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Our national hero was a seasoned traveler who knew how to manage his finances.
Jose Rizal is one of the most documented national heroes we have, due to the vast collection of letters and diaries he wrote during his lifetime.An interesting theme that Rizal always talked about, aside from religion and politics, was his travel experiences.In ...
 
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So that’s where Jose Rizal got his fire.
Today is the death anniversary of Teodora Alonzo, mother, teacher, and protector of the Rizal family.When Jose Rizal was only 11 years old, he witnessed the extraordinary bravery of his mother: The Spaniards arrested Doña Teodora and made her walk 50 kilometers around Laguna. Upon arriving at ...
 
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Facts about our National Hero that may have been overlooked in the teaching of history in classrooms.
Today, June 19, is the birthday of Jose Rizal. Leading experts on Jose Rizal such as Renato Constantino (Veneration Without Understanding, 1970) and Ambeth Ocampo (Rizal Without the Overcoat Revised Edition, 1998) tell us that the first step to appreciating the heroism ...
 
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From being a serial killer to resurrecting as a chicken, these are the most absurd Jose Rizal myths bandied about by Filipinos.
Jose Rizal wore many hats. He was a bibliophile, an intellectual, a novelist, and a nationalist. But there are certain personas he most definitely was not: a serial killer, the Redeemer, the Savior of the World, and immortal. The national hero may ...
 
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As a firebrand, Del Pilar operated with blasphemous humor to wage war on the friars.
When it came to being a judge of their enemies, the Spaniards were often spot-on, inerrant. They identified threats and nipped them in the bud. After all, they weren’t a global superpower for nothing. Spain had numerous enemies, but for its colonial ...
 
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The story of how our national hero bungled his first attempt at having a girlfriend, and how he shrewdly managed to be engaged to two women at the same time.
Many Filipinos look up to national hero Jose Rizal for his admirable traits: courage, wit, intelligence, and patriotism. However, if there is one thing he repeatedly failed at, it was his quest for romance.Rizal was linked to numerous women in his day, but the ...
 
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Take some style notes from your old man.
Visionary, artist, writer, doctor, patriot. Jose Rizal may have been many things, but one thing people tend to overlook about our national hero is that he was also human-flaws, mistakes, whims, and all. In the spirit of Rizal’s birthday anniversary, with a ...
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