GMA News TV’s flagship documentary programme Reel Time earned for the Philippines its first Gold Nymph Award at the Monte-Carlo Film Festival for the documentary Forgotten Children of the Waves (Isinulat sa Tubig). Reel Time is the first Philippine programme to have ever entered the roster of AMADE Prize recipients and the Philippines is the lone Asian country this year to be awarded by the highly-recognized European award-giving body.

Photo courtesy of Monte-Carlo Film Festival and Reel Time

The AMADE prize is awarded to a television program – selected from the diverse entries from across the globe—that explores a human issue, contemporary or otherwise.

Michel Merkt, the president of the AMADE jury, conferred the award during the ceremony.