Two of ABS-CBN’s videos received medals from the New York Festival’s 2010 International Television and Film Awards.

The Correspondents news promotion on documentary Pagpag received a Silver World Medal while the Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako Ang Simula music video received a Bronze World Medal for the Music Video: Low Budget category.

Pagpag details how scavenged food, normally found in trash bins, are re-cooked and eaten to satiate the hunger of street-dwellers in the country’s capital.

The episode was first aired on September 30, 2008 and showed broadcast journalist Dominic Almelor cooking and eating the rehashed meal.

Directed by Ira Zabat, the BMPM music video is a call for Filipinos to be participative and critical in the upcoming 2010 national elections.

The video showed various local rock artists like Rico Blanco, Aia De Leon, and Raimund Marasigan, ABS-CBN news anchors, and numerous Filipino youth.

The New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards honors the World’s Best Works in news, documentary, information and entertainment programming as well as music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and ID’s.

For 53 years, the award-giving body had grown to include 30 different countries and it is considered as one of the world’s largest international competitions that recognizes the television and film industries.

The medals were given on Monday at the Penthouse Lobby of the American Airlines Theatre in midtown Manhattan.

Source: ABS-CBNnews

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