Rizal day - updates

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Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Work out like Rizal

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Jose Rizal wasn't just an intellectual – he was also a fitness buff

Robredo: Rizal showed reforms can happen without resorting to brutality

Dec 30, 2019 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'Hindi natin makakamit ang tunay na pag-unlad sa pamamagitan ng mga madalian at brutal na solusyon, lalo na iyong tahasang tumataliwas sa ating mga batas,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

RIZAL DAY MESSAGE. Vice President Leni Robredo hopes Filipinos today will follow the example set forth by national hero Dr Jose Rizal. File photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Duterte to Filipinos: Fight apathy and divisiveness like Rizal did

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:36 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte leads the Rizal Day rites in Davao City

'BE LIKE RIZAL.' President Rodrigo Duterte leads the Rizal Day rites in Davao City on December 30, 2019. Screenshot from RTVM's Facebook page

Senators to Filipinos: Be like Rizal, 'fight inequality and abuse'

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:57 PM

'During this dark chapter in our history, when there is a prevailing culture of impunity and blatant attempts to desensitize us to violence and corruption, we are called upon to speak up, stand up, and fight back,' opposition Senator Leila de Lima says

RIZAL DAY. Senators commemorate national hero Jose Rizal on his 122nd death anniversary. Images from Wikimedia Commons and Shutterstock

Duterte skips Rizal Day rites in Davao City

Dec 30, 2018 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) In a prepared speech read by his daughter, Duterte urges 'everyone to emulate Rizal's patriotism in their own ways by supporting the government's development against corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect after laying the wreath at the Rizal National Monument in Rizal Park, Manila to honor the memory of the country's national hero during the 121st Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal's Martyrdom on December 30, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Robredo: Rizal a reminder that 'true freedom goes with kindness, integrity'

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the national hero should inspire Filipinos to 'work for his vision of a Philippines free from hate, division, and tyranny'

REMEMBER RIZAL. Vice President Leni Robredo pays tribute to Dr Jose Rizal on his 122nd death anniversary on December 30, 2018, at Luneta Park in Manila. Photo by OVP

On Rizal Day, Palace tells youth: Be courageous, empathetic

Dec 29, 2018 - 5:33 PM

'Jose Rizal’s martyrdom should propel us to rise to the challenge of the times and unchain ourselves from our stupor of indifference,' Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says on the eve of Rizal Day 2018

RIZAL DAY. The country commemorates the 122nd death anniversary of Dr Jose Rizal. File Presidential Photo

Free train rides on Rizal Day 2018

Dec 27, 2018 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) LRT2 and MRT3 will give out free rides to commemorate Jose Rizal's heroism on his 122nd death anniversary

FREE RIDES. MRT3 announces free rides on December 30. Photo from DOTr-MRT3

Catriona Gray's national costume up for public viewing on Rizal Day

Dec 21, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Here's your chance to see the elaborate costume of Miss Universe 2018 up close

EXHIBIT. The national costume worn by Catriona Gray at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant is now in the custody of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

The week in photos: December 30, 2017-January 5, 2018

Jan 06, 2018 - 2:51 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People visit the Harbin Ice and Snow World, part of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin in China's northeast Heilongjiang province on January 4, 2018.The festival, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, officially opens on January 5. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER

Love your country like Rizal, LP urges millennials

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:10 PM

'We urge today’s millennials to be like Rizal, to work for a better Philippines, free of poverty and fear, and where justice and solidarity reign,' says the Liberal Party on Rizal Day

RIZAL DAY. The country commemorates the 121at death anniversary of Dr Jose Rizal at the Rizal Park in Manila on December 30, 2017. Presidential Photo

Duterte calls on Filipinos to emulate Rizal’s patriotism

Dec 30, 2017 - 9:16 AM

'Even in death, he imparted upon us his aspirations for a nation that is free from the scourge of injustice, tyranny and suffering,' says President Rodrigo Duterte on the 121st death anniversary of national hero Dr Jose Rizal

RIZAL DAY. President Rodrigo Duterte pays tribute to national hero Jose Rizal on his death anniversary. File photo from Presidential Photo

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Dec 30, 2016 - 8:59 PM

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Robredo on Rizal Day: 'Bravely defend the rights of Filipinos'

