#walangpasok : Published only yesterday (Thursday) in the Official Gazette, Presidential Proclamation 1039 dated May 26, 2015  from Malacañang makes June 19 today, the 154th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal,  a special non-working holiday in Laguna, birthplace of the national hero.

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             (poetry-reading and translation series here, audio on manual play in this post; on auto-play in the widgets)

To the Flowers of Heidelberg by Jose Rizal

poem Jose Rizal, music True Faith, strings Ziv Astronomo

Untitled last poem by Jose Rizal, popularly called Mi Ultimo Adios, or Farewell (literally, “My Final Farewell”). Music Joey Ayala, arranged by Ron Quesada

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