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DepEd hails Filipino heroism in art exhibit

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:01 PM

'We can be living heroes: serving our country, serving our people, taking risks – it’s not the glory, it’s not the money, it’s not wealth, says Education Secretary Leonor Brioner as DepEd unveils the 'Bayani, sa Lupain ng Ginto't Bulaklak' exhibit

HEROISM. The Department of Education hails Filipino heroism during the unveiling of a mural exhibit. Photo courtesy of Department of Education

If Rizal were alive today, how would he tweet?

Jun 20, 2019 - 11:45 AM

For Rizal's birthday, we played a little experiment. Here's how some netizens channeled their inner Rizal.

LOOK: Jose Rizal as Google Doodle for 158th birth anniversary

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:05 AM

The national hero celebrates his 158th birth anniversary this year


Philippine Navy's first ever missile-capable warship hits water

May 23, 2019 - 9:19 PM

The future BRP Jose Rizal is transferred to the water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea

BRP JOSE RIZAL. The Philippine Navy's most capable warship BRP Jose Rizal is launched. All photos from the Philippine Navy

JRU taps former La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez

Apr 20, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Louie Gonzalez returns to the NCAA to replace Vergel Meneses

FRESH START. The JRU Bombers look to turn their fortunes around with new coach Louie Gonzalez. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Channel Jose Rizal and be part of ‘Mi Ultimo Adios’ poetry recital at Dia del Libro 2019

Apr 12, 2019 - 4:47 PM

It’s all part of Instituto Cervantes de Manila’s World Book Day celebration on April 27!

DIA DEL LIBRO. At Instituto Cervantes de Manila's celebration of World Book Day, participants get roses along with their book purchases. Photo from Facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila

NCAA volleyball: Lady Bombers keep Final Four hopes alive

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Dolly Grace Verzosa stars as JRU downs San Sebastian in straight sets in the NCAA women's volleyball tournament

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

VLOG: Si Xi Jinping, Duterte, at Rizal

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Sa pagbisita niya sa Pilipinas, inihahalintulad ni Xi Jinping si Rodrigo Duterte kay Jose Rizal

STATE VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China declare their joint press statements following the successful expanded bilateral meeting in Malacañang on November 20, 2018. Malacañang photo

Xi Jinping honors Rizal, Filipino hero with Chinese roots

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) Chinese President Xi Jinping praises Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte 'for taking on Jose Rizal's mantle'

WREATH LAYING. Chinese President Xi Jinping honors Filipino national hero Jose Rizal through a wreath-laying ceremony on November 20, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

CSB Blazers surge past JRU

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The CSB Blazers aim to end their season on a high note even though they are already out of the NCAA Season 94 Final Four

HIGH NOTE. Yankie Haruna leads the CSB Blazers to end their three-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Read your favorite Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales in Tagalog, as translated by Rizal

Oct 02, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Jose Rizal’s Filipino translations of classic Andersen tales will now be available for the public to read

Letran bench steps up for hold on No. 3 spot

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Jeremiah Taladua and Fran Yu chip into Letran's season-high bench output of 44 points

STEP UP. Jeremiah Taladua comes off the bench to leave an impact of a team-high 15 points. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda sweeps EAC, SSC eliminates JRU

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Robert Bolick drops 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to power the Red Lions to their 12th victory

UNSTOPPABLE. The EAC Generals couldn't find ways to shackle San Beda star Robert Bolick. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum picks up win No. 12, Mapua snaps skid

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:20 PM

CJ Perez and Mike Nzeusseu take charge as the Pirates extend their winning streak to 12 games in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

HUSTLE. Lyceum's Ralph Tansingco (left) and Jaycee Marcelino harass EAC's Jeric Diego. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Unbeaten Lyceum fights off late JRU scare

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:35 PM

CJ Perez tows the Lyceum Pirates to their 11th straight victory in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

WORKHORSE. Lyceum star CJ Perez proves too much again for the JRU Bombers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pirates escape Knights before Lions showdown

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Lyceum stays unbeaten heading into the rematch of last year's NCAA finals versus San Beda

CLOSE CONTEST. Lyceum's JV Marcelino and Letran's Bong Quinto battle for possession during their teams' tight NCAA duel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perpetual downs win-starved JRU in thriller

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:10 PM

CSB Blazers avoid dropping to the lower rungs with a much-needed win

HOT HAND. Hotshot guard Edgar Charcos leads the Altas anew with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda drops rival Letran in OT thriller

Aug 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The defending champion Red Lions get the better of fierce rival Knights in their first NCAA showdown this season

UNSTOPPABLE. San Beda's Robert Bolick wriggles past the defense of Letran's Bonbon Batiller. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Walking Rizal’s steps: Where to go in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Experience both a nature retreat and a historical tour in these spots where the hero left his mark

HISTORIC CONVERSATION. This is the estimated spot where Katipunan member Pio Valenzuela shared the group’s plans for armed revolution, and where Rizal advised them to proceed only upon securing enough arms and support from wealthy sponsors. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang/Rappler

Manga creators: Jose Rizal more than a Filipino hero

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The Japanese comic book on the Philippines' national hero is a first in many ways for its artist, writer, and publisher

Jose Rizal manga cover

CSB leaves JRU winless; Mapua resists late Arellano run

Jul 31, 2018 - 5:33 PM

CSB, Mapua, and Arellano post 2-2 win-loss records, while JRU remains winless in 5 outings in the NCAA senior basketball

