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Hidalgo’s ‘Assasination of Bustamante’

The masterpiece is currently undergoing some delicate repainting. Time has eroded some of the pigments out of the canvas and preservation is needed to prevent deterioration. I remember the exhibitions of Lopez Museum, they did impress me with their preservation technology. They hired top rate chemist and employed good artist to do the maintenance and repair for the […]

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A Hispanized Philippines: A Good Option?

A Hispanized Philippines: A Good Option? © Elizabeth Medina, Santiago, Chile, March 30, 2000 Recently a Filipino friend who lives in the U.S., Rafael Onrubia, asked me why I thought it feasible and positive for the Philippines to be hispanized, and my answer was as follows: The Philippines has 479 years of written history (from […]

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Feliz Cumpleaños

Just wanted to greet mi Padre, Señor Bartolome Arnaiz y Rivera, feliz compliaños! Born on August 24, he was named by his parents after San Bartolome, whose feast falls on the 24th day of the month. A proud Ilonggo but very humble man, soft spoken and during his younger years, this mestizo was a tall, […]

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Historia

My thoughts on the paralytic hero

    August is famous for the simultaneous commemoration of Ninoy’s heroism in EDSA chapel and in the other parts of our country bearing relation to the slain solon; his dedication towards bringing the nation back to democracy is truly inspiring. Even knowing well in advance that his life was in peril, he knew that […]

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Spanish 101

I started taking classes in Spanish at the Instituto Cervantes, the Spanish language school and cultural center, located in Avenida Kalaw. Filipinos are fortunate to have this institution around, it provides everyone the oppurtunity to learn the Castillian language. I have been reading Spanish text for sometime, although I could discern the meaning behind the words I feel that I […]

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