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New Rizal Park garden especially for seniors

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A SPACE for slowing down time awaits senior citizens at Rizal Park.

A part of Rizal Park in Manila has been set aside for the exclusive use of the elderly to give them a place where they can feel right at home for a relaxing and gratifying park experience.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

For art’s sake: Estrada suspends demolition as Italians plead

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“THE FURIES” or what’s left of it (left) is losing its place of prominence in a city that apparently needs a refresher course on art appreciation, where officials even allowed an electric post to ruin the view on San Marcelino Street, Ermita, Manila. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The city government of Manila has temporarily suspended the demolition of the old Meralco building in Ermita after the Italian Embassy wrote regarding the fate of the artwork on the structure’s facade, a 9.5-meter bas-relief by Italian sculptor Francesco Riccardo Monti.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ad regulatory board stops airing of Battle of Mactan spoof

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The Ad Standards Council (ASC) has recalled the Clearance to Air of a diaper TV commercial which implied that the Battle of Mactan started over diapers.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ad regulatory board stops airing of Battle of Mactan spoof

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CEBU CITY—The Ad Standards Council (ASC) has recalled the Clearance to Air of a diaper TV commercial which implied that the Battle of Mactan started over diapers.   In a letter addressed to Jones Campos, executive director of the Advertising Board of the Philippines (AdBoard), ASC executive director Mila Marquez said they have recalled the [...]

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rizal planted seed of revolution; Bonifacio watered it

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CENTENNIAL RITE  Members of the Knights of Rizal reenact the transfer of National Hero Jose Rizal’s bones from Binondo to Luneta in Manila during a dawn ceremony marking the 116th anniversary of his death. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

On December 20, 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, as head of the Philippine Revolutionary Government, issued a decree proclaiming Dec. 30 of every year a national day of mourning in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal and the other martyrs of the revolution against Spain. This was just two years after the execution of the hero by the Spanish colonial government.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Biñan marks 100th death anniversary of Rizal’s mom

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BIÑAN CITY—One hundred years ago, hundreds of mourners lined the route of the funeral procession to the North Cemetery where Teodora Alonso, the mother of national hero Jose P. Rizal, was laid to rest. Her coffin was placed on a hearse pulled by two horses that came from Australia. “People had expressed bereavement over the [...]

Posted: August 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rizal at 150: In visit to HK prison, he saw oppression

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(Editor’s Note: The author is the shrine curator of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.) Human Rights activists say that incarceration in Philippine jails, no matter how brief, is in itself a death sentence, with convicts—the impoverished ones, that is—forced to live in misery and squalor. Recent statistics of the Bureau of Jail Management [...]

Posted: May 29th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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