18 OCT 2021

GMA's "Reporter’s Notebook" to represent the network at the New York Festival

The wins garnered at the event credits the company with five finalist certificates and an additional bronze media for its title, "Miguel's Wounds."

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GMA Network recently unveiled the five finalists selected to represent its network for this year in the Philippines at its New York Festival. The event will include the “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition, during which the company managed to earn five finalist certificates, represented by multi-awarded host Maki Pulido and one of GMA Network's reporters, Jun Veneracion.

An eight-time New York Festival World Medalist, "Reporter’s Notebook" celebrated another addition in the form of a bronze medal for “Miguel's Wounds” in the Documentary: Health/Medical Information category. The winning episode, which first aired in April 2019, investigated the plight of a 21-year-old man afflicted by a mysterious condition that left his skin peeling and his body full of wounds.

At the event, the titles featured will also include Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’s story on “Babaeng Tinaga sa Mukha," "The Woman Slashed on Her Face,” which earned a finalist certificate in the Documentary: Social Justice category. The two-part episode narrated the harrowing story of a woman named Celia who was slashed on her face by her husband. Aired last June 2020, the story shed light on domestic abuse and how cases of gender-based violence increased during the implementation of the community quarantine in the country at the height of the pandemic.

Another finalist certificate was received through a GMA Public Affairs program Reel Time for its “This Abled” documentary under the Documentary: Heroes category. Telling the story of a man with no legs and arms seeking to reach a mountain’s peak, the said docu put the spotlight on the discrimination and how limited the job opportunities are among PWDs (persons with disability) in the country, as well as the network's original musical competition "The Clash," which also represented the Philippines and earned a finalist certificate in the Entertainment Program: Variety category. The original singing competition returned on air this October for its fourth season.

Another one of the event's highlights includes the country's first-ever virtual reality concert, "Alden’s Reality: The Virtual Reality Concert," which won a finalist certificate for its TV airing under the Entertainment Special: Special Event category. Held last December, “Alden’s Reality” combined cutting-edge technology and performances to produce a full-length concert and online interaction between Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards and his fans as part of the Kapuso actor’s 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry.