Category Archives: HISTORICA

Some bits of history that are not really studied in school curricula can be interesting and might just be the bait for teens to have interest in history

Manila and Her Stories: The National Museum and the Luneta

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM Housed in two neo-classical American buildings along the so-called “Neo-Classical Corridor” of Manila, the National Museum is divided into two divisions, the National Art Gallery and the Museum of Natural Sciences. The former is located in the … Continue reading

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Manila and Her Stories: Intramuros (Part I)

February must be remembered by Filipinos as a month very important in the history of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It was in February 1945 when the old, graceful and opulent city of Manila, once-fabled as the Pearl of … Continue reading

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Rizal @ 150: The Birthday Celebrations

Last 19 June 2011, the Filipino people (well, some of the population) celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of the so-called “First Filipino”, Dr. José Rizal. Many activities were lined up by different organizations across the country for meaningful memorials and … Continue reading

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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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EL COMBATE: URBIZTONDO, TERROR de JOLÓ

El Combate: Urbiztondo, Terror de Joló Por José Rizal Cien bajeles aguerridos a merced del viento manso, dejan la alegre Manila surcando el mar agitado. En breve plazo se avistan con los moros joloanos, que orgullosos se levantan mil banderas … Continue reading

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Touring Manila (2011)

Last 29 January 2011, I facilitated a tour around Manila organized by myself and some friends. There were 18 participants and the itinerary included the University of Santo Tomás, which celebrates its 400th Anniversary this year, the San Sebastián Church, … Continue reading

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Asia’s Oldest: Learning from UST and Her 400 Years of Unending Grace

Tomorrow, a university right smack at the heart of congested and pungent Manila will begin its celebrations to commemorate its Quadricentennial, its 400th year of existence. That university is none other than the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomás, … Continue reading

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