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"24 ORAS (24 HOURS): NATONIN LANDSLIDE COVERAGE" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Continuing News Stories

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City


Credits: Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, News: Grace dela Peña-Reyes; Senior Assistant Vice President, News Programs and Specials: Michelle Seva Senior Program Managers: John Ray Arrabe, Antonio Magsumbol; Associate Producers: Ruiz Jerard Mendoza, Weslee Dizon; Director: Joel Ireneo San Luis; Anchors: Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales, Alfonso Tomas Araullo; Reporter: Raffy Tima; Cameramen: Gemmo Soho, Nickfred Velasquez; News Script Producers: Edison Tangon, Hannah Lea Pa-a, Roselle Gemeniano, Lorenza Simpauco, Alyssa Bularan, Nathaniel Gatpandan;Translator: January Victoria
Before 2018 ended, another deadly landslide wreaked havoc in the Philippines, isolating a small village of Banawel, a remote "barangay" in Natonin, Mountain Province. It was triggered by the torrential rains and wind at the height of Typhoon Rosita (Internationally known as “Yutu”), burying and obliterating a government building that was supposed to be a place of refuge for the residents. A ghastly tragedy with dozens of lives at stake, yet news updates were scarce even with the advent of social media. Most of the municipality was inaccessible due to blocked roads. Even the government’s chopper had nowhere to land. In the intersection between communication and tragedy, the “24 Oras” team walked the extra mile. We partnered with the frontliners of the rescue operation and traversed the exhausting path, in search for information that our viewers need. In addition to being the first media outlet to arrive at the disaster’s ground zero, we stepped further by highlighting the struggles and triumphs of the rescuers, the efforts of the government and the plea of the residents looking for their missing loved ones.


"BAWAL ANG PASAWAY KAY MARENG WINNIE: NADENGGOY NG DENGVAXIA?
(OFFENDERS, BEWARE!: DECEIVED BY DENGVAXIA?)"
(PHILIPPINES)
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BEST OF FESTIVAL NOMINEE - Documentary
DOCUMENTARY: Interview

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City
Host: Solita “Winnie” Monsod; Program Manager: Karen C. Lumbo
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City


Credits: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Assistant Vice President:Jaileen F. Jimeno Host: Solita “Winnie” Monsod; Program Manager: Karen C. Lumbo; Executive Producer: Mildred T. Fragante; Director: Melanie Anne T. Lozano; Segment Producer: Roche Lynsay Alwi T. Tallungan; Program Researcher: Alvin G. Nicolas; Translator: January Victoria
The death of 154 children raised doubts on the safety of the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. The Department of Health (DOH) said latest data showed that 19 out of 154 children who died after receiving at least one dose of Dengvaxia had dengue despite the vaccination. Some sectors say the DOH failed to conduct due diligence before embarking on a massive dengue vaccine campaign where a total of 729,105 children were vaccinated. With the death of some children allegedly due to Dengvaxia, many parents avoided all kinds of vaccination for their children. Department of Health Undersecretary Rolando Enrique Domingo and former DOH Undersecretary Dr. Teodoro Herbosa answer questions about the dengue vaccination campaign.


"DEBATE 2019: THE GMA SENATORIAL FACE OFF" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Political Campaigns

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
SAVP, Public Affairs: Arlene Carnay; Executive Producer: Ian Carlos Simbulan
Additional Credits: Program Mgrs: Johnson B. Tam, Angeli Atienza, Joy Madrigal; SVP, News and
Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First VP, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon


Special Credits: Segment Producers: Cristina Aure, Arilia Tolentino, Maharlika Corrulo; Researchers: Ma. Elisha Manas, Angelie Rose Dela Rosa, Izza Beatriz Bermudez, Producers: Harvey Bayona, Richelle Ramirez; Executive Assistant to the SAVP: Sharon Mae Sison; Production Administrator: Juvylle Almazan; Translator: Augusto D. Rivera Jr.
To empower Filipino voters in the 2019 Philippine midterm elections, GMA News and Public Affairs mounted “Debate 2019: The GMA Senatorial Face-Off”. Leading senatorial hopefuls faced one another to discuss their positions on various national issues and crucial government policies. The debate also tested their knowledge on key issues affecting Filipinos. The senatorial hopefuls faced off in two major rounds of debate. In the first round, they were grilled by the pillars of GMA News and Public Affairs – veteran broadcast journalists and anchors Jessica Soho, Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino, and Mike Enriquez – about the biggest issues and controversies the candidates were involved in. In the second round, candidates with opposing views on key national issues had the chance to discuss and defend their positions.


