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‘Binhi ng Kalayaan’ at Rizal Park spruced up, now a picnic spot

A horse drawn calesa passes through the Rizal Park  in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Finally, families and couples visiting the 54-hectare Rizal Park in Manila will have a decent place for a picnic.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Travel | Read More »

My Independence Day


Every year, I have a problem celebrating Philippine Independence on June 12. I vividly remember it happening on July 4, 1946. That was a historic date for me, and, I guess, for our entire family who gathered around the radio (no television then) to listen to the colorful description of what was happening that morning. We tried to visualize what the radio announcer reported with such detail and drama.

Posted: June 10th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

One more tribute to Rizal–a giant carrot-walnut cake in Luneta


To celebrate José Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary, a towering 9-ft-tall cake with 6x6x6-ft base was unveiled last rainy Sunday morning in Rizal Park, Manila. The vintage-theme fondant cake called “An Ode to a Patriot” paid tribute to the National Hero as a traveler and writer. Local officials got a taste of the carrot-walnut creation, and […]

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »