Category Archives: Rizal

Why José Rizal Would’ve Loved Madrid Fusión Manila

Last April, the Philippines successfully hosted the second edition of Madrid Fusión Manila, which was held from 7-9 April 2016 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Attended not only by the perfumed set who can afford the ticket, … Continue reading

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Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola, Intramuros: On the 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jesuits

Today, the fiesta of the “soldado de Cristo”, San Ignacio de Loyola, I return to blogging. Allow me to write a few lines on the importance of 2014 in the life of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines and … 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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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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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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Our José P. Rizal, Our First Filipino

This year, 2011, is a very auspicious year for us Filipinos. First, it is the 400th founding anniversary of Asia’s oldest institution of learning, the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomás. Founded and still managed by the Dominican Fathers, … Continue reading

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