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DID YOU KNOW: 81st birth anniversary of Rolando Tinio

/ 05:00 AM March 05, 2018

Today, March 5, is the 81st birth anniversary of National Artist for Theater and Literature Rolando Tinio.

A playwright, thespian, poet, teacher, critic and translator, he received several first prize awards from the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

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He was also part of Teatro Pilipino where he left a considerable amount of work reviving traditional Filipino drama.

Tinio was born in Tondo, Manila, in 1937.

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He died on July 7, 1997, and was named National Artist in the same year.—Marielle Medina

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