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ABS-CBN biggest winner from Phl at NY Festivals

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN 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 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 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 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 advoca-serye Budoy starring Gerald Anderson also made it as finalists in the Telenovelas and Drama categories, respectively.

The New York Festivals (World’s Best Television & Films) recognize the “world’s best works” in news, sports, documentary, information and entertainment programs.

A CALL

ANG SIMULA

BE CAREFUL WITH MY HEART

BEST PERFORMANCE

BEST TELEVISION

CHITO RO

CURRENT AFFAIRS

FAILON NGAYON

GERALD ANDERSON

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