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Museum lets e-learners catch up with ‘eternally young’ Rizal

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A MARTYR’S MIDNIGHT  A life-size image of Dr. Jose Rizal, the centerpiece of a newly upgraded museum depicting his life and legacy in Fort Santiago, captures the national hero in his last hours before his 1896 execution. NINO JESUS ORBETA

The man himself is “eternally young,” hence the place celebrating his heroism should be e-qually appealing. A modernized shrine and museum on the life and legacy of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, complete with interactive displays and cyberstations, was opened Friday at Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, his place of incarceration before he was put to death by the Spanish colonial regime on Dec. 30, 1896.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Did you know: Fort Santiago

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

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Hero’s last Christmas in 1896 far from merry

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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.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino to lead restaging of transfer of Rizal’s bones from Binondo to Luneta

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116 YEARS AFTER. A brown shrike (lanius cristatus) perches on a book of the statue of national hero Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila. The Philippines commemorates on Sunday the martyrdom of Rizal on Dec. 30, 1896, with a reenactment of the transfer of his remains from his sister’s house in Binondo, Manila, to Luneta on Dec. 30, 1912.  EDWIN BACASMAS

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.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Shabby, dark’ Intramuros needs rescuing

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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.”

Posted: May 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Rizalistas reenact hero’s last steps from Fort Santiago to Bagumbayan

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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. [...]

Posted: December 31st, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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