Jed is 2014 Aliw Awards Entertainer of the Year

(The Philippine Star) - December 7, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - For the first time, Jed Madela has won the highest award given by the Aliw Awards Foundation: Entertainer of the Year 2014.

Madela joins Pilita Corrales, Dulce, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Rico J. Puno, Celeste Legaspi, Basil Valdez, Nonoy  Zuñiga, Lea Salonga, Kuh Ledesma, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Freddie Aguilar, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Bert Marcelo, Tessie Tomas, Sarah Geronimo and Charice in the roster of  Entertainers of the Year  from 1977 to 2014.

The star-studded awards night, held at Resorts World Manila last Dec. 1, was produced by Jumpin’ Events Management. The rites will be aired on Jan. 4, 2015 on ABS-CBN.

Besides Madela, the winners of the different categories were: Noel Comia, Best Child Performer; Michael Pangilinan, Best New Male Artist; Mica Javier, Best New Female Artist; Kley, Best New Group; Ballet Manila, Best Dance Company (Classical); G-Force, Best Dance Company (Contemporary); Tanghalang SLU, Best Cultural Group; Ateneo Chamber Singers, Best Choral Group; Johnny Alegre, Best Instrumentalist; Toni Gonzaga, Best Female Emcee; Luis Manzano, Best Male Emcee; Ate Gay, Best Stand-Up Comedian; Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, Best Classical Dancer; Dondi Ong, Best Male Classical Singer;

Fame Flores, Best Female  Classical Singer; Pinky Amador, Best Crossover Performer; Angelos, Best Crossover Performer (Group); Tatlo Pang Kwento ni Lola Basyang, Ballet Manila, Best Production  for Children; Games People Play, Ateneo Blackbox Theater, Best Non-Musical Production; Rak of Aegis, PETA, Best Musical Production; Ed Lacson Jr. (Games People Play), Best  Director (Non-Musical); Nonon  Padilla (Lorenzo, Green Wings), Best Musical Director; Spanky Manikan (Mga Ama, Mga Anak, Tanghalang Pilipino), Best Actor (Non-Musical); Liezl Batucan (Wait Until Dark, Repertory) Best Actress (Non-Musical);

Red Concepcion (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Resorts World), Best Actor (Musical); Aicelle Santos (Rak of Aegis, PETA), Best Actress, Musical; Jerald Napoles (Rak of Aegis, PETA), Best Actor in a Featured Role; Cacai Bautista (Rak of Aegis, PETA), Best Actress in a Featured Role; Games People Play, Best Ensemble Acting; Johnny Manahan (Jed Madela, 10th anniversary concert), Best Concert Stage Director; Myke Salomon (Rak of Aegis,PETA), Best Musical Director; Janice Javier, Bar 360, Resorts World, Best Female Performer in Hotels, Lounges and Bars; Mitoy Yonting, Bar 360, Resorts World, Best Male Performer in Hotels, Lounges and Bars; Rockin’ 60s, Best Group Performers in Hotels, Lounges and Bars; Jed Madela, Best Male Performer in a Concert for All Requests 7, Music Museum; Jonalyn Viray, Best Female Performer in a Concert; Freestyle, Hard Rock Café, Best Group Performers in a Concert; Dulce/Fortenors/Harana Dance Troupe, Best Collaboration in a Concert; Parokya ni Edgar, Best Major Concert (Group), CEU; Jed Madela, Best Major Concert (Male), PICC; Lea Salonga, Best Major Concert (Female), PICC.

Special awardees were Prof. Herminigildo Ranera, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, World Costume Festival of Vigan and Resorts World Manila. Elevated to the Hall of Fame were Jon Santos, Beverley Salviejo and Halili- Cruz Dance Company.

The Lifetime Achievement awards were given to Baby Barredo, Boy Abunda, John Lesaca and Lea Salonga.

Produced by Jumpin’ Events  Management, the 27th Awards Night has the following media partners Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, People’s Journal, Pinoy Mirror, Metro Manila  LIFE, Manila Broadcasting Corp., 96.3 FM and DZRH. It is supported by Gerry’s Grill, Sequoia Hotel, Negosyo Asenso ATBP, Pure Sound, MD Yantrille Gargantilla, SSS, Amante Couture, Cheventh Trading, Le’ondell Enterprise. Photos by Enie Reyes



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