Eufemio Agbayani III Historic Sites Development Officer II National Historical Commission of the Philippines “Turn your eyes to the farmer burnt by the sun tilling the stubborn earth and burying a seed. He too contributes through his modest but useful work to the glory of the nation.” – Jose Rizal, El Amor Patrio, June continue reading : Rizal as a Farmer: The Dapitan Experience
By: Albert Vincent F. Barretto Former President Manuel Luis Molina Quezon will forever remain in the hearts of the Dapitanons not only for his efforts to achieve Philippine independence from foreigners, but also for preserving the memory of the place of exile of Jose Rizal in Dapitan. In the late 1920s, then-Senate President Quezon visited continue reading : RIZAL NATIONAL PARK: MANUEL QUEZON’S HOMAGE TO RIZAL’S PLACE OF EXILE
By: Albert Vincent F. Barretto “Bahay-kubo, kahit munti ang halaman doon ay sari-sari” is a line from the popular folk song, Bahay Kubo, that would aptly describe the life of Jose Rizal in Dapitan. The average Filipino knows that Rizal was a physician, writer and hero, but not many know that plants were part of continue reading : FLORA DE RIZAL: RIZAL’S PLANTS IN DAPITAN
KUYA RIZAL: REMEMBERING PACIANO RIZAL ON HIS 170TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY by Francis Kristoffer L. Pasion, Museum Researcher II Paciano Rizal has always been perceived in the national consciousness as almost like a footnote, overshadowed by the prominence of his young brother, Jose Rizal. But if there’s anything history offers, it is a nuanced and complex continue reading : Kuya Rizal: Remembering Paciano Rizal on his 170th Birth Anniversary
RIZAL’S COGENT LEADERSHIP THOUGHT AS A MODEL IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION by Quennie Ann J. Palafox Civil servants play a very important role in public administration as the partners of the government in bringing its affairs to the people, such as delivery of basic services and carrying out its day-to-day-functions. Often, civil continue reading : Rizal’s Cogent Leadership Thought as a Model in Public Administration
TIDBITS ON A BOY NAMED PEPEBy: Ferdinan S. Gregorio Many articles, books, essays and literary materials were written about Jose Rizal’s life, works and ideas, but sometimes we tend to neglect knowing who Pepe was before writing the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. Knowing Jose Rizal starts by knowing him as a child. continue reading : Tidbits on a Boy Named Pepe
MARIA CLARA AND THE GOLDEN TARABy Peter Jaynul V. Uckung It is still a popular belief that Jose Rizal’s epitome of the Filipina in bloom is Maria Clara. At least, not physically, as we all know she has reddish hair and cotton white skin, Caucasian features that cannot be denied (she is a daughter continue reading : Maria Clara and the Golden Tara
JOSE RIZAL: A HERO-SAINT?by Quennie Ann J. Palafox December 30 of each year marks the nationwide commemoration of the martyrdom of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. We remember Rizal through floral offerings, flag raising and other activities honouring him. Wherever you go, you may find a Rizal monument, schools, streets, plazas, and other continue reading : Jose Rizal: A Hero-Saint?
OF TREASURES YET UNDISCOVERED Today’s newspapers do not lack for reports about illegal logging, the destruction of corals, or the smuggling of rare animals, all of which are linked to the increasing threat of extinction of rare Philippine animal and plant species. Juxtapose this against a time when the sheer abundance of Philippine forests continue reading : Of Treasures Yet Undiscovered
DID RIZAL CONSIDER RETRACTING WHILE IN DAPITAN?by Bryan Anthony C. Paraiso Akin to walking on a mine field, the issue of José Rizal’s alleged retraction of his religious errors stirs up the emotions of historians, flaring up into fiery debates between the pros and cons, without any resolution in sight. The thought of continue reading : Did Rizal consider Retracting while in Dapitan?
RIZAL: A TOUR IN PARISby: Jude Roland Ay-ay The commemoration of Jose Rizal’s Death Anniversary is not new, at least for Filipinos who look forward to this legal non-working holiday. The thought of our national hero has represented mixed emotions of sorrow and success. Nonetheless, some of his letters rather show a quite different continue reading : Rizal: A Tour in Paris