- Some celebrities clashed on the idea that the National Artist title should be bestowed upon the late Eddie Garcia
- A few actors whom he has worked with throughout his career have recounted their experiences with the veteran actor on set
- Some of them agreed that he should be given the title while others said it is too late
Some of Eddie Garcia's celebrity friends in the showbiz industry clashed on the idea of bestowing the National Artist title to Eddie Garcia.
KAMI learned that a few of his celebrity friends have gathered to recount their experiences with the late actor on the set.
According to most of them, Eddie deserves the title due to his skill and dedication for acting.
Senator-elect Lito Lapid, whom the veteran actor has worked with in a few action films, said that the title should be granted to Eddie due to his longevity in the film industry.
"Dapat siguro. Wala pang nakakakuha sa rekord niyang ganyang edad na '90 tapos nakakapag-action pa siya, 'yun nga, wala pa siyang sakit," he said.
Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto, on the other hand, said she would personally help co-sponsor a bill in the House of Representatives to push for this title to be given to Eddie.
She said, "Nararapat lamang na ibigay sa kanya 'yung para sa kanya kasi, kung meron man tayong dapat hangaan, up to his last breath ay nasa show business."
Meanwhile, there are others such as Christopher de Leon who said that the title should have been awarded to the late actor when he was still alive.
"Ba't di niyo binigay nung buhay pa siya? 'Di ba? He could have appreciated that when he was still alive, and now he’s up there... beyond," he stated.
Senator-elect Imee Marcos agreed and said that giving him the award is too late.
"Nakakahiya, sobrang late na natin, bakit pa posthumous. Medyo na-delayed. Siguro sa isipan natin, Eddie Garcia will be there forever. Hindi na natin naisip na overdue na overdue na ang National Artist award," she said.
In a previous report by KAMI, Family, friends, and fans flocked to Eddie Garcia's wake at the Heritage Park.
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