For the 17th year in a row, several celebrities got honored with stars!
Tthe German Moreno Walk of Fame 2023 honors a new set of relevant personalities through an event that happened on January 18, 2023.
Among these personalities are actress Maja Salvador (for Television), Olympic champion weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz (for Sports), and Ricky Lee (Film).
Maja Salvador, who headlined top-rating shows such as “Wildflower,” “The Killer Bride,” and “Nina Nino,” shares this new milestone in her career to her fans via an Instagram post.
Salvador is celebrating her 20th year in showbiz this 2023, with “It Might Be You” in 2003 as her debut project.
She writes, “Ang magtrabaho at malagay sa hanay ng mga iniidolo ko, at mga haligi ng industriya, ay isang karangalan na papahalagahan ko magpakailanman. Maraming maraming salamat sa regalong ito sa aking 20th year sa showbiz.”
Also, Hidilyn Diaz takes to Instagram her appreciation for the Walk of Fame star.
She captions her post, “Salamat sa karangalan na ito. Di ko inakala nandito pangalan ko sa ?? na ito sa Walk of Fame dito sa Eastwood kasama ko ay ang National Artist natin si Sir @rickyleeph , ang idol ko sa pagaartista @maja , si @mariodumaual nakikita ko sa mga showbiz news, @ranzandniana #janetbasco @itsmegerryb #tonymabesa”
“Behind the success there’s a husband behind it. Behind the glamorous dress, shoes, make up napapagod din ang atleta. sa lahat ng award at fame na ito, ang glory parin ay para kay God at sa [Philippine flag].”
2023 Inductee Stars
This year, the inductees were a mix of personalities from film, music, news & public affairs, sports, television, and even social media.
Here is the complete list of the German Moreno Walk of Fame 2023 inductees:
Film: National Artist Ricky Lee
Music: Janet Basco
News & Public Affairs: Mario Dumaual
Radio: Gerry Baja
Social Media: Brother-and-sister dancing vloggers Ranz & Niana Guerrero
Sports: Hidilyn Diaz
Television: Maja Salvador
A posthumous one for Theatre was also awarded to National Artist Tony Mabesa.
Back in 2005, the Eastwood City Walk of Fame or Walk of Fame Philippines was established. These stars are located in Eastwood City, Quezon City, following the idea of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Movie Welfare Workers Foundation (MOWELFUND) head Miss Boots Anson-Roa decided to tap “Kuya Germs” (German Moreno, also known as Mr. Showman) to help the project push through.
The Walk of Fame was launched on December 1 that year. Since then, more stars get inducted during the month of December.
In 2023, the German Moreno Walk of Fame Foundation (formerly the Walk of Fame Gallery and Museum), funded by Moreno during his lifetime, still carries the tradition. Entrepreneur Alice Eduardo became co-owner in 2013, playing a key role in its survival.
Today, Megaworld’s Head Kevin Tan sits as chairman of the board; the president is Federico Moreno, Kuya Germs’ only child.
Congratulations to all the inductees for their well-deserved recognition!
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