photo taken beside Rizal's house in Calamba, Laguna
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Jose Rizal In My Memory

It was summer of 1980 when I saw this book lying around the house. It was a biography of a man who somehow inspired me  to be. That book was Jose Rizal: His Life, Works, and Writings by Gregorio Zaide. […]

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Banned Books Week

 This week, starting 24 September, the world celebrates Banned Books Week. It is an annual event every last week of September that celebrates the freedom to read. It brings the whole book community, librarians, booksellers, publishers, teachers, writers, and readers […]

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World Trade Center complex
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The 9/11 Attacks

No one saw it coming. But when it happened, it shook the world. The event is called The 9/11 Attacks which gave terrorism a face. 19 men belonging to the Al-Qaeda group, hijacked four passenger airplanes two of which slammed […]

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Ferdinand Marcos and the Julio Nalundasan case
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The Julio Nalundasan Case

After 82 years, it’s not certain until today who really pulled the trigger that shot Assemblyman-elect Julio Nalundasan on 20 September 1935. Remember Viola Davis’ entrance on the first episode of How To Get Away With Murder? It seems that […]

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Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold
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Columbine High School Massacre

18 years ago, on 20 April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stormed Columbine High School with pipe bombs and gunshots. They killed 12 students, a teacher, injured 21 people, and committed suicide after. The day coincided with Hitler’s birthday […]

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Stockholm Syndrome

When we hear the term Stockholm Syndrome, we associate it with captivity. It is the strong emotional tie between the captor and the captive during captivity. The term became known after the failed bank robbery in central Stockholm, Sweden. BACKGROUND […]

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Bonnie And Clyde

I subscribed to Netflix and while looking for a crime movie, I decided to watch again the classic film Bonnie and Clyde. It is a 1967 American film that depicts the criminal life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow portrayed […]

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Anna Lynn Hurd
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Anna Lynn Hurd

I’ve read about this case probably more than 2 years ago from a book co-written by the victim’s mother. Anna Lynn Hurd was only 16 years old when she was stabbed to death on the early hours of Saturday, 23 […]

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