Actress Alessandra de Rossi gets "outstanding citizen" award from Italy

GMA News Online, citing information from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), reports that Filipino-Italian actress Alessandra de Rossi was recently given the 2011 Pugliesi nel Mondo. The DFA Noted: "Pugliesi nel Mondo is an award given to outstanding citizens born in or originated from the Italian region of Puglia."

Alessandra de Rossi in Auraeus Solito’s Busong.

 

GMA News Online, citing information from the  Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), reports that Filipino-Italian actress Alessandra de Rossi was recently given the 2011 Pugliesi nel Mondo. The DFA noted: "Pugliesi nel Mondo is an award given to outstanding citizens born in or originated from the Italian region of Puglia."

 

De Rossi, whose real name is Alessandra Schiavone, was born to Filipina Nenita Tiotangco and Italian Luigi Schiavone, who is a native of Martano, Puglia.

 

According to the report, "The awarding ceremony was held last December 17 in Bari, a province within the Italian region of Puglia. It was hosted by Italian journalist Donatella Azzone and Italian actor Beppe Convertini. De Rossi received the award from Martano Vice Mayor Stefano Gallo and Philippine Embassy Cultural Officer Charisma Pineda. Her family was also in attendance."

 

GMA News Online also added that de Rossi recently starred in Busong, which is directed by Auraeus Solito (who also helmed Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, Pisay, and the Eraserheads music video for "Ang Huling El Bimbo"). Busong won the International Critic's Prize at the Eurasia International Film Festival earlier this year.

 

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