KAPUSO actress Sunshine Dizon won the Most Outstanding Filipina Actress in Television at the 2017 Gawad Amerika Awards held last Nov. 18 at the Franklin Ave. Celebrity Center in Hollywood, California.

Dizon was recognized for her exceptional performance in GMA Network’s highest-rating daytime drama series “Ika-6 Na Utos” as Emma. She personally flew to California to accept her award.

Through an Instagram post, Dizon thanked not only the award-giving body but also the entire team behind “Ika-6 Na Utos.”

“Thank you very much, Gawad Amerika, most specially to the Filipino Community for this recognition. I would also like to share this recognition to all our hard-working cast members, production staff and crew, as well as to director Laurice Guillen for her guidance. It is ultimately a group effort to give our audience the best.”

Gawad Amerika Awards is an annual celebration which recognizes the excellence of individuals and entrepreneurs who have gone above and beyond in their area of specialty. It is an independent award-giving body mainly composed of newspaper publishers and selected reputable community leaders.

Organized by Gawad Amerika Foundation in California, it aims to create an environment where Filipino-Americans can validate their importance in the American society and construct innovative projects to continually endorse fresh ideas and talents. (PR)