ABS-CBN chief operating officer of Broadcast Cory Vidanes was recently recognized for her contributions and achievements in the media industry and for being “the epitome of true women leadership” at the recent 2019 MEGA #NewPH Awards.
In her acceptance speech, Vidanes paid tribute to the Filipino people, who have been the source of inspiration for the people behind the country’s leading media and entertainment company in the past 65 years.
“Thank you to the Filipino whose stories continue to inspire us to create excellent and meaningful content that give hope, empowerment, and love,” she said.
An industry veteran with over three decades of experience, Vidanes said she found a deeper sense of purpose in ABS-CBN to be in the service of the Filipino, which is why she remains passionate about her work.
“Creating excellent programs is a passion. To give Filipino talent an opportunity to take center stage and make their dreams a reality is fulfilling. Connecting the Filipinos worldwide to home through our content and experiences is both empowering and humbling,” she explained.
Joining Vidanes among this year’s awardees from the Kapamilya network at the Sofitel Manila Grand Ballroom last June 12 is ABS-CBN talent discovery and management arm Star Magic, which was represented by its head Johnny Manahan and Kapamilya host Robi Domingo. Star Magic was cited for “being home to the country’s biggest celebrities, and for defining every generation of Philippine showbiz and entertainment.”
The country’s premiere talent agency, which has been helping Filipinos hone their talents and reach their dreams for 27 years, recently released its latest annual Star Magic catalog of talents. Accompanying documentaries and retrospectives detail the artists’ stories— from their beginnings to their rise to fame and success.
Host Bianca Gonzalez-Intal and actress Iza Calzado, meanwhile, were also awarded for being “luminaries of Filipino women empowerment,” for their work in the group She Talks Asia, a community that aims to help educate, empower, and inspire people on the role of women in the world.
On the other hand, James Reid was among those recognized for “redefining original Filipino music” through Careless Music Manila, a music production company that signs artists from around the Philippines.
Mounted by MEGA Magazine, the #NewPH awards is “a celebration of everything that is great about the Filipino race.” The annual tradition recognizes various individuals in different industries who embody the definition of Pinoy Pride.