PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
GMA Pinoy TV’s Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika garnered the Best Television Journalism Award for the TV (Regular) category at the 2013 Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards.
Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika (Into the Hearts of Filipinos in America) is a Filipino language talk show that aims to enlighten viewers on the complexities of immigration. Now on its 10th season, Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika goes beyond navigating the ins and outs of immigration laws and policies by tackling a broader scope of issues that are relevant to Filipino immigrants in America. The program is hosted by renowned immigration attorney Lourdes Tancinco and TV director and actor Eric Quizon.
The MAM Awards acknowledges media outlets, institutions and practitioners in the fields of print, radio, movie and television, advertising and the internet who have “raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas and promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas, and migration and development.”
It was conceived in 2011 to coincide with the celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day in the Philippines in December every year.
The MAM Award is the third honor bestowed on the program after winning a Bronze Telly in the Information category for Film and Video in the 34th Annual Telly Awards, and receiving the 2013 News America Media (NAM) Ethnic Media Award in the Broadcast category for Outstanding Reporting on Civil Liberties Issues in Ethnic Communities earlier this year.
“We are proud of the achievements that Pusong Pinoy Abroad has attained this past year,” expresses GMA Network VP and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia. “These awards validate the thrust of this program, which is to help our kababayans abroad in understanding immigration and other relevant issues.”
The awarding ceremony took place on December 18, 2013 at the SSS Auditorium, SSS Building, Diliman, Quezon City.
GMA Pinoy TV is the flagship international channel of GMA Network, Inc.