GMA Wins 3 Awards in US International Film and Video Festival 2009
Reporter’s Notebook’s “Lunok-Droga” (Filipino Drug Mules) won the Silver Screen Award in the Social Issues Production-Documentary Category.
The documentary is hosted by Jiggy Manicad who traveled to Kuala Lumpur to witness the sting operation jointly conducted by Philippine and Malaysian policemen to arrest members of a Nigerian drug syndicate.
Another Reporter’s Notebook documentary, “Pinays for Export” received a Certificate for Creative Excellence in the same category. The episode featured the human trafficking of Filipino women not just in the Philippines but to the neighboring countries as well such as Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau.
And finally, Jay Taruc’s documentary “Batang Langoy” (Child Swimmers) won for I-Witness a Certificate for Creative Excellence also in the Social Issues category.
It documented the struggle of the Magalumbi island children, who swim a two-kilometer stretch everyday just to be able to go to school.
Last year, GMA 7 brought home 7 awards from the prestigious award-winning body which was founded in 1967 and is one of the world’s leading international events devoted exclusively to recognition of outstanding documentaries among others.
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