GMA Network bags 5 medals in the 2008 New York Festivals


GMA Network, Inc. marched ahead of ABS-CBN Broadcasting when it won five (5) medals in the 2008 New York Festivals International Television Broadcasting Awards Friday, February 01, 2008.

The Kapuso network took home one gold, two silver and two bronze medals plus 6 finalist certificates.

The Kapamilya station, on one hand, bagged only one medal and 3 finalist certificates.

A second gold for the Philippines was received by World Impact Communications, Inc. for Kapuso director Louie Ignacio's Power To Unite MTV as the grand winner in Promotional Programs category.

Here's the complete list of honors for the Philippines in the New York Festivals 2008:

Reporter’s Notebook: Batang Kalakal (Child Scavengers), Inserts: Human Interest (GMA 7)
Power To Unite MTV, Promotional Programs (World Impact Communications, Inc.)

I-Witness: Huling Hala Bira! (The Last Hurrah!), Community Portraits (GMA 7)
I-Witness: Iskul Ko, No. 1! (My School is Number 1!), Social Issues/Current Events (GMA 7)
Halalan Lights, News Promo (Special Series) (ABS-CBN 2)

Emergency: Mga Batang Nagsusunog (Kids Burning Copper), Social Issues/Current Events (GMA 7) - United Nations Development Program Special Award
Reporter’s Notebook: Engkuwentro (Crossfire), Inserts: Coverage of On-Going Story (GMA 7)

Art Angel: Sculpture, Special Educational/ Instructional Elementary (GMA 7)
I-Witness: Alaga (Parasites), Social Issues/Current Events (GMA 7)
I-Witness: Sa Mata ni Ekang (Through the Eyes of Ekang), Social Issues/Current Events (GMA 7)
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho: Scallops/Boxing, Social Issues/Current Events (GMA 7)
Pledge, News Promo (Generic) (GMA 7)
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok! (Knock-Knock-Knock, Let One Million Pesos In!), Variety (GMA 7)
9/11: The Philippine Connection, News Documentary/Special (ABS-CBN 2)
Remembering (Jail episode), Drama (ABS-CBN 2)
XXX: Exclusive, Explosive, Expose, Public Affairs Program (ABS-CBN 2)
At Your Service, Star Power, Community Service Programs (QTV 11)
Sana’y Muling Makapiling (Longing for a Reunion), Social Issues/Current Events (QTV 11)
Sapulso ( The Pulse), Magazine Format (QTV 11)

Grand Trophies were awarded to Australia's Kaufmann Productions, England's Power and US' ESPN, which was also named as the Broadcaster of the Year for receiving five (5) gold, five (5) silver, three (3) bronze and ten (10) finalist certificates.

Photo courtesy of Howie Severino

About M.I.

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