Kapuso leads Philippines’ nominations at New York Festivals

GMA Network takes majority of Philippine finalists in the 2017 New York Festivals’ “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition, with six shortlisted entries.

Once again, the Kapuso Network’s news and public affairs programs lead this year’s nominations.

Both gunning for the win in the Community Portraits category are award-winning programs Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (“Gintong Medalya” episode) and Reporter’s Notebook (“Pasan-Pasang Pangarap episode).

Front Row is shortlisted again this year, this time in the Human Concerns category for its “Bata sa Bintana” episode.

Earning a nod from the New York Festivals as well is GMA’s top-rating primetime series Someone To Watch Over Me. Nominated in the Telenovelas category, the series featured the story of a wife’s unwavering love for her husband suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It starred Tom Rodriguez, Max Collins, and Lovi Poe.

Advocacy drama "Someone To Watch Over Me" is the lone Asian nominee in the Telenovela Category at the New York Festival's World's Best TV and  Films
Meanwhile, GMA News TV programs Investigative Documentaries and Reel Time received nominations, too. Investigative Documentaries’ “PAAralan” is shortlisted in the Community Portraits category. Reel Time’s “Maling Akala”, on the other hand, is nominated for National/International Affairs award.

Last year, GMA was the only Philippine company that won in the New York Festival’s “World’s Best TV and Films” competition, bringing home four world medals—courtesy of I-Witness, Reporter’s Notebook, Front Row, and Reel Time—and five finalist certificates. Kapuso broadcast journalist Kara David was also one of the award presenters at the awards ceremony held in Las Vegas. 


The hosts of the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga were all out in their support for the Alden Richards - Maine Mendoza primetime daily soap, Destined To Be Yours.

The Eat Bulaga ”dabarkads” went out of their way to post their support for their fellow Bulaga stars’ debut on primetime TV on their social media accounts, among whom were Bae-by Baste, Pia Guanio, Ruby Rodriguez, Pauleen Luna and Ryza Mae Dizon on Instagram. They chimed in their posts that they are proud of their fellow “dabarkads” for what they have been able to reach thus far.

The fans of the two, along with the “dabarkads”, agree that they, in the early episodes this week, were enveloped with kilig for the AlDub pair. Though in the story they haven’t met yet, the anticipation is running high. And the fans are waiting for the momentous situation when the two finally meet. Next week, perhaps?


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The rivalry between Totoy (Xian Lim) and Anton (Ian Veneracion) for Andeng (Bea Alonzo) is reaching peak level. Who better to share the kilig and excitement with than with your beshie. Talk on the phone while watching A Love To Last and text the whole day after for only P15 with KTRINET15. 

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Summer is here. Have you ironed out your plans on how to spend it well? The World of Gandang Ricky Reyes (TWGRR) host Ricky Reyes will show you where to go and what to do this season.

Visit Golden Sunset Resort in Calatagan Batangas, perfect for family outings.

Whether on the beach or swimming pool, find the best summer swimwear to suit your personality.

 Television host and beauty guru Ricky Reyes
For Mommies who want to get back in shape in time for summer, make-over doctor Renee Valerio has good news. 

Be amazed at the transformation of Julia’s super kinky hair through Magic Re-Gold. 

Following the grand launch of “Type ng Bayan’’ in Mandaluyong City and Pasig City, Paranaque City follows suit giving free blood typing to its residents.

All these and more in The World of Gandang Ricky Reyes, 9 to 10 a.m. on GMA News TV today.                    

Topics: GMA Network , 2017 New York Festivals , “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition , Kapuso Mo , Jessica Soho , Reporter’s Notebook , Front Row , Tom Rodriguez , Max Collins , Lovi Poe , Someone To Watch Over Me , Alden Richards , Maine Mendoza , Destined To Be Y
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