Bernardo

Awards

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PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT FIDEL V. RAMOS presented 
the OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS IN THEATER AWARD to Bernardo
at the Centennial Celebration of the Faculty of Philosophy / Arts and Letters
(Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila).
Literary giants such as Rolando S. Tinio and F. Sionil Jose 
were among the other awardees.

MOST OUTSTANDING PHILETS/ARTLETS ALUMNUS IN THEATER
Centennial Alumni Awards Centennial Celebration,
Faculty of Arts and Letters
UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS
Manila (1996)

"WITH HONORS. Bringing honor to those who brought honor… 
These men and women, Philet/Artlet all, have turned our world 
into a richer, grander terra firma – of wonders artistic 
and enquiries philosophical, of faith deeper and justice unequivocal, 
of private crusades unceasing and public service honest,
of words transforming and images unforgettable.
These are the men and women of letters, and of Thomasian immortality."

-ERLI P. MENDOZA
Grand Alumni Homecoming

MOST OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS 
Ben Tupaz Award for Arts and Culture
UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Manila (1981)

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION and FACULTY CLUB of the
FACULTY OF ARTS AND LETTERS
"For his distinguished work in the performing arts,
thereby bringing honor and prestige to his Alma Mater, 
the University of Santo Tomas."

Manila
(1974)

THOMASIANS, USA NOBILITY AWARD
Honored as one of five distinguished recipients
by the US based award-giving body.
Given to outstanding alumni of the Royal and Pontifical 
University of Santo Tomas for their"outstanding achievements and
contributions in their field of specialization and 
in the service of society."

San Francisco
(2006)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN THEATER
Celebrity Chronicle
Tony Vizmonte, Publisher
"For defining the essence of Filipino American spirit
and its quest for creative excellence."

Hollywood Celebrity Centre
(2004)

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION
California Legislature Assembly
Commendation from Speaker Herb J. Wesson for "selfless contributions 
to Filipino Americans and the Southern California community"

Los Angeles
(2004)



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BEST ACTOR AWARD was given to Bernardo "for delivering
an unforgettably trenchant performance filled with much vitality 
and passion"(Mario Bautista, Manunuri) as Manay in ISHMAEL BERNAL’S
seminal film MANILA BY NIGHT, aka CITY AFTER DARK

Bernardo’s AWARDS:

2005 FILIPINAS MAGAZINE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Annual awards which recognizes the accomplishments of the advocates,
role models, and movers and shakers in the 
Filipino-American community. 

Given by the nationally-circulated US monthly glossy that has helped 
dispel stereotypes and provide useful news for the second-largest 
Asian group in America, Filipinos and Fil-Americans. 

Previous Entertainment Awardees include singer Jocelyn Enriquez;
actors, Tia Carrere, Lou Diamond Philips, Rob Schneider; 
film director, Gene Cajayon and scriptwriter John Manal Castro ("The Debut");
and David Maquiling ("Too Much Sleep"), the only Fil-Am in the Directors Guild 
of America; and Hollywood producer, Dean Devlin("Independence Day," 
"The Patriot," and "Stargate").
Burlingame (2005)

BEST ACTOR URIAN AWARDS
as Manay in MANILA BY NIGHT
A film by Ishmael Bernal
Regal Films
Manila (1980)

Golden Standard Critics’ Choice — from the Philippines’ society
of respected film critics (MANUNURI NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO) 
that hands out the annual GawadUrian in cinematic excellence.
Also known as CITY AFTER DARK, Bernal’s film was also 
named One of the Ten Best Films of the last 25 years 
in Philippine cinema.
Manila (2002)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
HALL OF FAME AWARDS
Via Times Magazine
Veronica Leighton, Publisher 
Chicago (2004)

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Finalist, JEFF AWARDS
Cast of THE ROMANCE OF MAGNO RUBIO
Victory Gardens Theatre
Chicago (2004)

BEST MALE PERFORMER
Hotel and Nightclubs
11th ALIW AWARDS
Philippine Entertainment Awards
Manila (1986)

Previous winners in this category include Gary Valenciano,
Martin NIevera, Leo Valdez and Basil Valdez.

"Our nation is rich in natural talent. That talent shines brightly
now in the glow of recognition bestowed on our country’s most
outstanding performers."
-CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines
Message
11th ALIW AWARDS

BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SHOW
CATHOLIC MASS MEDIA AWARDS
"Sesame," Director
Philippines-Children’s Television Workshop (CTW)/
NY Sesame Street
Manila (1982)



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A CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION from the Office of the Governor
Kenny C. Guinn of Nevada was given to Bernardo on 
August 21, 2005, saying:"The State of Nevada
is honored to welcome extraordinary performers to the
Silver State. We recognize your phenomenal talent,
and wish you continued success in your future endeavors." 

ACTING WORKSHOPS:

American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco:
Ed Hastings, Nagle Jackson, Duncan Ross

Inner City Cultural Institute, Los Angeles: 
Beah Richards

University of California, Santa Barbara: 
Stanley Glenn

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art:
Michael Barry

Repertory Philippines:
Zeneida Amador, Baby Barredo

BulwagangGantimpala:
Joel Lamangan

Tanghalang Pilipino/Cultural Center of the Philippines:
Nonon Padilla, Pico Berkowitch

Actors’ Workshop Foundation, Inc:
LauriceGuillen, Gina Alajar,
Mario Taguiwalo, Abbo de la Cruz



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UNDERSCORING HIS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECTS, Good Shepherd Ambulance Director for Marketing BERNARDO BERNARDO was given 
the BAYANI AWARD 2012 for "personifying the Bayanihan spirit." The award was given during the 
–SouthBay Los angeles Area last Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Los Angeles Harbor College.

Presenters of the awards were City of Carson Mayor Jim Dear and Congressperson Laura Richardson of the 37th District

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The FILIPINAS MAGAZINE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for Entertainment
is presented to Bernardo on June 3, 2005 by Patrick McAllister,
Senior Region Sales Manager, Region IX, of Anheuser-Busch, Inc. 
(Makers of Bud Beer).

Bernardo’s 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT:

DEGREES

Master of Arts in Dramatic Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara (1969)

Bachelor of Literature in Journalism
Minor in Public Relations,
Faculty of Arts and Letters
University of Santo Tomas (1966)

SCHOLARSHIPS

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
under a British Council Grant (1976)

American Conservatory Theater
San Francisco, California
Summer Workshop (1970)

Pacific Conservatory Theater
Santa Maria, California
Summer Workshop (1971)

Inner City Cultural Institute
Los Angeles, California
Summer Workshop (1969)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

Actors’ Equity, AEA, (2004- )

Alliance of Committed Artists in the Performing Arts of the Philippines (ACAPP), 
Acting Vice President,(1993-)

OrganisasyonngPilipinongMang-Aawit/
Organization of Filipino Performers (OPM), 
Vice President, Internal (1994-95)

Actors’ Workshop Foundation,
Member (1986-)

KatipunanngmgaArtistangPelikulang Pilipino at Telebisyon (KAPPT),
Member (1983-)

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