LIZA DIÑO IN 2012 ANI NG DANGAL ROSTER OF HONOREES
Ending the year with an acting award from her tour de force performance in HUBO Productions’ movie COMPOUND at the recently concluded International Film Festival Manhattan 2011, Liza Diño starts the year with yet another recognition. National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) just announced their list of ANI NG DANGAL (Harvest of Honors) 2012 awardees. Diño, one of the 32 awardees this year, has been cited in the field of cinema. Included in the list are highly celebrated Filipino artists such as Olivier and Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga, Director Jeffrey Jeturian, and the world renowned BAYANIHAN Philippines National Folk Dance Company.
According to NCCA, ANI NG DANGAL is an annual affair celebrated to give recognition to artists who won top international honors from the previous year in the seven art disciplines of music, dance, cinema, literary arts, visual arts, dramatic arts, and architecture and allied arts with the inclusion of multi-disciplinary arts. The ‘Ani ng Sining Awards and Recognition Night‘ event serves as the highlight and concluding rite of the National Arts Month celebration.
NCCA/PATFestival Manager, Vanessa Nicolas explains,
“Philippines Arts Festival is a month-long and nationwide activity that aims to promote Philippine culture and the arts, highlighting the empowerment of the Filipino creativity and imagination. This 2012 celebration will be a call to hope, a challenge to act, an invitation to commit, a celebration of creativity and an affirmation of the Filipinos’ inner strength that can be a catalyst for social transformation.”
The celebrated actress, Diño, is scheduled to appear at this year’s Awards and Recognition Night which will be held on February 28, 2012 at The Heroes Hall of the Malacañang Palace. NCCA and the Office of the Philippine President will give recognition to individuals or groups who have given honor and pride to the Philippines.
Diño will next be seen in IN NOMINE MATRIS, a Filipiniana-Flamenco dance movie under the helm of his COMPOUND director Will Fredo. She leads a cast that includes dramatic actor Biboy Ramirez, Italy-trained opera singer Al Gatmaitan, Flamenco master Clara Ramona who also choreographed the dance sequences and Philippine theater thespian Tami Monsod.