Following a tribute event featuring three of her restored films last week, Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos has, this time, led the recipients at the 7th Ani ng Dangal.
Held last night, Feb. 12, at the Old Senate Hall of the National Museum of the Philippines, the Batangas governor was recognized for the Best Actress acclaim she received at the 2014 Dhaka International Film Festival for Jeffrey Jeturian’s “Ekstra.”
The celebrated 2013 Cinemalaya movie saw the multi-awarded actress playing a veteran bit player hoping for her biggest break.
Aside from Vilma, more than 50 other artists were recognized at the 7th Ani ng Dangal. Here they are:
For cinema: Siege Ledesma’s “Shift,” Jun Lana, Ronnie Quizon, Mikhail Red, Pamela Reyes’s “Rekorder,” Patricia Evangelista’s “The Barber of Guiuan,” Lav Diaz, Will Fredo and Ida Tiongson’s “In Nominee Matris,” Hazel Tapales Orencio, Jake Cuenca, Joel Lamangan’s “Kamkam,” Liza Diño, Allen Dizon, Diane Ventura, Mark Justen Aguillon, Nerissa Picadizo, Francis Xavier Pasion’s “Bwaya,” Roberto Reyes Ang’s “TNT,” Carlo Obispo’s “Purok 7,” Sandy Talag, Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Quick Change,” and Miggs Cuaderno
For dance: Halili Cruz Ballet Company, A Team, Xtreme Dancers, Johnny Sustantivo Villanueva, Kayleen Mae Ortiz and Margaret Chua Lao, and Miguel Leopoldo Ignacio
For literary arts: Sophia Marie Lee
For music: Lloyd Edisonne Judilla Montebon, Novo Concertante Manila Choir, Saint Louie University Glee Club, Alvin Paulin, and Aleron Choir
For visual arts: Ronnie Dayo, Robert John Cabagnot, Glenn Isaac, Mario Cardenas, Kenneth Cobonpue, Jophel Botero Ybiosa, Gina Meneses, Phoebelyn Gullunan, Jamille Blanca Aguilar, James Singlador, Danilo Victoriano, Ruston Banal, Trisha Co Reyes, Justen Paul Tolentino, Jamia Mei Tolentino, Jesus Ramos Tejada and Maria Angelica Tejada
A highlight of the National Arts Month, the Ani ng Dangal is bestowed to Filipino artists who have been awarded internationally the previous year.
Last week, Vilma graced “Vx3,” a tribute screening featuring her three movies – “Anak” (Rory Quintos), “Kapag Langit ang Humatol” (Laurice Guillen), and “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?” (Chito Roño) – restored by the ABS-CBN Film Archives.
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