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July 22 (Saturday) - Free Admission as part of #InspireEveryDay at Ayala Museum. Please expect increased traffic and activity at the library (instead of the usual quiet atmosphere).
August 3 (Thursday) & August 4 (Friday) - CLOSED at 12NN onwards for a staff workshop
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Mining and Aviation

In the Philippines, mining and aviation flourished almost at the same time during the American Colonial Period. Upon closer inspection, one finds that these two industries have histories that are, in fact, very closely related.


Rizal’s Last Hours

On December 26, 1896, the military court tried Jose Rizal and later found him guilty of rebellion, sedition, and conspiracy. The Spanish authorities believed that Rizal’s writings “fatally and necessarily” incited the rebellion which, by 1896, had already become a revolution. On December 29 at 6 a.m., Capt. Rafael Dominguez read before Rizal his death sentence. His execution was scheduled the following day.

The Travels of Rizal

Disillusioned with how Filipinos in the Philippines were regarded as second-class citizens in institutions of learning and elsewhere, the National Hero Jose Rizal left the country in May 1882 to pursue further studies abroad. He enrolled in a course in medicine at the Universidad Central de Madrid in Spain. In June 1883, he traveled to France to observe how medicine was being practiced there.


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