BOTTOMLINE of ABS-CBN, and hosted by one of the Philippines trusted Talk Show Host Boy Abunda, bagged the “Best Talk Show” award in the recently concluded 2011 Asian Television Awards held yesterday (December 8, 2011) 6:30 PM at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
NEWS FROM FACEBOOK
The first social media report of the award came in with a Facebook Status from BottomLine regular Socio-Communicator Mike Lopez.
In his Facebook Status, Mr. Lopez said:
WE WON! The Bottomline just won “Best Talk Show” in the recently concluded Asian Television Awards (the Emmys of Asia) here in Singapore, edging out CNN’s Talk Asia which took the second place honors! And I was there!
Woohoo! It feels so great to be a part of the best talk show in all of Asia! Did I say we’re officially the best talk show in all of Asia? Oh yeah, I did say we’re the best talk show in all of Asia!
Congratulations to Boy once again, to our dynamic and hardworking production team led by Apples Braga, to ABS-CBN (still and will always be the Philippines’ largest network), my fellow bottomliners, all our guests and guest bottomliners, to our fellow Filipinos, thank you so very much and congratulations to all of us!
To all my friends who’ve sat on the show as guest bottomliners, Baudric Casey, Orly J. Cajegas, Marie Sol Delantar-Gonzalvo, Michelle Varron, Elaine Bathan, Marcley Augustus D. Natu-el, Niña Terol-Zialcita, and the so many more who’ve become my friends because they sat on the show, you now have the distinction of having been seen and heard in the best talk show in all of Asia – and that’s The Bottomline!
As described and explained in BOTTOMLINE’s official page:
“Bottomline” is a reality-talk show which involves not only Tito Boy, but also a group of opinionated people with different stances on a subject. They are called the ‘bottomliners’, Bottomline’s executive producer Apples Dela Vega disclosed. “We have a pool of bottomliners. Nagpapalit yu’n depending on the guest. We get six to eight bottomliners from the pool for every episode and through Tito Boy’s interview with the guest, their questions and other issues are answered.”
The show also gives the viewers the privilege to see the whole process of the story development– from conceptualization, to brainstorming, to actual execution of the interview and ending with a post-mortem or assessment of the interview. Boy acts as the moderator of the whole discussion. The bottomliners share what they want to know about the guest. Tito Boy throws in the questions gathered from the brainstorming through no-holds barred interview with the invited guest. Through a monitor, the bottomliners are able to witness the interview. After the session, Boy and the bottomliners assess the whole activity.