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Talented Filipino actors have once again made our country’s name known in the international movie scene. They brought home acting awards in the recently held 39th Fantasporto-Oporto International Film Festival Portugal. 

Actresses Ai Ai delis Alas and Ina Raymundo tied for the best actress award for their outstanding performances on their Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival entries “School Service,” and “Kuya Wes,” respectively. 

On a separate Instagram posts, the two actresses shared their happiness for bagging the prestigious award and gave thanks to the people who supported them. 

“Thank YOU very much FANTASPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD ( PORTUGAL).. for the best actress award,” delas Alas said. “Nais kong i share ang award na ito sa aking mga co actors sa pelikulang SCHOOL SERVICE … sa aking peborit director at ang maswerteng ka tandem ko pag gumagawa kami ng movie DIREK LOUI IGNACIO.”

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MAGANDANG UMAGA AT NAPAKAGANDANG GISING … una sa lahat maraming salamat sa atung mahal na ina MAMA MARY AND SA ATING BUTIHING AMA LORD MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA NAPAKA GANDANG BLESSINGS NA ITO SA 2019 … and thank YOU very much FANTASPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD ( PORTUGAL).. for the best actress award maraming maraming salamat .. nais kong i share ang award na ito sa aking mga co actors sa pelikulang SCHOOL SERVICE … sa aking peborit director at ang maswerteng ka tandem ko pag gumagawa kami ng movie DIREK LOUI IGNACIO 💚… salamat ferdie lapuz at dennis evangelista tita baby go forproducing this film BG PRODUCTIONS) at sa aking pamilya at mga anak SANCHO SHAUN SOPHIA ANDREI AND SAILOR— sa aking pogi ar mabait na asawa GERALD ( mahal ko kayo kaya ko binubuhos ang powers ko para sa inyo hehe).. at sa lahat ng nanood nito at manonood pa … and also congrats din sa ka tie ko na si ms ina raymundo @inaraymundo95 @direklouieignacio @gerald_sibayan @sanchovito @sophdelasalas @spuppies10 #shaunnicolo @bgproductions_bgp .. TO GOD BE THE GLORY AMEN!!!!!💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

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Meanwhile, Raymundo thanked her co-star Ogie Alcasid and invited everyone to watch “Kuya Wes” in cinemas nationwide. “Thank you @ogiealcasid. Congrats to all the Filipino winners! I didn’t expect this at all. Thank you Lord. Also, please watch Kuya Wes showing in cinemas on March 13th.”

Aside from them, Dante Rivero won the best actor award for his act in “Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon,”an another entry in 2018’s Cinemalaya. 

The said movie also received the Director’s Week Special Jury prize, while “School Service” named as the Orient Express Special Jury prize. 

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