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Iloilo teacher-hero honored

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A teacher from Concepcion, Iloilo, who died while saving several children at the height of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) on November 8, will be honored for his heroism.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino honors Bonifacio heroism

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Annually, a national holiday commemorating the birth Andres Bonifacio is being observed. But for this year, President Benigno Aquino III made “honor and heroism” synonymous to the leader of the Philippine revolution

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rizal cult suffers declining membership

In the early 1970s, followers of Dr. Jose Rizal trooped by the thousands to the Rizal monument at Luneta Park in Manila, where the Spanish colonial government executed him on Dec. 30, 1896.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rizal’s martyrdom remembered

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In solemn rites, President Benigno Aquino on Sunday morning laid a wreath at the monument of Jose P. Rizal, capping the 116th anniversary of his martyrdom and centennial of the transfer of his remains from Binondo to Luneta Park.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A question of heroes

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Of the varied fare produced by this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, it was “El Presidente,” the film depicting the life of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, that I was most eager to watch. Films about a nation’s heroes are always tricky affairs. If they show nothing new about the persons or the circumstances in which they lived, they risk becoming utterly boring. If, on the other hand, they set out to project heroes in a new light, they are likely to face the question: What is fiction and what is fact?

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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