GMA Network wins 2 gold medals in New York

Two GMA Network programs won gold medals at the International Television Broadcasting Awards of the 2009 New York Festivals (NYF).

GMA Network bagged a Gold World Medal in the category of Coverage of an Ongoing Story for Jiggy Manicad’s 24 Oras coverage of Cpl. Angelo Abeto, who was killed in a mortar explosion last year.

The network’s primetime news, 24 Oras, also received the Silver World Medal in the Best Newscast Category for the “Lanao Attacks” coverage of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s assault in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, on August 18, 2008.

Reporter’s Notebook’s “Pinays for Export: The Asian Sex Trafficking Trail” took home the Bronze World Medal for Best Public Affairs Program.

The Gold World Medal Award for the Biography/Profiles Category went to QTV-11, the network’s sister station, for its “Inno Sotto: A Special Fashion Documentary.”

QTV-11’s Chef to Go with its “Pesco Vegetarian Meal” episode bagged the Bronze World Medal for the Magazine Format Category.

A number of GMA Network programs were also given finalist certificates in their respective categories – Joaquin Bordado for the Action/ Adventure category; Emergency’s “Jumper Kids/Battered Children” for the Social Issues/Current Events Category; and I-Witness’ “Crystal Mountain” for the Community Portraits Category.

Four programs from Q Channel 11 were also recognized with finalist certificates – The Sweet Life for the Magazine Format Category; Ang Pinaka’s “Ang Pinaka Sikat na Pinoy sa Internet” still for the Magazine Format Category; News on Q’s “Batasan Blast” for the Coverage of Breaking News Category; and Draw the Line’s “Ormoc Cult, Early Marriage
and Trafficking” episode for the Social Issues/Current Events Category.

Established in 1958, NYF is an International Awards Group (IAG) that recognizes the world’s best work in advertising and television programming. – GMANews.TV