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Jose Rizal and the Reproductive Health bill

It has been 116 years since our national hero Jose Rizal was executed in Bagumbayan, but his ideas are now being dragged into the raging debate regarding the long-pending reproductive health (RH) […]

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history / philippines

December 30 2012 Philippine holiday – Rizal Day

Filipinos all over the world will mark the 116th anniversary of the execution of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal this December 30, 2012. The day, which this year falls on a Sunday, […]

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history / journalism / philippines

December 30, 2011 Rizal Day National Holiday Pay Rules

The Philippines would be marking the 115th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal this December 30. Unlike Bonifacio Day (which is Gat Andres’ birth date), we commemorate Rizal Day on the day […]

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history / journalism / philippines

November 30, 2011 national holiday pay rules

November 30, 2011 – another Philippine holiday! In less than three weeks, we’ll be celebrating Andres Bonifacio day – or specifically, the 148th birth anniversary of the Katipunan founder. Before I discuss […]

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commentary / history / hodgepodge / philippines / politics

Muammar Gaddafi and Charice Pempengco to do a movie together? Yes!

Because of the astounding success of the recently concluded Cinemalaya 2011, a group of film enthusiasts calling themselves Association of Moviegoers (ASSMO) decided to stage another film fest just for this month […]

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commentary / history

Did you know that July 6 and 7 are two very important dates in Philippine history?

We commemorated two very important events in Philippine history last week. National hero Jose Rizal was banished to Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte in July 6, 1892, heralding the end of his La […]

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education / history / journalism / philippines

Armando Malay: “Veneration of Rizal was a fact even before his execution” Part II

I reported about Armando Malay’s “Veneration with Understanding” for my Rizal class (PI 100) in UP Diliman two years ago. Renato Constantino’s 1969 was a controversial piece, and the arguments he put […]

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education / history / philippines

Armando Malay’s excellent rebuttal of Renato Constantino’s “Veneration without Understanding” Part I

I reported about Armando Malay’s “Veneration with Understanding” for my Rizal class (PI 100) in UP Diliman two years ago. Renato Constantino’s 1969 was a controversial piece, and the arguments he put […]

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personal matters / philippines

Oh, yes! June 20, 2011 is a non-working day! Will you be paid by your company?

Pres. Aquino’s holiday proclamation for June 20  (Download here!) So, you may be thinking of reporting for work on that day. How will you be paid by your employer? Take note of […]

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Analyzing Toni Gonzaga’s interview with Bongbong Marcos

Celebrity talk show host and actress Toni Gonzaga is getting flak for her recent interview with former Senator and defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for her web show “Toni […]

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United Nations month theme for 2021 – “International Year of Fruits and Vegetables”

The United Nations (UN) will be celebrating its 76th foundation anniversary this October 24. Because of that, October of every year is known all over the world, including the Philippines, as the […]

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#BotongPinoy2022 – Manny Pacquiao officially joins 2022 presidential race

Senator Manny Pacquiao has officially declared his candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections Sunday afternoon. Pacquiao, the only boxer in world history to have won titles in eight different weight divisions, has […]

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Filipino netizen Mary Jane Fabre goes after the diplomatic passports of BTS, fails spectacularly

The seven-member supergroup BTS earned further admiration around the world this week when President Moon Jae-In of their home country South Korea officially appointed them as his government’s Special Presidential Envoy for […]

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