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13/08/2013: Reminder: Embassy to Commemorate Ninoy Aquino Day on August 20

13 August 2013

Washington, D.C.  In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the assassination of former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., the public is invited to a free screening of “A Dangerous Life” at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 20 August 2013, Tuesday, at 5:00 p.m.

Ninoy Aquino Day is a national non-working holiday in the Philippines observed annually on August 21.  Along with his wife, former President Corazon Aquino, the two are regarded as heroes of democracy in the country.  Ninoy is the father of current President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

“A Dangerous Life” is a 1988 English-language film about the final years of the Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos’ rule, from the assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983 to the People Power Revolution of 1986.  Performing various roles in the 162-minute movie are Filipino artists Ruben Rustia, Laurice Guillen, Tessie Tomas, Jaime Fabregas, Dinna Bonnevie, Johnny Delgado, Rez Cortez, and Noel Trinidad.

As seating is limited, please RSVP by Monday, 19 August 2013, with the Embassy’s Cultural Section via email at cultural@philippinesusa.org or by calling 202 467-9398.  Snacks will be served.  (END)