The Manila Times
GMA to grace ‘Ani ng Dangal’
PRESIDENT Gloria Arroyo is set to honor Filipino artists and groups who have won gold medals and championships in international competitions from November 2008 to November 2009, in the National Commission for Culture and the Art’s ( NCCA) second “Ani ng Dangal” awards which will be held at the Malacañan Palace’s Rizal Hall today at 1: 30 p. m.
This year, 41 awardees – 12 in music, nine in film, seven in multidisciplinary arts, six in visual arts, four in dance, and two in literary arts – will be given the prestigious accolade for their exemplary performances, and for upholding Filipino artistic excellence in the international stage.
Notable awardees include Brillante Mendoza ( 62nd Cannes Film Festival– Best Director for Kinatay), Pepe Diokno ( 66th Venice International Film Festival– Lion of the Future Luigi De Laurentiis Awardee for a Debut Film, and Orizzonti Award Best Film for Engkwentro), Gina Pareño ( 3rd Asian Film Awards– Best Supporting Actress for Serbis), and Rhap Salazar ( 13th World Championships of Performing Arts – Grand Champion Performer of the World, and Champion, Vocal – Junior Division).
Awardees for dance are: Amplified Hip-Hop Dance Group, Halili-Cruz School of Ballet, Rhosam Prudenciado, Quezon City Ballet and the University
of San Agustin Kawilihan Dance Troupe. Martin, For film: Brillante Teresa Mendoza, Barrozo, Pepe Gina Diokno, Pareño, Raya Francis Xavier Sanchez Pasion, and Alvin Mark Yapan. Reyes, Sherad Anthony
Abdon For literary Balde Jr. arts: Gemino Abad and
For music: Adventist University of the Philippines Young Voices, Ritchie Asibal, the Calasiao Children’s Chorus, Capitol University Glee Club, Mandaue Children’s Choir, Novo Concernante Mobbstarr: Dice and K9, Rhap Salazar, Beverly Claudine Shangkuan, University of Santo Tomas Singers, University of the Visayas Chorale and the Young Voices of Negros.
For multidisciplinary arts: Imelda Abano, ABSCBN Broadcasting Inc., ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., Ayala Group of Malls, GMA Network Inc., Mary Anne Therese Manuson and QTV11 Entertainment
And finally, for visual arts: Ramon Castillo, Ernesto Dul-Ang, Erwin Lim, Prudencio DengCoy Miel, Nikki Sandino Victoriano and Jophel Ybiosa.
“Ani ng Dangal” is organized by the NCCA through its chairman, Education Undersecretary Vilma Labrador, and NCCA Executive Director and PA on Culture Cecile Guidote Alvarez. The awarding is in line with the celebration of the National Arts Month this February, as per
Presidential Proclamation 683 of 1991.