"FRONT ROW: NEBULIZER" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City


Credits: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Neil B. Gumban Program Manager: Johnson B. Tam; Executive Producer/Director: Ian Carlos Simbulan; Researcher: John Eumer Yanga; Director of Photography: Marco Felipe Lopez; Video Journalist: Jeffrey Cruz; Assistant Video Journalist: Rolin Pilante and Ricky Villarin; Master Editors: Piah Luna, Kernan Gatbonton; Editing Supervisor: Marla Oliva, Production Assistant: Andrea Fides Mendoza; Transcriber: Gina Elizaga; Translator: Rinka Romero-Sycip
Catherine’s father, Eduardo Cadiente, suffers from a combination of asthma and emphysema, leaving him constantly short of breath. As they can’t afford to buy a nebulizer, six-year-old Catherine and her older brother Eddie Boy give their father’s medication via an old bicycle pump. They have been doing this for five years. When the family runs short on medication, they opt for steam from a boiled mixture of water and salt. The entire situation has taken its toll on the family. Catherine’s mother struggles to balance her duties between earning a living and taking care of her husband. As for Catherine, her father’s condition inspires her to do well in her studies. The documentary paved the way for an outpouring of generosity for the family of Catherine. Thanks to the kindness of strangers, Eduardo is now receiving proper medication with his new nebulizer.


"FRONT ROW: PASAN (ON MY BROTHER'S SHOULDERS)" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Biography

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City


Credits: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Neil B. Gumban Program Manager: Johnson Jonathan Tam; Managing Producer/Director/Writer: Joseph Israel Laban; Director of Photography: Marco Felipe V. Lopez; Assistant Video Journalist: Joel Mateo; Edit Supervisor: Marla Oliva; Master Editor/Non-Linear Editor: Piah Luna; Non-Linear Editor: John Kernan R. Gatbonton; Field Producer/Researcher: Princess Gatmaitan; Production Assistant/Transcriber; Vianca Vega; Production Administrator: Sheqs Torres-Madsam; PALS: Nissreen Marie M. Dionido; Translator: Rinka Romero-Sycip
In the town of Cauayan, Negros Occidental, lives Daniel Paculanan, a seemingly ordinary 8-year-old boy. He is a bit lanky and timid but his playfulness nevertheless betrays his young age. Yet despite his gangly and awkward frame, he finds an inner strength to literally carry his older brother, 10-year-old Kyle, to school every day. Reed-thin and unable to walk because of polio, Kyle needs to be physically carried to school by Daniel every school day. The terrain to the school from their house is rugged and far. And even if they could afford transportation, which they couldn’t, it would be impossible to traverse the path by any other means. Their mother Elsie couldn’t help because she is busy taking care of the rest of her children. Three out of four of her kids are all unable to walk because they were all stricken with polio at a young age. They weren’t able to take polio shots because the nearest health center lacks basic medical supplies. Daniel and Kyle are determined to remain in school and get an education even if they have to do it one difficult step at a time.


"I-WITNESS: ANG ISLANG WALANG LUPA (THE ISLAND WITH NO LAND)" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Environment, Ecology

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc./ Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc./ Quezon City


