ABS-CBN is Most-Awarded PH Network at New York Festivals 2013

ABS-CBN Corporation led all winners from the Philippines at the prestigious New York Festivals (NYF) International Film and TV Awards 2013 by bagging two medals and six finalist certificates, making it the most awarded TV network from the country.


ABS-CBN is the only Philippine media company to win a Gold World Medal for “A Call to Arms” in the Sports Program Promotion category, while the documentary “Johnny: The Juan Ponce Enrile Story,” which details the life story and controversies surrounding the Senate President won a Silver World Medal in the Biography/Profiles category.

Two ABS-CBN current affairs show also made it as finalists in the same category. “Failon Ngayon” anchored by award-winning broadcast journalist Ted Failon and “Krusada” were given finalist certificates in the Current Affairs category.

Rounding up the winners from the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs is documentary “Ang Simula,” directed by acclaimed director Chito Roño and traces the natural history of the Philippines, which was named finalist in the History and Society category.

Meanwhile, the NYF also awarded young actress Jane Oineza with a finalist certificate in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her portrayal in the “Manika” episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya.”

Top-rating daytime program “Be Careful With My Heart” and advocaserye “Budoy” starring Gerald Anderson also made it as finalists in the Telenovelas and Drama categories, respectively.

ABS-CBN is the country’s biggest winner at this year’s NYF with a total of eight finalists, two of which winning medals, while GMA News TV bagged a medal and a finalist certificate, GMA with one finalist certificate, and TV5 with one finalist certificate.

The New York Festivals® World’s Best Television & Films™ recognize the “World’s Best Work™” in news, sports, documentary, information and entertainment program as well as in music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and IDs.

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