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Why the Catholic Church should apologize to Rizal’s mother

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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.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

José Rizal’s favorite dishes as gleaned from his Dapitan letters


As I write this, I look forward to my visit to Dapitan in Zamboanga del Norte, where national hero José Rizal lived in exile from 1892-1896. It certainly is good timing because the country commemorates the 150th birth anniversary this year of Rizal, who was born on June 19, 1861. Accounts have it that he […]

Posted: June 16th, 2011 in Columns,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »