The Noli Me Tangere

© 2013 by Jensen DG. Mañebog

COMPRISING 63 CHAPTERS and an epilogue, Jose Rizal’s first novel ‘Noli Me Tangere’ exposes the abuses and inequities of many Spanish Catholic friars and government officials during his time.

Rizal was a student of medicine in the Universidad Central de Madrid when he started writing it and was 26 years old at its publication.

The author fittingly dedicated the novel to the country of his people whose miseries and sorrows he brought to light in an attempt to awaken them to the truths concerning the ills of their society. Paradoxically though, the novel was originally written in Spanish, the language of the colonizers and the educated at that time.

Published in early 1887 in Europe, the novel is now commonly called by its shortened name ‘Noli’; its English translation is usually titled ‘Touch Me not’ and ‘The Social Cancer’. The Latin title which means ‘Touch me not’ was taken from Christ’s words. In a letter to Felix Hidalgo, Rizal however made a mistake in attributing the quotation to the Gospel of Luke, for it was in fact recorded in John 20:17: “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father.”

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Jose Rizal's Education

Jose Rizal's Education
 

Rizal's Life, Works, and Writings: An Online Syllabus

Jose Rizal's Life, Works, and Writings: An Online Syllabus
 
NOTICE: The lectures/articles in this online syllabus are protected by copyright laws. Viewers (professors and students) may use them for educational but not for commercial purposes.
 

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DIVORCE BILL: Online Survey and Open Friendly Debate

"DIVORCE (OR THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE) is the final termination of a marital union, canceling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage and dissolving the bonds of matrimony between the parties. In most countries divorce requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process. The legal process for divorce may also involve issues of spousal support, child custody, child support, distribution of property and division of debt.
          "... the Philippines and the Vatican City are the only sovereign states where divorce is prohibited ..."
 
 

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RH Bill: Online Voting and Open Friendly Debate

ONE CONGRESSMAN FROM MANILA cited the Bible verse which reads, “Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply” (Gen 1:28). In effect, he is asking why the RH Bill should be approved when it contradicts God's will.
          The proponent of the Bill, on his part, questioned the interpolator’s incomplete citing of the verse. He claimed that should the verse be continued, it also mentions of subduing or controlling, thus, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it…”. ...
 

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What Money Can't Buy

 

BECAUSE MANY BELIEVE that money can buy almost everything, majority of people, if not all, are engrossed in amassing wealth. One anonymous poet nonetheless begs to disagree on the supposed power of money. Take time to look at this nice poem while listening to this famous video of Travie McCoy (featuring Bruno Mars) entitled 'Billionare'.
                              

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CLUELESS THOUGHTS ABOUT LOVE

An article contributed by SARAH JANE DE MESA  from New Era University, Quezon City. (You, too, can have your articles published here. Send them through e-mail to OurHappySchool@yahoo.com.)

I FEEL LIKE posting. This is another of my "love-related blogs" and to clear up further  misunderstandings, I am NOT and ABSOLUTELY NOT in love.

Well in the process maybe. I am merely influenced by the materials I have been reading and watching. I just wanted to blog about it. You know the feeling after you watch or read a love-related piece you are at times left wondering about stuff like "What is love?" or "Would it really hurt so much?" or "How much do we have to give just to get what we deserve?" And so I came to love.

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Got cellulite, anyone?

It is quite cute when you are blessed with a pair of dimples. It accentuates your smile and gives you a unique look.  But dimples on your thighs, buttocks, tummy and upper arms, no way!

To all women, fat or thin, this video might help enlighten you on this unsightly cottage cheesy flesh. Enjoy! 

Lessons in Life: The 10 L’s of a Balanced Life

1. LEARN TO BE content with what you have.
 
2. Learn the true meaning of life and fulfill it.
 
3. Learn the secrets to long life. Exercise and eat healthily.
 
4. Learn the horrific consequences of immoral acts.

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10 little things to do to cope with stress

 
WORKING IN A MEDIA FIRM is one of the types of jobs which are by nature stressful. Especially in dailies, one necessarily has to beat the deadline and must be able to strictly deliver on time, as press people have what they call press time.  
 
Hence, www.OurHappySchool.com finds it wise to take an advice from someone who survives in a media firm on how to cope with stress ...
   

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