GMA News and Public Affairs wins big at Asian Academy Creative Awards

GMA Network’s News and Public Affairs programs and personalities triumphed as National Winners in the prestigious Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA’s) 2020, dominating the Philippine contingent in the news and documentary categories.

GMA News and Public Affairs wins big at Asian Academy Creative Awards
Drew Arellano is the national winner in the Best Lifestyle Host category.
Besting other nominees from the country is GMA news pillar Jessica Soho who won as Best News Anchor for GMA Network’s flagship newscast 24 Oras. Her award-winning news magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho: Denmark Special emerged as Best Infotainment Program.

Meanwhile, 24 Oras’ “Lakad sa EDSA” news report was named Best Single News Story. GMA News reporter Raffy Tima walked the stretch of EDSA along with other workers who were traveling to their workplace by foot due to the lack of transportation amid the community quarantine.

The Atom Araullo Specials’ “COVID-19: Nang Tumigil ang Mundo,” was recognized as Best Documentary Program (One-off). The compelling documentary narrated the ongoing battle of the Philippines against COVID-19, with vignettes on how the pandemic has altered the lives not only of Filipinos but of the rest of the world.

Meanwhile, Reel Time Exclusives’ (RTx) “Ang Huling Saklolo ni Marcelo” won Best Short Form Content. This poignant online documentary featured an overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia pleading for help on video days before he died due to COVID-19.  “RTx” was an offshoot of award-winning documentary brand Reel Time which was born during the community quarantine.  

Finally, winning second time in a row as Best Lifestyle Host was Drew Arellano. Drew was recognized for the Biyahe ni Drew episode “Drew Hits the Road: Taiwan’s Secrets to Long Life”.

Topics: GMA Network , News and Public Affairs , Asian Academy Creative Awards 2020
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