ABS-CBN piece on malnutrition named most outstanding at Save the Children Awards


Posted at Nov 23 2018 05:16 PM

ABS-CBN News' Jeff Canoy and Nick Villavecer of the program Red Alert receive their trophies and certificate after "A Prince of skin and bones" was awarded as the "Most Outstanding Article" in the 2018 Save the Children Media Awards. Nick Villavecer, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - An online article by ABS-CBN's Red Alert team was recognized as most outstanding in the recent Save the Children Media Awards.

Written by Jeff Canoy and Nick Villavecer, "A Prince of skin and bones" tells the story of a 4-year-old boy who suffers from abnormal growth and his grandmother’s day-to-day struggle to feed him and to keep him alive.

It bested 10 other finalists in the "most outstanding article" category while also bagging the people's choice award for an article.

Bandila's "Kampanya kontra malnutrisyon, paiigtingin" and TV Patrol's "Balanseng pagkain kontra malnutrisyon sa mga bata" were also finalists in the most outstanding special feature category.

Red Alert's "Buto't balat na Prinsipe at Prinsesa" was in the running to be the most outstanding short film, while ABS-CBN News Digital's Jonathan Cellona's shot of children forced to skip school and opt to work to make ends meet in Baseco Community in Tondo was in the most outstanding photograph category.

Now on its 4th year, Save the Children Media Awards had a theme of "Uncovering Child Hunger and Malnutrition in the Philippines." 

It aimed to recognize "exceptional works of multimedia journalists from all over the country dedicated to present the alarming problem of hunger and malnutrition that stalks millions of Filipino children."