Gina Pareño Wins in the 3rd Asian Film Awards

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 ·

Stories like this should go to the headlines.

Actress Gina Pareño won as Best Supporting Actress in the recent 3rd Asian Film Awards for the film, "Serbis". The Asian Film Awards, Asia's counterpart of America's Oscars, was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on March 23, 2009.

All in all, 36 films from 11 Asian countries vied for the 13 prestigious awards given during the Awards Night.

Prior to this, Pareño already won a Best Actress trophy last year (for "Serbis"), at the 6th Pacific Meridian Film Festival in Vladivostok, Russia.

Aside from the mentioned recognitions, she was also hailed Best Actress in her movie "Kubrador" in three various international festivals- the Osian’s-Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema in New Delhi, the International Festival of Independent Film in Brussels and the Amiens International Film Fest in France.

As mentioned on the opening post, stories like this should be acknowledged and given attention because this gives value to the Filipino's competency in the area of Arts and Entertainment.

May we all learn to recognize and appreciate when Pinoys become triumphant in his or her area of expertise.

Kudos to Gina Pareño, and many more awards to come!

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