ABS-CBN won a bronze medal in the Cinematography category at the recently concluded prestigious New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films 2015 for its documentary “Yolanda (Haiyan).”
“We were just told, as I was accepting the award, that the government still needs to fast track help for the Yolanda victims. I hope it does translate to a speedier recovery and at the same time I hope we have all learned our lessons on the tragedy,” said ABS-CBN Integrated News head Ging Reyes, who received the award along with broadcast journalist Chiara Zambrano.
Finalist certificates were also handed out to ABS-CBN’s morning news magazine program “Umagang Kay Ganda” for its coverage of Typhoon Yolanda, “Wrath of Haiyan,” in the Best Coverage of Breaking News category and Zambrano’s documentary titled “Spratlys: Mga Isla ng Kalayaan” in the National/Internatioal Affairs category.
ABS-CBN’s “Compassion and Empanthy for our fellow Man” campaign was also cited as a finalist in the News Promotion category.
Last year, ABS-CBN won a silver world medal in Graphic Design: Promotion/Open & ID category for “Agosto Beinte-Uno,” a documentary on the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, while “Failon Ngayon” bagged a bronze world medal in the Current Affairs category for its episode “Tagas ng Minahan,” which probed the environmental hazards caused by mining spills.
New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries.
All award-winning entries were seen worldwide via The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) various platforms: Internet Protocol television or IPTV, satellite, cable, mobile, and its official online service, TFC.tv.