ABS-CBN shows named finalists in ABU Prizes

Posted at 09/01/2012 4:58 PM | Updated as of 09/03/2012 10:53 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Three broadcast programs of ABS-CBN are among the finalists in the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prizes 2012.

The Kapamilya drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya," primetime newscast “TV Patrol,” and AM radio station dzMM have earned finalist spots in five categories in the upcoming ABU Prizes 2012.

The "MMK" episode "T-Shirt" is competing in the Television Special Jury Prize category, against entries from Bhutan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka.

DzMM’s Silveradyo Station ID, meanwhile, is a finalist for the Radio Special Jury Prize, and will compete against entries from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Bhutan.

DzMM also earned a finalist spot in the Radio Jingles/Promos/Station ID’s category for its Silveradyo Station ID.

The AM radio station will also vie for the Radio News Reporting award for the coverage of “Radyo Patrol Balita Alas-Dose” on typhoon Pedring.

Meanwhile, “TV Patrol’s” coverage of typhoon Sendong was also named finalist in the Television News Reporting category.

The ABS-CBN programs are the sole representatives of the Philippines to the prestigious award-giving body's conferment ceremony, which will be held on October 16 in Seoul, South Korea.

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