Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rizal (1861-2011): The First Filipino’s 150th Year

This year, the entire Filipino people celebrates with much joy and enthusiasm the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. José P. Rizal, the Renaissance Man of Calamba, the National Hero and the person the eminent diplomat and thinker León Ma. Guerrero … Continue reading

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José Rizal: Gem of the Spanish Language, Model of Hispanic Philippines

I can never forget the day my name was misunderstood by a barista in a famous coffee shop chain. As he asked for my name, I responded with my first name, “Joaquin”. He struggled and then asked, “What again sir?” … Continue reading

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Heroic Neruda: The Word of Chile

Last 15 February, His Excellency, Ambassador Roberto Mayorga, Ambassador of Chile to the Philippines, awarded this essay as a winning piece for the Chilean Embassy’s “Chilean Herores Essay Contest”. It was a contest organized in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes and … Continue reading

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A Version of Chicken Cacciatore

Although it has been quite a while since I last blogged about my experiences in the kitchen, I am immensely eager to write about this new dish I first tried cooking last night. It’s my version of Chicken Cacciatore, an … Continue reading

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