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2013 Eton Pillars of Hope

Multi-awarded broadcast journalists Howie Severino and Kara David, and award-winning actor-comedian Michael V. were recognized at the 3rd Pillars of Hope Awards held last Oct. 19 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
The annual awards, conferred by Eton International School, honored Severino for his “dedication to news and public affairs,” David for her “exemplary dedication to broadcast journalism,” and Michael V. for his “excellence in entertainment TV.”

Howie Severino: Award-winning broadcast journalist
Severino and David both host GMA’s longest-running documentary program I-Witness, and anchor GMA News TV’s morning newscast News To Go. Severino is also GMA Network’s vice-president for Multimedia Journalism and GMA News Online’s editor-in-chief. David, in turn, is a senior reporter for GMA News, and a host of GMA News TV’s weekly lifestyle program Powerhouse.
Known for his moniker “Bitoy,” Michael V. is credited as the think-tank behind some of the Network’s most successful comedy programs. Currently the Creative head of longest-running gag show Bubble Gang and award-winning family sitcom Pepito Manaloto, he is also a mainstay of both programs and a long-time host of noontime variety show, Eat Bulaga.
This year’s awardees were chosen based on “their outstanding achievement in their fields of endeavor and excellence in their contributions to the cause of humanity while promoting positive values and serving as role models to the youth.”
Held in harmony with the school’s celebration of the United Nation’s Day and National Children’s Month, the Pillars of Hope Awards “highlights the children’s role models or heroes in various sectors of public governance, media, entertainment, sports, and arts and culture.”

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