MANILA – “TV Patrol” bagged a nomination from the International Emmy Awards for news and current affairs as it celebrates its 30th year.
The newscast is among four nominees in the news category this year for its coverage of Typhoon Lawin (internationally Haima), which hit northern Luzon in October 2016.
ABS-CBN news teams from Manila and the affected regions gave reports on the damage caused by the super typhoon.
The entry will compete with newscast finalists from the United Kingdom, Brazil and Israel for the category’s trophy.
The 38th news and current affairs International Emmys will be awarded in New York City on October 5.
This is not the first Emmy nod for the Philippines’ longest-running Tagalog-language newscast.
In 2011, “TV Patrol” received its first Emmy medal as a finalist for its coverage of the bloody Luneta hostage crisis in August 2010.
The weekend edition of the newscast was also nominated in 2013 for its on-ground reportage during super typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan.
Another ABS-CBN newscast, “Bandila,” earlier bagged the network’s — and the Philippines’ — first nomination in the International Emmys for its episode on the promulgation of the verdict in the Subic rape case in 2006.
The Philippines has yet to win a trophy in the International Emmys.
Aside from “TV Patrol,” a finalist in this year’s current affairs category also touched on the Philippines with a behind-the-scenes documentary on President Rodrigo Duterte’s first months in office by the Al Jazeera English show “101 East.”
See the list of nominees here.
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