ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio is proud that the network continues to stay true to its mission to be in service of the Filipino.
ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio said that her award at the 2010 Anak TV Seal Awards as one of the Most Admired TV Personalities is very important because it is her first ever award from the award-giving body. Maalaala Mo Kaya, which she also hosts, also got an award under the category Top 20 TV Household Favorites just like in previous years. "Siyempre maraming maraming salamat. It'rsquo;s our 19th year and next year we'rsquo;ll be celebrating our 20th anniversary. Nakakatuwa naman na kung kailan ako naging lola, dun ako nagkaraan ng [Anak TV] award," she beamed. "This is my first time as a personality kaya nga swerte ang aking apo."
Though she has received numerous awards before, the TV executive explained why this particular award is special. "Nakakatuwa kasi ang bumoboto dito sa TV ay mga kabataan so nakakatuwa naman na may appeal pa pala ko sa mga bagets," she joked.
For the recognition that she continues to receive in the many years she has been in the business on or off cam, Charo credits her parents for instilling in her the important values to succeed in the industry. "I give it my best everyday and nagpapasalamat ako sa mga magulang ko kahit na wala na sila sa piling ko, nabigyan nila ako ng tamang pagpapalaki. They were able to give me the values that have guided me through the years," she said.
Many ABS-CBN programs and TV personalities have also been awarded by Anak TV, one of which is TV Patrol, which emerged as the number one news program in the survey conducted by the awards-giving body. "Naghahatid tayo ng katotohanan sa ating pagbabalita, hinahatid natin ang konsepto ng buhay [with MMK] ke mayaman ka, ke mahirap ka, [o] salat ka sa buhay, yung konteksto ng humanity. 'lsquo;Yan ang katungkulan natin, we have to move up to be in the service of the Filipino people. Yan ang ating kinamulatan sa ating chairman emeritus (Geny Lopez), 'lsquo;yan ang dapat nating isapuso."
"Nakakatuwa na 'lsquo;yung mga programa natin ay nagdudulot ng magagandang aral sa ating mga manonood, and our stars and our news and current affairs personalities have become role models para sa ating mga kabataan."