Gabe Pagtama is honored with U-S Golden Halo Award

A Filipino filmmaker makes history in the U-S as Gabe Pagtama was honored for his continued successes within the new digital media age when he received the Golden Halo Award from the Southern California Motion Picture Council at the Hollywood landmark Sportsman Lodge on December 6, 2008.

With the very prestigious award, Pagtama became one of the youngest persons and first Filipino American to be honored with Academy Award winning actress Shirley Jones (from the hit television show The Partridge Family ) and Academy Award winning actress Margaret O’Brien (”That’s Entertainment”). Gabe Pagtama was given “this same award as the legendary actor John Wayne had received from the council when Mr. Wayne had starred in numerous movie classics during his lifetime,” says Vice President of Entertainment Larry Covin.

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