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Rizal as a political scientist

by August 14, 2008 » Add the second comment.

By Henry F. Funtecha, Ph.D. – One of the surprising things about Dr. Jose Rizal that should be recognized by every Filipino is the relevance of his political thoughts in every step of our political development. This is particularly of great importance in the light of the many political issues and concerns that confront the […] Read more »

Translations of Rizal’s novels

by July 25, 2008 » Add the first comment.

By Ambeth Ocampo MANILA, Philippines—There was a time that the big bookstore chain National Bookstore was so busy with other merchandise that books were actually neglected in their presentation and shelving. There was a small “Filipiniana” shelf for books on the Philippines and by Filipino authors, and everything else was arranged by subject, hence books […] Read more »

Rizal’s affair with ‘la petite’ Suzanne

by June 23, 2008
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By Ahmed Cuizon Jose Rizal’s romantic exploits wherever he went is legendary. But at age 29, did he really have an affair with a Belgian woman 16 years his senior? Apparently so, some historical accounts say. But Pros Slachmuylders, a Belgian, believes otherwise and shows evidence that history writers need to rectify the books.

Dr. Jose Rizal in Heidelberg

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By Rafael Castillo, MD HEIDELBERG, Germany—As one walks on the narrow streets and passages of the old town where centuries-old building have been preserved, one can appreciate a lot of history. And it’s heartening to note that our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, was somehow part of it. At the main square of the famous […] Read more »

Rizal returns to Singapore

by June 20, 2008 » Add the first comment.
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Pasig City (20 June) — Over a century after his last visit, Dr. Jose Rizal, is once again back in his old stomping grounds in Singapore. The Philippine national hero was a frequent visitor of this now ultra-modern island-state. But in the late 19th century, Singapore was a quaint, English colony which greatly attracted the […] Read more »

147 years later, his memory lives on

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by Romy Sabaldan Davao City (20 June) — “147 years ago today, our country produced what would become one of the most revered heroes in Philippine history.” Thus, started the closing speech commemorating almost 15 decades of celebrating the birth anniversary of the country’s national hero – Dr. Jose Rizal.

Rizal’s ‘rags-to-riches’ ancestor from South China

by June 18, 2008 » Add the first comment.
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By Wilson Lee Flores QUANZHOU CITY, China–In the annals of the world’s top ethnic Chinese entrepreneurs, immigrant tycoon Don Domingo Lamco (Chinese name: ”Cue Yi-Lam,” also pronounced ”Ke Yi-Nan” in Mandarin) of Laguna province, the Philippines will eventually rank high in importance due to the greatness of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero who […] Read more »

Do you care if Rizal is in heaven?

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By Rene Q. Bas – MANY patriotic Filipino Catholics, who, while being nationalist, also take their faith seriously, love Jose Rizal and his example. They agree that he should be the foremost national hero. They must, I suppose, also wish, as I do, that some definitive finding based on rigorous research and logical analyses, makes […] Read more »

Rizal, Ninoy and revolution

by June 17, 2008 » Add more comments.

By F. SIONIL JOSE – When we mark this month the 147th birthday of Jose Rizal, we are assured of the man’s status as our national hero. Since Ninoy Aquino was killed and his death also brought about the fall of an oppressive regime, there are those among us who consider him a national hero, […] Read more »

Fightin’ Jose

by June 12, 2008 » Add the first comment.

By Perry Gil S. Mallari – He was a doctor, a novelist, a poet, a sculptor, a painter and a lothario. He was also a swordsman, deadly with both rapier and arnis sticks; a highly regarded pistol marksman; a body builder with experience in wrestling and judo; a freedom fighter and a wanted man. Our […] Read more »