Posts Tagged ‘My Rizal’


Humarap sa Ilaw, Pilipino!

February 13, 2013
On February 20,  at 5:00 p.m. the 2nd annual PreMYo Rizal Awarding Ceremony will be held at the Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza Building in Makati City.
2012 PreMYo Rizal e-invite
The theme, “Humarap sa ilaw, Pilipino!” is taken from Rock Ed’s cool MTV “Kaninong Anino” on which the questions for the essay writing contest were based. My Rizal, the sponsoring group is headed by Ms. Lisa Bayot and Ms. Maite Gallego. I first met them last year during the premiere screening of my film A MI PATRIA / INANG-BAYAN / TO MY MOTHERLAND on Rizal’s 151st birthday.

ULTIMO ADIOS in Filipino Sign Language

January 8, 2012

Last night, I read this from the website of MY RIZAL, organized by a  “group of relatives and friends of the Rizal clan, formed by Lisa Tinio Bayot, great granddaughter of Saturnina Rizal Hidalgo, Jose’s eldest sister, and those involved in the Binhi English Literacy Foundation, Inc.”

It reads: “…it is quite notable that Filipinos like Miss Mirana Medina, an independent advocacy filmmaker produced the FSL version of Ultimo Adios 115 years after Rizal wrote it. For until now, nobody has given serious attention to FSL. No one saw that using the language of the Deaf to present Dr. Jose Rizal’s literary work could even be more touching than hearing the poem recited in the most passionate way…”

To read the full article, click mi-ultimo-adios. To watch, click