Laguna

Not all is lost in Biñan…

I hopped on my bike and went around Biñan looking for old houses. They’re still there, some of them. Sadly, most are just shells of what they once were. I remember the first time I saw the ancestral houses of Biñan a decade ago. Even then, there were already obvious signs of deterioration and neglect. That […]

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Historia

Rizal at 150

It’s amazing how time flies isn’t it? The Calamba native, considered as the greatest Filipino hero of all, will be celebrating his 150th birthday. Actually, we’ll be the ones commemorating since his long been gone. Aside from his career as a writer for the “propaganda” we seem to have forgotten his other side. He had […]

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Historia

Why Was The Rizal Hero A CREOLE?

Since Rizal and his novel’s characters are popular once again, thanks to the recent controversies involving a popular tour guide and the Catholic hierarchy, I thought it would be nice to share this. A —- WHY WAS THE RIZAL HERO A CREOLE? In Ibarra & Simoun Flash the Two Phases of the Other, Earlier Philippine […]

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Historia

Ambeth’s lecture on Rizal photos

Ambeth Ocampo held a short but very informative talk about Rizal at PowerBooks Makati last Wednesday. The subject was Rizal in pictures. The most photographed Philippine hero of all time, what was on display was various stages of his life in photos, from his youthful Ateneo days to his death in the fields of Bagumbayan. […]

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