She's the Philippine cinema's Superstar. The most-awarded Filipina actress of all-time.
Her portrayals in films have shaped significantly to what the movie industry is about today. She is well-respected and well-recognized by her fans, as well as the Filipino people.
And for Bacolod Representative Anthony Golez Jr., Nora Aunor is a mere candidate of the country's National Artist award.
Golez filed House Resolution 2317 on April 11, urging President Benigno Aquino III, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to include Aunor in the roster of the country's national artists, stating that the Superstar has already satisfied all the requirements set forth by the government for a national artist.
"The Filipino people is now entangled with so many public issues like the seemingly uncontrollable rise of prices of fuel and commodities but we should not lose hope. There are a lot of things going for our country and the enshrinement of Ms. Nora Aunor as a National Artist is a sure feel good thing that the Filipinos can hold on to," he said.
Golez said that the works of "Ate Guy" are already important to the Philippine culture, and that she is more than qualified to be a national artist.