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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 »

Aquino sounds call for unity amid differences

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

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

IN THE KNOW: Rizal as ‘lottery addict’

Described as a lottery addict by his Spanish biographer, Dr. Jose Rizal actually won the lottery while he was living in exile in Dapitan in 1892.

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

Rizal honored with many names but none like the ‘Tagalog Christ’

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Sunday, Dec. 30, is the 116th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal. It is also the centennial of the transfer of the remains of the national hero from Binondo to his monument in Luneta, now called Rizal Park.

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

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