International acclaim for GMA 7 and ABS-CBN after capturing gold medals at the 2009 New York Festivals for Television Programming and Promotion.
GMA-7 won two Gold World Medals, a Silver and two Bronze World Medals, 7 Finalist Certificates and rival ABS-CBN took home one Gold Medal, 3 Silver Medals and 4 Finalist Certificates.
The Gold World Medal in the category of Coverage of an Ongoing Story went to Jiggy Manicad’s 24 Oras coverage of Corporal Abeto. The report detailed the fierce encounter of rebel groups MILF and the Abu Sayyaf against the marines and the PNP Provincial Mobile Group during last year’s ARMM elections in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan. The encounter took the life of Corporal Angelo Abeto after a mortar exploded right on his head. This was first reported by Manicad over the leading primetime newscast on Aug. 13, 2008. [Read More...]