ABS-CBN chief operating officer of Broadcast Cory Vidanes was recognized for her contributions and achievements in the media industry and for being “the epitome of true women leadership” at the 2019 MEGA #NewPH Awards.
In her acceptance speech, Vidanes paid tribute to the Filipinos, the source of inspiration for the people behind the country’s leading media and entertainment company in the past 65 years.
“Thank you to the Filipino whose stories continue to inspire us to create excellent and meaningful content that give hope, empowerment and love,” she said.
An industry veteran with over three decades of experience, Vidanes said she found a deeper sense of purpose in ABS-CBN to be in the service of the Filipino, which is why she remains passionate about her work.
“Creating excellent programs is a passion. To give Filipino talent an opportunity to take center stage and make their dreams a reality is fulfilling. Connecting the Filipinos worldwide to home through our content and experiences is both empowering and humbling,” she said.
Joining Vidanes among this year’s awardees from the Kapamilya network at the Sofitel Manila Grand Ballroom on June 12 is Star Magic, which was represented by its head Johnny Manahan and Kapamilya host Robi Domingo. Star Magic was cited for “being home to the country’s biggest celebrities, and for defining every generation of Philippine showbiz and entertainment.”
Bianca Gonzalez and Iza Calzado, meanwhile, were awarded for being “luminaries of Filipino women empowerment” for their work in the group She Talks Asia.
Mounted by “MEGA Magazine,” the #NewPH Awards are “a celebration of everything that is great about the Filipino race.” The annual tradition recognizes individuals in different industries who embody the definition of “Pinoy Pride.”