The speech was Rizal’s toast to the triumph of D. Juan Luna’s Spolarium painting and it seems to me that the whole monologue was said in great meditation and in my opinion, he has commanded the attention of those who came for the dinner.
In the first few parts, he described the surroundings with much romanticism like he is surrounded by “men of heart” and ” where noble emotions dwell” and “the air is full of empathetic good feeling.” At the time, the Philippines was under so much oppression by the Spanish friars that is impossible to talk about it in public unless you would want to be incarcerated as a filibuster.
In a true heroic fashion, his words was enough to give us an imprint of how well he enunciated these forbidden things, and how big an impression he makes to everyone who witnesses his formal address.
A lot have criticized Christianity here in Cebu because of our festivities in honor of the Child Jesus because they claim it is a form of idolatry. I know. Everyone has their opinions. But I’m pretty much sure that people don’t put all of their faith on the image itself but the more we worship it the more it affirms their convictions. Let us just treat the image as an image and not God because the line is very much thinning.
But we all have God to thank that Cebu has been spared from a lot of disaster that has ravaged our neighbors: no typhoons and floods, no earthquakes and not much fires and most definitely not that affected by the financial crisis that has kept the world barely breathing. Economy here is pretty much alive and everyone can attest to that. So I think this celebration of ours makes sense as we have a lot to gratify and most of which are not merely protections but as well as blessings we have received all year round. Sinulog happens every year and this is the third t…
The QQ (Quick and Quality) English Tutorial School inaugurates its new high-end learning center on Wednesday, May 16, on the 8th floor of Skyrise 4 at the Cebu Asiatown IT Park in Apas, Lahug, Cebu City.
QQ English is both an online and offline ESL tutorial center which caters to children and adults who want to learn English the quickest possible way without sacrificing quality.
Although solely dedicated to render quality English classes for second-language learners to be globally-competitive speakers of English, QQ also provides convenient tutorial services to those who want to enhance their English-speaking abilities at the comforts of their homes or at the school premises.
The new QQ English tutorial center boasts of 120 classrooms for its offline students who are among the school's approximately 3,000 enrollees both local and international.
QQ English uses Skype for their online lessons, which are all one-on-one. They have various curricula that can make a flexible lesson plan t…