Duterte pronounces September 2019-2020 as Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema
President Rodrigo Duterte has declared September 12, 2019 to September 11, 2020 as the Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema.
Duterte signed Proclamation No. 622 Thursday, declaring September 2019 to 2020 as a special year to commemorate the birth of Philippine cinema.
It was in September 12, 1919 when “Dalagang Bukid,” coordinated by Jose Nepomuceno, debuted. It is viewed as the main Filipino-created and coordinated component film.
Under the declaration, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is assigned as the lead office for the recognition of the Centennial Year of Philippine Cinema.