Saturday, December 12, 2015


Masasabi ngang ang Taong 2015 ay isa na namang panahon ng pag-aani ng karangalan para kay Nora Aunor at sa bayang Pilipinas.  Marapat lamang na ipagdiwang ang isang pagpapala. Ang pagmamahal sa sining at ang pagpupunyagi na mapabuti ang sining ay tunay na nagbunga ng masagana.  Bagama’t sinasabi ni Nora Aunor na hindi niya mararating ang kalagayang ito kung wala ang suporta ng mga humahanga sa kanya subalit ang tagumpay na ito ay dahil na rin sa talento at talino na binigay ng Poong Maykapal at nilinang ng kahusayan ng nag-iisang Nora Aunor na nagmula rin sa kanya.  Lahat ng papuri ay para sa Diyos!

Narito ang talaan ng mga parangal at pagkilala sa Sining ni Nora Aunor sa Taong 2015.

1. 3rd St. Tropez International Film Festival - Dementia
2. Star Awards for Movies: Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) - Dementia
3. Kapuri-puring Aktres: Gawad TANGLAW - Dementia
4. Pinakapasadong Aktres: Gawad PASADO (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro) - Dementia and Hustisya
5. 1st Urduja Heritage Film Awards - Dementia
6. Best Performance by a Male or Female in a Leading Role: Annual Brun Film Awards (Readers Choice) - Hustisya
7. Outstanding Actress: Sangyaw Awards (Tacloban City) - Taklub
8. Outsatanding Performance by an Actress in a Single Drama / Telemovie Program: Golden Screen Awards for TV (Enpress) - When I Fall In love

1. Gusi Peace Prize International Award – International Excellence in Performing Arts and Cinema
2. Gawad CCP para sa Sining for Film and Broadcast Arts – Cultural Center of the Philippines

1.Bulawan na Bikolnon Award - Ateneo de Naga University
2.Gawad Lasallian Para sa Sining - De La Salle University (Taft)
3. Alagad at Yaman ng Konkretong Obra (AYKON) - Far Eastern University (FEU)
4. Natatanging Alagad ng Sining - National Teachers College (NTC)
5. Pambansang Artista ng Bayan - Communication Dept., Bicol University

1. ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA)
2. Natatanging Gawad Award: Gawad URIAN ng Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino
3. 1st Urduja Film Festival: Espada ni Urduja, Kampeong ng Sining ng Pelikula

1. Senate Resolution 1270 - Commendation for her AIFFA Award
2.Honorary Nagueña - Naga Ctiy, Bicol
3. ONRA Citation - Ako Bicol Partylist Group
4. Diwa ng Lahi Award - City of Manila

1. Ecumenical Jury Award: Un Certain Section – 2015 Cannes Film Festival (TAKLUB)
1. Outstanding Asian Actress and Movie Icon - 26th Asia- Pacific Excellence Awards
2.Iconic Movie Queen of Philippine Cinema: Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS Awards)

Imahe: Bernie Placido
Art Barbadillo
Nora Aunor Wikipedia:

It’s raining awards for Superstar Nora Aunor

Nora Aunor receiving her laureate 

by  Seymour Barros Sanchez
The Standard
posted December 11, 2015 at 06:35 pm




The year 2015 has been fruitful for acclaimed actress Nora Aunor, not only projects but also in awards. The Superstar was recently honored with the Gusi Peace Prize for International Excellence in Performing Arts. This happened just months after being awarded the Gawad Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Para sa Sining for Film and Broadcast Arts as well as the Natatanging Gawad Urian by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino.

Aunor, who was recognized for her significant contributions in film, stage, television, and music, is the lone Filipino among a group of 19 Gusi prize laureates worldwide. The Gusi Foundation gives the award to those who work toward the attainment of peace and respect for human life and dignity. It is also a charitable institution which primarily aims to recognize individuals or groups worldwide in various fields such as the academe, scientific research and discovery, physiology or medicine, chemistry, physics, journalism, statesmanship, philanthropy or humanitarianism, economics, cinematic excellence, performing arts, visual arts, engineering technology, religion, politics, poverty alleviation, literature, cultural heritage, internationalism, architecture, archaeology, ecosystem and biodiversity and biology.

Nora Aunor is Gusi Peace Prize laureate for International Excellence in Performing Arts
Apart from bagging the Gusi prize, Gawad CCP, and the Natatanging Gawad, she was also conferred another Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards in Sarawak, Malaysia for her remarkable acting career spanning almost 50 years. She also registered her eighth international Best Actress win at the St. Tropez International Film Festival in France for her role in Perci Intalan’s Dementia, which eventually won Best Foreign Language Film. In addition, she was recognized as a cultural icon by different universities and colleges, among them Bicol University, Ateneo de Naga University, National Teachers College, Far Eastern University, and De La Salle University.

