The Malacañang speaks over the issue involving Nora Aunor.
NORA AUNOR – The Malacañang speaks about the exclusion of Superstar Nora Aunor on the list to receive the National Artist Award.
The Superstar and veteran actress Nora Aunor was not given the National Artist Award which shocked a lot of people considering that she has contributed so much as an actress in the Philippines acting industry.
In a previous article, the Superstar has indicated, “Ano ba naman ang isang award kung kapalit naman nito’y ang paulit-ulit na paghamak sa pagkatao ko at sa mga taong naniniwala sa akin? Mas makakabuti pong ipagpatuloy na lang natin ang paglikha ng makabuluhang pelikula at mga awit na magsisilbing inspirasyon sa ating mga Filipino.”
With this, the Malacanang also issued their statement regarding the matter which created a stir online. On their statement, they are optimistic that the veteran actress will have her award in time for she is still young.
Based on a report from Rappler, Malacanang stated through Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo, “Ms. Nora Aunor is still young and in God’s perfect time we are optimistic that she will be proclaimed as a National Artist.
Panelo furthered, “The artistical and musical legend that is Nora Aunor may not have passed the critical eyes of a select juror to be bestowed the National Artist award but her enrapturing film artistry and musicality and mass acceptance surpass any technical recognition given by any entity or authority.”
Aunor had been nominated for several times already in previous years.
They further added based on a report that her “non-inclusion is to spare Ms. Nora Aunor from the emotional and psychological torment coming from the barrage of mixed reactions the event has brought.”
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