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Aquino confers National Artist Award on King of RP Movies; Comedy King next in line Written by Fernan J. Angeles Saturday, 28 July 2012 00:00

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Aquino confers National Artist Award on King of RP Movies; Comedy King next in line


Better late than later must have been how President Aquino justified his act of conferring on the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr.  “a posthumous National Artist award,” the same citation seen coming the way of another “King” named Rodolfo Vera Quizon or fondly referred to as Dolphy.

In issuing Proclamation No. 435, Aquino simply confirmed an earlier declaration of Poe as National Artist in 2006.

“Pursuant to the authority vested in me by law, I Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, do hereby confirm the declaration of Ronald Allan K. Poe aka Fernando Poe Jr. (Posthumous) as National Artist as conferred in Proclamation No. 1069, dated May 23, 2006,” the statement read.

The proclamation, signed by Aquino and Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa last July 20, ended a six-year debate on whether or not Poe, who died on Dec. 11, 2004 due to thrombosis with multiple organ failure, deserves the recognition seeing him as the choice artist under the category of “Film.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/2111-aquino-confers-national-artist-award-on-king-of-rp-movies-comedy-king-next-in-line

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