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THE TEAM behind the original ‘Balitang America’ documentary titled ‘Box City’ (from left) Jeremiah Ysip (director of photography), Jon Santos (editor), Henni Espinosa (producer/writer/host), Patrick Luna (photographer). Not in photo are: Mike Carrion (graphic artist), and John Lazatin and Olivia de Jesus (over-all in charge of production)

THE TEAM behind the original ‘Balitang America’ documentary titled ‘Box City’ (from left) Jeremiah Ysip (director of photography), Jon Santos (editor), Henni Espinosa (producer/writer/host), Patrick Luna (photographer). Not in photo are: Mike Carrion (graphic artist), and John Lazatin and Olivia de Jesus (over-all in charge of production)

TFC won two awards at the recent 47th Annual Northern California EMMY Awards held at the SF Jazz Center.

TFC bested KTVU Fox 2, KRCB in Sonoma County, and Hawaii News Now (KGMB) when “Box City,” an original “Balitang America” documentary, won in the Public/ Current/ Community Affairs – Program/Special – English category. The documentary tells the story of homeless Filipinos, who built their small homes made of cardboard and plywood, living in an encampment they call Box City.

“Box City” was produced by the same team behind the EMMY award-winning documentary “The Filipino Champions Of SOMA,” that won the regional EMMY for the same category five years ago.

At the red-carpet interview with NBC Bay Area’s Kevin Wing, producer, writer and host Henni Espinosa said, “When we first went into the encampment filled with homeless Filipinos, we didn’t know what to expect. My cameraman, Jeremiah, told me ‘You need to get in there. These are people with stories who don’t want to be judged; they just want to share why they’re in that situation.’”

 

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76th anniversary of Bataan Death March

Philippine Veterans Bank successfully staged the 2018 Mariveles-San Fernando-Capas Freedom Trail with over 600 participants, including those from the three major services of Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. The 160 kilometer, two-day trek is done in commemoration of the 76th Bataan Death March anniversary.

The Freedom Trail traces the steps of along the actual route the infamous Bataan Death March and aims to honor Filipino World War II heroes and survivors by involving the public in this solemn remembrance of heroism.

 

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