Ruel Bayani receives ABS-CBN’s award from 2023 AAA chairman Clement Schwebig as actors Jane Oineza, Ria Atayde, Mon Confiado and Sylvia Sanchez look onAbs-cbn, the leading content provider in the country, was given the first-ever Asian Academy of Creative Arts Legacy Award at the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) Gala 2023 held in Singapore early this month.
Abs-cbn International Productions head Ruel Bayani received the award on behalf of the company and thanked the men and women of ABS-CBN, local and international partners, advertisers and Kapamilya all over the world.
“Our story is far from over. We shall continue to champion Filipino talent on the global stage and mentor the next generations of global storytellers,” Bayani said. “ABS-CBN as an organization has survived the most seemingly insurmountable obstacles and challenges. At the heart of its 70- year history as a company is our shared character. They say that character is destiny and hopefully this same character will be ABSCBN’s enduring legacy.”
“In 2020, ABS-CBN’s government license was not renewed and was forced off-air, that’s where their story could’ve ended but it didn’t. They pivoted, forged partnerships and became a major content producer,” said Clement Schwebig, 2023 AAA chairman and president and managing director of Warner Bros. Discovery for India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, during the presentation of ABSCBN’s award.
The Asian Academy of Creative Arts Legacy Award, which is organized by the AAA, honors excellence across multiple platforms including television, feature films, digital, mobile, streaming and any other technologies in the entire Asia Pacific region.
The delayed telecast of the gala aired on iWantTFC, Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live on Dec. 10 as the “Sunday’s Best” presentation.
(Story/Photos by:Kane Choa)