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Jose Rizal

Island landmarks, heritage houses & music-making of a lifetime

Pablo Tariman in his hometown Baras, Catanduanes contemplating the island by the sea. (Photo: Floyd Evangelista Flores) As I turn 74 in December, I like to...

Ode to Lope K. Santos: writer, poet, labor organizer, and father of Filipino grammar

Sometime before Lope K. Santos passed away on May 1, 1963, he paid a visit to a cemetery with his wife, to the grave...

In search of heroes

Numerous researches and academic studies on heroes and heroism have resulted in a range of meanings for the word “hero.” As cited in Attributes and...

From Presidents to common folk: Tales from the piano

Whatever the pianists' individual differences in taste, grooming and temperament, no one can deny that in terms of international exposure, the Philippines has been...

Instituto Cervantes launches poetry recital of works written in Spanish by Filipino writers.

Instituto Cervantes on a mission to recover Philippine literature in Spanish In the "First Online Recital of Hispano-Filipino Poetry," Instituto Cervantes de Manila brought together...

Celebrating the Yuletide and Rizal in Biñan Sesquicentennial

Biñan City Mayor Walfredo “Arman” Dimaguila Jr. issued Executive Order No. 14 on July 16, 2021, declaring the year 2021 as “Rizal in Biñan...

Chinese Filipinos: Transecting 1521

The time was 1417, over a hundred years before Spain set foot on the Philippines. The place—the small city of Dezhou in the province...

Rizal´s bust unveiled in Prague

After 131 years, the Philippines’ National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, "returns" to Prague in the Czech Republic. Unveiled recently at the foyer of the Czech...

Reclaiming Rizal for future generations

Biñanenses are bound to recall the day when their city government won for them a piece of history; a history that now beckons to...

Neither overcoat nor cape

That day, all the lights were out. There was a strange combination of childish excitement and relief, sensing that, for a few hours, a...