ABS-CBNNews and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes (center) with ABS-CBN Las Vegas correspondent Bev Llorente and anchor Abner Mercado at the NYF 2012 awarding ceremony in Las Vegas continues its winning streak at the New York Festivals (NYF) International TV and Film Awards 2012 after its News and Current Affairs programs bagged awards at the prestigious competition.
“Krusada” bagged a Bronze World Medal in the Social Issues/ Current Events category for its report on the condition of elderly and ailing inmates who were expected to be released from prison but were denied parole.
“This award is the result of the ‘Krusada’ team’s collective effort. This inspires us to present more stories that are greatly relevant to Filipinos,” said Abner Mercado, who anchored the documentary titled “Laya” aired in June 2011.
Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Division, stressed that Mercado’s winning documentary reaffirms what “Krusada” is all about.
“‘Krusada’ does not just feature stories about people’s lives. The journalists of ‘Krusada’ stand up for those who don’t have a voice, for those who suffer, and to provoke powerful and influential people to do something for the benefit of the majority,” said Reyes on abscbnNEWS.com.
The NYF also awarded “TV Patrol” its second finalist certificate for its coverage of typhoon Juaning in the Best Newscast category.
Also making it as finalists were “Rated K” in the Magazine Format category, “EDSA 25: Sulyap sa Kasaysayan,” a documentary on the 25th anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution in the History and Society category, and “Storyline” in the Biography/ Profiles category. Last year, “Storyline” earned three recognitions from the NYF: Silver World Medal in the Biography/Profiles category, Bronze World Medal in the Community Portraits category and a finalist certificate in the Social Issues/Current Events category.