Nora was also considered one of the Iconic Movie Queens of Philippine Cinema at the recent FAMAS Awards. She also starred in Brillante Mendoza’s Yolanda-inspired drama Taklub, which was screened at the Un Certain Regard category in Cannes Film Festival. It was cited with a Special Mention by the Ecumenical Jury.

Now, she plays Lola Annie opposite Kris Bernal’s Tinay in the GMA primetime soap opera Little Nanay. She stars as a Binukot, a maiden chosen to be the fairest among the women in her village, in the 2016 Cinemalaya film Tuos directed by Derick Cabrido.  – Photos: Boying Capistrano and Art Barbadillo)


by Nestor Cuartero
Manila Bulletin
November 26, 2015




ONE AND ONLY FILIPINO AWARDEE: Even with her less than 5-foot bearing, Nora Aunor stood tall as the lone Filipino honoree at the 2015 Gusi Peace Prize awards alongside 18 other international dignitaries, scientists, medical doctors, academicians, including former president of Portugal Antonio Eanes. The veteran actress, who has won a harvest of international awards for her acting, is just one of four women receiving the exclusive honors this year.

The Gusi Peace Prize 2015 Laureates
The prestigious Gusi Peace Prize 2015 was handed out in a formal ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on Nov. 25. The night before, a welcome dinner was hosted by the Gusi family at the Fiesta Pavilion of The Manila Hotel where the Philippine superstar was hailed as a world-class international artist.

Nora said she felt inadequate in the company of her fellow awardees, all of them trailblazers and trained experts in their respective fields of endeavor. The winner from Austria, for example, Prof. Hans Lehroch, was being honored for his work in scientific research on human genome and medical systems biology.

Miss Nora Aunor of Philippines
Dr. Mary Pinder (Australia) was receiving the same honor for her work in medicine (intensive care). Nineteen internationally renowned individuals who have distinguished themselves in fields ranging from academe to research, engineering to poverty alleviation and cinema, are being feted this year by the Gusi, now on its 14th edition.

Chairman Barry Gusi hands Philippine Laureate, Nora Aunor the Gusi Peace Prize Award.
Other countries represented in this year’s roster of awardees include Russia, Ukraine, United States, The Netherlands, Bangladesh, Cambodia, among others.

Ali Mohammed Said Efaifa of Qatar
Dr. Rob Vanderpoorte of Netherlands
Dr. Susan Briggs of USA 
Hon. Hun Mann of Cambodia
Former President Askar Akayev of Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Zuran Vadachkoria of Georgia
Hon. Shykh Seraj of Bangladesh
Dr. Jeffrey Huang of China
Dr. Hans Lehrach of Austria
Dr. Alexander Chumakov of Russia
Prof. Petr Biizkovsky of Czech Republic
Dr. Zuriyadda Sakipova of Kazakhstan
Dr. Syunji Sano of Japan
Dr. Mary Pinder of Australia
Former President Antonio Eanes of Portugal
According to Amb. Barry S. Gusi, president of the award-giving body, Nora is being recognized for her significant and internationally acclaimed contributions to the performing arts. The Gusi award is aimed at inspiring societies to work closer in the attainment of peace and respect for human life and dignity.

Amb. Barry S. Gusi, Chairman of Gusi Peace Prize Foundation (Left) and Art Barbadillo, Noranian
Previous winners of the Gusi Peace Prize from the Philippines include former Presidents Fidel V. Ramos and Gloria M. Arroyo. Every fourth Wednesday of November has been declared by Pres. Arroyo as the Gusi Peace Prize International Friendship Day under Presidential Decree 1476.


The Main Event, Gusi Peace Prize 2015 Awards Night in the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila, Philippines.

First Lady of Gusi Peace Prize Dr. Col. Evelyn T. Gusi
Gusi Peace Prize President Senator Emmanuel Jones of Georgia, Atlanta
Gusi Peace Prize Awards Ceremonies
The Gusi Laureates with the Gusi Family

The Welcome Dinner, the evening before the Award Night was when the Gusi Peace Prize 2015 Laureates were officially introduced to the public at Manila Hotel. 


Wreathlaying Ceremonies with the Gusi Peace Prize 2015 Laureates at the Rizal Park Monument.


Photos by: Boying Capistrano


Art Barbadillo