PAPAL NUNCIO AWARD FOR RYAN CAYABYAB

Ryan Cayabyab has received the highest medal the Papacy gives to the laity, the Papal Award Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. The award was for Ryan’s contributions to the church through relevant musical compositions, including his numerous choral pieces, six congregational Masses, two Latin Masses, sacred songs, psalms and musicals with religious themes (Magnificat, Ang Birhen ng Caysasay and Lorenzo). The conferment happened in a Pontifical Mass held at the Chapel of Villa San Miguel last Dec. 21. The Mass was officiated by Archbishop Socrates Villegas, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan, who said in the homily that Ryan is being given the award “not (only because of) the number of sacred music Ryan has created, but the love he gave in writing every piece.”

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Papal Nuncio Award for Ryan Cayabyab


Ryan Cayabyab (third from left) is recognized for his contributions to the church through relevant musical compositions, including his choral pieces, congregational Masses, two Latin Masses, sacred songs, psalms and musicals with religious themes.

MANILA, JANUARY 6, 2013 (PHILSTAR) Ryan Cayabyab has received the highest medal the Papacy gives to the laity, the Papal Award Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.

The award was for Ryan’s contributions to the church through relevant musical compositions, including his numerous choral pieces, six congregational Masses, two Latin Masses, sacred songs, psalms and musicals with religious themes (Magnificat, Ang Birhen ng Caysasay and Lorenzo).

The conferment happened in a Pontifical Mass held at the Chapel of Villa San Miguel last Dec. 21. The Mass was officiated by Archbishop Socrates Villegas, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Lingayen Dagupan, who said in the homily that Ryan is being given the award “not (only because of) the number of sacred music Ryan has created, but the love he gave in writing every piece.”

All the songs in the Mass were by Ryan, performed by The Philippine Madrigal Singers, the Ateneo Chamber Singers and former members of the San Miguel Master Choral conducted by Jonathan Velasco. One of the highlights was the premiere of the song Miserande Atque Eligendo, co-written with Fr. Soc based on the motto of Pope Francis.

Ryan is extremely honored with the award, which he considers one of the most significant acknowledgments in his illustrious career. The award came with a gold medal, a certificate and a pin. Ryan and his family intend to fly to the Vatican in Rome next year.

The maestro shared that he was a choir member at age six, singing in Latin and English Masses, which planted and fostered his love for sacred music.

“The beauty of the prayers lends to the music effortlessly,” said Ryan, who intends to write music with more “gravitas” in the coming years.

Asked which of his sacred works he holds closest to his heart, Ryan said that it was like a father being asked to choose among his children.

“Wala akong mapili kasi all of them are a labor of love. I certainly did not expect to be recognized for them because for me, being blessed to be a channel to write the music is the reward itself.

“I’m always excited to write music and more so, these sacred works. They are milestones in my life; a timeline that marks who I am, how I think at the time and where I am in life when each one was made.”

Other awards that Ryan had won for his sacred works include Original Music Composition for Dance in the 2000 Onassis International Cultural Competition in Greece for the songs in Misa 2000. The album also won as Best Religious Album in the 2004 Catholic Mass Media Awards.

FROM ABS-CBN

Korina goes on leave from radio show ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 01/04/2014 4:01 PM | Updated as of 01/04/2014 5:24 PM

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TV Patrol' anchor Korina Sanchez. File photo

MANILA - Veteran broadcaster Korina Sanchez has taken a leave of absence from her daily morning show "Rated K" on DZMM to allow her more time to finish pending tasks.

In a statement, Sanchez said she is currently back in school, finishing her Master's Degree at the Ateneo de Manila University.

"Muntik na akong ibagsak ng dalawa kong propesor dahil sa absence at late submissions kaya talagang hindi ko mapagsabay," Sanchez said, adding that a post-graduate degree has been on her bucket list.

Last June, Sanchez said she asked permission from ABS-CBN management to allow her to take a leave from her top-rating radio program.

"Ang trabaho naman nariyan lang at ang sabi naman sa akin ng mga boss, kapag ayos na lahat ay makakabalik naman ako. Gusto ko na talaga itong iraos," she said.

Amy Perez and Marc Logan will take over Sanchez's timeslot in their new program called "Sakto," which will focus on stories mainly about family, but will also tackle current issues.

"Sabi ko kina Amy at Marc, basta sana i plug pa rin nila ang Tsinelas Campaign namin para sa mga bata. Cute ang show nila," said Sanchez, who has been giving away rubber slippers to poor children for several years.

"Sakto" will air Mondays to Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM Teleradyo.

Sanchez is scheduled to renew her contract with the Kapamilya network. She will continue her top-rating Sunday magazine show Rated K and co-anchor TV Patrol with 'Kabayan' Noli de Castro and Ted Failon.

The award-winning broadcaster earlier addressed speculations about her alleged suspension after being absent on TV Patrol. She said she had to work on a scheduled special on typhoon-hit areas for her TV show.

Meanwhile, Sanchez said 2013 has been a fruitful year for her after she got several awards including the Anak TV Award for Rated K, and Best Female TV Newscaster during the 3rd Makatao Awards for Media Excellence given by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP).

"New Year's wish ko na sana walang dumapo na kahit anong trahedya sa Pilipinas. At tuloy-tuloy na ang paghilom ng Kabisayaan. Sana matapos ko itong pag-aaral ko nang magagandang grades, ang hirap eh. May mga malalapit akong kamag anak na may sakit na sana gumaling na. Sana mabayaran ko lahat ng obligasyon ko. Maliban doon, puro pagpapasalamat na. I can't ask for anything more, sobra ang blessings ko na sana Ituloy lang ng Panginoon ngayong taon," she said.


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