The weekly roundup – Rizal at 150


150 years ago, a hero was born...

June 19 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal, national hero of the Philippines. To kick-off the festivities, the tallest monument of Rizal was inaugurated in his hometown of Calamba, Laguna. Also, various memorabilia were displayed at the Ateneo de Manila, Rizal’s alma mater, and fun fairs and lecture sessions were also held in various areas around the country. The commemoration wasn’t limited to the Philippines, as Filipino communities abroad also payed tribute to our national hero, such as in Belgium where Rizal had a brief stint.

If there’s something we can learn from Rizal, it’s that we can be heroes in our own way. May his work be an inspiration to us all. Now with the news:

– The coal mining industry is on the rise. Abacus Coal is set to invest P355M to start producing coal in Surigao del Sur.

– Spreading its wings: Food conglomerate Jollibee is set to open 280 store in the Philippines and China. Good news for investors, and fast food lovers as well.

– Want resort style living? DMCI has some offerings that might tickle your fancy. Check out Flair Towers in Mandaluyong and Sienna Park Residences in Paranaque.

– For people seeking serene urban living, Sorrento Oasis by Filinvest could be the ideal choice. Located in the heart of Pasig, Sorrento Oasis infuses lush gardens with the vibrant city scene.

– Big house, little house. Here’s a good read about choosing your dream home. What you want today may not reflect your sentiments in the future.

– Planning your next vacation? Why not include one of these small but beautiful cities in Europe? Check out the list, there’s 66 to choose from.