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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

    MoreBicol Canada Picks New Officers, EARL FRANCIS ORIÑO DACARA Is Elected President
    Romeo Ayson Zetazate

    The Bicol Canada Community Association (BCCA), during its general meeting held on February 18, 2018, elected its new set of 21 directors and executive officers at the Our Lady of Assumption Church Parish Hall, Bathurst St., North York, Toronto....
    MoreAPCO affiliates in ZEST Awards
    Richard J Ford

    Three organisational affiliates of APCO vied for various categories of community awards at the recent ZEST awards – an annual...
    MoreANG BIKTIMA AT ANG MANLILINLANG - Part 4
    Mga Gintong Kwento ni Rene Calalang

    “Ano’ng nangyari?”
    “Sa una pa lang, antipatiko na daw iyong biyenan niyang hilaw.”
    “Bakit naman?”...
    MoreASCON meets new Cumberland Mayor
    Richard J Ford

    The Mayor of Cumberland Council, Greg Cummings met with the Officers and members of the Auburn Small Community Organisation Network...
    MoreCanadian Medical Mission to T’boli Tribes Successful Despite Mishaps and Martial Law Fears
    Edwin Cordero Mercurio

    Giving the gift of Love on Valentines Day with flowers and sending cards to our loved ones is one thing...
    MoreAtalla inducts AGAPI officers, new members
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    Edmund Atalla, MP for Mt Druitt, swore in officers of AGAPI led by Dorothy del Villar and their new members...
    MoreSamahang Pilipino sa Holland (SPH) launches it’s first smashing Valentines Party 2018 !!!!
    Angel Axinto

    The day of the heart celebration is always the first party of the year.
     
    This year,...
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