By Joel David,
Throughout the shifts and changes in our culture in the past decades, Nora Aunor has managed to produce riveting, complex performances. Take a look back on this in light of developments regarding her exclusion in the final list of National Artists
Of whether Nora Cabaltera Villamayor, legally a senior citizen of the Philippines and permanent resident of the U.S., is an accomplished artist there can be no doubt. One might inspect the record of her multimedia accomplishments – as recording artist, television performer, stage actress, concert act, and film producer and thespian – and concede that she may have excelled in many, if not most, of these areas; one might even be a serious observer of any of these fields of endeavor (as I have been) and assert that no one else comes close, although many certainly aspire to her level of achievement.