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ANI NG DANGAL (Harvest of Honors) 2012 Event

THIRTY-TWO artists from different fields of the arts—seven for music, 13 for cinema, 13 for visual arts, two for dance and one for more than one field—were honored this February 28 at the Malacañang Palace, by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) headed by chairman Professor Felipe de Leon Jr. and acting executive director Adelina Suemith with Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, representing President Benigno Aquino 3rd, as guest of honor.

The “Ani ng Dangal” (Harvest of Honors) Awards recognizes artists who have earned international awards and accolades during the past year. It is an annual event, which serves as the closing activity of the Philippine Arts Festival; NCCA’s grand event in celebration of the National Arts Month.  Six artists received the much coveted award in the Cinema category for their work in HUBO Production movies–GANAP NA BABAE (Garden of Eve) and COMPOUND. In attendance to the glamorous TERNO gala were awardees actress Liza Diño, director Sarah Roxas, and cinematographer Myk Manalastas. HUBO Producer Ida Tiongson was also in attendance for awardees directors Rica Arevalo, Ellen Ramos, and cinematographer Gym Lumbera.

According to Roxas, “suddenly the room became silent once Miss Lea Salonga entered the hall,” the Broadway and West End star Lea Salonga leads the glamorous batch of awardees in the said event. Also in attendance was actor Jericho Rosales, another awardee for the cinema category. Diño brought her family with her into the event. She candidly shared, “I’m very humbled to be one of the honorees in this year’s NCCA ANI NG DANGAL. I will treasure this trophy forever. Plus, I got a lot of complement wearing this beautiful red ‘terno’, I’m definitely keeping the dress.” She also added, “I also want to thank the people behind HUBO, they are for me, to the truest sense, enablers of Philippine art. I love them so much.”

The women in the event would like to thank their International Filipino designers, Ida Tiongson by Lulu Tan Gan and Liza Diño by Philippine designer Jontie Martinez. Sarah Roxas would like to extend her appreciation to her sponsors Jamie Ramos of Coral Couture, Makeup by Jernest Mansilla Carpio and stylists Donna Manio and Markee dela Cruz.