Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace
March 30, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. conferred the Global Tourism Award and honorary title of Global Tourism Ambassador on American-Filipino actress and singer Vanessa Anne Hudgens at the Reception Hall in Malacañan Palace.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Frasco and Presidential Adviser for Creative Communications Secretary Paul David Soriano joined the President for the conferment ceremony.

Her Filipino mother, Gina Guangco-Hudgens, and younger sister, Stella Hudgens, accompanied the Hollywood actress during the event.

Ms. Hudgens, who is very proud of her Filipino heritage, is recognized for her exceptional and outstanding contributions to help promote the Philippines as one of the world’s best tourism destinations through her upcoming travel documentary to be produced and directed by Secretary Paul Soriano.

The Hollywood actress and singer rose to fame for her role as Gabriella Montez in the hit film series High School Musical. She had since starred in several Hollywood films.

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