Panelo sad to see Armida go

Panelo sad to see Armida go, admits he’s a fan of ‘Aawitan Kita’

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“The entertainment world has lost one of its pillars, and the Palace expresses its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the former Movie and Television Review Classification Board Chairperson Armida Siguion-Reyna,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing.

He called Siguion-Reyna an “independent mind of her own” and a “principled citizen”.

“She has demonstrated this kind of character all throughout her career, specifically when she was Chairman of the MTRCB where she defended artistic liberties in cinema,” he said.

Panelo cited her contributions in the film, music, and television industry.

“I remember like many others of my generation and the succeeding ones, we grew up as well as they watching the television program ‘Aawitan Kita’ which she hosted and produced on television for more than 30 years. In fact, that particular show popularized Kundiman songs which lately have been aired on radio songs like ‘Anak Dalita’ and ‘Dahil Sa’yo’,” he said.

Siguion-Reyna, half-sister of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, passed away on Monday due to cancer. She was 88. (PNA)

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