Yuchengco Museum Presents Final Series of Rizal Lectures

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byCassie Cheng

Philippine literature professor Ramon Guillermo will discuss “German Historicism and Jose Rizal’s Philosophy of History” on October 22. Lecture will be delivered in English. Please refer to the updated press release below for more information.

With its RIZALizing the Future exhibit closing soon on October 29, the Yuchengco Museum presents its final series of Saturday Rizal lectures for the month of October. The successful Rizal Lecture Series began in July as one of the public programs complementing the exhibit. Topics explored in previous talks include Jose Rizal’s influence on Southeast Asia, his astrological birth chart, his contributions to the concept of Filipino nationhood, and even his dreams.

This October, speakers will delve into the Rizal Law’s effects on nationalism, as well as Rizal’s reflections on the concepts, methods, and theories used in history.

On October 15, Deputy Speaker of the Lower House Lorenzo Tañada III will talk on “The Rizal Law and Nationalism.” Coming from his grandfather’s legacy of passing the Rizal Law, which mandates all educational institutions to offer courses on the life and works of Jose Rizal, Tañada shares his views on nationalism today. Congressman Lorenzo Tañada III, who represents the fourth district of Quezon province, is from the third generation of the Tañada political line. He is the grandson of the late Senator Lorenzo Tañada, known for his fearless stand against the Marcos dictatorship. He is also the son of former Senator Wigberto Tañada, one of the 12 senators who led the fight to expel US military bases in the country in 1991.

On October 22, Philippine literature professor Ramon Guillermo will discuss “German Historicism and Jose Rizal’s Philosophy of History.” Ramon Guillermo is an associate professor of Filipino and Philippine Literature at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is the author of two books, Pook ng Paninindigan: Kritika ng Pantayong Pananaw and Translation and Revolution: A Study of Jose Rizal’s Guillermo Tell.

Each lecture is on a Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m., and comes with museum admission (P100 for adults, P50 for students, and P25 for children and senior citizens.) Advance registration is recommended. To register, call 889-1234 or email [email protected]. Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City. Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.yuchengcomuseum.org for more information.


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