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For Bohol folk, quake volunteers are ‘Rizals’

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BOHOL wasted no time getting back on its feet after the Oct. 15 7.2-magnitude quake, with tourism quickly rebounding as shown by visitors flocking to the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park just days after the quake. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Jose Rizal came to life in Bohol in the countless of volunteers who helped the province get back on its feet after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake destroyed homes, infrastructure and century-old churches on Oct. 15, according to the province’s officials.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘R’ is for Rizal; ‘h’ is for hero

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Statue of Dr. Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If there is one person who could be described by each letter of the alphabet, it is no less than Jose Rizal himself, said poet and author Vim Nadera.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino first President to attend Rizal Day rites in Tarlac City

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Until Monday, the 81-year-old Rizal monument built in 1932 through a P500 donation was just one of countless statues honoring the national hero in many parks of the country.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rizal statue now nat’l treasure

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One hundred years after it was erected, the Rizal memorial statue (Rizal Monument) was declared a national cultural treasure on Monday by the National Museum of the Philippines.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Rizal’s execution on Twitter: How would it be like?

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What would Jose Rizal’s final moments be like if someone tweeted about it?

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

Aquino leads Rizal Day rites in Tarlac

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President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the 117th anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s martyrdom in Tarlac City. PHOTO BY RTVM

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the 117th anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s martyrdom in Tarlac City.

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

Court ordered Rizal to pay P1M

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Statue of Dr. Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

One hundred and seventeen years ago, Jose Rizal was executed after he had been tried for treason and convicted for being “the living soul of the revolution.” It was not enough to snuff out his life, however. The revolution had caused damage to the State that the court set at P1 million, to be paid from the doomed man’s assets.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Were Rizal’s burial wishes honored?

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One hundred years after it was erected, the Rizal memorial statue (Rizal Monument) was declared a national cultural treasure on Monday by the National Museum of the Philippines.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

Today (Monday) is the 117th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal. It is also the centennial of the inauguration of the bronze-and-granite monument erected in his honor at Manila’s 58-hectare Rizal Park. Originally called “Motto Stella” (“Guiding Star”), it is better known now as the Rizal Monument.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino, Binay to lead Rizal Day rites in Tarlac City, Manila

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino III will lead the commemoration Monday of the 117th death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal in Tarlac City, the state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA) said Sunday.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MRT, LRT offer free rides on Rizal Day

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Metro Rail and Light Rail Transit Systems. FILE PHOTOS

Commuters are in for a treat on Rizal Day with both the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines offering free rides.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bonifacio pushed as national hero

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BONIFACIO AT 150 The Philippine flag flutters in the wind at the monument of Andres Bonifacio in Caloocan City as the nation celebrates the 150th birth anniversary Friday of the Father of the Philippine Revolution. A proposal has gone up in Congress that would designate the leader of the Katipunan as national hero in place of Jose Rizal. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

To this day, Filipinos debate who between Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, who died opposing Spanish rule and only months apart, deserves to be revered as national hero.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In the Know: We have no ‘national hero’

According to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Research, Publication and Heraldry Division, the Philippines does not have a single, official national hero because no law has been passed to recognize a national hero.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Rizal kin move out of crowded city cemetery

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DR. JOSE RIZAL. INQUIRER file photo

In one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Metro Manila, the dead crowd with the living. Space is running out in Manila North Cemetery that the relatives of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal had no recourse but to have the remains of his sister, Narcisa Alonso Rizal, and her family exhumed and transferred to Laguna province after more than 70 years.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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