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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

    MoreThe Inseparable Berghaus Girls of The Netherlands...
    Photos by Edna Njio-Mijares

    The Inseparable Berghaus Girls of The Netherlands, (bonding for the last 40 years since the Berghaus years of the late 60s-early 70s)….. in a mini-reunion to celebrate the 60th Birthday of Eddie Gragasin… hubby of Resy Tabaquin....
    MoreBabaylan, The Philippine Women’s Network in Europe celebrates her 25th year in Rotterdam-The Netherlands
    Adora M. Fischer

    (October 19-22, 2017-Rotterdam): Like all other organizations which have been working towards their goals for more than two decades now,...
    MoreMY VIGAN -  RETURNING TO ONE'S ROOTS
    Becky S. Torres

    For posterity and continuity, it is  an enriching and nostalgic visit to introduce our children to their ilokano roots, appreciating...
    MorePISTAHAN (Festivities) - 42nd Concert of Traditional Philippine Dances and Music is on December 1 and 2, 2017 at the Educational Cultural Complex Theater
    Dina B. Ellorin

    The SAMAHAN Filipino American Performing Arts and Education Center, Inc. presents PISTAHAN (Festivities) - 42nd Concert of Traditional Philippine Dances...
    MoreFilOz Couple Chris and Josie Pilao celebrates their 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Evelyn A. Opilas

     
    The children of Chris and Josie Pilao – Bong, Jane and Gina, their spouses and ...
    MoreAustralia-Philippines Services League in 11/11/11 rites
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    Members of the Australia-Philippines Services League (APSL) joined Remembrance Day rites at Rooty Hill RSL, paying their respects...
    MoreAGAPI embraces social scene
    Evelyn A. Opilas

    Birthdays, commemorative events and even a horse race give Association of Golden Australian Pilipinos Inc (AGAPI) members the opportunity to...
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