By LAURA ACEVEDA MALIWANAG Let me turn the hands of time when I was still 10 years old. The year was 1936. We were seven in the family – four girls and three

Leonor Rivera’s Ashes & Dr. José Rizal’s Love Letters

We never had a chance to know what Dr. José Rizal wrote to Leonor Rivera because Doña Silvestra, Leonor's mother hid Rizal's love letters from Europe a


Kirot sa puso ng katutubo Ni Ruel Basco Mazon Capitol Press Corps and MPPCI Director   “Un ang making pagkakamali nila ung tinanggal ang sandugo. Hind

Suez Canal: Dr. José Rizal and his Padalas

Another effect of the shortened time and travel distance through the Suez Canal from the Philippines to Spain is the accessibility of trade goods. For the expat

Suez Canal: Through Dr. José Rizal’s Eyes

What an international buzz the Suez Canal created in 1868 at the opening ceremony!!! The Egyptian Pasha pulled all the stops.  The guest of honor was Empress E

The Suez Canal: Through Dr. José Rizal’s Eyes

It was May 1882.  José  Rizal was on his way to Spain.  From Manila he took a boat to Singapore, changed to an ocean steamer, the Djenmah,  traveled on thr

Dr. José Rizal on the Suez Canal

My trip to the Suez Canal, July, 2011 was the product of serendipity.  I was commissioned  to paint a special canvas for the Rizal 150th Celebration exhibiti

How Dr. José Rizal immortalized Wilhelmsfeld in his novel Noli me tángere.

On my last day in Heidelberg, my Knights Of Rizal hosts brought their Noli me tángere books. The first was the large centennial volume in Rizal's own penmanshi

PAPI Midyear Media Confab Set On June 23, In Makati

                The Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI) yesterday announced the holding of the 2012 Midyear Media Conference,

The HIP Pinoys of Chicago

 When I say, I meet regularly with the HIP Pinoys of Chicago, you’d probably conjure up images of unshaven, young Filipino punks noisily crowding the hal

Dr. José Rizal’s Descendants: Filipino Family Levels of Consanguinity

ON this Father's Day Week-end let me offer a toast to Dr. José Rizal's descendants who, together with the whole Filipino nation, and the Filipino diaspo

Rizal/Viola Descendants Replicate 150 year-old Friendship

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Series 3: Mona House, Suwaifiyah Road, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain (Penned by: Donalie M.H.Cabral) Edited by: Dr. Danebeth Glomo and Dr. Arlen Arellado

Discover Dr. José Rizal’s Tagalog Regional Accent: His illustration of a folk tale

Dr. José Rizal loved to entertain his young nephews and nieces by telling them stories and drawing sketches. For example, he translated from German to Tagalog

I was at Dr. José Rizal’s Execution, Bagumbayan, Manila, 30 December 1896.

Hola! Me llamo Perro. Call me Señor Don Perro.  Yes, I’m a dog. Take a look at the official photo of Dr. José Rizal’s execution on 30 December

How Rizal toned down his tirades against the friars as he finished the Noli.

Pastor Karl Ullmer's vicarage, Wilhelmsfeld, Germany This is the house where Dr. Jose Rizal finally wrote FINIS to his novel Noli me tángere, Wilhelmsfeld

Find Dr. José Rizal in the Picture

One day, in 1885  at his atelier in Paris, Juan Luna prepared a big format canvas for a mannerist (wide  large open) style scene for which he is most famous.

Boracay To Host Global Media Island Convention On Dec. 8-10

The beautiful and amazing island of Boracay, the country’s premiere tourist destination, will be the host of the Global Media Island Convention scheduled

How Good was Dr. José Rizal’s English?

Dr. José Rizal's Spanish is pure beauty.  Just read his Noli me tangere novel.   It is idiomatic, smooth, funny, nuanced, contextually apppropriate and as al

Dr. José Rizal and the coup d’ état of 1882, Egypt: Then and Now

A Look at Dr. José Rizal's Diary:  The Timeless Tragedy of the Suez Canal, Egypt, then and now. On  2nd June 1882, Dr. José Rizal  was aboard the st

Dr. José Rizal’s pen and ink sketch of Aden, Yemen, 1882.

José Rizal's pen & ink sketch of Aden, Yemen,  28 May,1882 In 1882, Jose Rizal was on his way to Spain. It was his first trip abroad,

Where did Dr. José Rizal write his famous novel: Noli me tángere?

Dr. José Rizal started writing his novel Noli me tangere in Spain and finished up the last chapters in Germany. When did he have the time to write?  I

Dr. José Rizal’s annotation of Antonio Morga’s “Historical Events of the Philippines”.1609.

In 1889-1890, Dr. José Rizal spent several months in London first, to do his historical research on pre-colonial Philippines and second, to improve his English

José Rizal’s Books: Personal Library

The Philippine national hero, Dr. José Rizal had such a great attachment to his personal books. He resented the fact that while a student in Madrid, he learn

How to face a firing squad execution with a normal heart beat: Rizal, 30 December 1896

Every time I visit my primary physician at University of California, San Francisco, I always register numbers above my normal blood pressure.  Why?  Because

“Dear Ninang Pe”:

Ako ay dalagita, edad 17.  Nuong ten years old ako, umalis ang nanay ko tungong Rome, Italy upang magtrabajo  as a domestic worker.  Masipag siya at palaging

José Rizal greets you a “Merry Christmas” in a letter dated, 10 Dec. 1891

I had religiously read and re-read José Rizal's letters to his parents, brothers and sisters in the Philippines and to his good friend Ferdinand Blumentritt

José Rizal.: The Wanna be Gentleman Teen ager

José Rizal, the Philippine National hero was once a teen-ager. The attributes of a teen is that one day they act goofy, the next, they act mature. One day