Before it was destroyed during World War II, Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila, was a two-story structure that housed the artillery companies of the Spanish Army and the cell where national hero Jose Rizal was detained. On Mar. 6, 1951, Fort Santiago was declared a national shrine in line with Republic Act No. 597. It was reconstructed in 1953 and became the Rizal Shrine.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Of the many references to Christmas in the five-volume compilation of Jose Rizal’s correspondence, the formal but surly letter dated Dec. 25, 1896, stands out.
By Erika Sauler
, Michael Lim Ubac
President Benigno Aquino III leads the nation in commemorating the 116th anniversary of Jose P. Rizal’s martyrdom at ceremonies at Luneta Park this Sunday morning.
By Jerome Aning
An international conservation group has included Intramuros and Fort Santiago in Manila in its list of Asia’s “10 most significant archaeological and heritage sites facing irreparable loss and destruction.”
By Jeannette I. Andrade
In all their Filipiniana finery and old-fashioned “sapatillas,” men and women dedicated to living by Jose Rizal’s nationalist principles and teachings on Friday walked a kilometer from Fort Santiago to the Rizal Park in Manila to reenact his martyrdom 115 years ago. It was one of the the biggest gatherings of Rizalistas in the country. [...]