The Manila Times — 06.09.2020
For us, celebrating Philippine Cinema means more than commemorating its significant strides and history; it is honoring the path laid out to us by enriching the industry and stakeholders we have now so that they can take further steps to progress and development. We keep this in mind as we welcome September 2020 which marks the official closing of the commemoration of the Philippine Cinema Centennial.
Sine Sandaan or Presidential Proclamation No. 622, series of 2018 officially declared September 12, 2019 to September 11, 2020 as the year-long celebration of the Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema to be led by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
The beginning of this milestone was held on September 12 to commemorate the September 12, 1919 release date of the first Filipino-produced film, “Dalagang Bukid” by Jose Nepomuceno. President Rogrigo Duterte signed the Sine Sandaan Proclamation on November 8, 2018.
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