GMA-7 bags three awards while ABS-CBN wins two trophies in 54th New York Festivals

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(From left) Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, and Richard Gutierrez were among the GMA-7 stars who appeared in the "Lupang Hinirang" music video that was honored recently in the 54th New York Festivals.


Out of the 12 entries fielded by the Philippines at the 54th New York Festivals International TV & Films Awards, five were honored with trophies during the awarding ceremony held recently in Las Vegas.

Three of the awards were given to entries of GMA-7 while the remaining two were handed to entries from ABS-CBN.

GMA-7 AWARDS. The star-studded cinematic version of the "Lupang Hinirang" (Philippine National Anthem) won a Bronze award in the Music Video category. This particular work features Kapuso stars who brought life to national heroes in reenactments of historical events, such as the Battle of Mactan in 1521, the Philippine Revolution of 1896 to the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.

Another Bronze award was given to GMA-7's I-Witness: "Paraisong Uhaw" (A Parched Land) in the Social Issues/Current Events category under the Documentary/Information Program heading.

The third award of the Kapuso network is a Silver trophy for Biyaheng Totoo (Real Journey) in the Special Report in News: Reports/Features category.

Meanwhile, Born To Be Wild: The Born Expeditions Finale earned a finalist certificatefor the Nature & Wildlife category.

ABS-CBN AWARDS. Storyline, the weekly documentary of ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) bagged a silver medal for the biography-profiles category and a bronze medal for the community portraits category.

The winning entries of Storyline are titled "Alexis and Nika," "Orphan" and "Stolen."

Finalist certificates were given to the six other entries of ABS-CBN namely Altar (Copywriting: Promotion Spot), I Survived (Docudrama), Storyline (Social Issues/Current Events), Dahil May Isang Ikaw (Telenovelas), Magkaribal (Telenovelas), and TV Patrol's Bloodbath in Manila (Coverage of Breaking News).

The annual New York Festivals International TV & Films Awards aims to honor the "World's Best Work" in news, sports, documentary, information and entertainment programs, as well as music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and IDs. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)

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