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  1. #1

    NORA AUNOR FOR NATIONAL ARTIST Movement

    Nora Aunor for National Artist. She is too well deserving of the honour yet the government seems to be playing politics in playing deaf and blind in ignoring what she has contributed in Philippine cinema. She is without any doubt the greatest actress of the Philippine cinema and time and time again her body of works is being recognized as outstanding by critics and moviegoers here and abroad.

    Some of the superlative recognitions bestowed upon Nora Aunor are as folows:

    1. Her film Himala (Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1982) being recognized by CNN/Asia Pacific Film Awards as the Best Filipino Film of All Time. The film is shortlisted as 1 of the 10 Best Films of All Time in the Asia Pacific Region.

    2. She is recognized by Cultural Center of the Philippines as the Actress of the Century.

    3. She is the only Filipino artist who made it in the shortlist of finalist in the Green Planet Film Awards in Hollywood. She is one of the finalists in the 10 Best Actresses of the Decade (Asia). Moviegoing public from 100 countries voted for her and she bagged the highest vote among the 10 winners.

    4. Gawad PASADO bestowed upon her its highest honour - the Pinakapasadong Dakilang Artista ng Bayan.

    5. Gawad PASADO also bestowed on her another award of unparalleled magnitude - the Pinakapasadong Aktres sa Lahat ng Panahon na May Pinakamataas na Papuri.

    6. YES Magazine declared Aunor as the Greatest Filipino Actress of All Time.

    7. She is recognized all over the Philippines as the Only Superstar of Philippine Entertainment.

    8. She is a top-selling and great recording artist, film actress, television actress and host, stage actress and concert artist.

    9. She won all kinds of awards available - FAMAS, Urian, Film Academy, Catholic Mass Media, PMPC Star Award, Manila Filmfest, Metro Manila Film Festival, and the list goes on and on and on.

    10. She won top acting award abroad - Cairo, Penang and Brussels. Her films represented the Philippines in prestigious competitions, such as Cannes and Berlin. Some of her films were also archived in Tokyo, LA Museum of Tolerance and New York Museum of Modern Arts.

    There you go. She is more than deserving to be in the company of, among others, Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, Lamberto Avellana and Gerry de Leon who all directed Aunor in various films and had all declared Aunor as the best actress of Philippine cinema.

    Let this thread be an open endorsement and a people initiative so that the President of the Philippines (whoever that may be) finally recognize Nora Aunor as National Artist of the Philippines.

  2. #2
    Other outstanding distinctions attributed to Nora Aunor by Philippine historians:

    1. One of the 10 Filipino Women who changed History (see here: http://angperegrino.com/2009/05/07/1...pine-history1/)

    2. The only notable Filipino in the field of acting - Manila Bulletin's 150 Notable Filipinos in the last 150 years.

    And here is a quotable quote from Professor Arthur P. Pizarro of Far Eastern University-Manila as he read the PASADO citation for the Pinakapasadong Dakilang Artista ng Bayan award given to Ms. Nora Aunor on the 12th Gawad Pasado held on April 23, 2010, at the Quezon City Sports Club:

    "Ang pangalan niya ay hindi lamang pag-aari ng isang napakalaking bituin kundi isa ring napakahalaga at napakaepektibong kagamitan sa pagtuturo."

  3. #3
    And finally here's why the recognition of Nora Aunor as National Artist is important to us - because there are also artists, albeit lower than Nora Aunor in magnitude, that are nonetheless deserving as well to be recognized as National Artists in the future -- Dolphy, Vilma Santos, Mike de Leon, Mario O'Hara, Ricardo Lee, Cecille Licad just to cite a few. If Nora is given the honour of being a National Artist, these other listed artists, among others, might also be recognized as national artists themselves. Si Nora lang ang dapat mauna kaysa sa kanila dahil sa laki ng kontribusyon ni Nora sa sining at kultura sa Pilipinas at dahil na rin sa laki ng kanyang pangalan sa larangan ng sining sa buong Pilipinas at sa iba pang panig ng mundo.

    It is an injustice that someone like Carlo J. Caparas, someone who's contribution to film and arts is closed to being negligible, would be given the honour of being a National Artist and someone like Nora Aunor is ignored.

