Philippines has issued a stamp on National Artist for Cinema Manuel Conde, on the commemoration of his birth centenary.Conde was declared a national artist by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in 2009.
He was born on Oct. 9, 1915 and was named Manuel Urbano. He grew up and studied in Daet, Camarines Norte. He died on Aug. 11, 1985.Conde has more than 40 films created from 1940 to 1963, and contributed to a great degree in the indigenization of the cinema. He specifically assigned a history and culture of its own, revitalizing folk culture with urgent issues, and applies fresh themes and new techniques through his films among others. His major works includes Ibong Adarna (1941), the satiric character, Juan Tamad (1947), Siete Infantes de Lara (1950), Genghis Khan (1950), Ikaw Kasi! (1955) and Juan Tamad Goes to Congress (1959).Entertainment ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1