem. For me it was even harder because I had to contend with a lot of emotional problems and stress. I used to think life was made very difficult for me because besides being poor, I had a father who was very mad at me.”

“When I became a DJ, that was when I discovered that I have a talent. Prior to that, I took a lot of blue-collar jobs. I learned how to mix gravel and cement at the construction site where I worked. Then, while working as a local DJ, I drove a tricylce to earn extra. I followed my dream to become an announcer. And when I got that small break in Tacloban City, I decided to try my luck in the big city.”

InspirationEdit

Ted was inspired by the success of a fellow Leyteño, retired Channel 9 news anchor Gabby Aurillo who, for reasons still unclear to Ted, suddenly left the limelight.

“I sought help from him and after he did, he just went away. Suddenly, we lost track of him.”

In 1983, Ted got married at 21 to Trinidad Arteche with whom he has two daughters—Katrina and Karishma Tedrina.

“We eloped and got married. Necessarily, I had to quit school. One day, I went home to see my father to tell him that finally I have a real job. Still, he did not approve of it. My mother, on the other hand, ever loving as she was, was very happy.”

Ted had to quit school and work full-time as an announcer and production head in DYPL-AM. It was in 1987 that, at only 25 years old, Ted became the station manager of DYPL-AM. Eventually, DYPL was named DYMM.

In 1988, Ted tried his luck in Manila but it was not his time yet to make it big. While working at DYPL-AM, Ted met the owner of DWGV-FM, a local station in Angeles City, Pampanga, who convinced him to work as a program and production director for the station while he was looking for a job in Manila. Ted accepted the offer and relocated to Pampanga.

However, he kept going back to Manila to apply at different networks.

Faced with the challenges of an early marriage, a fledgling career and a resentful father, Ted saw his life was getting more complicated. Among all his heartaches, it was his father’s anguish that weighed heaviest.

“But I never lost hope. Slowly, I made a name for myself until eventually my father began to appreciate what I was doing. Time came when he would boast to everyone that I am his son. Wherever he went, he always announced that Ted Failon is his son. Maybe he finally realized that this stubborn son of his can be of good use anyway.”

ReconciliationEdit

Ted finally mended his severed ties with his father when, prior to the latter’s death in 2000, he treated him to an all-expenses paid trip abroad and bought his father a truck.

“I really planned for that trip. I wanted us to be together. Just the two of us. It was only then that we were able to talk man to man. I released all my angsts and frustrations. I told him how hard it was for me to live with such a heavy burden. After that, all went well. Our relationship as father and son became smooth. It was the happiest day of my life.”

Famous and all that, Ted said he was never ashamed of having a “no read, no write” father, stressing that he will forever hold dearly the fact that despite his old man’s deficiencies, he managed to send all his kids to school. The third in a brood of four, Ted is glad that all of them graduated from college and became professionals.

“I will always be proud of my father. It was his hard work that placed us all where we are now. In that aspect, he excelled.”

Career in the big cityEdit

Earlier in May 1990, Ted applied at ABS-CBN News for the third time and was finally accepted as a desk editor. A few months later, Ted was given a break on dzMM where he became anchor of the 2-4 a.m. show, Gising Pilipinas! It was Becky Cabral, then Editorial Manager of ABS-CBN News, who gave him his break as Desk Editor. Opportunities both in radio and television kept pouring in and Ted soon became a regular anchor of DZMM. He co-hosted Bayan Ko, Sagot Ko and Bahay Kalinga, apart from hosting Mission Exposé and Wanted on TV Patrol.

Biggest breakEdit

Ted got his biggest break at his home network when he covered an incident where an entire coastal village was wiped out by a huge wave in his town in Leyte. Arriving in Manila to air his material, he was asked by then VP for TV Rolly Cruz to fill in for Noli de Castro who failed to report for work that day alongside the late Frankie Evangelista. After that, Cruz asked him to fill-in for de Castro every time he’s not available.

For Ted, it was the start of a career in television. And at the same time his successful radio career continued. For ABS CBN retained his radio programs.

“The first time I was asked to do live TV reporting, I couldn’t believe it,” he declared.

Ted introduced to the station the public service program, Aksyon Ngayon! where he and Korina Sanchez’s tandem started. Ted then became anchor of the would-be phenomenon TV program, Hoy! Gising together with Korina where their partnership would become wellknown and admired.

In 1995, Ted was appointed as Radio News Manager of dzMM. He also did Pulso Aksyon Balita—the late night news program that took over World Tonight and MIB: Mga Imbestigador ng Bayan.

