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A walk in the park

I feel apologetic in saying this, but I’m always rather disappointed by Luneta Park. Particularly after the well maintained and immaculately tended gardens of Fort Santiago, Luneta Park (nowadays officially known as Rizal Park) feels tired and rather worn at … Continue reading

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Within the walls

I have previously written of the significance of the national hero Jose Rizal. On Saturday we visited the shrine of the great man at Fort Santiago. Fort Santiago, which guards the entrance of the Pasig River, lies at the northwestern … Continue reading

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Rizal Day

30th December is a public holiday is the Philippines, in commemoration of the national hero Jose Rizal (1861-1896). Rizal was a true ‘renaissance man’, adept in a wide range of intellectual disciplines: a doctor of medicine, poet and novelist, conversant … Continue reading

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