Credits: GMA Network, Inc./ Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Clyde Rolando A. Mercado Program Manager: Lloyd Navera; Host/Writer: Howie G. Severino Executive Producer/Writer: Criselda Z. Caringal; Director/Writer: Janus Victoria; Videographers: Disney Christian Carreon, Vince Eribal, Randy Mariñas; Assistant Videographers: Ramon Meneses, Christian Garcia, Elgien Feliciano, Oliver Cruz; Edit Supervisor: Tin Macatulad-Chua; Editors: Anna Isabelle Matutina, Mark Antonio, Fredie Abril, Josue Penilla; Researcher: Nina Torralba
Not far from Manila is a community where the land has vanished. The ruins of Sitio Pariahan in Bulacan jut out from a permanent flood, the wretched testament to a once thriving village. Alerted by haunting images they see online, Howie Severino and his documentary team journey to this water world to investigate what happened. They find dead mangroves, gutted school buildings, and crumbling shanties. But they also find a smattering of survivors of a great deluge, residents living on water who have nowhere else to go, nervously awaiting the next catastrophe. Everyone has a different explanation for how the village lost its land and never regained it. Deeply puzzled, the documentarists pursue the various angles until they find a plausible reason for the incursion of the sea and the end of a way of life. In a curious way, residents say the sea has liberated them. Yet looming over everyone is a giant airport project that promises to restore the land but at an uncertain environmental and social cost. The story of the island with no land is a precautionary tale of what is happening to coastal villages throughout the Philippines. Many cite factors that can't be controlled. But the real cause may spell solutions within grasp of local communities everywhere.


"IBILIB" (PHILIPPINES)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Children's

Entrant: GMA Network Inc / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network Inc / Quezon City
Director: Rico Gutierrez; Cinematographer: Manolito Tagle
Additional Credits: Producers: Lilybeth Rasonable, Janine Nacar, Bang Arespacochaga,
Cecille de Guzman, Cathy Soriano


Special Credits: Editors: Ace Talacay, Froilan Manila, Adrian Monserrate; Sound: Joey Santos, Allan Malabanan; Other: Joseph Balboa, Benjou Elgincolin, Mike Rivera, Liberty Costiniano, Albert Jacinto, Reymon Mercado, Georis Cielo Tuca, Jerusalem Cajapin, Pauline Pura
The program "iBilib" was created not only to entertain but to inspire and educate Filipino children by featuring scientific experiments, exploring different scientific facts and theories surrounding everyday events, challenges, life hacks, illusions and trivia presented in a fun, wacky and magical manner.


"IDOL SA KUSINA" (PHILIPPINES)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Cooking

Entrant: GMA Network Inc / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Entertainment Group / Quezon City
Special Credits: Gigi Santiago - Lara, Ian Roxas, Lani Feliciano - Sandoval, Noel Anonuevo


Idol sa Kusina is primarily a studio-based program with select audiences. In this episode, Chef Boy and Chynna optimizes its content and context by providing easy to follow Greecian classics aimed to introduce and educate Filipino homeviewers with Mediterranean food fare. Additionally, this episode also aims to introduce Greek dishes to the young chefs palate. Catch Chef Boy and Chyna successfully teach and feed the kids of Claret School with various Mediterranean dishes. Apart from the recipes shared, Chef Boy also shares his knowledge to make food art / carving uncomplicated to make each dish presentation not just delicious but also visually appealing.


"INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARIES: PIITAN (CONFINED)" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City


Credits: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs/Program Manager: Jaileen F. Jimeno Host: Malou Mangahas; Executive Producer: David A. Ramos; Spiels Director: Danilo O. Sierra; Segment Producers: Aubrey Glaiza S. Sangalang, Gladyline A. Alvero, Godwin M. Ije, Jonh Paul R. Seno, Searle Kathleen B. Lira,Mark Louie M. Ladesma; Cameramen: Edgardo Bagasina, Adrian Ducusin; Assistant Cameramen: Orland Figueroa and Joemar Mudanza; Non-Linear Editors: Mark Andrew Antonio, Leonard Brian Carambas, Paul Franklin Mejia, Jerry Alejan; Edit Supervisor: Ronald A. Ramido; Head Researcher: Maharlika Corullo-Balila; Researchers: Jieza Tabian, Elybeth Lim, Rhod Jessie Barrera, Rolando Defeo,John Robert D. Bolledo, Lindemere Aimielle A. Villanueva; Translator: January Victoria
In the Philippines, detention facilities are overcrowded. In this series, Investigative Documentaries documents the struggle of people who live their days in cramped, windowless facilities. In one of the jails featured by the program, 432 people are packed in a cell that is ideal for only 170 people. In the Binan City Custodial Facility, inmates are arranged nightly to sleep on their sides to maximize space. A few lucky ones who have the means shell out a few hundreds to buy the right to sleep on hammocks. Those who have lucked out and have no money will have to sleep sitting down. The lack of ventilation makes the heat unbearable. The government provides no food for the inmates. They rely on money and food delivered by relatives and friends. Despite - or because of - the infernal situation, inmates have developed a system to enforce order. Leaders are chosen to take on roles that manage space, food, water, and movement. Those who can shell out money are given the privilege to sleep on hammocks tied to steel bars a few feet above the sweating crowd. The money earned is used to buy food for those who have no means of support. To be clear: the situation in these detention facilities are unjust. The inmates are mere suspects in crimes that have yet to be tried.