TRIPLE ATTACK. Edward Dixon of College of St. Benilde Blazers defends by his lonesome a three-man assault by the  Jose Rizal University  Heavy Bombers in NCAA senior basketball action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: Lyceum stretches perfect run to 5

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

The Lyceum Pirates stay solo on top as the Arellano Chiefs and Letran Knights climb to a share of 3rd pkace

VICTORIOUS. Just a few days after their face-off, Lyceum and Arellano pull off separate victories. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum bombs JRU by 32 points

Jul 20, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The unbeaten Pirates cruise to a 3rd straight victory to stay solo on top in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

DOMINANT. CJ Perez and the Lyceum Pirates overwhelm the JRU Heavy Bombers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Retooled Mapua denies JRU home win

Jul 12, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The Cardinals kick off their campaign with a convincing triumph over the Bombers

TOPSCORER. Laurenz Victoria leads Mapua's balanced charge against JRU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Second volume of 'Jose Rizal' manga now out

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The second volume focuses on the national hero's mother and how she struggled after her wrongful arrest

JOSE RIZAL. The national hero is the subject of a new manga by Ryu Konno and Matsui Takahiro. Screenshot from Facebook.com/cccmoments

PRESS RELEASE: Bust of Jose Rizal unveiled in Prague

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Rizal’s bust was created by Filipino sculptor Jose Giroy, apprentice of National Artist Napoleon V. Abueva

[OPINION] Reading, understanding, and appreciating Rizal

Jun 24, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Admiring Rizal without understanding him is a kind of empty nationalism and blind devotion

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Jun 19, 2018 - 8:41 PM

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WATCH: Jose Rizal manga launches on hero's birthday

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:32 AM

At 4 pm Manila time on Tuesday, June 19, the first of the 4-volume Japanese-style comics about the Philippine national hero will be available online for free

RIZAL MANGA. The 4-volume series is set to be released on June 19, Rizal's birthday. Image courtesy of Rya Konno, Matsui Takahiro/TORICO,CCC

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 misconceptions about Philippine history

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:10 PM

We throw in the books to set the record straight

Zark’s-LPU sends hungry JRU to 8th straight loss in PBA D-League

Mar 22, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The Jawbreakers use a strong finishing kick to beat Heavy Bombers

CJ Perez of Zark's LPU mocks the defense ​​ Photo by PBA Images

EAC drubs JRU for 1st win; Marinero rolls over AMA in D-League

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Marinerong Pilipino improves to 4-2 while EAC pockets its first win in 5 outings

ON BOTH ENDS. Gab Banal turns in a double-double to help the Marinerong Pilipino Skippers bag their 4th win. Photo by PBA Images


AMA denies EAC comeback for 1st win; Gamboa-St Clare bombs JRU

Feb 12, 2018 - 7:18 PM

AMA Online Education finally barges into the win column in the PBA D-League

TREY. Robbie Manalang of AMA Online Education Titans takes a 3-point shot from the wings during their PBA D-League match against Batangas - EAC Generals at JCSGO Gym, Cubao Quezon City on Monday, February 12, 2018. Photo from PBA Images

Dela Virgen drops late 3-point bomb to lift JRU over Go For Gold-CSB

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:22 PM

JRU secures back-to-back wins in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup

SWEET SHOOTING. Mark Dela Virgen drains back-to-back threes to extend the lead to 7 in the 4th quarter. Photo by PBA Images

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

San Sebastian drops JRU in NCAA playoffs, moves on to face San Beda

Oct 27, 2017 - 6:40 PM

JRU will face defending champions San Beda in another knockout match

FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:02 AM

While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero

HEROES. Filipinos who have a concept of nation and fight for the nation's freedom may be considered heroes, according to criteria set by the National Heroes Commission. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

JRU crushes EAC by 29 points, Eze powers Altas against AU

Aug 15, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Heavy Bombers make it even with a 3 3 record while the Altas improve to a 3 4 card

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Generals choke Blazers, Teodoro powers Bombers against Altas

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:23 PM

Hamadou Laminou ends with a double double of with 21 points 13 rebounds to give the General their first win

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Estrella's clutch trey saves Mapua against Letran

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Andoy Estrella is too much for the Knights to handle as he scored a total of 12 points in the 4th period

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Red Lions complete undefeated run, claim Filoil trophy

Jun 25, 2017 - 6:35 PM

San Beda finishes the preseason cup with a flawless 11 0 card behind Robert Bolick s heroics

San Beda clinches perfect 10-0, books finals against DLSU

Jun 23, 2017 - 7:49 PM

The San Beda Red Lions and the De La Salle Green Archers will meet in the Filoil Preseason Cup finals

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Jun 20, 2017 - 12:25 PM

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Rizal's life in Germany revisited through new map

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Philippine embassy in Germany launches an illustrated map retracing Jose Rizal s adventures in the European country

RETRACING RIZAL'S ROUTE. Philippine Ambassador to Germany Melita Sta. Maria-€“Thomeczeck presents the new, illustrated map on the life of Rizal in Germany. Photo by Carol Ramoran

Filoil: FEU cruises past Mapua, San Beda defeats La Salle

May 28, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Robert Bollick scores 27 as San Beda defeats the defending UAAP champions

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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