(Eagle News) – Two shows of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s NET 25 Kids — “Word Hub” and “Kid Kwento” — won at the Sinebata Video Festival 2019 awards on Wednesday, October 2, in Manila.
The “Word Hub: Surprise” episode bagged the award for the “Professional Fiction 8 – 12 years old” category, while “Kid Kwento: Love for Family” episode won in the “Professional Non-Fiction Under 7 years old” category.
These two winning episodes of EBC-NET 25 Kids will be the Philippines’ official entries for their respective categories to the third Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children.
Aside from these, two more entries involving New Era University (NEU) students who are members of the EBC Kids’ Club won in two other categories of Sinebata awards this year.
The entry “Cai, the Panda” by NEU students Mikhaela Dorothy Magdael and Cristina Mikhaela Magdael was chosen as the winner in the Children Video Makers 16 to 17 years old” category.
Another entry, “Mapuno” by NEU student Ariel Dean Tiongco and another student Charlotte Dinnise Pestilos — who both participated in the previous ANAK TV Workshop — was selected as the winner in the “Children video makers 12 years old and under” category for Sinebata 2019.
Both will also be entered as the Philippines’ official entries to the third Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children for the said categories.
The NEU students who won participated in the EBC-NET 25 Kids Workshop that was held recently.
The EBC-NET 25 Kids explained that through their shows, they want to entertain their young audience by promoting and teaching them good values.
“We want to entertain the children, but not only entertain them, we entertain them through values,” the NET 25 Kids explained during the awarding ceremonies of the Sinebata Video Festival at the Grand Ballroom of the Manila Prince Hotel.
Sally Lopez of NET 25 Kids explained how they tried to do their shows with love and passion.
EBC President Rowena Dela Fuente Deimoy congratulated the NET 25 Kids for again giving honor to EBC.
“Congratulations at sana ay pagbutihin nyo pa ang paggawa ng mga makabuluhang programa para sa mga kabataan. At kami naman sa Eagle Broadcasting Corporation ay laging susuporta sa inyong mga hangarin na magbibigay karangalan din sa ating himpilan,” she said.
The winners will represent the Philippines in the 3rd Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children to be held in Cambodia.
AnakTV President Elvira Yap Go also congratulated this year’s winners.
She said she is confident that the Sinebata winners, who will be the country’s official entries in the Southeast Asia Video Festival, have a big chance of winning in Cambodia.
“Very confident ako, malaki po ang tsansa natin. After seeing all the winners, alam ko hindi tayo mapapahiya,” Go said.
She explained that all the entries had to pass the very strict and high standards of the Sinebata jurors who chose the very best among the entries as winners.
There are 10 winners at the Sinebata 2019 Video Festival who will represent the country and compete among the best children’s videos from other Southeast Asian countries.
Entries for this year centered on the theme, “United in Love.”