"KAPUSO MO, JESSICA SOHO (ONE AT HEART WITH JESSICA SOHO): SALAY" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City


Credits: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs:Arlene U. Carnay Host: Jessica A. Soho; Senior Program Manager: Lee Joseph Castel; Executive Producers: Teresa Ranoco, Arianne Betita; Associate Producers: Romabell Yumol, Joselito Tan; Segment Producer: Justin Royce Baluyot; Researcher: Kenneth Lustre; Videographers: Jessie Bernardo, Adrian Ducusin; Assistant Videographer: Gerry delos Reyes; Editors: Geoffrey Castillo, Joi Tan: Translator: Rinka Romero-Sycip
In the town of Caraga, Davao Oriental, a community lies high up a mountain, isolated from the rest of the town by a raging river. The only way across is a rickety bamboo bridge or a makeshift rattan cable car called “salay”. Although it lacks access to most social services, the village has a school run by teachers who hail from the other side of the river. Dedicated to serve Butay’s students, they live in campus on most days, able to go home to their families only a few times a month. The school is severely lacking in facilities and only had chairs built by the locals themselves. Fortunately, the school is due to receive armchairs provided by the Department of Education, but these were delivered in Sangab – the village closest to Butay, but still across the river. To get the much-needed chairs, some students volunteered to pick them up and bring them to their village – a journey that requires an eight-hour trek through the mountains and the perilous ride in the “salay” across the river. The added weight of each chair that a student carries while in the makeshift cable car makes it even more dangerous, as the line can snap anytime.


"ONANAY" (PHILIPPINES)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Drama

Entrant: GMA Network Inc / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network Inc / Quezon City
Producers: Gina Alajar, Joel Lamangan, Aya Topacio
Additional Credits: Producers: Lilybeth Rasonable, Redgie Magno, Cheryl Ching-Sy,
Helen Rose Sese, Nieva Sabit; Sound: Vanessa Santos


Special Credits: Cinematographers: Chiqui Lobo, Alvin Galeon; Editors: Mary Grace Castillo, Mitch Quijano, Benedict Lavastida, Virgilio Custodio, Lito Elcano
Pepito Manaloto is an ordinary person who was blessed with extraordinary luck. He is the ideal family man: a loving husband to his wife and doting father to his two children. Pepito is a principled man and this makes him appear hard-headed at times. The merry mix of characters of Pepito and his family, their household helpers and nosy neighbors, will bring more color to the life story of Pepito and make it more interesting. At the end of each episode, a character shares his words of wisdom, providing viewers insights about Filipino culture and traditions, family and relationships. The program aims to inspire the Filipino viewing public with light and humorous entertainment that also reflect their lives, featuring relatable characters who are imperfect but grounded in reality and optimism.


