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DID YOU KNOW: 106th birth anniversary of Lucio San Pedro

05:00 AM February 11, 2019

Today, Feb. 11, is the 106th birth anniversary of National Artist for Music Lucio San Pedro.

A composer, conductor and teacher, his valuable contributions to original Filipino music included his compositions “Sa Ugoy ng Duyan” and “Lahing Kayumanggi.”

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San Pedro was given the title professor emeritus by the University of the Philippines College of Music in 1979.

He received the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan from the City of Manila in 1984 and the Asean Award for Music and a Papal award in 1990.

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San Pedro was named national artist in 1991.

He died on March 31, 2002. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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