100th Birth Centennial of Felipe Padilla de Leon
May 2012 marks the 100th Birth Centennial of Felipe Padilla de Leon, National Artist for Music (May 1, 1912- May 1, 2012). President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 283, declaring May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013 as the Centennial Year of National Artist for Music Felipe Padilla de Leon. The House of Representatives has issued for the same purpose House Joint Resolution No. 25, introduced by House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Congressman Neptali M. Gonzales II, Congressman Edcel C. Lagman, Congressman Salvador H. Escudero III, and Congressman Rodolfo W. Antonino.
To celebrate De Leon’s 100th Birth Centenary, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will present a Musical Concert entitled “Sa Daigdig ng Musika ni Felipe Padilla de Leon: Celebrating the Centenary of a Cultural Visionary” on May 28, 2012 at the Philamlife Auditorium, with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Prof. Arturo Molina, eminent pianist Dr. Raul Sunico, violinist Alfonso “Coke” Bolipata and other performers.
A Memorabilia Exhibit in honor of De Leon will also be opened at the NCCA Gallery. Furthermore, the commemorative stamp in his honor will also be launched by Philpost Chairman Cesar Sarino and Philpost Postmaster General Josefina de la Cruz.
Know more about Felipe Padilla de Leon and his music.
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (www.ncca.gov.ph)