Ted is public service personified. And because his programs have always been in the interest of the masses, different award-giving bodies have recognized his journalistic talent. His radio program, Aksyon Ngayon has received numerous awards including Best Radio Public Service Program by the Catholic Mass Media Awards. The unparalleled program Hoy! Gising received many accolades as well, such as those from Star Awards for Best Public Service Program. It was even recognized by Gawad CCP as “Isa sa pinakamahusay na programang pangtelebisyon . . . [one of the most excellent television programs].”

Ted himself has garnered numerous awards including Best Public Service Program Host for Hoy! Gising.

College degreeEdit

While working, Ted realized the importance of having a college degree and so in 1994 he enrolled at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines where, in 1996, he finally got to graduate with a degree in Broadcast Communications. He also took up Law at the Arellano Law Foundation in Manila but his tight schedule and heavy workload did not permit him to continue on.

Public service as a congressmanEdit

Ted ran for Congress for the First District of Leyte in 2001 as an independent candidate against an incumbent political giant, belonging to the Marcos-Romualdez clan, whom he defeated. During that time Ted did radio once a week with Korina. He also became host of his own show for the ABS-CBN News Channel called Good News that received the Catholic Mass Media award for Best TV News Magazine Show in 2003. After serving for only one term, he realized that politics was not for him and so he returned to his real love—broadcasting.

At presentEdit

Currently, Ted has programs both in radio and television. Just recently, Ted was elevated to the Anak TV Seal Hall of Fame after being awarded as one of the 10 Most Admired Personalities in Television for seven consecutive years. He can be seen on TV every night in the primetime newscast program of ABS-CBN, TV Patrol. On radio, he can be heard in the morning delivering the news at 7 a.m. Philippine Standard Time (PST) for dzMM Radyo Patrol Balita, awarded by the Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster sa Pilipinas (Association of Broadcasters in the Philippines) as Best Radio Newscast and Ted as Best Radio Newscaster.

At 8 a.m. (PST), Ted is heard again in the multi-awarded commentary program of dzMM, Failon Ngayon where he delivers his signature sharp and witty commentaries. And because of his background in FM radio as a DJ, this top-rater is filled with new gimmicks, amusing segments and entertaining sound effects, music and all.

For young aspiring broadcast journalists and writers, Ted has this advice: “Read, read and read. Read everything, even the Bible. Read it over and over. The voice is just a tool. An instrument. What comes out of that voice is different. What you’re saying is much more important than how you say it.

Keep on dreaming. Consider yourself lucky for having a talent. Always think ahead of the competition as you continue to pursue that little dream. Most importantly, if you have to give anything to your family then, by all means, give them what is due to make them happy. You will never know when life will be over until it is over. In this world, everything is borrowed.”

Ted’s life story reflects his belief that there are no small dreams for a big dreamer. Armed with an inherent talent and the passion to learn and work and survive, he hurdled the greatest challenges of life.

Forever grateful with what God has given him—a golden voice—Ted dedicates all to the people by touching their hearts and widening their knowledge.

Ted continues to change people’s lives. He is simply a living proof that a “probinsyano” (one who hails from the province) like him can do well in the big city given the right attitude and talent.

AwardsEdit

AWARD/PROGRAM CITATION AWARD GIVING BODY DATE
Best Radio Public Service,

Aksyon Ngayon

14th Catholic Mass Media Awards March 26, 1993
Best Radio Public Affairs Program, Manila

DZMM Aksyon Ngayon

KBP Golden Dove Award April 27, 1993
1993 Quezon City Community Outstanding Young Achiever (COYA) Award for Public Service Quezon City “Capital” and “Sampaguita” Jaycees, Inc. March 15, 1994
Best Public Service,

Aksyon Ngayon

15th Catholic Mass Media Awards March 18, 1994
“Isa sa pinakamahusay na programang pangtelebisyon…”

Hoy! Gising

Gawad CCP 1994
Best Public Service Program Host

Hoy! Gising

9th PMPC Star Awards for Television 1995
Best Public Service Program Host

Hoy! Gising

13th PMPC Star Awards for Television 1999
Outstanding Alumni for Broadcast Journalism Polytechnic University of the Philippines Alumni Association Inc. 1999
Outstanding Radio and Television Personality Consumers Union of the Philippines’

10th Annual National Consumer Awards

1999
Best Public Service Program Host

Hoy! Gising

14th PMPC Star Awards for Television 2000
Lifetime Achievement Award National Press Club February 28, 2002
Best TV News Magazine,

