Historia

Mabini Letters: A Bill for Puto Seco

Last time I wrote something about Mabini was two years ago–I’ve read, and are now re-reading the letters of this phenomenal man. Writing helps my memory. So this is the continuation of that Mabini project. (By the way, thanks for NHI for compiling all the noteworthy letters from our heroes. I hope the succeeding reprints […]

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Opinion

Andres Bonifacio Subject in College

Get ready for another shocker of a bill  courtesy of our lawmakers: A college subject solely dedicated to the revolutionary hero, Andres Bonifacio. This was proposed recently by one this party group called Kabataan in congress. Let’s wait for more. Why stop with Bonifacio? Lets add college units for all our heroes! Labu-labo na lahat […]

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Historia

Mabini Letters: Lecturing El Presidente

You’ve got to admire Mabini. This guy got some balls. In 28 February 1899 he wrote Aguinaldo: “I heard Luna is going to resign as director and commander-in-chief of Operations in Manila because the company captains who had disobeyed his instructions in the last attack on Manila went unpunished. We already see the disastrous effects […]

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Batangas

Proud Tanauan

Tanauan’s population is around two hundred thousand. Considering its substantial land, that’s not a lot of people.  Calamba, its next door neighbor to the south, is smaller but have twice the number of people. What’s fascinating about Tanauan is how it remained agricultural. Tanauan retained its rural outlook and agricultural economy as late as the […]

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Historia

Ricarte

Ricarte Remembered I recently discovered an article about Artemio Ricarte from Teodoro Kalaw’s “Spiritual Register”, a compilation of the journalist’s paper in the 1920’s, magnificently translated by Nick Joaquin from the original Spanish text. I find Ricarte together with Mabini, Sakay, Antonio Luna stories most interesting. They present the different phase of the revolution. The […]

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