Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Philippines' National Hero Jose Rizal @ 150

Rizal is a hundred and fifty years (150) old on 19th June 2011.

The National Library of the Philippines has scheduled a month long cebration of his sesquicentenary that began last May 2011 when the German conservators worked on minor restorations on the El Fili, Noli, Mi Ultimo Adios and retellings of William Tell. There are exhibits of the restored documents, film viewing sessions ans storytelling for children on Rizaliana for the young.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines(CCP) has scheduled shows as well that highlight Jose Rizal's life, love and works. Check the website fo details. The National Library and the CCP are institutional members of the PBBY.

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