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A woman in her mid 80’s that plays different roles in films, caught by gracefulness, conveyed by emotions, molded by decades and God-oriented. A multi-time awarded veteran actress, performer, author and a professor that shows respect for students and concerned in their developing critical-thinking skills. She is Dr. Rustica Carpio, a woman that has a remarkably memorable role Lola Sepa who suffers in losing her grandson in the film ‘Lola’ and a loving and caring grandmother in TV Series ‘Aryana’ in ABS-CBN.
Dr. Carpio also known widely with regard to education. She organized PUP’s Department of Mass Communication in 1987, and became its first chairperson and first dean of the College of Languages and Mass Communications. She’s also the founder of the Master in Mass Communications in 1990 at the PUP Graduate School.
She was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Women of the Philippines for 1968 from Federacion Internacional de Abogadas (FIDA Phil.) for her indispensable achievements in various fields such as stage, film, television and literature. She able to published with over 250 articles, books, scripts and stories.
It is indeed a great opportunity to be one of her students. I saw a different woman- a woman that gained vitality. She was impetus in discussing a lot of information about films, from the history, reforms to development. Together with her book tide with exemplary information, our class became more attentive and informed. She always has something to say about films in every single way. No wonder, she’s still being part of various indie films, investing herself to films and making an inscription deeper in history of Philippine Film.