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Rizal Shrine day trip: Consul General Lim takes us to school on Philippines History [sponsored]

Manila, July 10. Sixteen buses carrying five hundred delegates were in the convoy. Ten were to go to Calamba, the boyhood home and shrine to Dr. Jose Rizal and six to Kawit. Bus Six never made it to Kawit, the hometown of General Emilio Aguinaldo.

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Rediscovering Filipino History, Manila's Museums [sponsored]

It only illustrated to me how transnational (to borrow a fancy word), migratory people we Filipinos are. Throughout the trip, I met a wide range of people with a strong, shared interest in our heritage. I was delightfully surprised with my impressive fellow travelers, and counted myself very lucky to be on such an experience especially with these compatriots.

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Firefly Watching on Palawan's Iwahig River, Philippines

Everything about this place -- the calm and quiet, the water, the moonlight, the fireflies -- tipped my mind over, poured out my cares and spilled away the needless worries, and emptied me so completely that good things could find their way inside my heart again.

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