Gemelli Carreri, An Italian in Manila, 1696

Gemelli Carreri, An Italian in Manila, 1696

A 17th century traveler visits Manila and records his observations in a bestseller.

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Rizal's "Kiss"

Rizal's "Kiss"

So, who really wrote this satire on the difficulty of kissing a Filipino woman – Rizal or Antonio Luna?

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Circumcision: Writhe of Passage

Circumcision: Writhe of Passage

A rite of passage that generations of Filipino men had to endure

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Andres Bonifacio, the Other National Hero

Andres Bonifacio, the Other National Hero

Why some people think the Leader of the Revolution got the short end of the stick.

   

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Rizal’s Great Loves

Rizal’s Great Loves

Did Jose Rizal have only three loves instead of nine?

    

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José Rizal and His Dueling German Friends

José Rizal and His Dueling German Friends

Penélope V. Flores shares that, in Heidelberg, Rizal fell in with fencing “student princes.”

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