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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

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    Linda Alvarez Barnes

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    Evelyn A. Opilas

    A smiling, sprite and super-happy Minerva Paguyo celebrated her 95th birthday in advance 5 May so she could share it with family, relatives and friends in Sydney before going to the Philippines and Japan for further festivities....
    MoreCultural Diplomacy Awards: Promotion of Philippine history, language and culture in Australia
    Renato Perdon

    Book author and historian, Renato Perdon of Sydney, Australia, was among selected Australians and Filipinos given recognition for...
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    Erich Weller

    Council’s recently formed Multicultural Working Party met for the first time this month allowing representatives of multicultural communities to engage...
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    Fe Taduran

    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada - The Miss Philippines Canada 2017 and Miss Teen Philippines Canada 2017 candidates, showcased their beauty and...
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    Richard J Ford

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    Evelyn A. Opilas

    The business excellence awards of the Australian Asian Business Federation are officially open, with theme focussing on ‘Unveiling the Best...
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