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Manila’s native son – Dr. Jose Rizal

Manila’s native son – Dr. Jose Rizal

Not just a medical doctor, but also a writer, artist and nationalist, Dr. Jose Rizal was pivotal in the Philippine struggle for independence from Spanish colonial rule.  He is also a national hero in the Philippines as I (Merge) discovered in my two-day visit in November 2023 to Manila, the country’s capital.  I had been […]