Dennis Trillo and Yasmien Kurdi honored at the 1st SOP Music Video Awards

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Dec 5, 2007
Dennis Trillo (middle) bagged the Best Performance by an Artist in SOP's Music Video Awards 2007 held last November 18 at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. His music video for "All Out of Love" was helmed by Richard Librada of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).


The first-ever showdown of outstanding young Pinoys was a huge success with three aspiring music video directors hailed as winners in the 1st SOP Music Video Awards. The awarding ceremony was held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, and aired on GMA-7 last November 18.

Aspiring music video directors Richard Librada and Darlene Abigail Quito, both students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and Roman Perez of University of the Philippines claimed the eight prestigious awards given out by SOP, the noontime variety show of the Kapuso Network.


Roman Perez (UP) won the Best Production Design for the music video of Aicelle Santos' song "Ikaw Pa Rin" while Darlene Abigail Quito (PUP) bagged the Best Video Editing and Texter's Choice awards for the music video of "Candlelight Romance" performed by Yasmien Kurdi.

The team behind the music video "All Out of Love" led by Richard Librada, an 18-year-old student of PUP, bagged most the awards, including Best Videography, Best Concept/Story, Best Music Video, and Best Director. Dennis Trillo, who is part of Librada's team, won the Special Citation for Best Performance by An Artist for his remarkable performance in the music video.

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The 1st SOP Music Video Awards is this year's feature of the grand annual musical event competition SOP Music awards. For four years now, SOP Music Awards has become the venue in recognizing exceptional talents of Filipinos and acknowledging artists and significant performances that uplift the quality and standards of Original Pilipino Music (OPM).

This year, SOP Music Awards, through SOP Music Video Awards, has fulfilled its goal in discovering young aspiring music video directors from different university and colleges all over the country.

Other finalists in the first-ever SOP Music Video Awards were Elaine Melody Samonte (St. Paul College, QC), Ademar Garchitorena (University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu), Maan Leynes (Centro Escolar University), and Nestor Abrogena (UP Diliman).


The awarding ceremony was hosted by SOP mainstays Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, and Jaya. Throughout the three-hour program, SOP co-hosts Karylle, Jay-R, Jolina Magdangal, Dingdong Dantes, Rufa Mae Quinto, and twins Richard and Raymond Gutierrez gave special numbers and provided trivia to entertain the audience.

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Marimar star Marian Rivera led the opening number while the Pinoy Pop Superstar winners belted out their songs as intermission numbers. StarStruck alumni Mark Herras, Marky Cielo, LJ Reyes, and Ryza Cenon performed an energetic dance number for the crowd composed mostly of university students and their supporters. The cast of Kamandag came in full force, wearing their elaborate costumes as a way of promoting the fantaserye involving mortals and half-animal creatures.


The special guest during the event was Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chairperson Consoliza Laguardia. In fact, during the portion called Sobrang OJ, the whole cast of SOP serenaded the MTRCB Chair and made light of her job as a censor.

The masterpieces of the SOP Music Video Awards finalists were judged by three of the country's renowned directors: Bb. Joyce Bernal, Rico Gutierrez, and Louie Ignacio. The Texter's Choice Award was based solely on the viewers' text votes.


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Dennis Trillo (middle) bagged the Best Performance by an Artist in SOP's Music Video Awards 2007 held last November 18 at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. His music video for "All Out of Love" was helmed by Richard Librada of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).
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