The Film Academy of the Philippines will be giving out four special awards during the 26th Luna Awards anniversary which will be held on Sunday, February 8, at the Mandarin Oriental Suites in Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Q.C.
President Joseph Estrada will be given the Gold Reel Award while Ms. Boots Anson-Roa will get the FPJ Lifetime Achievement Award. The late director-producer Cirio Santiago will be given the Manuel de Leon Award for exemplary achievement and soudman Juanito ‘Nitoy’ Clemente will be is this years recipient of the Lamberto Avellana Memorial Posthumous Award.
Text inscriptions for the four awards are as follows:
1) Golden Reel Award
FORMER PRESIDENT JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA
GOLDEN REEL AWARD
for his extraordinary achievements described as follows:
He is the first Filipino movie actor who was awarded five times
as best actor (Hall of Famer) by FAMAS.
He founded the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation (Mowelfund) in 1974 to support financially the thousands of artists
and workers in the Filipino film industry
especially the ordinary and under-privileged ones.
He initiated the Metro Manila Film Festival in 1974 not only to upgrade the artistic and technical qualities of Filipino films but also to promote their commercial viability. This festival is the biggest and most successful film festival in this country and is the source of funds designed to help subsidize the following beneficiaries: Mowelfund, Film Academy of the Philippines, Motion Picture Anti-Film Piracy Council,
and to contribute to the coffers of the Presidential Social Fund,
Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Optical Media Board.
HE IS THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL FILIPINO MOVIE ACTOR WHO WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES IN 1998 WITH THE HIGHEST MAJORITY VOTE IN THIS COUNTRY.
2) FPJ Lifetime Achievement Award
Is honored to grant this
FERNANDO POE JR.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWAR
for her lifelong and unrelenting work as actress and local film industry leader, specially her stewardship of the Movie Workers’ Welfare Foundation (MOWELFUND) which proved beyond doubt that she was genuinely working for the welfare and well-being of her fellow performers
and the movie workers whom she sincerely cared for;
for her body of work—a compendium of films that co-starred her with
the best actors and actresses of Philippines cinema, including FPJ;
films that enabled her to be handled by the country’s finest directors during her almost five decades in show business; and films that were produced by the biggest and most successful film companies
the country ever had;
for her award-winning performances that only proved that dedication and professionalism in an acting career are the keystones to guarantee success as a film performer;
for her grace in reel and real life which served her in good stead to be regarded by the general public as one of the most shining paragons of
the film actress as wife, mother, friend and idol through her many years in show business untainted by scandals, gossips or negative vibes.
3) Lamberto Avellana Memorial (Posthumous) Award
Through its board of governors
In recognition of his work as sound mixer
in award-winning local films like his first film
Juan Tamad Goes to Congress, Dahil sa Isang
Bulaklak, Igorota and Olongapo: Great American
Dream, as well as his participation as sound mixer
and/or supevisor in foreign films like Delta Force 2
and other war classics which were filmed
in the Philippines; and his energetic involvement in
the designing and setting up of sound studio facilities
for Nepomuceno Productions, Inc., Regal Films, Inc.
and Studio A of the Magna-Tech Omni;
hereby bestows this
LAMBERTO AVELLANA MEMORIAL AWARD
JUANITO B. CLEMENTE
4) Manuel de Leon Award for Exemplary Achievements
Through its board of governors,
In recognition of his lifelong involvement
in local films as director and producer through
his family-owned Premiere Productions,
one of the big three film companies together
with LVN Productions and Sampaguita Pictures
which were busiest during the first Golden Age
of Philippine Cinema; as well as his ground-breaking
efforts to co-produce films with foreign producers
like Roger Corman which paved the way for him
to become one of the first Filipino director members
of the Directors Guild of America; and how, though
already ailing with a debilitating disease, he continued
his co-production ventures that in no small measure
ushered Filipino films into the consciousness
of foreign film audiences;
hereby bestows this
MANUEL DE LEON AWARD
for Exemplary Achievements
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