Korina Sanchez, vindicated
She has won numerous awards and is proud of each one, but Korina Sanchez considers as “the most thrilling” the Silver Award she got from the recent New York Festivals for Broadcast for her show Rated K’s investigative report on Substandard Food Supplements in the Philippine Market.
It was a vindication for Korina whose findings were questioned by the owners and makers of a glutathione brand but eventually upheld by the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD).
“I’m glad and grateful that my bosses, Maria Ressa and Charie Villa, supported me all the way,” said Korina.
In her last SONA, Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo asked Congress to impose stiffer regulations on truth in advertising.
Actually, Korina’s NY fest victory was threefold. She was also named finalist in the Best Field Reporter category (for her special reports on wire-tapping, her live annotation on the Manila Pen siege, the follow-up on the “nursing test leak scandal” and the exclusive on MILF leader Al-Haj Murad), along with Rated K which is also a finalist in the Best News Documentary (Magazine Format) category.
These awards are in addition to Korina’s grand slam win in 2008, including the Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year award (from the Kapisanan ng Mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas), Broadcaster of the Year for Television (from the Manila Rotary Club Journalism Awards), Best Anchorwoman and Best AM Radio Announcer (from the recent UPLB Gandingan Awards), Best Magazine Show Host (from the KBP Dove Awards) and the PMPC Star Awards, and No. 1 Preferred/Children-Friendly TV Personality (from the Anak TV Awards).
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