Monday, August 8, 2011

Rizal Lecture Series round #2 at Yuchengco Museum (August 13 & 20)

Yuchengco Museum continues its round 2 of Rizal Lecture Series this August 2011, this time looking into the Knights of Rizal and Jose Rizal’s concept of Filipino nationhood. The series began last July 2011 as a highlight of RIZALizing the Future, an exhibit on view at the museum until October 29, 2011.

The two Rizal lectures are both held on Saturday afternoons beginning at 3 p.m.

August 13
The Knights of Rizal: Through the Years by Justice Justo Torres, Jr. 

This will shed light on the Order of the Knights of Rizal and its objectives and organizational structure. He will also discuss the Order’s recent activities and programs. Justice Torres is the Supreme Commander Emeritus of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, a fraternal organization that honors and upholds the ideals of the National Hero. A retired Associate Justice of the Court of the Appeals and the Supreme Court, Justice Torres is also the Vice President of the Cavite Historical Society and an official of the Philippine Judicial Academy.

August 20 
Rizal and Nationhood by Paul Dumol

This will specifically discuss Jose Rizal’s contribution to the building of Filipino nationhood. Paul Dumol is an associate professor at Department of History at the University of Asia and the Pacific, where he teaches courses on ethics, Philippine history, and Jose Rizal. Dumol is also a playwright, his best known work being Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio. Dumol’s plays have been exceedingly on historical subjects, particularly Philippine heroes of the end of the 19th century.

Both talks come with museum admission (P100 for adults, P50 for students, and P25 for children and senior citizens). Advance registration is recommended. To reserve, call (632) 889-1234 or email The Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.

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