A Message of Hope: Ultimo in FSL Launched at the Rizal ShrineJanuary 13, 2012
by Joyce Dalawampu I found myself walking down the cobbled streets of Intramuros on my way to Rizal Shrine. There's an air of reverence as I entered Fort Santiago as preparations continued for the Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal since June 19 of this year and the eve of the 115th commemoration of our National Hero's Martyrdom.
It is fitting indeed that the National Historic Commission of the Philippines in cooperation with Miryad Visyon, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies officially launched the First – ever Interpretation of ULTIMO ADIOS (My Last Farewell / Huling Pahimakas) in Filipino Sign Language, by Filipino Independent Advocacy Filmmaker Mirana Medina last December 29, 2011. Most of the Deaf consultants and actors of the film are scholars of the school.
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