GMA Wins 1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 2 Bronzes & 9 Finalists in the 2008 New York Festivals

GMA channel 7 has won for the Philippines 1 gold, 2 silver medals, 2 bronze medals and 9 finalist certificates (including 3 from QTV) in the 2008 New York Festivals International Television Broadcasting Awards last Friday, February 1, 2008 at the Tribeca Rooftop in lower Manhattan. Here’s the complete list of GMA's winning programs and promos:


Inserts – Human Interest Category:
Reporter’s Notebook: Batang Kalakal (Child Scavengers) Episode


Community Portraits Category:
I-Witness: Huling Hala Bira! (The Last Hurrah!)

Social Issues/Current Events Category:
I-Witness: Iskul Ko, No. 1! (My School is Number 1!)


Social Issues/Current Events:
Emergency: Mga Batang Nagsusunog (Kids Burning Copper)

Inserts: Coverage of On-Going Story:
Reporter’s Notebook: Engkuwentro (Crossfire)


Special Educational/ Instructional Elementary:
Art Angel: Sculpture

Social Issues/Current Events:
I-Witness: Alaga (Parasites)

Social Issues/Current Events:
I-Witness: Sa Mata ni Ekang (Through the Eyes of Ekang)

Social Issues/Current Events:
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho: Scallops/Boxing

News Promo (Generic):

Variety Program:
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok! (Knock-Knock-Knock, Let One Million Pesos In!)

Community Service Program:
At Your Service, Star Power

Social Issues/Current Events:
Sana’y Muling Makapiling (Longing for a Reunion)

Magazine Format:
Sapulso (The Pulse)

The Philippines also grabbed another Gold Medal courtesy of World Impact Communications, Inc. for their “Power To Unite MTV” in the Promotional Programs category. The said MTV was helmed by Kapuso director Louie Ignacio.

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