‘Asiong Salonga’ sweeps 60th FAMAS Awards

“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” emerged as the big winner during this year’s Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards, held at the Manila Hotel in Manila City on Tuesday, September 25.

The film won seven awards, including best picture. Laguna governor Jeorge “ER” Ejercito won best actor for his role as Asiong Salonga in “Manila Kingpin.”

Kapamilya actresses Anne Curtis and Angelica Panganiban also received acting honors from the award-giving body. Anne was named best actress for her role in “No Other Woman” while Angelica got the best support actress award for “Segunda Mano.”

Meanwhile, the academy honored the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and his exemplary life of service with the Posthumous Award.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Picture
: “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story;”
Best Director: Tikoy Aguiluz, "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story"
Best Story: Carlo Caparas And Rj Nuevas, "Ang Panday 2"
Best Actor: Jeorge Estregan (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”);
Best Actress: Anne Curtis (“No Other Woman”);
Best Supporting Actor: Baron Geisler ("Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”);
Best Supporting Actress: Angelica Panganiban  ("Segunda Mano");
Best Child Actress: Xyriel Manabat ("A Mother's Story");
Best Cinematography: Carlo Mendoza ("Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”); and,
Best Editing: Jason Cahapay, Mirana Medina-Bhunjun and Ryan Orduña ("Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story")
Best Child Actor: Buboy Villar, "Ang Panday 2"
Best Theme Song: 'Hari Ng Tondo' By Gloc 9 Feat. Denise Barbacena, "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story"

Special awards

Arturo M. Padua Memorial Award: Ricky Lo
Public Service Award: Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito
Huwarang Artista sa Larangan ng Serbisyo Publiko: Hon. Alfred Vargas, Q.C. Councilor, District 2 Exemplary Achievement in the field of justice: Chief Public Attorney Persida V. Rueda-Acosta

German Moreno Youth Achievement Awardees: Julie Anne San Jose, Derrick Monasterio, Kristoffer Martin, Enrique Gil, Daniel Padilla, Jessy Mendiola, and Edgar Allan Guzman