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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 24, 2013

Barbara Miguel, Won The Best Actress Award At The Harlem International Film Festival In New York City

GMA ARTIST CENTER feels proud that their talent, child actress Barbara Miguel, won the best actress award at the recently concluded Harlem International Film Festival in New York City. The Harlem International Film Festival honors films that offer honest, thought-provoking portrayals of what’s happening in the world today.

Barbara is co-managed by Director Maryo de los Reyes. She started in 2011 and gained acclaim with her crackerjacker portrayal of an autistic child who was raped in “Magpakailanman”. She also impressed a lot of people for her portrayal in such TV soaps as “Munting Heredera”, “Biritera”, “Aso ni San Roque” and, on the big screen, in the Sineng Pambansa entry, “Bamboo Flowers.” She’ll next be seen in Joel Lamangan’s “Burgos”, where she plays the daughter of the missing Jonas Burgos.

After being named as Best Child Actress in this year’s 61st Film Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) for the film “Migrante”, the Kapuso child actress was internationally recognized for her remarkable portrayal of one of the youngest moms in Philippine history via Joseph Israel Laban’s “Nuwebe”, the only Philippine entry in the said competition.

Barbara played the demanding role of a nine-year old girl, the daughter of a pastor, Jake Cuenca, and a housemaid, Nadine Samonte, who gets pregnant because of his drunkard of a father. She delivered long kilometric lines in Tagalog convincingly and this was what must have impressed the Harlem jurors the most.