    For your information, Nora Aunor was first nominated for National Artist award by Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc, a Philippine Daily Inquirer journalist, in 1984. Since 1984 up to now, 2010, politics has played its ugly part in Nora Aunor's losing the National Artist award year after year after year. Some people with very little contribution to the arts have already made it -- director Eddie Romero, cartoonist/director Carlo J. Caparas, stage personality Cecille Guidote Alvarez, jut to cite a few -- and yet the biggest artist in Philippine entertainment, Nora Aunor, is constantly being ignored upon, thanks to the politics of incompetence of Malacanang.

  4. #4
    Wow! People keep reading this thread but wouldn't say a thing or two. Please post your comments whether in support or not of this initiative. Please don't just read, say something!

    Read here for further details on the National Artist of the Philippines --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa...he_Philippines.

    Here is the list of current National Artists of the Philippines:
    Music:
    1. Antonino R. Buenaventura
    2. Levi Celerio
    3. Ernani Joson Cuenco
    4. Felipe Padilla De Leon
    5. Jovita Fuentes
    6. Lucrecia Kasilag
    7. Jose Maceda
    8. Antonio J. Molina
    9. Lucio D. San Pedro
    10. Andrea Veneracion
    11. Honorata "Atang" de la Rama

    Dance:
    1. Francisca Reyes Aquino
    2. Leonor Orosa Goquingco
    3. Ramon Obusan
    4. Lucrecia Reyes Urtula


    Theater and Film:
    1. Daisy Avellana
    2. Honorata "Atang" de la Rama
    3. Rolando S. Tinio
    4. Salvador F. Bernal
    5. Lamberto V. Avellana
    6. Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero
    7. Severino Montano
    8. Cecilia Guidote-Alvarez(Contested)

    Visual Arts:
    1. Napoleon Abueva (Sculpture)
    2. Federico Aguilar Alcuaz (Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media)
    3. Fernando C. Amorsolo (Painting)
    4. Benedicto "BenCab" Cabrera (Painting)
    5. Victorio C. Edades (Painting)
    6. Carlos V. Francisco (Painting)
    7. Abdulmari Asia Imao (Sculpture)
    8. Jose T. Joya (Painting)
    9. Ang Kiukok (Painting)
    10. Cesar Legaspi (Painting)
    11. Arturo R. Luz (Painting)
    12. Vicente S. Manansala (Painting)
    13. J. Elizalde Navarro (Painting)
    14. Hernando R. Ocampo (Painting)
    15. Guillermo Estrella Tolentino (Sculpture)


    Literature:
    1. Francisco Arcellana
    2. Virgilio S. Almario
    3. Lazaro Francisco
    4. N. V. M. Gonzalez
    5. Amado V. Hernandez
    6. Nick Joaquin
    7. F. Sionil Jose
    8. Bienvenido Lumbera
    9. Alejandro R. Roces
    10. Carlos P. Romulo
    11. Edith L. Tiempo
    12. Jose Garcia Villa

    Cinemas:
    1. Lino Brocka
    2. Ishmael Bernal
    3. Gerardo de León
    4. Fernando Poe, Jr.
    5. Eddie S. Romero
    6. Manuel Conde
    7. Magno Jose "Carlo” Caparas (Contested)

    Architecture:
    1. Pablo Antonio
    2. Juan Nakpil
    3. Leandro Locsin
    4. Francisco Mañosa(Contested)
    5. Ildefonso Santos (I.P. Santos)

    Fashion Design:
    (Categorized under "Allied Arts")
    1. Jose "Pitoy" Moreno (Contested)
    2. Ramon Valera

    Historical Literature:
    (New category created by President Fidel V. Ramos)
    1. Carlos Quirino

    Mural/Muralist:
    1. Carlos "Botong" V. Francisco

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by parisstpatrick View Post
    Nora Aunor for National Artist. She is too well deserving of the honour yet the government seems to be playing politics in playing deaf and blind in ignoring what she has contributed in Philippine cinema. She is without any doubt the greatest actress of the Philippine cinema and time and time again her body of works is being recognized as outstanding by critics and moviegoers here and abroad.

    Some of the superlative recognitions bestowed upon Nora Aunor are as folows:

    1. Her film Himala (Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, 1982) being recognized by CNN/Asia Pacific Film Awards as the Best Filipino Film of All Time. The film is shortlisted as 1 of the 10 Best Films of All Time in the Asia Pacific Region.

