The Black Nazarene

Jesus Christ was not black, so why is the Nazarene black?– a lady friend asked me during a recent zoom session. Neither was he white, quipped another; He was a Jew and they are olive-skinned. Before things got racial, I said there are legends that explain why the Nazarene is black. The wooden statue crossed … Read more

DOST honors Rizal, the scientist

With Secretary Fortunato de la Peña at the helm, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) commemorated the 125th anniversary of Jose Rizal’s execution in a profound and meaningful manner. It all began in 2019, during the Rizal Day breakfast at the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) where the DOST Secretary and members … Read more