"PUSUAN ANG TOTOO (STAND FOR TRUTH)" (PHILIPPINES)
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CORPORATE: Public Relations

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City


Credits: Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; First Vice President, News: Grace Dela Peña-Reyes; First Vice President, Program Support Department: Regie C. Bautista Senior Program Manager: Mildred Ablanque-Irum; Executive Producer: Jaypril Jaring; Director: Rember Gelera; Unit 2 Director: Jeffrey Mejia; Director of Photography: Joseph Delos Reyes; Videographers: Jose Niño Ramirez, Ruel Galero, Joe Carlo Morales, Vince Eribal; Production Administrator: Debbie Paragas; Researcher: Emmanuel Angeles
In the age of fake news, political fanaticism, historical revisionism, and rampant corruption in the country, the upcoming 2019 local and national elections is yet another chance for Filipinos to push for real change. Six months prior to the elections, GMA News and Public Affairs launched its campaign, "Pusuan ang Totoo" (“With all our heart, let us stand for truth.”) This battle cry aims to encourage the Filipino voters to promote honest elections, espouse information that will genuinely help the nation, and vote wisely by choosing those who stand for truth in public service. Featured in the advocacy plug are GMA Network’s top news anchors and internationally acclaimed broadcast journalists Jessica Soho, Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco, Arnold Clavio, Vicky Morales and Howie Severino. Together, they reinforce the value of truth and integrity in nation building. The act of placing the fisted right hand in the middle of the chest is the campaign’s symbolic hand gesture. This gesture signifies that Filipinos are empowered as a nation to stand for what is true in the upcoming 2019 elections. In the quest to reverberate the voice of the country, this campaign is anchored on two main perspectives: stand for truth in news and information, and stand for truth in the candidates' character, platforms, interests and abilities.


"REEL TIME: FEARLESS" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Biography

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City


Credits: Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Clyde Rolando A. Mercado; Program Manager: Nowell M. Cuanang; Supervising Producer/Writer: Mark Anthony Norella; Program Researcher: Ralph Raven Tubice; Video Journalists: Cocoy Gaa, Francis Epino, Leonard Dela Mance; Assistant Video Journalists: Lemuel Anorma, Michael Batacan, Rene Gurango and Elgien Feliciano; Editors: Eman Payumo, Paul Franklin Mejia; Graphic Artist: Jay-R Magtoto; Translator: Rinka Romero-Sycip
Many people wonder what blind people see in their dreams. It is hard to imagine what their answers might be especially that not many of us know what these people are actually feeling. And because one of the many problems of our society is being oblivious to the needs of the people with exceptionalities, the documentary film aims to change the situation and even the society’s reception to this issue. The concept of the documentary film envisions imparting the importance of inclusion not just in the workplace and institutions, but also in activities where their rarities are challenged. The documentary film is made in the hopes of re-opening the eyes of the Filipinos to the pressing needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs) through a social experiment where the sighted brother of Renz was asked to climb a mountain while he is blindfolded. The social experiment brings the brother and the audience closer to what visually impaired people experience, and to convey encouragement and draw inspiration from the people with exceptionalities themselves.


"SAKSI (EYE WITNESS): TYPHOON MANGKHUT COVERAGE" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Breaking News Stories

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc./ Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc./ Quezon City


Credits: Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President for News: Grace Dela Pena-Reyes; Senior Assistant Vice President, News Programs & Specials: Michelle Seva; Program Manager: Jeconiah Placio; Executive Producer: Darvin De Mesa; Director: Condrado Lumabas III; Associate Producer: Don Dave Ventura; Anchors: Arnold Clavio, Pia Arcangel; Reporters: Chino Gaston, Oscar Oida, Saleema Refran, Katrina Son, Emil Sumangil, Raffy Tima, Mariz Umali, Jun Veneracion; Resident Meteorologist: Nathaniel Cruz; News Script Producers: Edison Tangon, AJ Tuazon; Shane Ibarra; Glenn Mortega; Ian Luminario; Translator: January Victoria
In 2013, more than 6,000 Filipinos died because of Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone in recorded history. It was a lesson in disaster preparedness not just to the government and its citizens but to local media itself. The death toll highlighted the need to warn viewers with enough information to persuade them to seek safety. Fast forward to 2018, when another typhoon threatened the country -- Typhoon Mangkhut, which would eventually be the strongest since Haiyan with its US-Category 5 strength and size, threatened almost most of Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island. To warn as many Filipinos in Luzon as possible, Saksi provided live-reports in eight towns and cities in seven provinces which will be greatly affected by the storm. Our resident meteorologist also provided weather analyses specific to five of those areas, which were directly in the storm path.


