Lea Salonga: “Why hasn’t Nora Aunor been honored with the National Artist Award?”
LEA SALONGA – Broadway actress Lea Salonga reacted to veteran actress Nora Aunor’s exclusion from recipients of the National Artist Award.
Recently, one of the topics that crossed the surface is the exclusion of Nora Aunor from the nominees for the National Artist Award. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recently announced 7 national artists.
- Francisco Mañosa
- Larry Alcala
- Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio
- Ryan Cayabyab
- Resil Mojares
- Ramon Muzones
- Kidlat Tahimik
Reportedly, it is not the first time that Nora Aunor’s name is linked to the National Artist Award. During the term of then-President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, she was nominated but also eliminated due to her alleged use of drugs.
Recently, one international celebrity reacted to the exclusion of Nora Aunor from the recipients of the National Artist Award. She is no other than international singer Lea Salonga.
Lea Salonga took to her social media account a post raising a question over the matter. According to the Broadway actress, she is surprised that Nora has yet to be given the said award considering her “talent and body of work” aside her “previous troubles”.
Here’s a question for you all: Why hasn’t Nora Aunor been honored with the National Artist Award? I ask sincerely, because given her talent and body of work, I’m surprised it hasn’t happened yet, her previous troubles aside. Thanks.
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) October 28, 2018
Here are some of the comments on the social media post of Lea Salonga over Nora Aunor’s being non-recipient of the National Artist Award.
Sorry, but her “previous troubles” were the sole reason. That is according to the previous administration.
— James Mamaril (@james_mamaril) October 28, 2018
Previous troubles aside, Nora is not perfect, she’s only human like us. But let us consider the extraordinary achievements and that special aura she possesses as a brilliant, award-winning actress. Plus, she has that special voice that propelled her to be the ‘Superstar’
— Noel C. Dolor (@Noel_Dolor) October 28, 2018
i think her troubled past is haunting her. talent is not enough,
like what you always say. there are moral issues involved.
— eba (@ebaangel2) October 28, 2018
PNoy didn’t render the award, he has his reasons. PRRD didn’t give her the award “yet”. I just don’t know why others assume that it’s because Miss Aunor is’t his supporter.
— J•O•N•G (@JONGisJONG) October 28, 2018
Here’s THE question, Ms Lea.
If you were awarded the National Artist Award, and you have the option to give it to another deserving one, would you gladly give it to Ms Aunor?
— HR Director (@HRhorribles) October 28, 2018
We just have to wait for it. Maybe now is not the right time for her to be given this award. She has contributed so much in the industry and that is something we cannot take away from her.
— Yuan Dela Cruz (@pinoysbizlatest) October 29, 2018
What can you say about it?