Araneta City, Gateway Gallery "KulturaSerye" returns with a webinar on Rizal


 Rizal Kritikal

December is Rizal Month. To celebrate our National Hero and get to know him more, Gateway Gallery will air its fifth KulturaSerye webinar Rizal Kritikal: Mga Aral sa Sibika, mga Isyung Panlipunan, at Pagbubuo ng Bansa.

The talk will bring insights on José Rizal in the context of culture, social issues, and nation-building of his time. The KulturaSerye webinar will be delivered by Gateway Gallery’s go-to historian, Mr. John Ray Ramos, a History lecturer at Ateneo de Manila University and author of the book Bayani Biographies: José Rizal.

The talk gives an overview of Rizal’s critical ideas as seen from his novels Noli me Tangere and El Filibusterismo as well as his political and social writings. Oftentimes, Rizal is misinterpreted as a passive reformer as opposed to a critical nationalist. 

From Rizal, we can learn how critical views of social issues and society itself are important in trying to address them and ultimately contribute to making a better country. In sum, the talk shows the critical social and political ideas of Rizal during his time which are still relevant in today’s society.

The talk will air on December 19, Saturday, at 2 PM. It will be live-streamed from Gateway Gallery’s Facebook page (GatewayGalleryPH). The free webinar is open to the public and does not require pre-registration. 

Viewers are encouraged to join the discussion and share the live webinar so that more people will benefit from the talk. Viewers are also encouraged to like the Gateway Gallery Facebook page so as not to miss the live lecture. Games and prizes also await the viewers during the KulturaSerye talk. 

For inquiries on KulturaSerye webinar, feel free to contact Gateway Gallery at, 8588-4000 local 8300, or via its social media at Facebook (GatewayGalleryPh), Instagram (, Twitter (gateway_gallery), and YouTube (Gateway Gallery).

Managed by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation, Gateway Gallery is the art museum of Araneta City devoted to the promotion of Philippine culture, heritage, and art. It is located at the 5th floor of Gateway Tower.