by Jonver David
It is definitely Rizal month, made even more special because it is his 150th birthday, and everyone is invited in this nationwide celebration.
I’ve been invited by my friend Marga Deona to the media launch of My Rizal 150 in Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago. The event is organized by Saturnina Rizal‘s great granddaughter Lisa T. Bayot and Maite P. Gallego, relative of Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and Maximo Viola. Together with Binhi founding members Lois Ilustre, Miles Po, Rosalyn Consing and Peachy Avancena, film producer, writer and event organizer Ria Limjap, artist Yodel Pe, composer Tess Salientes Bloom, musical arranger Gerard Salonga, architect Miko Liwanag, Lucia Rizal descendant Trixie Herbosa Grau, and Vibal Foundation, they bring Rizal closer to each Filipino for “every Filipino [to] be inspired to emulate Rizal and work towards the strong Filipino nation he envisioned for us.”
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