Primetime King and Idol ng Masa, Coco Martin, bagged another recognition from a prestigious award-giving body. He was chosen by the Lyceum community, comprised of students, faculty members, and administration/non-teaching personnel as the “Best TV Actor” for his top-rating teleserye, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, in the UmalohokJuan 2016! Communication and Media Awards. This was his second award from the Lyceum community as he was chosen as the “Best MaleTV Personality” in the UmalohokJuan Awards 2015.

Maraming Maraming Salamat po sa inyong lahat! #umalohokjuan2016 #lyceumawards

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Last March 10, 2016, Thursday, a total 27 awards were given in the ceremony which was held at the Lyceum University of the Philippines. Since Coco Martin was on the taping for Ang Probinsyano, his manager, Mr. Biboy Arboleda, accepted the award in his behalf and extended Coco Martin’s gratitude and message to the Lyceans.

“Si Coco po ay kasalukuyang nasa taping ng Ang Probinsyano kasi yung kinukunang materyal ngayong umaga, tanghali at sa kasalukuyan..ay may mga eksena po doon na ipapalabas mamayang gabi. He would have wanted to come kaya lang ang tawag namin dyan ay “for airing” (to be aired on the same day/night). Si Onyok din po ay nagpapadala ng kanyang pasasalamat katulad ni Coco.. Sa inyong lahat sa pagtitiwala, sa pagbibigaypugay. Mas ne-e-encourage pa sila to work harder. Ang message po ni Coco sa lahat ng mga estudyante ay mag-aral ng mabuti at magpakabait.”

Jodi Sta. Maria won the “Best TV Actress” award for her portrayal of Amor Powers in Pangako Sa’Yo while Simon Pineda or FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s Onyok charmed the Lyceans as he was tagged as the “Best Child Performer”; ABS-CBN won Best TV Station.

The 2016 UmalohokJUAN Awards gave recognitions to media entities and personalities that epitomize excellence in the field of television and radio broadcasting, print, advertising and public relations. UmalohokJUAN comes from the word “umalohokan,” meaning, a town cryer or someone who runs and spreads news in the whole town during the Spanish era. “Juan” was incorporated at the end of the word by Lyceum to mean justice, unity, and nationalism.

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