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Links on Jose Rizal

Today is Rizal Day. In tribute, here are top links on the Philippine national hero: Jose Rizal Website by the Jose Rizal University Jose Rizal on Wikipedia Jose Rizal by the Washington University Jose Rizal by the University of Pennsylvania Jose Rizal by the Pantas Project Philippines Jose Rizal by the Ateneo de Manila University […]

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Christmas gifts, thus far…

As of today, I’ve already received a number of = Christmas gifts, apart from giving more away to my loved ones. Since the Christmas season won’t end until the feast of the Three Kings, I hope this preliminary list gets longer. Those who wish to make me exceedingly happy may just refer to my wishlist. […]

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The Memije-Cruz Christmas tradition

That yearly ritual at home started when we still lived in Simoun. Parents just sleep on the night of the 24th, with Ate Anne and I trying our best to cook noche buena. We had a bigger family them — we lived together with our titos and titas (who have all left for the states, […]

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A hopeful Christmas to all!

My fondest Christmas wishes to everyone, especially to my closest friends. I hope the holidays give us more strength to pursue the good fight. Christmas ain’t about getting gifts or presents. It is about giving. Giving presents to others, serving others, loving them and putting them first before ourselves give us the highest high during […]

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My 2007 Christmas Wishlist

Its that time of the year. I myself will start shopping for gifts tomorrow and hopefully snag some good buys. My genies, ninongs, ninangs and friends who are thinking and contemplating about gifts for this writer will have have an easier time deciding with this list. Hahahaha. In no particular order, here’s my wishlist of […]

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Remembering Eden and Beng on Human Rights Day

Four years ago, on April 21, human rights worker Eden Marcellana, peasant leader Eddie Gumanoy and several others were abducted at gunpoint by soldiers in Oriental Mindoro. The following day, the lifeless bodies of Marcellana and Gumanoy were discovered by a wayside, bearing clear signs of torture. Today, Human Rights Day, let’s remember human rights […]

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Remembering ‘Puti’ on World Aids Day

Today, I fondly remember my friend Puti, hope that everything’s fine and that HIV is not the sole and chief factor to daily life’s choices. Puti is the first and, as of now, only friend of mine who has HIV. Puti is alive and well, coping with his own condition with a help from friends, […]

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