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For Whom the Bells Toll
By Jose Sison Luzadas
April 14, 2012


“Looking back at the grim and gruesome moment in our History where more civilians died than the total combatants on both sides.   

Until that day when the Balangiga bells are repatriated to its rightful owners, CELEBRATION can wait.” 
   
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Photo source: Internet
 
Quality-wise,the condition of the picture is old, dim and blurry but this faded photo cannot escape the bloody accounts of that bloody encounter between the town people and the US Occupation Army. Valeriano Abanador is the man with folded arms. His statue and portrait are seen on top. He was the local town chief of police and the only identified native Filipino posing with the officers and men of the 9th Infantry Regiment of the US Army when the photo was taken. The contingent was part of the US troops sent by General Arthur MacArthur on mapping out operation, pacification and taking Filipino soldiers ready to surrender in accordance with the directive issued by General Aguinaldo immediately after his capture on March 25, 1901 in Palanan, Isabela.
AS IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO, It also takes two to deliver a message, Rizal and his alter ego.
By Jose Sison Luzadas, KGOR Scarborough Chapter,  CANADA
Mon 26th December 2011


We look at Rizal not just a medical practitioner. He was also a man of letters.  In his NOLI dedication, Rizal is not contented removing the veil to free Filipinos of their ignorance but also wanted those “liberated” must learn to read coupled with the ability to make a critical analysis so as to arrive to rational conclusion.

Using “alter ego” in baseball parlance is assigning a “designated hitter” or “pinch hitting”. Almost at the end of NOLI we see Elias fatally shot while rowing the banca that he and Crisostomo Ibarra used to elude the Civil Guards along the Pasig River.  Anchored in a safer area, Ibarra carried Elias to a wooded place where Elias spent the last breath hovering between life and death.  Rizal in the mouth of Elias said: “I die without seeing the dawn of my country. Those who will see it cherish and adore but don’t forget those who fell in the darkness of the night!” 
 
“Ako’y mamamatay na hindi makita ang “bukang liwayliway” ng aking bayan. Kayong makakita ibigin at huwag kalimutan ang mga nabuwal sa dilim ng gabi”
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Notes on the Modern Times and the Living Past

 
Jose Sison Luzadas
 
Luzadas took journalism course under Prof Armando Malay, one-time Manila Times editor when he was taking undergraduate studies in UP Diliman in 1959 with history as major field. He fisnished his MPA in the same university.

When Luzadas settled in Toronto, CANADA, he earned a Bachelor of Education degree in 1973 at the University of Toronto thru the Government of Ontario grant.

Since the time he moved to Florida in 2000, Luzadas continued from time to time writing short articles primarily to friends and email groups.
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