"THE ATOM ARAULLO SPECIALS: BABIES FOR SALE.PH" (PHILIPPINES)
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BEST OF FESTIVAL NOMINEE - Documentary
DOCUMENTARY: Investigative / Special Reports

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City


Credits: Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs: Arlene U. Carnay; Program Manager: Lee Joseph Castel; Executive Producer: Ian Carlos Simbulan; Supervising Producer/ Visual Consultant: Teresa Ranoco; Host: Atom Araullo; Supervising Producer: Romabell Yumol; Director: Aaron “Papins” Mendoza; Segment Producers: Cristina Aure, Marie Saballegue, Katrina Marjorie Habon and Ram Nabong; Researchers: Troy John Peralta, Gelo Medina, Ma. Elisha Manas; Editing Supervisor: Karl Anthony Camila; Translator: Rinka Romero-Sycip
Somewhere deep in the dark corners of social media lurks a shameless but covert business of online selling, not of the usual goods or beauty products—but of babies! The documentary special probes deeper into this appalling practice perpetrated by “adoption pages” on Facebook. Host Atom Araullo meets 20-year-old “Christine”, who admits to being a B-Mom or Birth Mom—a person selling her newborn. Her baby’s father allegedly left her and she’d rather sell her two-month-old child for P35,000 ($700), than raise the child on her own. While the team was working on this special report, the Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) uncovered this illegal practice and organized an entrapment operation. They arrested a group that included a mother and an agent or middleman, who were caught selling an 11-day-old baby for P40,000 ($800). The team coordinated with Facebook Philippines and at the same day of the worldwide airing, Facebook took down the “adoption pages” that sell babies. Ever wonder where leftover buffet food ends up? The team follows the trail and discovers an alarming truth. In Tondo, Manila, meat is recovered from trash, washed and re-cooked. Called “pagpag”, this has long been seen as a terrible symptom of widespread hunger. It has also become a business in marginalized parts of Metro Manila. In Benguet, considered to be the vegetable basket of the country, up to 60 tons of trimmings or vegetable waste is disposed daily at the trading post and composting facility. According to a recent study, 45 percent of all fruits and vegetable produced are wasted. Meanwhile in Samar, where poverty and malnutrition are at alarming levels, Araullo comes face-to-face with those suffering from lack of food – children who are severely wasted. There may be enough food in the country for everyone, yet 296,869 metric tons of rice is wasted every year in the country, enough to feed two million Filipinos.


"THE ATOM ARAULLO SPECIALS: NO LEFTOVERS" (PHILIPPINES)
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DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City


Credits: Senior Vice President, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores; First Vice President, Public Affairs: Nessa S. Valdellon; Senior Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs/Program Manager: Neil B. Gumban; Host: Atom Araullo; Executive Producer: Ian Carlos Simbulan; Director: Aaron “Papins” Mendoza; Associate Producer: Karl Anthony Camila; Segment Producers: Rizza Mendiola-Fillone, Karl Perry Laylo, Arilia Tolentino; Production Administrator/Executive Assistant: Gemma Gonzaga; Researchers: Ma. Elisha Manas, Princess Gatmaitan, Hanz Quintos; Production Coordinator: Joan Camaya-Pacson; Translator: Rinka Romero-Sycip
Around 7.3 million Filipinos consider themselves food poor, according to a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations. Despite this number, food wastage is a real problem in the Philippines. Atom Araullo traces how food is wasted from production to consumption. Ever wonder where leftover buffet food ends up? The team follows the trail and discovers an alarming truth. In Tondo, Manila, meat is recovered from trash, washed and re-cooked. Called “pagpag”, this has long been seen as a terrible symptom of widespread hunger. It has also become a business in marginalized parts of Metro Manila. In Benguet, considered to be the vegetable basket of the country, up to 60 tons of trimmings or vegetable waste is disposed daily at the trading post and composting facility. According to a recent study, 45 percent of all fruits and vegetable produced are wasted. Meanwhile in Samar, where poverty and malnutrition are at alarming levels, Araullo comes face-to-face with those suffering from lack of food – children who are severely wasted. There may be enough food in the country for everyone, yet 296,869 metric tons of rice is wasted every year in the country, enough to feed two million Filipinos.


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