DID YOU KNOW: 117th birth anniversary of Honorata “Atang” de la Rama
Today, Jan. 11, is the 117th birth anniversary of National Artist for Theater and Music Honorata “Atang” de la Rama. Known as the “Queen of Zarzuela and the Kundiman,” she was born in 1902, in Pandacan, Manila. De la Rama was the first Filipino actress to appear in movies. Named a national artist in 1987, she died on July 11, 1991. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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