Good News, ANC 21

24th Catholic Mass Media Awards October 21, 2003
Best News Commentary Program,

Tambalang Failon at Sanchez

27th Catholic Mass Media Awards 2005
Best Newscaster,

Radio

15th KBP Golden Dove Award October 25, 2006
Best TV Newscaster 17th KBP Golden Dove Award November 2008
“Bilang katangi-tangi at ginagalang na makabatang alagad ng telebisyon…” Anak TV Awards 2007 & 2008
Best Radio Program,

Tambalang Failon at Sanchez

6th Gawad Tanglaw 2008
Best Panel Moderator Gandingan Awards,

U.P. Los Banos

2008
Best Panel Discussion Program,

Harapan

Gandingan Awards,

U.P. Los Banos

2008
Best TV Anchor 7th Gawad Tanglaw 2009
Best News Program,

Radyo Patrol Balita Alas Syete DZMM

31st Catholic Mass Media Awards 2009
Best Radio Public Affairs Program,

Tambalang  Failon at Sanchez

18th KBP Golden Dove Awards 2009
Best Radio Public Affairs Program Host

Best TV Newscast, TV Patrol World

18th KBP Golden Dove Awards 2009
“Iginagalang at tinitingalang Makabatang Alagad ng Telebisyon” Anak TV Awards 2009
“For consistent, exceptional work that goes beyond the call of duty – for people with vision – who raise the bar of excellence, inspire their colleagues and set the news agenda.” ABS-CBN 20-20 Merit Awards December 2009
Male News and Current Affairs Host 6th USTv Students’ Choice Award 2010
Best AM Announcer

Best News Anchor

Best News Program (TV Patrol World)

Gandingan Awards,

U.P. Los Banos

2010
Best News Anchor 8th Gawad Tanglaw 2010
2010 Most Outstanding Male News Presenter of the Year COMGUILD Center for Journalism August 1, 2010
Best News Program,

Radyo Patrol Balita Alas Syete, DZMM

Best Public Service Program,

Solo work for Tambalang Failon at Sanchez, DZMM

Best News Program,

TV Patrol World

Best News Magazine Special Citation, Failon Ngayon

32nd Catholic Mass Media Awards October 13, 2010
Best Radio Public Affairs Program Host,

DZMM

Best Special Program, Harapan Vice Presidential Debate – Ted as host

19th KBP Golden Dove Awards November 25, 2010
Top 15 Most Admired Male TV Personalities Anak TV Awards December 8, 2010
Best Male News and Current Affairs Program Host 7th USTv Students’ Choice Award February 17, 2011
Best News Anchor

Best AM Announcer

Most Development-Oriented AM Program,

Tambalang Failon at Sanchez

Best News Program, TV Patrol World

Gandingan Awards,

U.P. Los Banos

February 2011
Best Public Affairs Program,

Failon Ngayon Best Radio Anchor

9th Gawad Tanglaw March 17, 2011
Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award Rotary Club of Manila

Journalism Awards 2010

May 2011
Best Male News Presenter COMGUILD Center for Journalism August 2011
Best News Commentary,

Tambalang Failon & Webb

33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards October 2011
One of Most Admired TV Personalities Anak TV Awards December 2011
People of the Year – Broadcast Journalist People Asia Magazine’s People of the Year Awards January 2012
Best AM Announcer Gandingan Awards,

U.P. Los Banos

January 2012
Most Outstanding Male News Presenter of the Year COMGUILD Center for Journalism August 4, 2012
Best News Commentary,

Failon Ngayon DZMM

Best News Magazine Special Citation, Failon Ngayon - Boracay Episode

34th Catholic Mass Media Awards September 25, 2012
Anti-Corruption Campaign

Failon Ngayon

Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption Awards September 2012
Nominated for Best Current Affairs Documentary on a Domestic Subject (TV Category),

Failon Ngayon – Mine Tailings Episode Nominated for International TV Personality

Association for International Broadcasting, London November 7, 2012
Makabata Star 2012 Anak TV Awards December 2012
Best Male Newscaster 26th PMPC Star Awards November 18, 2012
Best Investigative Program Host,

Failon Ngayon

Best AM Announcer, Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

Gandingan Awards,

U.P. Los Banos

January 2013
Outstanding Public Affairs Program,

Failon Ngayon

Golden Screen TV Awards March 1, 2013
Best Male News & Current Affairs Program Host,

