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Mga Kuwentong Rizal

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.

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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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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Flashback to 1986. During the snap elections, many residents of Muntinlupa residing inside the gated subdivisions joined the Namfrel, the town priests and the nuns to watch and protect the ballots.

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A student of Sun Tzu

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A friend in the tourism industry told this writer that his establishment suffered two huge cancellations from foreign business groups because of perceived unfriendly statements of the President.

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