Dec 30, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says Jose Rizal s life and work brought hope to those in despair and courage to those living in fear

FIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY. Vice President Leni Robredo wants Filipinos to emulate the example led by national hero Jose Rizal. Photo from OVP

Senators on Rizal Day: Protect the freedom he died for

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:13 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan calls Jose Rizal a millennial who cares and says he used his talents to fight for the country s liberation from Spain

'BE LIKE RIZAL.' Senators Leila de Lima, Francis Pangilinan, Loren Legarda, and Grace Poe want Filipinos to follow the example of national hero Jose Rizal. File photos by Rappler

Duterte on Rizal Day: Be a hero, help effect change

Dec 30, 2016 - 9:30 AM

This day of commemoration is a day of grateful remembrance of his martyrdom so that we may also awaken and become our own heroes – committed to advocate good governance and uphold the rule of law says President Rodrigo Duterte

Rizal's student in Dapitan recalls service, duty, sense of dedication

Dec 30, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Jose Aseniero one of Jose Rizal s students in Dapitan recalls the teachings of his former maestro in his memoir translated from Spanish by his grandson

RECALLING THE PAST. George Aseniero quotes from the memoir of his grandfather Jose Aseniero, one of Jose Rizal"s 24 students in Dapitan. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Rizal monuments around the world

Dec 30, 2015 - 8:03 PM

MovePH Rappler s civic engageme nt arm asks netizens to take the RapplerChallenge by sharing photos of Rizal monuments around the world

PH Minecraft fan rebuilds Rizal Park in-game

Dec 30, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Minecraft builder Dyeyzzon914 builds a replica of Rizal Park within Minecraft

RIZAL PARK IN MINECRAFT. A screenshot of the Rizal park project within Minecraft.

Last time as president: Aquino leads Rizal Day rites

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:54 AM

President Aquino urges Filipinos to reflect on the sacrifices of the national hero for Philippine independence and to emulate his vision and love of country

HONORING RIZAL. President Benigno Aquino III leads the Rizal Day rites in Manila on December 30, 2015. Photo from gov.ph Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

EXCLUSIVE: Marwan’s ties that bind: From family to global terrorism

Feb 08, 2015 - 11:30 AM

In 2002 authorities around the world didn t know the role of Marwan in terror networks Looking back we can piece together the ties that bind him and his family to local and global terror plots

Celebrating flag day every day

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:19 PM

There is so much more to the story behind our nation’s flag that I wish we Filipinos would know and keep it mind Because if we do we would have a deeper understanding and appreciation of our country

Photo of the author in Hong Kong

CROSSWORD PUZZLE: How well do you know Jose Rizal?

Dec 30, 2014 - 12:10 PM

It s a day to commemorate the life and works of Dr Jose Rizal but how familiar are you with the Philippine national hero?

'Students put sunglasses, Bob Marley cap on Rizal'

Jun 19, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The curator of the Rizal Park in Dapitan says June 19 the national hero s birth anniversary should be Rizal Day nor his death anniversary on December 30

NOT THEIR HERO? Children in Dapitan walk mindlessly past Rizal's place of exile. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler.com

Scroll down history lane: Rizal's last days

Dec 30, 2012 - 12:47 PM

On December 30 2012 the Philippines commemorates the centennial of the re interment of Rizal’s remains in Rizal Park

Screen grab from gov.ph

#Rappler Assignments: Rizal monuments around the world

Dec 30, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Send us photos and video of monuments plazas parks and historical markers dedicated to Dr Jose Rizal

Bookmarking Rizal: A Dead Tree Hero in a Digital World

Dec 30, 2012 - 9:49 AM

There is a public to win over to viewing the past not as a recitation of dry isolated data but as something that can say a thing or two about where we are; where we’ve been; and everything in between

IN PHOTOS: Rizal Day celebrations

Dec 30, 2012 - 9:17 AM

Jose Rizal speaks

Dec 30, 2012 - 6:00 AM

Over a century since his death the words of national hero Jose Rizal still resonate with us

Banned on Rizal Day: cockfighting, horse-racing and jai-alai

Dec 28, 2012 - 12:51 PM

Violators can be fined or imprisoned according to RA 229