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The 100th. Birthday of Mr. Ernst Blumentritt
By Lucien Spittael
Belgium
Wed 20th July 2011

Mr. Ernst Blumentritt is the only living grandson of Dr. Jose Rizal’s most important and special European friend, Ferdinand Blumentritt. Rizal regularly addressed him as “mein bruder” (my Brother) in their correspondence.

His full name is Ernst, Ferdinand, Marian Blumentritt Ferdinand like his father and grandfather and Marian in reverence of his godfather: Mariano Ponce.
149th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal in Knokke, Belgium
Lucien Spittael
Knokke-Belgium
June 19, 2010

In commemoration of the 149th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal the Belgian Chapters of the Knights, of Rizal under the capable lead of Sir Dominiek Segaert, had organized the musical “Calamba Joe” in the cultural center Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist.
MoreA guided tour of Belgium for Dr. Sir Emmanuel F. Calairo
Sir Lucien Spittael

Dr. Sir Emmanuel Calairo, Phd, (KCR) and Dean College of Liberal Arts-De La Salle University is on a professional/ personal...
MoreRizalian tour in Germany (Heidelberg, Wilhelmsfeld) and Czech Republic (Budejovice)
Lucien Spittael

It was a wintry day when my wife Madeline and I left Belgium to take a Rizalian Euro tour....
MoreVisit of two Rizal descendants in Europe
Lucien Spittael

The great Malayan, Jose Rizal, is still very alive in the Rizal family.

Last October I gave a two hour's lecture...
MoreThe Ferdinand Blumentritt/Rizal documents in the Czech Republic
Sir Lucien Spittael, El Filibusterismo Chapter, Belgium

As it appears that there is quite some misinformation and confusion in circulation surrounding the Rizal/Blumentritt documents in the Czech...

    Sir Lucien Spittael

    MorePAPAL NUNCIO CELEBRATES PENAFRANCIA FIESTA AT PENRITH-AUSTRALIA
    Noe Adan

    The Papal Nuncio, His Excellency, Most Rev. Adolfo Tito Yllana, was the main celebrant during the special Marian mass of Our Lady of Penafrancia on Sep 16, at St Nicholas of Myra Church in Penrith....
    MoreThe Inauguration of the Philippine Australian Arts, Culture and Innovation Central (ACI Central) 2
    Richard J. Ford

    The official inauguration of the Philippine Australian Arts, Culture and Innovation Central 2 by NARRA Co-operative Ltd and Plaza Filipino Inc. was...
    MoreThe 1st Golden Balangay Awards: A Night to Celebrate & Remember
    Claire Dela Gana

    Achievers, movers and shakers gather for the first-ever nationwide search for outstanding Filipino Canadians
    ...
    MoreCulinary Cities of the World: Manila - Culinary Demo in Toronto
    Jojo Taduran

    Hidden Flavours of Philippine Kitchens
     
    Culinary Cities of the World is back! The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts...
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