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Alden stars in GMA’s martial law special

Alden Richards depicts the life story of activist and awarded screenwriter Boni Ilagan in “Alaala: A Martial Law Special,” set to air tomorrow on GMA. It is said to be Alden’s boldest portrayal yet.

Jose Rizal was born 156 years ago, on June 19, 1861, in Calamba, Laguna. He went on to live a life that embodied the ideals of the Filipino nation, writing two novels – Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo – that became the intellectual expression of the strengthening nationhood of the Filipinos stirring to life after centuries of Spanish colonial rule.

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Filmbios of heroes and PH Presidents

Today, June 12, is Independence Day and so Highspeed suggests filmbios of heroes and noted personalities, especially Philippine Presidents.

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LATE last year, during the centennial celebration of my alma mater, I was invited to talk about an interesting and rather difficult topic, “On Service to the Country.” This column is based loosely on this speech which I delivered during the alumni homecoming of the University of the Philippines-College of Business Administration last December 6, 2016.

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A Day for Heroes

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When I was young, I always wondered what National Heroes’ Day was for. Was it for all the national heroes who were not given their special day? It turned out to be true as only Jose Rizal (the date of his death, December 30) and Andres Bonifacio (the day of his birth, November 30) have specific holidays dedicated to their heroism.

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President Duterte has called on Filipinos to emulate the patriotism and courage of revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio in working towards a peaceful and prosperous country.

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