Republic Service (RSTV), the television program jointly produced by Civil Service Commission (CSC) and National Broadcasting Network (NBN), received the Anak TV Seal Award, cementing its status as a child-friendly program.
The Anak TV Seal is a national award given to programs airing on Philippine television, whether locally produced or not, which are deemed child-sensitive. Winners are chosen by various stakeholders which include parents, educators, business and media people, government, media, NGOs, the religious sector and the youth. The Anak TV Foundation (formerly the Southeast Asian Foundation for Children and Television), an aggrupation of Philippine television networks, created said award to protect young viewers from irresponsible broadcasting and to encourage parents and teachers to support family-friendly programs.
The award was received by Public Assistance and Information Office Director Maria Luisa Salonga-Agamata and RSTV Executive Producer Emily S. Albotra during the awarding ceremony held on December 8 in Quezon City.
With a theme honoring modern-day heroes, the event was graced by CNN Hero of the Year Efren Peñaflorida, Jr., visually-impaired summa cum laude graduate Roselle R. Ambubuyog, and 2009 Cannes Film Festival Best Director Brillante “Dante” Mendoza. Popular personalities from the news and public affairs and entertainment industries also came to the ceremony to receive their awards.
RSTV, with the tagline “Public Affairs, Public Servants, Public Service”, delved into the hottest news and recent events, featured inspiring achievements of model civil servants, and widened awareness on the programs and services of various government agencies.