By Lester G. Babiera
Aside from books, Jose Rizal collected indigenous Philippine textiles. In the inauguration of the expanded permanent exhibition “Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles” at the National Museum last Sept. 20, Sen. Loren Legarda handed out photographs of Rizal’s collection of Filipino indigenous textiles to the National Museum.
“Noli Me Tangere: The Opera,” a landmark adaptation of the Jose Rizal novel by two Philippine National Artists, composer Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino who wrote the libretto, will go onstage in New York City on Oct. 4, 5 and 6, 2013, as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Foundation for Filipino Artists Inc.
Gantimpala Theater once again gives life to José Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere” through its stage version called “Kanser,” written by playwright Jomar Fleras and directed by Roobak Valle.
By Joshua Samarista
“If Jose Rizal’s teachings are emulated, they can guide the destiny of our country.” Thus did Reghis Romero II, supreme commander of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, explain the essence of the recently concluded 50th National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute (NRYLI) at Teachers Camp in Baguio City.
By Dean Reyes Bocobo
Coming so swiftly on the heels of Christmas and the Slaughter of the Innocents, the annual Rizal Day holiday on Dec. 30 usually passes fleetingly by as just another blessed day off, before we all plunge merrily into the noisy revelries and inebriations of New Year’s Eve.
By Fr. Tito Caluag
Celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family this year on Dec. 30 bears added significance for us Filipinos. Today we also commemorate the 116th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal who said the prophetic words, “The youth is the hope of our country.”
Gut FeelBy Minyong Ordoñez
Jose Rizal had class and charisma. He was a renaissance man who dazzled and insulted an archaic Spanish colonial ruler with his liberalism in modern politics. His symbol: a pen that is mightier than the sword.
Gut FeelBy Minyong Ordoñez
History’s intense moments of heroism are about blood and thunder, reckless courage and eerie war cries. Such were the passions that seized control of heroes who fought in the Trojan War, at the storming of the Bastille in France, and in the Indonesian army’s bloody counter-coup against the communists.
By Bibsy M. Carballo
It was with an exciting sense of discovery that we accepted Gemma Cruz Araneta’s invitation to attend one rainy evening the launch of José Rizal’s “Haec Est Sibylla Cumana” book.
By Ino Manalo Contributor
This year is the 115th anniversary of Rizal’s martyrdom at the hands of the Spanish colonizers. This also effectively marks the anniversary of the end of a four-year hiatus which was one of the happier periods of the hero’s tragic life. Rizal had just returned to the Philippines when, in July of 1892, he was [...]
By Tomas Gomez III
In connection with the 150th birth anniversary and the 115th death anniversary of José Rizal this year, it is genuinely a scholarly opportunity to delve into how and why JR decided that his villain had to be a Franciscan friar.