Sydney Knights of Rizal observe June 19 with reading of “Rizal’s Letter to His Sister Soledad”

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TODAY JUNE 19, 2015 marks the 154th birth anniversary of the Philippine national hero, Dr Jose P. Rizal. Photo: Rizal statue at Rizal Park, Rosemeadow Campbelltown [TFA] Members and officers of the Order of the Knights of Rizal Sydney Chapter, Rizal Park Movement Campbelltown (RPMC) and Campbelltown & Region Filipino Community Council Inc (CRFCC) observed […]

Rizal sowed the idea; Bonifacio brought it to fruition

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By Floro Quibuyen On his 31 December 1888 letter to his compatriots, whose important meeting he couldn’t attend, Rizal wrote: “Without wishing to parody the sublime words of Christ, I shall say to you nevertheless why I think and feel thus, that wherever two Filipinos meet in the name of the native land and for […]

Bayan Ko, A Dramatic Reading

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“Bayan Ko” (My Country) is a dramatic reading based on Floro Quibuyen’s book A Nation Aborted: Rizal, American Hegemony and Philippine Nationalism. Quibuyen wrote and directed “Bayan Ko” in consultation with his PI 100 (Rizal) class, which presented it as an intermission number in the Symposium on Globalization, which, in turn, was organized by his […]

Rizal: The First Emo?

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Simple Life Lessons from The Extraordinary Story of José Rizal By Prof. Michael Charleston “Xiao” B. Chua, additional annotations by Dr. Floro C. Quibuyen Note: Michael Charleston “Xiao” Chua, assistant professor of History at the De La Salle University and the deputy commander of the Sucesos Chapter of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, […]

Hibik sa Dapit-Hapon film brings to life Josephine to witness Rizal’s execution

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This short film, Hibik sa Dapit-Hapon, was judged one of the ten best short films by the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines way back in the early 80s. It was produced by Dr Floro C. Quibuyen when he was a scholar at Mowelfund Film Institute. Here is what Dr Quibuyen said of the film: “The […]

Epilogue: Rizal’s Legacy and Dapitan Today

[This is Part 6, the concluding part, of Rizal’s Legacy for the 21st Century: Progressive Education, Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development in Dapitan, first published at Social Science Diliman (SSD) Volume 7, No. 2, December 2011 issue. //Ed.] IN HIS FOUR YEARS in Dapitan, Rizal played multiple roles: doctor, social worker, farmer, social entrepreneur, public […]

Rizal’s Cogency for the 21st Century

[This is Part 5 of Rizal’s Legacy for the 21st Century: Progressive Education, Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development in Dapitan, first published at Social Science Diliman (SSD) Volume 7, No. 2, December 2011 issue. //Ed.] WHEN RIZAL ARRIVED in Dapitan in 1892, there were only two colonial authorities in that district: the Spanish commandant and […]