ABS-CBN won a bronze medal in the Cinematography category at the prestigious New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Films 2015 for its documentary Yolanda (Haiyan).
“When we were just told, as I was accepting the award, that the government still needs to fast track help for the Yolanda victims. I hope it does translate to a speedier recovery and at the same time I hope we have all learned our lessons on the tragedy,” said ABS-CBN Integrated News head Ging Reyes, who received the award along with broadcast journalist Chiara Zambrano.
Finalist certificates were also handed out to ABS-CBN’s morning news magazine program Umagang Kay Ganda for its coverage of Typhoon Yolanda, Wrath of Haiyan, in the Best Coverage of Breaking News category and Zambrano’s documentary titled Spratlys: Mga Isla ng Kalayaan in the National/International Affairs category.
ABS-CBN’s Compassion and Empathy for Our Fellow Man campaign was also cited as a finalist in the News Promotion category.
Last year, ABS-CBN won a silver world medal in Graphic Design: Promotion/Open & ID category for Agosto Beinte-Uno, its documentary on the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, while Failon Ngayon bagged a bronze world medal in Current Affairs category for its episode Tagas ng Minahan.
New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries.