Celebrating Icons

As we've been regularly doing for our last issue of the year, we have a story on Jose Rizal, our National Hero, whose execution day was December 30, 1896. This year we have a review of the latest book on everyone's favorite Filipino, titled Rizal +, an anthology edited by Alfred "Krip" Yuson which reviewer Francis Layf Custodio describes as "a one-stop shop for everything Rizal."

And for a touch of levity during the waning days of this eventful/awful 2018, PF Correspondent Cherie Querol Moreno tells us about her recent visit to Liverpool, England, where she re-lived her adolescence as a Beatles fan. Enjoy "'Just 17' Again in the Birthplace of the Beatles."

For your New Year celebration, here are some recipes from Elizabeth Ann Quirino for the Happy Home Cook.

And if you're craving more Rizal, Read Again John Silva's "Rizal's Cook Remembers a Good Man."

Here are links to significant stories from other publications that you may have missed:

Duterte Opens Up The Philippines To Chinese Workers, As Filipinos Seek Jobs Overseas

How I Learned To Talk To My Filipino Mom About My Mental Health

Cebuana Santa: the heiress who made her students' Christmas wishes come true

There’s a Room in the Inn for Scavengers and Pushcart Families

For our Video of the Week, we feature the trailer of Eric Liner and Neil Rettig’s film “Bird of Prey,” a documentary on the plight of the Philippine Eagle.

We wish all of you a happy and abundant Year of the Pig. 

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino