Up close: ABS-CBN’s New York Festivals 2012 bets

Posted at 04/17/2012 11:02 AM | Updated as of 04/17/2012 11:04 AM

Adversity, struggle, triumph, and a desire for change.

These are the real-life stories of ordinary Filipinos–as told by the country’s TV news organizations–that earned nods this year from the reputable New York Festivals (NYF) International Television and Film Awards.

Sixteen entries from the Philippines were picked for the competition shortlist along with hundreds of finalists from more than 30 countries.

They include documentaries on conditions faced by the poor, TV specials that relived the country’s historical moments, profiles of unique lives, and programs that searched for solutions to the nation’s woes.

Five entries from ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs were recognized this year.

They are vying for the competition’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze World Medal trophies, which will be awarded on April 17 in Las Vegas (the morning of April 18 Manila time).

Leading the pack is prime-time newscast TV Patrol‘s broadcast during the onslaught of tropical storm Juaning on July 26, 2011, which is nominated for the best newscast.

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