Manila Bulletin — 10.1.2021
For being a “timeless role model” and inspiration to many Filipinos and for his valuable contributions to nation-building, Ricardo Arreola Lee, popularly known as Ricky Lee, deserves to receive the government’s National Artist Award.
This was sought by Quezon City 5th District Rep. Alfred Vargas under his six-page House Resolution No. 1431, urging the 307-man House of Representatives to recommend to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA) the conferment of the National Artist Award to Lee.
“Mr. Ricky Lee has proven, beyond accolades and awards, his worthiness to be called a National Artist because of his body of works, his ethics, and his virtues,” the House leader said.
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