TV Patrol

Best Investigative Program, Failon Ngayon

9th USTv Students’ Choice Awards March 7, 2013
Mine Tailings Episode of Failon Ngayon was a finalist in Current Affairs Category New York Festivals World’s Best Television and Films April 2013
Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year Award

Best Radio Public Affair Program,

Failon Ngayon

Best Radio Newscast Program-Manila Radyo Patrol Alas Siyete

KBP Golden Dove Awards April 2013
Hall of Fame Award (2010, 2011, 2012)

Most Outstanding Male Newscaster

COMGUILD Center for Journalism August 11, 2013
Anti-Corruption Campaign

Failon Ngayon

Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption August 2013
Best News Commentary,

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

35th Catholic Mass Media Awards November 15, 2013
Service Excellence Award IBA: International Business and Academic Conference December 5, 2013
Makabatang alagad ng telebisyon Anak TV Awards December 12, 2013
For consistent and exceptional work that went beyond the call of duty NCAD (News and Current Affairs Division) 20/20 Merit Awards of ABS-CBN December 2013
Best AM Announcer

Most Development-Oriented Radio Program,

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

Best News Program, TV Patrol

Gandingan Awards,

U.P. Los Banos

January 2014
Best Television Public Service Program Host

Best Male News Anchor

1st PUP Mabini Media Awards February 2014
Best TV News Anchor

Best AM Announcer

Best Radio Program Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

UmalohokJUAN

Lyceum of the Philippines’ 1st Media Awards

March 2014
Natatanging gawad tanglaw sa sining ng radyo Gawad Tanglaw

Colegio De San Juan De Letran

March 2014
Outstanding Public Affairs Program

Outstanding Public Affairs Program Host

Failon Ngayon

5th Golden Screen Awards March 21, 2014
BRONZE WORLD MEDAL

(for “Tagas ng Minahan” / “Mine Leaks” episode of Failon Ngayon in the category of Television – Documentary/Information Program)

New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards April 2014
Best Radio Public Affairs Program Host KBP Golden Dove Awards April 2014
In recognition of his unparalleled dedication and bravery for his coverage of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) SM Foundation Inc.’s SUPER (a Salute to Unparalleled People, Endeavors & Resources) Awards May 19, 2014
Best AM Radio Anchor

Best AM Radio Program Failon Ngayon

COMGUILD Center for Journalism August 2014
Male News Anchor of the Year 4th EdukCircle Film and Television Awards

(by The EdukCircle – International Center for Communication Studies)

August 2014
Outstanding Radio Program

Outstanding Radio Anchor Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption Awards August 2014
FPI Bayabay Media awardee

honoring outstanding and deserving media practitioners who have raised important and sensitive issues that have serious impact on our country

Federation of Philippine Industries, Inc.

The Voice of Industry Annual FPI Bayabay Award

September 2014
Yolanda Hero 13th Cycle of the

Lopez Achievement Awards

September 2014
Awardee in the Public Responsibility category

Failon Ngayon

13th Cycle of the

Lopez Achievement Awards

September 2014
Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in the category of News

TV Patrol Weekend: Most Powerful Storm

International Emmy Awards October 2014
Best Public Service Program

Failon Ngayon TV

36th Catholic Mass Media Awards October 2014
WINNER for Domestic Current Affairs Documentary (TV category),

Failon Ngayon – Deluge Episode Nominated for International Television Personality

Association for International Broadcasting, London November 2014
Best Radio and TV Anchor Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE) November 2014
Pinagkakapuri at kinikilala ng sambayanan bilang makabatang alagad ng telebisyon Anak TV Awards December 2014
Best News Program Anchor

Best News Program TV Patrol

1st Gawad Kamalayan Awards

of Mapúa Institute of Technology

January 2015
Best Documentary Program Aral Parangal 2015

Young Educators Council of Socskargen

January 2015
Best Male Newscaster

Best News Program

TV Patrol

Best Public Service Program Host

Best Public Service Program Failon Ngayon

Students Choice Mass Media Awards

Eastern Visayas State University, Ormoc City Campus

February 2015
Best Investigative Journalism Host

Best Investigative Journalism Program Failon Ngayon

Students Choice Awards 2015

6th Northwest Samar State University

March 2015
Best Male Newscaster

Best TV News Program

Best TV Documentary Program Failon Ngayon

14th Kabantugan Awards

Mindanao State University General Santos City

March 2015
Best AM Radio Announcer

Best AM Radio Program

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

Best News Program TV Patrol

2nd UmalohokJUAN Awards 2015

Lyceum of the Philippines University

March 2015
Best AM Announcer Gandingan Awards,

U.P. Los Banos

March 2015
Best Public Service Program

Best Public Affairs Host Failon Ngayon

KBP Golden Dove Awards May 2015
Investigative Reporter of the Year Award Rotary Club of Manila’s Journalism Awards June 2015
Best AM Radio Anchor

