GMA News Pillar and multi-awarded broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco was conferred the Las Damas de Rizal Excellence Award for Women in Media and Public Engagement by the Las Damas de Rizal-Philippines last 6 August.
Tiangco was recognized for her unparalleled achievement not just in the field of media and communication, but as well as for her contribution in uplifting the lives of the less privileged Filipinos all over the country.
The veteran broadcast journalist has been with GMA Network for the past 21 years and is the founder and ambassador of GMA’s socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation. She is seen on television everyday via GMA’s flagship newscast 24 Oras where she is one of the anchors.
During Saturdays, she hosts the award-winning drama anthology Magpakailanman.
The said recognition was awarded to Tiangco during the association’s international conference and assembly at the Century Park Hotel in Malate, Manila where the Kapuso News Pillar was invited as well to be the plenary speaker.
The Las Damas de Rizal Excellence Award is the highest award given by the Las Damas de Rizal to women who have shown exceptional achievements in their fields, becoming testaments to the significant role of women in nation-building.
Other award categories included Women in Government and Public Administration, Women in Advocacies, Women in Global Arena, Women in Business and Economics, Women in Cultural Heritage Conservation, Women and Family, Women and Environment, and Women and Philippine Cinema.