The Philippines had 12 entries at the 54th New York Festivals International TV & Films Awards.
Five entries won trophies during the awarding ceremony held in Las Vegas.
Three of the awards were given to GMA-7 and two were handed to ABS-CBN.
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.
A 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.
Born To Be Wild: The Born Expeditions Finale earned a finalist certificate for the Nature & Wildlife category.
ABS-CBN’s Storyline of ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) bagged a silver medal for the biography-profiles category and a bronze medal for the community portraits category.It is 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).
All these awards were aimed to honor the “World’s Best Work” in news, sports, documentary & , information and entertainment programs, as well as music videos, commercials, promotion spots, openings and IDs.