ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol Weekend was recognized at the 2014 International Emmy Awards for its Typhoon Yolanda news coverage.
The team behind TV Patrol Weekend recently took part in a nominee medal ceremony of the 2014 International Emmy Awards for News and Current Affairs held in New York.
ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head Regina “Ging” Reyes and TV Patrol anchor Ted Failon, who was assigned to report from Tacloban and Cebu during the typhoon coverage, received medals for the nomination.
The special coverage, which was aired a day after the typhoon struck the country, was one of the four nominees in the news category.
The coverage titled “Most Powerful Storm” was described in the website of the International Emmys as follows:
"Unnerving images of the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Local Name: Yolanda) aired first on TV Patrol Weekend. ABS-CBN rescued their news team trapped in Tacloban City to report on the devastation. Nothing was spared in the city and other parts of Leyte."
The Philippine entry was pitted against entries from Brazil, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
The UK entry titled Syria's Descent emerged as the winner in the news category of the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
The Emmy Awards for News and Current Affairs is widely considered to be the most prestigious award in television journalism. Its finalists are selected among entries from top international TV news channels by a panel of jurors made up of experienced television and journalism professionals.
This is the third time that ABS-CBN is nominated in the Current Affairs and News categories of the International Emmy Awards.
In 2011, primetime newscast program TV Patrol was nominated for its coverage of the Manila hostage crisis.
(Read: TV Patrol honored as nominee in the 2011 International Emmy Awards)
In 2007, the Kapamilya Network's Bandila was nominated for its coverage of the Subic rape case trial.