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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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    Evelyn A. Opilas

    The Association of Golden Australian Pilipinos Inc (AGAPI) marked Philippine American Friendship Day 8 July, its members confirming that they remember the time when July 4 was celebrated as the Philippines’ Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day).
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    MoreCaviteños in Canada 34TH Annual Picnic - 2017
    Diego Kalaw Linan

    The Caviteños in Canada held their 34th Annual Picnic last Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at Earl Bales Park in Toronto.
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    MorePIDC Mabuhay Cup 2017 Basketball Invitational Tournament Ready to Kick Off
    Tony A. San Juan

    This year's summer premier basketball tournament in the Filipino Canadian community is all ready but the kick off day.  Yes sirree.....the...
    MoreProud to be Migrante BC, Proud to be Union Activist
    Erie Maestro

    Migrante BC members, many of them, work in unionized workplaces, are union members or union organizers. Migrante BC is proud...
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    Willie Jose

    One morning while I was navigating Facebook, I saw an entry posted by a close friend of mine, Joey S--...
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    Ruben Amores

    July 16 was a special day for all families (Filipinos and multicultural) who attended the entry-FREE Philippine Family Day held...
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    Gina McAdam

    (London, 18th July 2017) Rowena Romulo, owner of Romulo Café London, the first international branch of Manila-based Romulo Café restaurants,...
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    Willie Jose

    One morning while I was navigating Facebook, I saw an entry posted by a close friend of mine, Joey S--...
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