Levi Celerio (Music)
Leonor Orosa Goquingco (Dance)
Carlos L. Quirino (Historical
7p Nick Joaquin
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FERNANDO POE, JR. - FILM.
Filipino actor and cultural icon. From the 1950s, Poe
played steadfast film heroes who fight for the common man, which won
him respect and admiration. He did not complete high school but went
on to win numerous awards and prizes as an actor and film director.
During the latter part of his career, he ran an unsuccessful bid for
President of the Philippines in the 2004 presidential election
against the former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
He was honored on May 24, 2006 as Philippine
National Artist through Philippine Proclamation No. 1065.
In 1965, he shared the lead in The Ravagers, a film depicting
the United States and the Philippines working together against
Japanese war time occupation. The film is considered one of the most
influential Filipino films, and it helped establish Fernando Poe,
Jr.'s status as a movie icon.
Poe became an award-winning actor and garnered the most
best actor awards at the FAMAS. Among the movies that received
awards were Mga Alabok ng Lupa (1967), Asedillo
(1971), Durugin si Totoy Bato, Umpisahan Mo, Tatapusin Ko
(1983), and Muslim Magnum .357 (1987)
LEVI CELERIO - MUSIC.
Filipino composer and lyricist, born on April 30, 1910 in Tondo,
Manila, Philippines. He received a free education to the Academy of
Music in Manila and became the youngest affiliate of the Manila
Symphony Orchestra. He was a creative songwriter, with more than
4,000 songs to his acclaim including Filipino folk, Christmas, and
love songs that are popular pieces, which many consider to be
immortal. Famous for
being a lyricist, his songs treasure life; express nationalistic
sentiments and complete grand philosophies. At one instance or
another, no Filipino can miss the song or lyrics of Levi's Christmas
songs namely Pasko na Naman, Ang Pasko ay Sumapit, and
Misa de Gallo. He
is probably best recognized for being a leaf-player, an achievement
where he was place into the Guinness Book of World Records.
LEONOR OROSA GOQUINGCO - DANCE.
Filipino national artist in creative dance. She could play the
piano, draw, design scenery and costumes, sculpt, act, direct, dance
and choreograph. Her pen name was Cristina Luna and she was
known as Trailblazer, Mother of Philippine Theater Dance and
Dean of Filipino Performing Arts Critics. In 1939, Leonor was
the only dancer sent on the first cultural mission to Japan, at the
age of 19. She produced Circling the Globe (1939) and
Dance Panorama in the same year. She created The Elements
in 1940, the first ballet choreographed by a Filipino to
commissioned music. She also created Sports during the same
year, featuring cheerleaders, a tennis match and a basketball game.
The first Philippine folkloric ballet, Trend: Return to the
Native, was choreographed by Goquingco in 1941. After the Second
World War, she organized the Philippine Ballet and brought the
famous Filipino novel, Noli Me Tangere, to life. The Noli
Dance Suite consisted of several dances. Maria Clara and the
Leper, Salome and Elias, Sisa, Asalto for Maria
Clara and The Gossips are some of the dances found in the
Noli Dance Suite.
CARLOS L. QUIRINO - HISTORICAL LITERATURE. Prominent
historian and writer. He is a National Artist for Historical
Literature. He was also the first Filipino correspondent for the
United Press Institute.
Quirino was one of the pioneers of the genre of historical
literature in English. He was also renowned for his many biographies
of important Filipinos. In particular, he is known for having
written one of the earliest biographies in English of
Jose Rizal, entitled,
The Great Malayan.
His books and articles covered and captured many aspects of
Philippine history and culture. In 1997, President
Fidel V. Ramos added
historical literature as a new category in the National Artist
Awards and Quirino was its first recipient. His pathbreaking books on cartography, Philippine Cartography
(1959) and Maps and Views of Old Maynila,
are still considered as the
best books on the subject. His other books include Quezon, Man of
Magsaysay of the Philippines,
Lives of the Philippine Presidents,
The History of Philippine Sugar Industry,
Filipinos at War: The Fight for Freedom from Mactan to EDSA.
He was the brains behind the monumental
Filipiniana Book Guild,
a 28-volume project dedicated to publishing classic Philippine
NICK JOAQUIN - LITERATURE.
Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best
known for his short stories and novels. He was also one of the
National Artists of the Philippines
After winning a Dominican Order-sponsored nationwide essay
competition for La Naval de Manila, the University of Santo
Tomas awarded Joaquín an honorary Associate in Arts (A.A.) and a
scholarship to St. Albert's College, the Dominican monastery in Hong
Kong. However, he dropped out after only a year. Upon his return to
the Philippines, he joined the
Philippines Free Press, starting as a proofreader. Soon this two-time dropout was being
noticed for his poems, stories and plays, as well as his journalism
under the pen name Quijano de Manila. His journalism was
markedly both intellectual and provocative, an unknown genre in the
Philippines at that time, raising the level of reportage in the
Joaquín deeply admired José Rizal, the
national hero of the Philippines. Joaquín paid tribute to Rizal by
way of books such as The Storyteller's New Medium - Rizal in Saga,
The Complete Poems and Plays of Jose Rizal and A Question
of Heroes: Essays in Criticism on Ten Key Figures of Philippine
History. He also translated the hero's valedictory poem, "Land
That I Love, Farewell!"