Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, now has a bust in Mexico which was unveiled last October 8, GMA News reported.
Philippine ambassador to Mexico, George Reyes, unveiled the Rizal bust at the portion of the Plaza Mexico-Filipinas in commemoration of Jose Rizal‘s 150th birthday this year and celebration of Galleon Day. The said venue is dedicated to historical figures important to the Philippines and Mexico.
Also present during the event were Acapulco Tourism Secretary Erika Luhrs Cortes and Guerrero State Cultural Institute Director General Alejandra Frausto.
Reyes thanked Mexican officials for acknowledging Rizal’s role in the Philippines’ struggle for freedom and independence.
Filipino-American midwife Robin Lim has made it this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes for providing free maternal healthcare to thousands of poor women in Indonesia.
According to CNN, Lim, whose mother is a Filipino-Chinese, put up “birthing sanctuaries” for Indonesians in need of maternal and general health care.
In her “Meet the Hero” interview, Lim said it is common in Indonesia to hold babies in the hospital until the bills have been paid.
Lim, 54, said mothers should only worry about delivering their babies safely and not about how they should pay the hospital where they gave birth.
Lim, along with nine other “ordinary” citizens who have made differences in their communities, will all receive a $50,000 grant and will be honored at an “All-Star Tribute” on December 11.
They are vying for online votes to become the fifth CNN Hero of the Year, which comes with an additional $250,000. Voting is open until Dec. 7. To vote for Robin Lim, click here.
In 2009, Filipino Efren Peñaflorida was named CNN Hero of the Year for his Kariton classroom project, which brought the classrooms to children in the streets.
Source: GMA News
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In line with the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of our National Hero, Jose Rizal, the Philippine Postal Corporation came up with the Jose Rizal@150 stamps which will be issued today, June 19!
On June 19, 2011, the Philippines will commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of its national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
Lolo Jose, ako na po ang hahawak ng bandila. Ako na rin po ang magpapatuloy ng inyong hadhikain sa ating bayang Pilipinas. Alam ko na dahil sa inyong pagmamahal sa bayan, hindi nyo po nasilayan ang tunay na kalayaan ng sambayanang Pilipino.