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JOSEPHINE and Vicente: A photo of the newlywed Josephine Bracken-Abad and Vicente Abad in Hong Kong. Photo from brackenjosephine.blogspot.com

Most Filipinos are familiar with Jose Rizal’s life because the national hero wrote voluminously about himself and his activities.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Hero’s last Christmas in 1896 far from merry


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 »

Scholars divided on Jose Rizal’s true love

LEONOR RIVERA Is she our national hero’s one true, great love? INQUIRER file photo

Who was Jose Rizal’s true love? That’s a question appropriate for Valentine’s Day. It sounds playful, but it’s not. In recalling the national hero’s affairs of the heart, his popular image as a demigod venerated from afar is rendered more approachable. That Rizal, patriot and martyr, also felt Eros’ gift of ecstasy and pain like everyone else allows us to view him as both heroic and human.

Posted: February 12th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »