Category: jose rizal

jose rizal on my blog

“the most brilliant filipino intellectual ever, bar none,” said adrian cristobal and jorge arago of our national hero.  on the 156th anniversary of his birth, sharing here my posts on dr. jose rizal that continue to be read by students … Continue reading

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Rizal’s prophecies fulfilled

Oscar P. Lagman, Jr. Tomorrow being Rizal Day, we honor Dr. Jose P. Rizal by reading and pondering his writings. As he wrote prolifically, we choose today to contemplate on what he wrote for La Solidaridad, the newspaper published by … Continue reading

ambeth & the supremes, rizal & his ultimo adios

it is ironic that 3 supreme court justices i cheered on for dissenting on the enrile bail case are the same 3 justices i am now jeering at for  buying (so to speak) not just DMCI’s, but even ambeth ocampo’s, … Continue reading

consunji, semirara, torre de manila, atbp.

the synchronicity is striking. while having to deal with the shameless atrocity that is DMCI’s torre de manila, and having to listen to DMCI’s lawyer who dares declare that jose rizal is no demigod — “his statue does not possess … Continue reading

jeremy barns on torre de manila

yesterday after the 6th hearing, the supreme court wrapped up oral arguments on GR. No. 213948  Knights of Rizal v. DMCI, Inc., and City of Manila, et al.  NCHP’s diokno and diokno had the last word, with some prompting from cj … Continue reading

sona, tsona, torre de manila #takeitdown

i’m deep into a book project — so far, purely a labor of love — and all the political drama is just white noise.  i did stop to listen to the president’s sona but went back to work the moment … Continue reading


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