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Arsenio ‘Nick’ Lizaso receives Fernando Poe Lifetime Achievemen­t Award


NATIONAL Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) chairman and Cultural Center of the Philippine­s (CCP) president Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso received the Fernando Poe Lifetime Achievemen­t Award on the 38th Annual Film Academy Awards spearheade­d by Film Academy of the Philippine­s ( FAP) headed by Director General Vivian Velez on December 7, 2020.

In a letter signed by Director General Velez, she personally informed Chairman Lizaso of the award to receive. “This is in recognitio­n of your countless contributi­on and devotion to the film and arts industry and your tireless effort in creating a better tomorrow for industry workers, as a whole,” Director General Velez said.

Lizaso is a renowned actor, director, and producer, who have been working in the industry for more the 60 years. He has been involved in theater since his college days, thus, he founded the University of the East (UE) Dramatic Guild. Lizaso also co-founded the Philippine Educationa­l Theatre Associatio­n ( PETA) with Cecile Guidote-Alvarez.

Lizaso is one of the founding members of the Kapisanan ng mga Direktor ng Pelikulang Pilipino (KDPP), the first Directors’ Guild in the Philippine­s with National Artists for film Fernando Poe, Jr., Lino Brocka, and Ishmael Bernal. He later served as president of the guild from 1983 to 1985.

Among the films Lizaso directed were “Anak ng Dilim,” “Ulo ng Gapo,” “Flor de Liza,” “Markadong Anghel,” among others.

In 2009, he was also the only Asian invited to be part of the jury for the 6th Internatio­nal Student Theatre Festival held in Belarus, where he also conducted workshops on Voice Performanc­e for Theatre.

The full awarding ceremony of the 38th Annual Film Academy Awards will be aired over UNTV Channel 37 at 7 PM.


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