VoicePoints names Nora Aunor Pinoy of the Year (2012)

Pinoy of the Year (formerly Pinoy Icon of the Year) is an annual search of The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points that features and profiles a person, group, idea or object that "for better or for worse, ...has done the most to influence the events of the year."

The tradition of selecting a Pinoy of the Year began in 2011 with VoicePoints editors contemplating newsworthy stories possible during a slow news week.

This year, The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points names Nora Aunor as its Pinoy of the Year. Nora Aunor garnered 15,860 votes.

It's time to recognize Aunor for her contributions to Philippine cinema, particularly for her portrayal of a religious visionary in the late National Artist Ishmael Bernal’s classic 1982 film “Himala.”

The film won the Viewers Choice Award for the Best Film of All Time from the Asia Pacific Region in the 2008 CNN Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

Brillante Mendoza earned Pinoy Director of the Year Award. Director Brillante Ma Mendoza is a living national treasure of the Philippine alternative cinema.The first Filipino to win the most coveted Best Director Award for his film “Kinatay” at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Dubbed by the world’s film critics as an ultra neo-realist for his films. 

Four-division champion Nonito Donaire Jr. was hailed as Pinoy Fighter of the Year due to his victories over worthy opponents and his stance on random drug testing. 

Filipino transgender Kevin Balot, Miss International Queen 2012, was chosen as the Pinoy Gender Equality Ambassador of the Year. Anne Curtis got the Pinoy Artist of the Year Award.

Jesse Robredo - VoicePoints Leadership Excellence Award
Dolphy Quizon - VoicePoints Alagad ng Sining Award

The other nominees for the search were Bryan Grey Yambao, Gina Gil Lacuna, Hidilyn Diaz, Japeth Aguilar, Jessica Sanchez, Manny Pacquiao and Sarah Geronimo.

The Pinoy of the Year gives high national recognition to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the Philippines. The award is administered by The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points.

This blog bestows due recognition to their achievements.

These achievements are measured in terms of their vision, unusual insight, creativity and imagination, technical proficiency of the highest order in expressing Filipino culture and traditions, history, way of life, and aspirations.
On December 31, 2012, The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points will release its Year in Review featuring the top viral, sports, entertainment, business, world news stories of 2012. VoicePoints will also release the '2013 TRENDS'

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