Three TV programs from the Philippines earned Gold World
Awards in the International Television Broadcasting Awards of the 2009 New York
Festivals. One of them is a TV special marking the first decade of Bantay Bata
163, the other is cited for providing excellent coverage of an ongoing story,
and the third is a documentary that excelled in the Biography/Profiles
GMA-7 also won a Gold World Medal in the category of Coverage of an Ongoing
Story for Jiggy Manicad's 24 Oras coverage of Corporal Abeto.
Q11, the Kapuso network's sister station, bagged the Gold World Medal Award for the
Biography/Profiles Category for Inno Sotto: A Special Fashion Documentary.
The Kapuso Network is also the recipient of one Silver, two Bronze World Medals, and
seven Finalist Certificates.
ABS-CBN received a Gold World Medal for Variety Special for the 10th
Anniversary Special of Bantay Bata 163. Aside from that, the Kapamilya Network
received three Silver World Medals and Finalist Certificates for three shows.
In addition, Korina Sanchez was given a Finalist Certificate for the category
Best News Reporter.
Established in 1958, NYF is an International Awards Group (IAG) that recognizes
the world's best work in advertising and television programming.
KAPUSO AWARDS. Jiggy Manicad's 24 Oras report
that earned a Gold World Medal detailed the fierce encounter of rebel groups
MILF and the Abu Sayyaf against the marines and the PNP Provincial Mobile Group
during last year's ARMM elections in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan. The encounter took the
life of Corporal Angelo Abeto after a mortar exploded right on his head. This
was first reported by Manicad on GMA-7's primetime newscast on August 13, 2008.
24 Oras also took home the Silver World Medal in the
Best Newscast Category for its coverage of "Lanao Attacks." This documented the assault made by the MILF
in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte on August 18, 2008.
Q Channel 11's Inno Sotto: A Special Fashion Documentary bagged
the Gold World Medal Award for the Biography/Profiles Category. The documentary
revealed the beginnings of Inno Sotto as a couturier and how he became the
master of Philippine couture.
Meanwhile, Reporter's Notebook's "Pinays for Export:
The Asian Sex Trafficking Trail" was awarded the Bronze World Medal for Best
Public Affairs Program. The late-night show followed the trail of Filipinas who
are among the most frequently trafficked women in the world, and in the process exposed
the truth behind this global exploitation.
Q Channel 11's Chef to Go with its "Pesco Vegetarian
Meal" episode was awarded the Bronze World Medal for the Magazine Format
A number of GMA-7 programs were also given finalist
certificates in their respective categories: Joaquin Bordado for the
Action/ Adventure category; Emergency's "Jumper Kids/Battered Children"
for the Social Issues/Current Events Category; and I-Witness' "Crystal
Mountain" for the Community Portraits Category.
Four programs from Q Channel 11 were also recognized with finalist
certificates: The Sweet Life for the Magazine Format Category; Ang
Pinaka's "Ang Pinaka Sikat na Pinoy sa Internet" still for the Magazine
Format Category; News on Q's "Batasan Blast" for the Coverage of
Breaking News Category; and Draw the Line's "Ormoc Cult, Early Marriage
and Trafficking" episode for the Social Issues/Current Events Category.
KAPAMILYA AWARDS. Incidentally, the Bantay Bata 163 10th Anniversary
Special that earned a Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals also bagged
the Best Special Award during the 17th Golden Dove Awards of the Kapisanan ng
mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).