Three Kapampangan celebrities honored by their kababayans

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(From left) singer Jan Nieto, director Elwood Perez, and actor Allen Dizon each received a Crissot statuette from theheirs of the Pampanga Poet Laureate, dramatist, and hero Juan Crisostomo Sottolast August 18, at SM Pampanga Cinema 6.



A director, an actor-producer, and a singer are the recipients of the FirstOutstanding Kapampangan Entertainment Award.

Binigyan ng parangal ang legendary film and multi-awardeddirector na si Elwood Perez; ang award-winning movie actor, negosyante, atngayon ay ganap nang film producer na si Allen Dizon; at ang Philippine Idol runner-up na si Jan Nieto. Sila ang unang batch na ginawaran ng Crissot statuette, given by theheirs of the Pampanga Poet Laureate, dramatist, and hero Juan Crisostomo Sottolast August 18 at SM Pampanga Cinema 6.

Si Direk Elwood ang kasabayan noon nina Joey Gosiengfiao atEmmanuel Borlaza, who defined the first decade of Regal Films. He wonseveral directing awards for such movies as Pakawalan Mo Ako (FAMAS, 1988) and Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M(MMFF, 1991).

Coming from a male beauty pageant, Allen rose from sexyroles until makapasok na rin sa mainstream and even won acting awards for his performancein Twilight Dancers. Allen is now a full-fledge producer with his ATDEntertainment; na pagkatapos ng Paupahan ay ginagawa na ang second movie naPaputok (Firecrackers).

Jan is the Atenista bet in the first and only editionof Philippine Idol sa ABC-5. Kasabayan niya ang De La Salle pride na si Gian CarloMagdangal and the ultimate winner Mau Marcelo. The Idol franchise is now with GMA-7, kung saan regular na rinsina Jan at Gian sa SOP.


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