Over a hundred entries were received by the National Council for Children’s Television for the 2nd year of its annual DokyuBata event.

The 2018 theme is “Mental Health Matters: Promoting Awareness and Supportive Environments for the Well-being of Children” which aims to end the stigma on Mental Health disorders and put the issue in the public sphere.

All video documentaries from both Children and Young Adult divisions were trimmed down to Top 10 finalists for each division. The panel of judges composed of Ms. Yasmin Mapua-Tang (NCCT Council Member), Mr. Frank Rivera (Playwright and Director), Dr. Joseph Francisco (Clinical Psychologist), Mr. Bryan Brazil (Documentary Producer and Director), and Dr. Cecilia Tuazon (Chief of Child and Adolescent Section of the National Center for Mental Health) carefully picked the Best Documentary, Best Direction, Best Story, and Child-Friendly TV award for each division, while the Audience Choice Award was voted on the same day by the participants of the event.

The event was graced by Ms. Karla Estrada who delivered her motherly mensahe to our participants. Mr. Jayson Bernard Santos, an internationally awarded Documentary Director and Producer, also talked about his expertise and experiences in producing a world-class video documentary. And to educate the audience more about Mental Health, Dr. Carolina Uno-Rayco, the Program Director of Education and Information Services of the Philippine Mental Health Association, discussed about how we should take care of our Mental Health and reminded us to seek for professional help the soonest possible time.

Here are the winners of this year's DokyuBata:



Best Documentary - "Bakwit" by Haraya Productions

2nd Best Documentary - " Pundidong Ilaw" by At Last! Productions

3rd Best Documentary - "Kasarianlan: Kasarinlan sa Kasarian" by MLDG Productions

Best Direction - "Kasarianlan: Kasarinlan sa Kasarian" by MLDG Productions

Best Story - "Bakwit" by Haraya Productions

Child-Friendly Television Documentary Award - "Bakwit" by Haraya Productions

Audience Choice Award - "Bakwit" by Haraya Productions



Best Documentary - "Usap Tayo" by Our Lady of Guadalupe Choir

2nd Best Documentary - "Sugilanon Sang Alas Singko" by Cineastas A Vela

3rd Best Documentary - "Die Yet" by Act-Celerate Productions

Best Direction - "Usap Tayo" by Our Lady of Guadalupe Choir

Best Story - "Sugilanon Sang Alas Singko" by Cineastas A Vela

Child-Friendly Television Documentary Award - "Usap Tayo" by Our Lady of Guadalupe Choir

Audience Choice Award - "Die Yet" by Act-Celerate Productions


Congratulations to all the winners!