Kara David

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Kara David
Born
Kara Patria Constantino David

(1973-09-12) September 12, 1973 (age 47)
Education University of the Philippines, Diliman (BA, MA)
OccupationBroadcast journalist
Television host
Years active1997–present
Notable credit(s)
Spouse(s)LM Cancio (m. 2018)
Parent(s)
Awards Peabody Award
Website Official website

Kara Patria Constantino David-Cancio (born September 12, 1973[ citation needed ]) is a Filipino journalist and television host. She is the news anchor of News to Go at GMA News TV, as well as a host and writer for i-Witness at GMA Network. She also hosted Pinas Sarap .

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She is founder and president of Project Malasakit, [1] a foundation that helps the people she has featured in her documentaries. [2]

David was the only woman named in 2007's Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award. [3] In 2010, she was awarded the Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS award). [4] David won the Peabody Award, [5] [6] the second Filipino to win this award.

Biography

Kara Patria David was born to Professor Emeritus Randy David of the University of the Philippines Diliman and former Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission, the late Karina Constantino-David. [7] [8]

She graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication. She then worked as a production assistant and researcher for GMA Network in 1995. [6] She was promoted as writer/researcher for the program “Emergency” and hosted “Huling Hirit”, a regular two-minute segment in the daily news doing adventure-oriented and inspiring features. [9]

David also hosted several public affairs programs such as Case Unclosed , a documentary program that investigates unsolved cases and mysteries. She hosted OFW Diaries , a public service program that reaches out to Filipino overseas workers. She is the news anchor of News to Go , a former morning news program on GMA News TV. She hosted of the informative show Pinas Sarap . [6]

She replaced Jessica Soho as the host of Brigada on June 11, 2019. [10]

Documentary films

David has almost a hundred documentaries to her name. In “Bitay” she helped stop the execution of a convict on death row. For this she was honored as Investigative Journalist of the Year by the Rotary Club of Manila. In the documentary “Selda Inosente”, David entered the world of children born and raised in prison. The film won her the UNICEF Child Rights Award, besting more than a hundred entries from all over the world. [11]

In Buto’t Balat, she explored the state of malnutrition in the country and the reality that extreme inequalities and the absence of a concrete and cohesive nutrition and population policy has resulted in a state not far from what occurs in Africa. For this documentary she was chosen as one of twenty finalists for the Japan Prize. She won a silver medal at the US International Film & Video Festival. [12]

Ambulansiyang de Paa is about the lack of access to health services of the Mangyan tribe, who live in Mindoro Oriental. David documented the plight of the Mangyans, who have to carry their sick in hammocks for eight hours just to get to the nearest hospital. This documentary won the Peabody Award. David is the second Filipino to win this recognition. [13] [14]

In 2007, David was chosen as one of the Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the country [15] and was honored as Broadcast Journalist of the Year. In 2011, she was chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (TOWNS). [16]

Project Malasakit

In 2002, David founded Project Malasakit – a non-stock non-profit foundation that sends poor Filipino children to school. [11] [17]

It embarks on community outreach programs that give food, medicine, and school supplies to remote communities that do not have access to basic government service. [18] Project Malasakit now has 25 scholars (most of them child laborers and victims of child abuse). It has helped more than 800 families through its quarterly outreach programs. David has also embarked on long-term projects for communities. [19]

Paraisong Uhaw, her documentary on waterless communities in Masbate, has led to the construction of 10 water wells in the municipality of Balud. David and her Project Malasakit team also constructed a sustainable solar power facility in a community of Mangyans in Mindoro Province [20]

Accolades

International awards

YearAward
2003 UNICEF Child Rights Award for the documentary: Selda Inosente
2005Certificate for Creative Excellence, US International Film & Video Festival for the documentary: Pagbabalik sa Selda
Finalist, Japan International Prize [21]
Best Social Awareness Program, Asian Television Awards for the documentary: Buto’t Balat [22]
2006Silverscreen Award, US International Film & Video Festival for the documentary: Buto’t Balat [22]
2007Finalist, New York Film Festival for the documentary: Uuwi na si Udong [23]
Silverscreen Award, US International Film and Video Festival for the documentary: Sa Mata ni Ekang [24]
Finalist, New York Festivals for the documentary: Alaga [25]
Certificate for Creative Excellence, US International Film & Video Festival for the documentary: Gapos [26]
2008Finalist, New York Festivals for the documentary: Bundok na Kristal
2009Certificate for Creative Excellence, US Int’l Film and Video Festival for the documentary Tasaday [27]
2010George Foster Peabody Award for the documentary: Ambulansyang de Paa [28]
2011New York Festivals Bronze Medal for the documentary: Paraisong Uhaw [29]
2012Finalist, New York Film Festival for the documentary Gintong Putik[ citation needed ]
2013Nominated, International Emmy Awards: Alkansiya [30]

Local awards

YearAward
2002Finalist, Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for the documentary: Gamugamo sa Dilim
2004Best Television Feature, La Sallian Scholarum Award for the documentary: Gamugamo sa Dilim
Investigative Journalist of the Year Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards
2006Broadcast Journalist of the Year Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards
2007Best Television Feature, La Sallian Scholarum Awards for the documentary: Mga Batang Hiram
Best Documentary Program Host, PMPC Star Awards for Television
Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines [31]
2008Most Outstanding Alumnus, UP College of Mass Communication [32]
Best Documentary Program Host, PMPC Star Awards for Television
2009Best Documentary Program, USTV Awards
Best Public Affairs Program, MTRCB awards
Best Documentary Program Host, PMPC Star Awards for Television
2010The Outstanding Women in Nation Service (TOWNS) Award [33]
2011 Titus Brandsma Leadership in Journalism Award [34]
Best Documentary Program Host, Golden Screen Awards [35]
Best Documentary Program Host, PMPC Star Awards for Television [36]
2012Best Female Field Reporter of the Year, Comguild Awards [37]
2013Best Female Field Reporter of the Year, Comguild Awards [38]
Recipient of the Rotary Golden Wheel Award [39]
2019Nominated, Best Educational Program, 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television [40]
2020Best Documentary, Central Luzon Media Awards for the documentary: Silaki [41]

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