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Jose Rizal: The Philippine’s Greatest December 31, 2007

Posted by istaipen in Event.

Yesterday(December 30) is the Philippines’ national holiday called “Rizal day”. It commemorates the heroic act of Jose Rizal(June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) who died for the sake of the Filipino people who were abused by the spanish invaders during the spanish colonization period in the Philippines.

Jose Rizal:


Rizal’s full name is “José Protacio Mercado Rizal Alonso y Realonda” born in calamba, laguna in the Philippines. He was known for his peaceful method of revolting against the spanish invaders by writing and other non-violent ways such as founding organizations like the La Liga Filipina.

For me, he is the greatest Filipino that the Philippines has ever produced. In terms of knowledge and expertise, Rizal is proven to excel in many fields like literature, science, medicine, and he even knows some combat skills. He was a doctor, scientist, novelist, philosopher, essayist and a poet.

Facts about Rizal

-Rizal had many love interest from many different countries. His first love interest is his cousin Leonor Rivera and the last is Josephine Bracken whom he had a son but died after being born.

-Rizal did not wanted the Philippines to be independent from the spanish but to make the Philippines a province of spain granting equal rights therefore removing the discrimination and abuse of the native filipinos and to give each race freedom of speech.


1. jelsan - January 28, 2008

I never figured you for the patriotic type of guy… heh.

2. istaipen - March 13, 2008

No way!, I’m not patriotic, I just admire Rizal because he is so cool! and I also believe in his idea of making the Philippines more like a province of Spain than being an independent country because Filipino leaders today sucks.

3. chansen - July 8, 2008

I admire jose rizal. I like his spech. I’m very proud of Jose Rizal as a hero

4. maryrose - August 8, 2008

wala lng..!!great c Rizal. he deserves to be called the national hero..that’s it,,!!

5. mariel joyce perez - September 3, 2008

we would like to have a copy of rizal’s poems entitled intimate alliance between good education and religion, and through education a country receives light

6. Leluche - November 20, 2008

istaipen!, dont you know that the spanish is where the corruption rooted.

7. istaipen - December 1, 2008

hmmmmm…. you have a point. Maybe it should be better if britanians will invade the Philippines and label it area 11? LOL!

8. lilo - January 26, 2009

britanians????? and where exactly do these poeple live???or do they even exist?????? hahahaha!!!!!

9. DINNA ROSE - December 17, 2009

:-) wow! Rizal is so cool,he deserves 2 be known as phil. national hero…..tsek3x!!!

10. charlie - June 25, 2010

para sakin si andres bonifacio ang dapat naging pambansang bayani sapagkat ibinuhis niya ang kanyang buhay para sa bayan at hindi ako sangayon sa mungkahi ni rizal na gawing probinsya ang pilipinas ng bansang spanya sapagkat ito ay para sa pilipino hindi para sa spanyol

istaipen - June 28, 2010

Still, the Philippines would be better to be part of another country(preferably a rich country) instead of being a colony/independent country. Rizal is wise enough to understand that.

11. Pipilongstockings - April 28, 2011

Is it really necessary to put his love interests in his facts… I mean there ARE a lot more fact about him :|

Also, the second fact is wrong.

istaipen - October 9, 2011

@pipilongstockings – hehehe sorry I wasn’t really following any writing standards, I just wrote what I felt like writing that time.

Also, about the second fact I posted, I was just trolling that time and not sure about that(wow that was almost 4 years ago) though Rizal disagrees with the armed revolt against Spain.

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