Rescue5, TV5’s premiere public service team, recently won a Gold Anvil Award for its entry “Rescue5: Oplan Handa sa Eskwela” under the Public Relations Program on a Sustained Basis- Children’s Welfare category at the 50th Anvil Awards – the most prestigious honor conferred on outstanding public relations achievements in the country.
TV5 Public Service Head Sherryl Yao and Rescue5 Host Paolo Bediones received the trophy at the awarding ceremonies held at the Marriott Hotel.
Through Oplan Handa sa Eskwela, Rescue5 developed a fun, innovative and sustainable way of educating schoolchildren on how to protect themselves during disasters. With this pioneering move, learning about disaster preparedness became accessible, easy to remember, and more enjoyable.
The award-winning program highlights the network’s commitment to cause journalism and public service excellence. It also strengthens News5’s own brand of journalism, “Higit sa Balita, Aksyon!” which does not stop in just reporting news but goes the extra mile by taking action for positive change and inspiring the general public to do the same.
The Anvil Awards is annually organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP).
Recently, Rescue5 also bagged a Gawad KALASAG special recognition award from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) for its exceptional contribution to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and Humanitarian Assistance during the 16th Gawad KALASAG National Awarding Ceremony held at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo.
At the same time, the internationally acclaimed team won a Gawad KALASAG as Best Private Volunteer in the National Capital Region (NCR) from the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC).
The Gawad KALASAG recognized Rescue5’s DRRM initiatives such as imparting disaster preparedness knowledge and skills to the general public through its public service projects and safety plugs, and providing immediate assistance to people in distress during disasters.
Rescue5 is the first and only Gawad KALASAG awardee in the broadcast industry.