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MANILA, April 29 — On April 29, 1980, Lungsod ng Kabataan, one of the most modern children's hospitals in the Philippines, was inaugurated in Quezon City.

Offering a wide array of general and subspecialty services in pediatrics, surgery and allied medicine, it was renamed Philippine Children's Medical City during the administration of President Corazon C. Aquino.

The hospital is one of the government-owned and controlled corporate national centers for specialized health care under the Department of Health. It has produced researches relevant to the day-to-day care of the well and sick child.

Also on this same day in 1901, General Manuel Tinio, head of the Filipino forces against the Americans in Ilocos Region, surrendered. Subsequently, he facilitated the surrender of other leaders of the Filipino troops, including General Benito Natividad and Colonel Joaquin Alejandrino.

On April 29, 2004, Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature and author of about 40 books, died. His famous works include: The Summer Solstice, The Woman with Two Navels, and a Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. (PNA) scs/SDT/mec

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