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Lakbay Rizal – Metro Manila: Paco Park

By on April 17, 2012
If not for the diligence of Narcisa, Jose Rizal's sister, the Philippines would not have been able to give proper burial to its beloved national hero.
Metro Manila

Lakbay Rizal – Metro Manila: Rizal Park

By on April 13, 2012
The Rizal Park, formerly known as Bagumbayan and then Luneta, started merely as a clearing that overlooked Manila bay back in 1820. It was then developed into a park in the years that followed.
Metro Manila

Lakbay Rizal – Metro Manila: Fort Santiago

By on April 11, 2012
The Fort Santiago is an almost triangular citadel in Intramuros, the old walled city of Manila. It was built in 1590 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as part of the city's defenses against pirates and bandits.
Metro Manila

Lakbay Rizal @150 – Intramuros sites

By on March 31, 2012
Inside Intramuros, the Walled City in Manila, are three places that have played significant parts in the life of Jose Rizal. One of these is the University of Santo Tomas, where he once studied medicine, with specialization in ophthalmology from 1877 to 1882.

Doble Kara: Rizal in art and monuments

By on December 6, 2011
It did not feel like a one hour lecture at all as Dr. Ocampo dashes his talk with quirky asides or what he confessed that afternoon as ‘useless information.’