Best AM Radio Program Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

COMGUILD Center for Journalism July 2015
Best News Commentary

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

37th Catholic Mass Media Awards November 2015
Best Radio Public Service Program,

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

Best Public Service Program Host

ALTA Media Icon Awards 2015

University of Perpetual Help System

December 2015
Best Male Newscaster Student Choice Mass media Awards 2016- Eastern Visayas State University February 2016
Best Public Service Program Host,

Failon Ngayon TV

Student Choice Mass media Awards 2016- Eastern Visayas State University February 2016
Best AM Radio Program,

Failon Ngayon Radio

Trinity University of Asia Platinum Stallion Media Awards 2016 2016
Anak TV Seal Hall of Famer Anak TV Seal Awards 2016
Best TV News Anchor,

TV Patrol

Lyceum of the Philippines University UmalahokJUAN 2016
Best Public Service Program Host,

Failon Ngayon

UPLB Gandingan Awards 2016
Best Male TV News Anchor,

TV Patrol

Kabantugan Awards - Mindanao State University 2016
Best Male News Anchor,

TV Patrol

Golden Laurel: Lyceum Choice Media Awards July 2016
Outstanding Teleradyo Program,

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

VACC 2016 August 2016
Anti- Corruption Campaign,

Failon Ngayon TV

VACC 2016 August 2016
Best AM Radio Program

Best AM Radio Anchor

ComGuild 2016 September 2016
Investigative Journalist of the Year 6th EdukCircle Awards September 2016
Best Male AM Radio Personality ALTA Awards September 2016
Best News Commentary Program,

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

Best Public Service Program,

Failon Ngayon

38th CMMA Awards October 2016
Best Male news Personality St. Dominic College of Asia Gawad Exellentia November 2016
Best Public Affairs Program,

Failon Ngayon

Polytechnic University of the Philippines Mabini Media Awards November 2016
Eastwood City Walk of Fame Awardee Eastwood City Walk of Fame November 2016
Most Trusted Media Personality

Most Trusted Media Personality for Radio and Television

Inding-Indie Short Film Festival December 2016
Media Practice- TV and Radio Awardee The Rotary Golden Wheel Awards January

2017

Best Public Service  TV Program of the Year

Best Radio Anchor of the Year

Lyceum of the Philippines University UmalohokJUAN Awards 2017 March 2017
Best TV News Anchor Pamantasang Lungsod ng Muntinlupa 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards April 2017
Best Male News Anchor Trinity University of Asia Platinum Stallion Media Awards 2017 April 2017
Hall of Famer- Best AM Radio Anchor

Hall of Famer- Best AM Radio Program

ComGuild Awards September 2017
DZMM Best News Commentary Program,

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

39th CMMA Awards October 2017
Best Male News Anchor Golden Laurel Lyceans' Choice Media Awards November 2017
Best Radio Public Affairs Program Host 7th Makatao Wards for Media Excellence-People Management Association of the Philippines November 2017
Best Male News Program Anchor 4th Inding Indie Short Film Festival January 2018
Best AM Radio Program Trinity University of Asia Stallion Awards January 2018
Best Documentary Program 25th Young Educators’ Summit 2018’s Aral-Parangal Awards January 2018
Best Male News Program Anchor 2nd GEMS Awards March 2018
Television Broadcaster of the Year Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards 2018 May 2018
Best Radio Public Affairs Program,

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

Best Public Service Program Host

Best TV Documentary,

Pamana ng Mina

26th KBP Golden Dove Awards May 2018
Best AM Radio Program,

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

Animo Media Choice Awards July 2018
Best Public Affairs Program Host Laurel Wreath Awards September 2018
Best Documentary Program,

Failon Ngayon

12th National Campus Media Conference: School Press Advisers Movement INC. (SPAM) September 2018
Public Responsibility Category Awardee,

Failon Ngayon

Lopez Achievement Awards Cycle 2017 October 2018
Hall Of Fame Awardee-Best News Commentary,

Failon Ngayon sa DZMM

40th Catholic Mass Media Awards October 2018

ReferencesEdit

TED FAILON'S STORY

By Joel M. Sy Egco, Assignments Editor

http://anaknggapan.blogspot.com/2011/05/ted-failons-story.html

External linksEdit