The ABS-CBN teleserye Lobo has won in the Telenovela Program category of the 2009 Banff World Television Festival. Also called "The Rockies," the annual event in Canada is dedicated to world television programming and its creation and development.
The official website of the 30th Banff cites The Wolf (Lobo) as one of the 23 category winners that were chosen from over 800 entries representing 29 countries. It also explained that the Telenovela category features "melodramatic serialized fiction programs." This category "recognizes the Latin American origin of the Telenovela and will particularly look into the successful adaptations to different cultures around the globe while keeping the original spirit of complicated love stories intact."
The 30th Banff took place from June 7-10 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada. E! News Weekend's Arisa Cox handed out the awards to the 23 category winners.
The fantasy-thriller series Lobo marked the debut of Angel Locsin on the Kapamilya Network. It also launched the Angel-Piolo Pascual tandem in January 2008. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, FM Reyes and Jerry Lopez Sineneng, Lobo lasted on the air until July 11, 2008.
It depicted the love story of Lyka, a woman who belongs to a clan of white wolves, and Noah, a second lieutenant of the Philippine Army.
The official website of Banff also gives this description of The Wolf:
"Two lovers who find in each other their greatest source of joy and their deepest source of despair. They form a bond as children only to lose each other as they grow up. They meet again as strangers, finding an unexpected connection in a world filled with uncertainty. They fall in love, eventually discovering they were the same children who sought and found comfort in each other in the past. The past that haunts Lyka wherein her mother struggled and gave up love to fulfill a mysterious and fascinating life given to her as LOBO (wolf). She will save her race together with Noah, to explore her life as a wolf but unlike her mother, not giving up love. And living her LOBO life in the open."