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ULTIMO ADIOS in Filipino Sign Language_Soon Available

September 28, 2011

I’ll officially be releasing DVD copies of the Sesquicentennial Edition of Ultimo Adiós [in Filipino Sign Language] on Saturday, October 1 during the closing day of the Deaf Education Seminar being sponsored by the UP College of Education. The film was first launched in June in time for the 150 birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal.  This is to help raise additional funds for our production’s maintenance and operations expenses, i.e., additional manpower, food, materials, atbp. I have yet to finish four poems in FSL and 15 poems in spoken languages [English, Filipino and Spanish].

By the way, Aldrin Gabriel also interpreted the 5th poem that I have added in the collection. I could have settled on having only four, with blessings from the NCCA because the poem SA AKING KABATA which was originally included in my proposal was finally excluded because of the current issue that it was not Rizal who wrote the poem. The last poem in my collection is A FILIPINAS / TO THE PHILIPPINES. With the latter in the collection, the whole series has become thematic: it is about Rizal’s nationalism, his deep love for his country which started as early as when he was a teener, as exemplified in his poem A La Juventud Filipina.