snapshot of the day: Jose Rizal's Dapitan5:23 PM
On the occasion of Jose Rizal's 150th birthday tomorrow, I am opening a tiny window to the past. Here's an image of Dapitan, back in late 1800's, where the Philippine national hero lived in exile from 1892-1896.
*image from the Pardo de Tavera Collection/ American Historical Collection; Ateneo de Manila University
|In the late 1800s, Dapitan was all coconut trees punctuated by a colossal church and bahay kubos.|