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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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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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