Today, I supported the call to protest the undeserving names listed in the newest batch of our National Artists. A wreath signifying the death of the National Artist Awards was laid down at the NCCA building located in Intramuros, Manila.
Growing up, I have read the lives of our National Artists. They have made great sacrifices, undergone tremendous hardships and experienced roller-coaster rides in their artistic journeys. I salute them for continuing their passion, no matter how unpopular their career path might be.
The government's decision of putting mediocre people and giving them blind honor is an insult to us Filipinos.
Noise barrage, black outfits and old friends came together to speak out...long live our deserving National Artists! Mediocrity is a no-no!
8/7/2009"A gathering of artists and arts supporters to eulogize the death of a meaningful National Artist Awards."