    2. She is recognized by Cultural Center of the Philippines as the Actress of the Century.

    3. She is the only Filipino artist who made it in the shortlist of finalist in the Green Planet Film Awards in Hollywood. She is one of the finalists in the 10 Best Actresses of the Decade (Asia). Moviegoing public from 100 countries voted for her and she bagged the highest vote among the 10 winners.

    4. Gawad PASADO bestowed upon her its highest honour - the Pinakapasadong Dakilang Artista ng Bayan.

    5. Gawad PASADO also bestowed on her another award of unparalleled magnitude - the Pinakapasadong Aktres sa Lahat ng Panahon na May Pinakamataas na Papuri.

    6. YES Magazine declared Aunor as the Greatest Filipino Actress of All Time.

    7. She is recognized all over the Philippines as the Only Superstar of Philippine Entertainment.

    8. She is a top-selling and great recording artist, film actress, television actress and host, stage actress and concert artist.

    9. She won all kinds of awards available - FAMAS, Urian, Film Academy, Catholic Mass Media, PMPC Star Award, Manila Filmfest, Metro Manila Film Festival, and the list goes on and on and on.

    10. She won top acting award abroad - Cairo, Penang and Brussels. Her films represented the Philippines in prestigious competitions, such as Cannes and Berlin. Some of her films were also archived in Tokyo, LA Museum of Tolerance and New York Museum of Modern Arts.

    There you go. She is more than deserving to be in the company of, among others, Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, Lamberto Avellana and Gerry de Leon who all directed Aunor in various films and had all declared Aunor as the best actress of Philippine cinema.

    Let this thread be an open endorsement and a people initiative so that the President of the Philippines (whoever that may be) finally recognize Nora Aunor as National Artist of the Philippines.


    vote me ke nora national artist mwaaaaah!



  6. #6
    http://i340.photobucket.com/albums/o330/thirstytrooper/dakilas.jpg

  7. #7
    Nora Aunor to get Gawad Pasado award
    By Boy Villasanta, abs-cbnNEWS.com
    Posted at 04/23/2010 2:56 PM |
    Updated as of 04/23/2010 2:56 PM
    Philippine Superstar Nora Aunor will
    receive the highest recognition, Pinakapasadong Dakilang Artista ng Bayan, to
    be given by Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro or Pasado at the Quezon City
    Sports Club in Quezon City at six tonight.
    According to Pasado Chairman Manny
    Gonzales, a professor at the Far Eastern University, Nora more than deserves
    the award for her invaluable contributions to and influence over the local film
    industry.
    “Marami nang nagawa si Nora sa
    Philippine movie industry at dahil binigyan siya ng CNN na Best Actress of the
    Decade para sa pelikulang ‘Himala,’ binibigyan namin siya ng pagkilala.
    “And just recently, binigyan siya ng
    award sa Los Angeles, California bilang Most Outstanding Actress worldwide kaya
    kinikilala namin ang kanyang kakayahan sa pag-arte,” said Gonzales Friday
    morning.
    “It is a consensus among the members
    of Pasado to confer the honor to Miss Nora Aunor. It is a unanimous decision
    from us,” he added.
    Although Aunor isn’t in the country
    yet, her daughter Lotlot de Leon will receive the award in her behalf.
    “Tumawag na sa amin si Albert Sunga,
    ang presidente ng mga Noranians at siya ang nagbalita na pinapunta ni Ate Guy
    si Lotlot to receive the award for her mother,” informed Manny.
    A number of awards will also be
    given away for various categories in the creative and technical sections of
    filmmaking in the Philippines.
    Pasado is an academe-based
    award-giving body whose members are composed of teachers and professors from
    different schools in Metro Manila and the provinces.
    It is the precursor of Gawad Tanglaw
    o Gawad Tagapuring Akademisyan ng Aninong Gumagalaw, an organization of mentors
    in colleges and universities in Metro Manila, whose organizer, Dr. Romeo
    Flaviano Lirio, is the founder of Pasado.
    Before the awards night, a musical
    concert will serve as front act to be participated in by students and pupils
    from around Manila and some members of the movie press.
    Pasado is just one of the many of
    award givers in the country to recognize excellence in the art of filmmaking
    this year.
    Gawad Tanglaw took the lead when it
    held its award rites early March followed by the Catholic Mass Media or CMMA
    Awards later on.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertain...d-pasado-award

  8. #8
    this has been a long overdue recognition for Nora. I am supporting this movement.

