Filipino Film at Cannes
Raymond Red's "Anino", a 13-minute film, bested 715 other entries to bag the Palme d'Or for short film at the Cannes Film Festival in the year 2000.
Filipino Film at Berlin
In 1977, Kidlat Tahimik (Eric de Guia) brought home the International Critics Prize from the Berlin Film Festival for his film "Ang Mababangong Bangungot".
Saksi Gets Gold from New York
Saksi, the Filipino news program of GMA 7, won the Gold WorldMedal at the New York TV and Film Festival on January 17, 2003. GMA 7 said the medal was its 17th medal from the festival since 1990. Before this, Saksi won as Asia's Best Newscast in the 2000 rating10::the 47th International Folk Festival in Sicily "for being the overall best in dance, music and costume."
Award Winning Furniture Designers
In May 2001, a group of Filipino furniture designers known as Movement 8 bested over 600 participants from all over the world to win the Editors' Award in the prestigious 2001 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICCF) in New York. Before this, the group had collected awards from other fairs in Paris, Milan, Germany and Spain.
In 1958, Concepcion Aguilar was recognized as "International Teacher of the Year".
In 1974, Filipino organist Socorro de Castro became a champion in the International Electrone Grand Prix, which was held in Tokyo, Japan.
The Mandaluyong Children's Chorus, composed of 30 students aged 6 to 16 years old, from public schools in the city won a silver medal and a bronze medal in the 2nd World Choir Olympics held in Busan, South Korea where 300 singing groups from 100 nations participated from October 19 to 27, 2002.
Children's Art Champion
In 1988, Cristina Fabian was acknowledged as the supreme gold winner in the International Children's Art competition, which was held in Tokyo, Japan.
Who said that Filipino students have poor Mathematical skills? In the World Youth Mathematics Intercity Competition held in Lucknow, India in May 2002, a team of 16 Filipino students brought home 2 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 3 bronze medals. The event drew 61 teams from 12 countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland, China and India.
Filipino winners include gold medallists Alvin Edward S. Gillo (Pasay City Chong Hua High School) and Michael Joseph N. Tan of (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School); silver medallists Jed Ericson C. Lee and Johnson Gamboa (Grace Christian High School), Charles Erick T. Co (St. Peter the Apostle School), David Joseph N. Tan, Jimson G. Ngeo, Kendrick C. Saavedra and Elvis T. Chua (Zamboanga Chong Hua High School), David T. So (Saint Stephen High School), Raymond A. Salvador (Jesus is Lord High School), and David Wan (Philippine Cultural High School); and bronze medallists Richmond C. Saavedra (Zamboanga), Jan Henri Ma (Trinity Christian School) and Roland Joseph Robles (Philippine Cultural). The other contestant, Lloyd Neilsen Chiong won a merit award.
Jose Gangan became a certified public accountant (CPA) at the age of 18.
Award Winning Actor
In 1955, Filipino actor Efren Reyes was adjudged as "Asia's Best Actor" in the Asian Film Festival for his appearance in the film "Ifugao". In 1967, Charito Solis was acknowledged as "Asia's Best Actress" for his portrayal in "Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak".
International Clothing Brands
Filipino clothing brands Bench, Sari-Sari, Ba-yo, Penshoppe, Plains and Prints have already opened stores in other countries.
Kudos to all Outstanding Filipinos................