The two giant networks on Philippine television bags 13 nominations in the Asian TV Awards which will be held on November 29 at the Suntec Convention Hall in Singapore.
GMA-7 has nine (9) nominations while ABS-CBN has four (4).
ABS-CBN's Bandila and TV Patrol World were nominated for Best News Program for the "Subic Rape Case Promulgation" and "Taguig Hostage Drama," respectively competing with GMA-7's 24 Oras' coverage of "Super Typhoon Milenyo".
Other GMA-7 nominations were: Philippine Agenda's "Education" (an election-primer special) and Emergency's "Mga Batang Magsusunog" for Best Social Awareness Program; Kapuso Mo, Jessica Sojo was nominated for Best Infotainment Program, and Reporter's Notebook for Best Current Affairs Program. Reporter's Notebook anchor hosts Maki Pulido and Jiggy Manicad are also nominated for Best Current Affairs Presenter.
For the Best Comedy Performance by an Actor category, Ogie Alcasid and Michael V of Bubble Gang were included as nominees while Gina Pareño was nominated for Best Drama Performance by an Actress in the "Rehas" episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Lastly, Edu Manzano's game show Pilipinas Game KNB? was nominated for Best Game Show or Quiz Program.
In the 12th year of the Asian Television Awards 2007 (ATA 2007), they reduced their categories into 29 categories to ensure better representation of the productions in Asia.
Asian TV Award is an award-giving body that recognizes and rewards programming and production excellence in the Asian television industry.
source: pep.ph / asiantvawards.com