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Understanding Rizal Without Veneration

Quarantined Prophet and Carnival Impresario By E. San Juan, Jr. “…but I rejoice more when I contemplate humanity in its immortal march, always progressing in spite of its declines and falls, in spite of its aberrations, because that demonstrates to me its glorious end and tells me that it has been created for a better 

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A Day of Tyranny

Philippine Independence Day Parade in New York City (Statement of the Philippine Forum on the Consulate General and PIDC’s curtailment of our freedom of expression) THE Philippine Independence Day Parade in New York City on June 5 was supposed to be a celebration of our freedom from tyranny and oppression. The Philippine Consulate General of 

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An Open Letter: Is ConGen Rebong’s $10,000 condo rent justified?

Dear Editor, As a working Filipina who has been residing in New York City for 10 years, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gilberto Asuque’s senseless remarks in defense of the lavish condo rental allowance extracted monthly from Philippine government funds to house our overseas diplomats reaps nothing short of blood from my ears (“DFA Defends N.Y. Envoy’s 

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Pistahan sa Toronto

By Aida E. D’Orazio The sizzling weather during the Pistahan Sa Toronto was definitely no spirit damper to Filipinos. The forecast was 33 degrees Celsius with a humidity index of 40 degrees. Add to it the possibility of a thunderstorm. Yet, the hordes of people that attended the Pistahan on the two-day Philippine Independence Day 

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Letter to The Editor: ‘Inappropriately misquoted’

Dear Mr. Garcia: It has been three weeks now since I have spoken to your son, Norman, about an article in your paper written by Miss Marlou Tiro. On that phone conversation last May 22, 2005, I told your son that I had been inappropriately misquoted by the author on my lecture about depression, including 

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Reply to Dr. Bismonte’s letter

Dear Dr Bismonte, I have read your letter and appreciate your comments. It may be important for you to note that the article was meant to inform the public about your lecture with no intention to dishonor your profession as a Psychiatrist. As a Filipino, it is an honor to learn that there is a 

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Windsor Filipino Community Centre: Sharing One Vision

For only one dollar a year, the Filipino community of Windsor had been able to fulfill the dream of having their own community center. But more than that, it was built on teamwork and shared vision. Thanks to the people who were behind the project, the centre has now become the pride and honor of 

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Women’s well-being, feminine hygiene

MANILA–A key aspect of female well- being is feminine hygiene. There are misconceptions, however, about proper feminine hygiene, which to a gynecologist is synonymous with appropriate care of the vulva. Collectively, the vulva consists of the female external genitalia, namely, the urethra, clitoris, labia minora, labia majora and the vagina. The latter is an opening 

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Jasmine Trias, performing at Mabuhay Festival

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) in cooperation with Roger’s Wireless presents a bevy of activities for the summer. On July 16 and 23, college and university students are invited to compete in the Mabuhay Metro Pop Singing Competition at Hacienda Restaurant on Bathurst and Bloor. PIDC is searching for a representative of the Filipino 

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Veneration without Understanding

(Does Rizal deserve to be our national hero?) By Renato Constantino In the histories of many nations, the national revolution represents a peak of achievement to which the minds of man return time and again in reverence and for a renewal of faith in freedom. For the national revolution is invariably the one period in 

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