Dr. Jose Rizal

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz When President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III ran for the land’s highest office in 2010, his slogan, “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” (No corruption, no poverty), caught the fancy of many voters, particularly the poor. It was an effective one-liner, killing two birds with one stone. And he hammered that in with his promise of “Pagbabago” or “Change.” And the people — Read More …

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Commentary By Perry Diaz   Last December 14, 2012, Carlos Celdran, a popular Manila tour guide, was convicted by Branch 4 of the Metropolitan Trial Court of Manila of the crime of “Offending the Religious Feelings” under Article 133 of the Penal Code.  Celdran’s conviction was for disrupting an ecumenical service at the Manila Cathedral in September 2010 in protest of the Catholic Church’s opposition to Read More …

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By Sir Edwin D. Bael* As the nation commemorates the 29th anniversary of Sen. Ninoy Aquino’s assassination at the hands of government agents (whose mastermind has not yet been uncovered until now), we find ourselves bereaved by reports of the morning undersea finding of the remains of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo and of the two pilots inside their overturned Piper Seneca at the bottom of Read More …

Empowering the Filipino People By FORMER PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT FIDEL V. RAMOS Manila Bulletin MANILA, Philippines — To observe Jose Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary in 2011, we sought to teach ourselves, our daughters and our 8 grandchildren more about his life and times. This mission took much reading and two different walking tours of the Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago and Rizal Park at the Luneta Read More …

By Jose Rodel Clapano The Philippine Star President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay stand beside the Rizal Fountain historical marker during the 115th anniversary of the execution of national hero Jose Rizal at the Noli Me Tangere Garden in Rizal Park yesterday. MANILA, Philippines – A great grandchild of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal urged yesterday the Filipino people, particularly government officials, to Read More …

By Dahli Aspillera Malaya ‘Would that my country were free from pain! How good to die that you might live; to fall if you could rise; and sleep forever under your skies. – Dr. Jose Rizal’ SAMPUNG mga daliri, dalawang kamay, dalawang paa, dalawang tenga, dalawang mata. After Watusi, Super Lolo, Super Bawang, Picolo, Kwitis, Five-Star, Plapla, Goodbye Philippines, Goodbye Binladen, Goodbye Earth–ang sampung mga Read More …

By Dahli Aspillera Malaya ‘The Paciano Rizal Family Heritage and Cruz Publishing announced the unveiling of a family heirloom. A launch on Thursday will reveal to the nation for the first time the very last book of Dr. Jose Rizal.’ NATIONAL hero Jose Rizal, while on exile in Dapitan, wrote Haec est Sibylla Cumana the year (1895) before he was executed by the Spanish colonials. Read More …

Aguinaldo and his loyal followers before leaving for exile in Hong Kong. Note: Valentin Diaz, 3rd row,3rd from left.

In commemoration of Bonifacio Day on November 30, the following article highlights the life of Valentin Diaz, one of the founders of the Katipunan or K.K.K., the secret society that started the Philippine Revolution of 1896, and that of his cousin Eulalio Diaz who fought the Americans during the Philippine-American War. A Pact sealed with Blood 1: The Diazes of Paoay By George M. Hizon Read More …

Balitang Kutsero By Perry Diaz Finally, after numerous attempts, world boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao returned my phone call for an interview.  Our conversation went as follows: Perry:  Thank you, Congressman Pacquiao, for returning my call. Pacman: Don’t thank me; thank God I did it. Perry: Congressman… or should I say, Lt. Col., sir… you haven’t lost your sense of humor. Pacman: Well, my friend, Read More …

ni George M. Hizon Bumalik tayo sa taong 1887, at tanunging natin ang ating mga sarili “hindi ba tayo nagtataka kung bakit ang pambansang bayani na si Jose Rizal ay itinuturing na pinaka-mabagsik na kaaway ng Espanya dito sa Pilipinas”? Mula sa mga libro ng kasaysayan na nabasa natin, si  Rizal ay itinanghal na isang maginoong nilalang, hindi siya mainit ang ulo o basag-ulero. Kahit na Read More …