Media giant GMA Network proudly represented the Philippines in the 2021 New York Festivals (NYF) “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition, with multi-awarded Reporter’s Notebook earning yet another World Medal in addition to the five finalist certificates the network won this year.
An eight-time New York Festival World Medalist, Reporter’s Notebook adds another feather to its cap after taking home the bronze medal for “Miguel’s Wounds (Mga Sugat ni Miguel)” in the Documentary: Health/Medical Information category.
The winning episode, which first aired in April 2019, investigated the plight of a 21-year-old man afflicted by a mysterious condition that left his skin peeling and his body full of wounds.
Reporter’s Notebook is hosted by multi-awarded host Maki Pulido and one of GMA Network’s most seasoned reporters, Jun Veneracion.
The investigative program has been reporting on significant issues that need to be put under a spotlight and has been a recipient of various awards here and abroad.
Further, GMA Network again tallied the most number of short-listed entries among local media outlets this year.
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’s (KMJS) story on “Babaeng Tinaga sa Mukha (The Woman Slashed on Her Face)” earned a finalist certificate in the Documentary: Social Justice category.
The two-part episode narrated the harrowing story of a woman named Celia who was slashed on her face by her husband.
Also receiving a finalist certificate is GMA Public Affairs program Reel Time for its “This Abled” documentary under the Documentary: Heroes category.
Telling the story of a man with no legs and arms seeking to reach a mountain’s peak, the docu put the spotlight on the discrimination and how limited the job opportunities are among PWDs (persons with disability) in the country.
Meanwhile, public affairs program The Atom Araullo Specials received a finalist certificate in the Program: Sports Documentary category for its episode “The Atom Araullo Specials: Dreams of Gold.”
It showed the story of Filipino athletes and how competitive the country is in the international sports scene.
GMA Network’s original musical competition The Clash also represented the Philippines and earned a finalist certificate in the Entertainment Program: Variety category.
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