"Nora Aunor" in over 100 books on pop culture

Nora Aunor, born Nora Cabaltera and native of Iriga City

IRIGA CITY (29 January 2011) – IT MAY BE an astonishment to many, but sources at the City Library here said that over a hundred books and periodicals published in the country and abroad  have been written about Philippine actress-singer Nora Aunor, popularly known as the “Superstar” of the Philippine entertainment in the 1970s and 1980s.

Iriga City spokesman Frank Peñones said that according to the International Circle of Online Noranians or “ICON”, most of the books written about Nora Aunor abroad are works of sociologist and anthropologists who have done studies about Popular Culture, or “Pop-Culture”.

Reportedly, Aunor’s popularity in the Philippine entertainment was a phenomenon that has become a subject of study by many social scientists abroad concerning pop-culture in the country.

Early this month, some 127 books, periodicals, including 66 DVDs and CDs about Aunor’s films, recorded songs, were donated to the City Library by ICON coordinator Nestor de Guzman.

Iriga City mayor Madeline Alfelor-Gazmen said students on sociology and researchers on the life of Aunor can avail of the Noranian Collection, as reference on their studies.

Mayor Gazmen received the donated books and video files from de Guzman and other ICON members Albert Sunga and Bernie Placido, marketing director and creative director of Ivory Records. (SONNY SALES)