GMA News TV’s Reel Time Best Program in World TV Awards
Roel Pareño (The Philippine Star) - June 6, 2016 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines – GMA News TV’s documentary program Reel Time was recognized as Best Program in Promoting Children’s Rights under the Humanity category at this year’s Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)’s World Television Awards, besting entries sent by producers from all over the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa and North and South America.

The awarding ceremony was held last May 25 in Incheon, South Korea.

Reel Time’s winning episode, Isang Paa sa Hukay (The Price of Gold), tells the story of small-scale mining in Camarines Norte, where children risk their lives diving down narrow shafts with only an air compressor to support their breathing, in search of very little pieces of gold. It was written and directed by the show’s executive producer, Jayson Bernard Santos. 

Earlier this year, the same episode earned the bronze award in the Human Concerns category at the prestigious New York Festivals.

This is the second time that GMA brought home an award from AIBD. Last year, the network won the Best Documentary citation under the Humanity Category Dealing with Natural Disaster for its Pagbangon documentary about the recovery and rehabilitation efforts for the survivors of Yolanda.

The award is open to broadcasters worldwide from public, private sector and freelance producers.


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