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June 20, 2015

Happy Fathers Day to a 90-year old who can still travel and follow this FB Page. We were in a Sydney pub a few nights ago to try crocodile pizza and washed it down with apple cider.


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Published on June 20, 2015 21:26 • 163 views

June 19, 2015

Had two Inquirer articles on Rizal's birthday---page one on Rizal's selfies andop-ed page on Rizaliana in the Lopez Museum.
http://opinion.inquirer.net/85955/rizal-in-the-lopez-museum


Rizal in the Lopez Museum
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Raton de biblioteca, literally translated from the original Spanish, means ���library mouse��� in English, but a better rendering is ���bookworm��� or ���bibliophile.��� I fit the description to a tee because I grew up in a house with books and have lived most of my professional life in libraries. Fortunately,���
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Published on June 19, 2015 06:45 • 191 views
Online version of my page one Inquirer article on Rizal's two selfies does not carry these pictures.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/699422/rizals-self-portraits-late-19th-centurys-selfies


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Published on June 19, 2015 05:07 • 79 views

June 18, 2015

Josefa and Josefina are feminine forms for Jose. Rizal's younger sister was Josefa, her nickname was Panggoy. Josefina in English is Josephine and this original letter of Miss Bracken is in the USP Museum in Cebu.


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Published on June 18, 2015 01:23 • 82 views

June 16, 2015

My Inquirer column today on teh shady Howard Bray.
http://opinion.inquirer.net/85908/lost-in-translation


Lost in translation?
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Philippine Daily Inquirer By: Ambeth R. Ocampo, June 17th, 2015 12:40 AM One of the most popular dioramas in the Ayala Museum depicts the declaration of Philippine independence from the balcony of Emilio Aguinaldo���s house in Kawit, Cavite, on June 12, 1898. Some visitors rightly comment that the rea���
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Published on June 16, 2015 23:50 • 72 views

June 15, 2015

Wanted to dangle my feet on the edge of the cliff and take a selfie above the clouds but was too scared to try.


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Published on June 15, 2015 14:07 • 58 views

June 12, 2015

Philippine history rated PG! Missed my CNN Philippines interview? Replays on: Saturday 9AM, Sunday 7:30PM, Monday 4:30PM. Pls share (Screen shot from MarG Ocampo)


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Published on June 12, 2015 07:13 • 100 views
My Inquirer column on Independence Day.
http://opinion.inquirer.net/85720/rising-for-anthem-and-flag


Rising for anthem and flag
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I attended a fashion show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines recently and wondered aloud why the program began with the National Anthem. Rising for the anthem or an invocation (which, by the way, should properly be after the anthem) during an official program is understandable, but rising for���
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Published on June 12, 2015 03:34 • 503 views

June 11, 2015

Beauty and the Beast on CNN tonight at 9.30!


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Published on June 11, 2015 20:30 • 50 views

June 10, 2015

This Independence Day, we reflect on Philippine independence and history with Ambeth Ocampo. Get to know the historian, professor, journalist, and author renowned for his witty narratives, insights, and unconventional perspectives on history -- making it come alive beyond the confines of the classroom. This week on @cnnphilippines Profiles, join us in a rich conversation with the master story-teller at Lopez Museum - where he began his early research on Rizal - as he marks the 25th year of his most popular book "Rizal Without the Overcoat."
Profiles, June 12, Friday, at 9:30PM. Replays Saturday 9AM, Sunday 7:30PM, Monday 4:30PM
Pls share.


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Published on June 10, 2015 04:35 • 159 views

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