Philippine Showbiz Today Vol 12 no 3 - Page 19

Philippine Showbiz Today 19
February 8 - 21 , 2017

Philippine Showbiz Today 19

Ces Oreña-Drilon and John Lloyd Cruz named PeopleAsia mag ’ s People of the Year

ABS-CBN news anchor and broadcast journalist Ces Oreña- Drilon and Kapamilya TV and film superstar John Lloyd Cruz were among the awardees in PeopleAsia magazine ’ s People of the Year 2016 Awards Night , held recently at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila .
Ces , who currently co-anchors “ Bandila ” on ABS-CBN , was cited for over three decades of work in broadcast journalism , noting her courageous coverage of stories even in “ the most dangerous places in the country ” and during critical events in recent history . PeopleAsia magazine described the digital-savvy journalist as “ a legend in her own right ” and called her the “ new voice of truth and reason in the internet ’ s sea of misinformation .”
Ces also won Volvo ’ s Ironmark Award , a special recognition given to an individual who has shown strength amidst challenges and continues to be the benchmark of advancement and innovation in his or her field .
John Lloyd , meanwhile , was recognized by PeopleAsia for his laudable acting in his recent films , including the two internationallyacclaimed Lav Diaz films , “ Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis ” and “ Ang Babaeng Humayo .” The versatile actor , whom PeopleAsia referred to as “ Philippine cinema ’ s favorite leading man ,” also won Best Actor in last year ’ s Gawad Urian Awards and became the first Southeast Asian to receive the Star Asia Award at the 2016 New
York Asian Film Festival for his powerful portrayal in “ Honor Thy Father .
Ces and John Lloyd are featured in PeopleAsia magazine ’ s December 2016-January 2017 issue , with fellow awardees Dr . Andrew Tan , Celia Diaz Laurel , Christopher de Leon , Tony Tuviera , Regine Velasquez-Alcasid , Dr . Preciosa Soliven , Edgar “ Injap ” Sia II , Dr . Henry Lim Alice
News anchor veteran Ces Drilon was cited for over three decades of journalism
John Lloyd Cruz is Philippine cinema ’ s favourite leading man
Eduardo , Dr . Z Teo , Kylie Versoza , and Hidilyn Diaz .
The People of the Year Awards , an annual tradition that began 12 years ago , aims to recognize and honor “ exceptional men and women whose achievements not only encourage but empower ,” according to PeopleAsia publisher , president , and CEO Babe Romualdez during the awarding ceremony . ●