THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts, headed by Chairman Felipe de Leon. Jr., awarded the Dangal ng Haraya Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Travel Time host and culture icon Susan Calo Medina on at the Old Senate Hall of the National Museum (NM).
The award was given almost a year after her untimely death and was received by Calo-Medina’s son and immediate family members in a small gathering held at NM.
Among the attendees who gave word for Susan Calo-Medina were Chairman de Leon, who noted on Medina’s contribution to the arts and culture scene with Tipong Pinoy show she did in partnership with the Commission; National Museum Director Jeremy Barns; and Dr. Jesus Peralta who gave the introduction on Susan Calo-Medina.
Dangal ng Haraya (Achievement Award) is given to Filipino artists, cultural workers and historians; artistic or cultural groups, historical societies, institutions, foundations and councils, to recognize their outstanding achievements in relevant fields that have made an impact and significant contribution to Philippine culture and arts.
Susan Calo-Medina pioneered travel-shows with her longest running “Travel Time with Susan Calo-Medina and Tipong Pinoy that still airs on some local channels. She died of heart attack on January 9, 2015.