Nora Aunor is PASADO’s first Hall of Famer

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DENNIS ADOBAS

DENNIS ADOBAS

For harvesting five Best Actress awards from the academe-based film award-giving body PASADO, the group is elevating Nora Aunor to its Hall of Fame, the first ever since its inception 18 years ago.

PASADO (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro), is composed of professors from different universities who are holders of master’s degrees in different fields of specialization.

The awarding ceremonies will be held at 7 o’clock tonight at the University of the East Gym in Recto Avenue, Manila.

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What do Nora Aunor and Monique Wilson have in common?

Nora Auno

Nora Auno

Aside from being both excellent stage-film actresses, they are also both committed to protest movements against the establishment.

Last Friday, April 8, Aunor and Wilson joined militant groups in a protest march against the Kidapawan violence which started from Plaza Miranda to Mendiola, very near Malacanang. Aunor, who took time out from the shoot of a new film in Caramoan Beach (Bicol), was in the frontline of militant groups Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Anak Pawis and Kilusang Mayo Uno.

“Hustisya para sa mga biktima ng Kidapawan! Hustisya para sa mga magsasaka! Bigas, hindi armas!”, hollered the country’s superstar and premier actress.
It was almost like a scene from one of her dramatic movies, except that there was no camera rolling!

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Much has been said and written about the Cristine Reyes vs. Vivian Velez brouhaha and
now that it’s over (is it?), it’s time to ask: Was the word war for real of just a promotional ploy? Who benefitted from it?

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Tanghalang Pilipino’s Ibalong, The Musical will be transported to Legaspi City, Bicol on August 15, in time for the opening of the Ibalong Festival which will run until August 31.
The said musical, based on a Bicolano epic, tells of the adventures of Handyong (to be played by Remus Villanueva) and his warriors who come to Bicol (formerly known as Ibalon) and wage war against beasts and monsters pillaging the land’s natural wealth.
Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal was very vocal about translating the musical into film and using it as a tool in teaching Literature to elementary graders in the region. Councilor Alan Raniola even said that it has been integrated into the curriculum.

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