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Our national hero was a seasoned traveler who knew how to manage his finances.
Jose Rizal is one of the most documented national heroes we have, due to the vast collection of letters and diaries he wrote during his lifetime.An interesting theme that Rizal always talked about, aside from religion and politics, was his travel experiences.In ...
 
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So that’s where Jose Rizal got his fire.
Today is the death anniversary of Teodora Alonzo, mother, teacher, and protector of the Rizal family.When Jose Rizal was only 11 years old, he witnessed the extraordinary bravery of his mother: The Spaniards arrested Doña Teodora and made her walk 50 kilometers around Laguna. Upon arriving at ...
 
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It’s difficult not to be entertained by such a lavish production.
In March 2019, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) was the site of an unusual ruckus: roughly 1,800 people were crammed in the mezzanine section of the theater. They had just watched Noli Me Tangere: The Opera, and stayed on talk ...
 
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Facts about our National Hero that may have been overlooked in the teaching of history in classrooms.
Today, June 19, is the birthday of Jose Rizal. Leading experts on Jose Rizal such as Renato Constantino (Veneration Without Understanding, 1970) and Ambeth Ocampo (Rizal Without the Overcoat Revised Edition, 1998) tell us that the first step to appreciating the heroism ...
 
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From being a serial killer to resurrecting as a chicken, these are the most absurd Jose Rizal myths bandied about by Filipinos.
Jose Rizal wore many hats. He was a bibliophile, an intellectual, a novelist, and a nationalist. But there are certain personas he most definitely was not: a serial killer, the Redeemer, the Savior of the World, and immortal. The national hero may ...
 
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As a firebrand, Del Pilar operated with blasphemous humor to wage war on the friars.
When it came to being a judge of their enemies, the Spaniards were often spot-on, inerrant. They identified threats and nipped them in the bud. After all, they weren’t a global superpower for nothing. Spain had numerous enemies, but for its colonial ...
 
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The story of how our national hero bungled his first attempt at having a girlfriend, and how he shrewdly managed to be engaged to two women at the same time.
Many Filipinos look up to national hero Jose Rizal for his admirable traits: courage, wit, intelligence, and patriotism. However, if there is one thing he repeatedly failed at, it was his quest for romance.Rizal was linked to numerous women in his day, but the ...
 
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The story of how our national hero bungled his first attempt at having a girlfriend, and how he shrewdly managed to be engaged to two women at the same time.
Many Filipinos look up to national hero Jose Rizal for his admirable traits: courage, wit, intelligence, and patriotism. However, if there is one thing he repeatedly failed at, it was his quest for romance.Rizal was linked to numerous women in his day, ...
 
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The Rizal family’s wealth has always been a point of curiosity: Why were they wealthy? Where did their wealth come from? How affluent was the Rizal family?
Our history textbooks reveal the Rizal family was counted among the wealthier families in the Philippines in the 19th century.Historian Ambeth Ocampo describes the clan as “upper class, educated, well-read, and had a view of the world outside Calamba.”Jose Rizal and his ...
 
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Facts about our National Hero that may have been overlooked in the teaching of history in classrooms.
Today, June 19, is the birthday of Jose Rizal. Leading experts on Jose Rizal such as Renato Constantino (Veneration Without Understanding, 1970) and Ambeth Ocampo (Rizal Without the Overcoat Revised Edition, 1998) tell us that the first step to appreciating the heroism ...
 
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Take some style notes from your old man.
Visionary, artist, writer, doctor, patriot. Jose Rizal may have been many things, but one thing people tend to overlook about our national hero is that he was also human-flaws, mistakes, whims, and all. In the spirit of Rizal’s birthday anniversary, with a ...
 
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Rivera allegedly burned all of Rizal’s letters and had the ashes sewn into the fabric of her wedding dress.
To Jose from his faithful cousin at fifteen years, eight months, and twenty-seven days. Leonor RiveraThese were the words Leonor Rivera wrote to Jose Rizal on the back of a photograph in 1880.At first glance, the words look innocent and consistent with ...
 
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The piece will be up for auction on June 9.
At Leon Gallery in Legazpi Village, Makati, sits a curiosity; director Jaime Ponce de Leon considers it a national treasure. The piece is a single-piece hardwood relief depicting a man, unquestionably Filipino, dressed in European strongman’s shorts and lifting a dumbbell, his ...
 
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Was he really poor and uneducated?
The year was 1863 and it was a time of upheaval: The Spanish had lost their status as the global superpower, their influence further chipped away by global free trade and open markets advanced by the British in Asia, while Manila saw ...
 
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The four personal letters, all signed and dated by Jose Rizal, will go on the auction block on December 2.
Artifacts from the national hero Jose Rizal are plentiful in museums all across the country.León Gallery is offering the chance to have some of those priceless letters in your own personal collection—an especially rare chance as most of Rizal’s possessions are government-owned.A ...
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