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Rizal planted seed of revolution; Bonifacio watered it

CENTENNIAL RITE  Members of the Knights of Rizal reenact the transfer of National Hero Jose Rizal’s bones from Binondo to Luneta in Manila during a dawn ceremony marking the 116th anniversary of his death. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

On December 20, 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, as head of the Philippine Revolutionary Government, issued a decree proclaiming Dec. 30 of every year a national day of mourning in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal and the other martyrs of the revolution against Spain. This was just two years after the execution of the hero by the Spanish colonial government.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Take it from Quezon: Nationalism fuels progress


As we celebrate the 133rd birth anniversary of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon, it is useful for us to recall his nationalism and his economic, political and social policies to guide our present toward the future. These could shed light on the direction that our government should take if it wants to join the ranks [...]

Posted: August 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »