19 February 2016, 7:30 pm – THOMASIANS who have excelled in different fields of the arts will be honored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in the Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) Awards on Feb. 29.

Architecture alumnus Christian Salandanan, theater student Ryan Tamondong, director Brillante Mendoza and two-time Choir of the World champions UST Singers will receive the award along with 79 other artists in the fields of cinema, broadcast, dance, architecture, music, visual arts and dramatic arts.

In 2015, Salandanan won the “encouragement award” in the World Bamboo Design Contest in South Korea, beating 125 other contestants. Tamondong won the grand prize at the 2015 Europop singing contest in Germany. Mendoza, who has won awards at Cannes, Berlin and Venice, was recently recognized in international film festivals for his film “Taklub.” 

The UST Singers won the Golden David trophy last year as best choir at the Florence International Choral Competition in Italy.

The Ani Ng Dangal Awards, which serves as the closing activity of the NCAA’s celebration of the National Arts Month, recognizes Filipino artists who have reaped international awards in the past year. Daryl Angelo P. Baybado


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