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Maja offers best actress award to her dad

Posted at | Updated as of 06/18/12 8:33 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Maja Salvador said she is dedicating her first Best Actress award to her father, whom she considers her guardian angel.

Actress Maja Salvador accepts her Gawad Urian Best Actress award.

In a live interview with “The Buzz” on Sunday, Salvador was not able to stop her tears as she offered her recent Gawad Urian recognition to her father.

“Siya rin po ang dahilan kung bakit ako nandito. Siya ang bumuhay sa akin, siya ang bumuo sa akin. Kaya rin po ako nanalo ng award na iyan dahil sa dugo kong Salvador. Nagpapasalamat po ako ng marami dahil alam ko naman na kahit nandoon na siya, alam kong proud po siya sa akin,” she said.

Salvador added she is thankful for her father because she knows that he is among those who pleaded to God for this award to be given to her.

“Hindi ko po naririnig na sabihin niya pero ramdam ko naman po [na proud siya sa akin]. Alam kong isa siya sa nakiusap sa Diyos na ibigay ang award na iyan sa akin,” she said.

Aside from her father, Salvador also thanked ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio for without her, she would not have entered the showbiz industry.

“Unang labas ko po kasi 'The Buzz.' Doon po ako napanood ni Ma’am Charo, pinatawag niya po ako kasi gusto raw po niya ako makita. Siya po ang nag-open ng window para mag-artista po ako,” she said.

Salvador said she had the chance to thank Concio yesterday and she said it was overwhelming to hear words of praise from the ABS-CBN president.

“Niyakap din po niya akong mahigpit... Ang sarap po na narinig ko kay Ma’am Charo kahapon na sinabi niya ‘Hindi ako nagkamali,’” she said.

Salvador was named Best Actress by Gawad Urian for her role in the independent film “Thelma.”