The Winners of the 28th Awit Awards - Sarah Geronimo, Yeng Constantino, and Darren Espanto Win Big

Kapamilya stars Sarah Geronimo, Yeng Constantino, and Darren Espanto bagged the top honors in the “28th Awit Awards” held in Music Museum at San Juan City, Philippines on December 9, 2015. 
Geronimo won Album of the Year for “Perfectly Imperfect,” while Constantino was honored Song of the Year for “Ikaw.” 

Espanto, the runner-up of the first season of “The Voice Kids,” took home two awards namely Best Album Package and Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist. 

Meanwhile, The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) 20th anniversary theme song, “Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Filipino,” which pays tribute to the innate talents and ‘galing’ or greatness of Filipinos around the world, won in two categories namely Best Inspirational/Religious Recording and Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play.  The theme, sung by Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, was composed by Jonathan Manalo of Star Music with additional lyrics from ABS-CBN Global Head of Marketing Services Pam Castillo and Marketing Communications Creative Director Jay Santiago and musical arrangement by Gab Valenciano. 

Other winners include rock band Pupil who won Music Video of the Year, rapper Abra who won Best Rap Recording, and singer Kyla and Jungee Marcelo who won Best Rock/ Alternative Recording for their single, “Salbabida.” 

Held annually, the “Awit Awards” aims to give recognition to Filipino performing artists and people behind the making of Filipino recorded music. ( 

Here is the full list of winners at the “28th Awit Awards”:
Album of the Year
“Perfectly Imperfect” – Sarah Geronimo

Song of the Year
“Ikaw” – Yeng Constantino

Music Video of the Year
“Out of Control” – Pupil

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist
“Never Knew Love (Until I Met You)” – Janice Javier
Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist
“Buntong Hininga” – Johnoy Danao

Best Collaboration
“May Bukas Pa” – Lani Misalucha ft Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan & Yeng Constantino

Best Performance by a Group of Recording Artists
“Krismas Na” – Koro Ilustrado

Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist
“Dear Heart” – Kiana Valenciano

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
“In Love Na Ako Sa’yo” – Darren Espanto

Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists
“Paano” – Innervoices

Best Performance by a Child/Children
“Narito Ako” – Lyca Gairanod

Best-Selling Album of the Year Award
“Deeper” – Julie Anne San Jose

Best Ballad Recording
“Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako” – KZ Tandingan

Best Rock/Alternative Recording
“Salbabida” – Kyla, Jungee Marcelo

Best World Music Recording
“Salubong” – Johnoy Danao

Best Dance Recording
“Dyosa” – Yumi Lacsamana

Best Inspirational/Religious Recording
“Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Filipino” – Gary Valenciano (TFC 20th Anniversary theme)

Best Rap Recording
“Dedma” – Abra & Julie Anne San Jose

Best Jazz Recording
“Hindi Magbabago” – Arthur Manuntag

Best R&B Recording
“Torpe” – Kris Lawrence

Best Regional Recording
“Usahay” – Pilita Corales ft Chad Borja
Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play
“Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Filipino” – Gary Valenciano

Best Album Package
Darren Espanto

Special citations:
“We Are All God's Children” --Jamie Rivera
For ensuring the protection and promotion of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) -
Former Optical Media Board (OMB) Chairman Ronnie Ricketts

Congrats to all the winners! (TV Series Craze)

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