Krusada to air award-winning documentary

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 25 2012 12:36 PM | Updated as of Apr 25 2012 08:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN current affairs program “Krusada” will air on Thursday its documentary that bagged a bronze medal at the New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards 2012.

Abner Mercado’s “Laya,” which features inmates at the Correctional Institution for Women, will be aired twice on April 26 – at 9:15 p.m. on dzMM Teleradyo, and after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.

Mercado dedicated the award to all “those prisoners who are still longing, wanting and dreaming for their freedom.”

Earlier, Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, described what “Krusada” stands for.

“Ang ‘Krusada’ ay di lamang nagsasabi ng istorya o kwento ng buhay. Naninindigan din ang ‘Krusada,’ ang mga journalist o mamamahayag na gumagawa nito para sa mga walang boses, para sa mga nagdurusa at para rin magising ang mga nasa poder – hindi man gobyerno, lahat ng nasa kapangyarihan – na sila ay gumalaw tungo sa ikabubuti ng mas marami,” she said.

Reyes and Mercado recently accepted the documentary’s bronze medal at the awarding ceremony held in Las Vegas.