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Among all of our heroes, Dr. Jose Rizal, whose martyrdom we observed last December 30, is without any doubt the most written about. But one can never get tired leafing through Rizaliana materials. There is always something new, something interesting to learn about him.

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In a predominantly Catholic country like the Philippines, the main Christmas tradition is one of preparation for the coming of the Savior in an atmosphere of family togetherness and in the spirit of sharing.

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Up to 1901, Muntinlupa was part of Morong District (which was later renamed Rizal Province). Two years later, the Philippine Commission decreed – for reason unknown – that Muntinlupa should be part of Laguna, more specifically, the town of Biñan.

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Just asking

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President Rody Duterte has established his reputation as a straight shooter. He does not mince words to express his displeasure and he does so in very colorful language.

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Quo vadis?

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Every now and then Congress comes under attack for some perceived excesses. Latest case in point was the House of Representatives’ investigation looking into alleged wrong-doings of Senator Leila de Lima.

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What an election!

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The pundits, the analysts, the media and just about everybody had Hillary Clinton as a narrow winner over Donald Trump. The forecasts were only half correct. Clinton edged Trump by two million popular votes. But Donald trumped Hillary where it really counted, in the electoral votes.

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