Dr. Jun Ynares

Andres Bonifacio as ‘typical Filipino’

One of the unresolved “debates” in academic and historical circles – and even among ordinary Filipinos is this: who should be our national hero – Dr. Jose Rizal or Andres Bonifacio?

Is reading a ‘dying habit’?

Since 2011, the Department of Education (DepEd) has been spearheading the country’s celebration of the National Reading Month.

Honoring Laguna de Bay

Last week, the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) celebrated its 54th anniversary. It was a privilege to become part of the agency, having served as its general manager twice, although just for short periods. I was glad because the celebration focused on a body of water that plays a crucial role in the lives of the people living in the province of Rizal – a privilege they share with the residents of the province of Laguna and the National Capital Region.

The people’s will

The recent plebiscite conducted in the province of Bulacan was an interesting sidelight in this year’s Barangay-Sangguniang Kabataang Barangay Elections (BSKE).

Saints, Souls

When my eldest daughter was nine years old, she asked me this question: “Dad, why is there an All Saints Day?”