Today, Sept. 30, is the 76th birth anniversary of National Artist for Cinema Ishmael Bernal. As a filmmaker, he was hailed by critics as “the genius of Philippine cinema.” Among his notable films were “Pahiram ng Isang Umaga,” “Broken Marriage,” “Himala,” “City after Dark” and “Nunal sa Tubig.” After his death in 1996, he was conferred the national artist award in 2001.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Tina G. Santos
The diocese of Tagbilaran will commemorate, through artistic presentations and contests, the tragedy wrought by the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Bohol and nearby Visayan provinces in October last year.
Today, Sept. 29, is the 110th birth anniversary of National Scientist Juan Salcedo Jr. Born in 1904 in Pasay, Salcedo served as health secretary from 1950 to 1953 and was elected president of the World Health Organization Assembly in 1952. He published more than 200 articles on medicine, science and technology and was named a National Scientist in 1978. Salcedo died on Oct. 25, 1988.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has railed against the Aquino administration’s alleged failure to spread the benefits of a robust economy in the last four years to the majority of Filipinos.
A Filipino environment activist who made headlines last year with an emotional call for global action on climate change on Thursday said he will walk 1,000 kilometers to Tacloban City that was devastated by last year’s super typhoon.