  9. #9
    long overdue. pero dapat siguro mauna muna si mang dolphy? tapos siya na.

  10. #10
    Not to belittle Dolphy's contribution kasi deserving din siyang maging National Artist. But let's be honest, as far as pop culture is concerned - music, TV, movies, concert, and stage - may dadaig pa ba sa contribution ni Nora Aunor, honestly? The answer is wala, wala, wala.

    Dolphy had made the Filipino people laughed for decades and for that we all have to be thankful to him. But overall, nothing beats Nora Aunor whose contributions in all above-mentioned fields of arts are nothing short of gargantuan. Pangalan pa lang na Nora Aunor, everybody expects quality right away or a very high calibre performance, ganyan katayog ang reputasyon ni Aunor.

    After Nora, the two most deserving artists to receive the National Artist Award would be Dolphy and Vilma Santos. Vilma for drama and Dolphy for comedy. In fact, if quality films alone would be taken into account, the next logical winner would be Vilma Santos. Well, that is as far as I am concerned. Pero and mga pulitiko sa Malacanang Palace, siyempre iba ang takbo ng utak ng mga iyan. Mga kakampi sa pulitika, mga cronies o doon sa may makukulimbat sila, iyon ang pinapaburan nila.

  11. #11
    Nora Aunor in international arena:

    The artistry of Nora Aunor is recognized in the international scene. Pasok ang pangalang Nora Aunor sa
    1. CNN
    2. HBO
    3. CANNES
    4. BERLIN
    5. GREEN PLANET Movie Award of Hollywood
    6. CAIRO
    7. PENANG
    8. BRUSSELS
    9. NEW YORK Museum of Modern Arts
    10. LA Museum of Tolerance
    11. TOKYO Modern Arts Museum.

  12. #12
    Happy Happy Birthday Ms. Nora Aunor!

  13. #13

    NATIONAL ARTIST...hopefully this year!

    IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!

    Btw, Happy Birthday to the 1 & only SUPERSTAR MS. NORA AUNOR!!!

  14. #14
    Today, May 21st is Ms. Aunor's birthday. Happy birthday, Nora!

    As your birthday present to the Filipino people, may we request you to start working on a film to be megged by Lav Diaz (it is called "Reclusion Perpetua", I believe), then the already 2-decade old but still in the planning stage, Celso Ad. Castillo's "Do Filipinos Cry in America?" (Celso Kid's dream project that according to him is the Philippines' answer to Slumdog Miilionaire of India/Great Britain) and lastly Mario O'Hara's dream projects "Sumakay Tayo sa Buwan" and "La Loba Negra".

    My other wish is a Nora Aunor-Brillante Mendoza film, bound for Cannes Film Festival.

    Please Nora, do something! It's been a long long time that the Philippines has stopped producing masterpiece films (due to in part the death of Lino Brocka and Ishmael Bernal and the inactivity of Mike de Leon and Mario O' Hara, among others). Puro na lang kababawan ang mga pelikula ngayon na puro love story na walang kapararakan. Nagsulputan pa ang mga artistang meron ngang mukha pero puro naman kapos sa talent.

  15. #15
    TATLONG TAONG WALANG DIYOS ON INDEPENDENCE DAY.

    In celebration of the 2010 Philippine Independence Day, one of the programs lined up by the National Historical Institute (NHI) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is “SINEKALAYAAN,” a three-night film showing of historical movies at the Open-Air Auditorium of Rizal Park, Manila, June 11-13, 2010.

    The 1976 Mario O’hara–Nora Aunor collaboration Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos will be shown on June 12, 2010, 8:00 pm. The screening is free and open to the public.

    The Sinekalayaan series is scheduled as follows:

    “Sakay”
    Julio Diaz, lead star
    June 11, 2010, 8:00 p.m.


    “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos”
    Ms. Nora Aunor, lead star
    June 12, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

    “Panaghoy sa Suba”
    Cesar Montano, lead star
    June 13, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

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