Gawad Plaridel 2011 awarded to Lola Sela
Eloisa “Lola Sela” Canlas (2011, Radio)
The seventh U.P. Gawad Plaridel was given to Eloisa C. Canlas for writing, acting in, hosting, and producing a range of dramas for radio that developed the form into a vehicle relevant to the understanding and evaluation of the contemporary Filipino experience. She was cited for upholding the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in radio; for daring to focus the radio drama on such current issues as gender equality and the plight of Overseas Filipino Workers; and for unselfishly sharing with the next generations of radio talents her skills, experience, and insights into a constantly changing profession thereby assuring the radio drama of a constant supply of talent, as well as of its own survival and continuous evolution.