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Duterte conferred Gawad Supremo by Left

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DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has been awarded the Gawad Supremo honors, along with his former mentor and Kabataang Makabayan fellow-member Jose Maria Sison, at ceremonies held recently at the University of the Philippines Diliman Film Center.

The award was conferred to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, who attended the event on behalf of President Duterte.

According to the organizers, the Gawad Supremo aims to honor outstanding Kabataang Makabayan members, and close associates, both living and deceased, as well as introduce them to the new generation of young Filipinos as models worthy of emulation.

The award was given during ceremonies for the premiere screening of TIBAK: Nanindigan. Nakibaka, a film written by Arlyn dela Cruz based on the KM which was co-founded in 1964 by Sison.