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Byline: Jeffrey O. Valisno
In spite the tsunami of criticism that swamped over him after he was named a National Artist last year, komiks writer and film director Carlo J. Caparas received a special citation for his achievements at the 26th Star Awards for Movies on Saturday night.
Mr. Caparas is the first recipient of the special award Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Kamera given by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), which conducts the Star Awards.
"To my critics, I think it will take longer for you to succeed [in pulling me down]," Mr. Caparas said in the vernacular after he received the award.
Mr. Caparas' wife, …