Tandang sora (1947)
Director: Lamberto V. Avellana.
Starring: Rosa Del Rosario, Pedro Faustino, Engracio Ibarra, Eduardo Infante, Fernando Royo, Leopoldo Salcedo, Quiel Segovia.
a heroine of Philippine history, popularly known asTandang Sora. Her real name was Melchora Aquino.
1812 (January 6) -- Aquino is born to a peasant couple in Balintawak, Quezon City. She never attended school, but she became a reader at an early age. .
Aquino marries Fulgencio Ramos, village chief, and bore six children.
Ramos dies when their youngest child was seven years old. Aquino works hard running a store in order to give her children an education.
1896 --the Philippine Revolution breaks out. At the time Aquino was already 84 years old.
Her store becomes a refuge for sick and wounded revolutionaries. Also, her place became a meeting place for revolutionary leaders.
Aquino becomes known as "Tandang Sora" ("Elder Sora").
She is arrested by the guardia civil and is deported to Guam, Mariana Islands.
1898 -- The USA takes control of the Philippines. Tandang Sora returns to Philippines.
1919 (March 2) -- at the age of 107, Tandang dies.
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