FOR THE fourth consecutive year, GMA Network named Kapuso actor Benjamin Alves as the ambassador of the GMA Network Excellence Award (GNEA) in a contract signing held yesterday, March 28, at the GMA Network Center.
Present during the contract signing were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angel Javier Cruz, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Assistant Vice President for Talent Imaging and Marketing Simoun S. Ferrer, and Mercator Artist and Model Management President and CEO Jonas Gaffud.
Benjamin shared his enthusiasm in reaching out to more students and possible GNEA candidates, “Every year, we try to find more ways to connect with students. This year, with the help of GMA Regional TV, we’re doing the Kapuso Masterclass Series where we’ve been able to spread the word and awareness to Cebu, Bukidnon, and Davao. It’s been great being more involved and connecting with students all over the country.”
For his part, Atty. Gozon expressed his belief that Benjamin is a role model worth looking up to. “Apat na taon na siyang ambassador and we’ve been very happy with his involvement in GNEA. He has been a very appropriate choice dahil sa tunay na buhay, si Benjamin ay hindi lamang mahusay na artista, isa rin siyang scholar at summa cum laude graduate. He is a worthy role model to students across our nation,” he said.
Two awards will be conferred by GMA Network to the outstanding graduating students of Communication (Mass Communication, Multimedia Arts, or Advertising) and technology-based courses (Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Technology). Nominations for the academic year 2018-2019 are open until May 15.
For the criteria, mechanics, and other details, contact Unis M. Loleng at 982-7777 local 1108 or visit http://www.gmanetwork.com/excellenceaward.