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Bongbong wants Rizal Day moved to June 19 06/19/2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bongbong wants Rizal Day moved to June 19

Sen. Ferdinand “Bong-bong” Marcos Jr. has renewed his proposal to change the date of the national holiday commemorating the life and works of Jose Rizal from Dec. 30 to June 19, his birth anniversary.

“It is fitting then that Filipinos commemorate Rizal Day on June 19 as a day of triumph of his nationalism and patriotic ideals,” he said, mindful that Dec. 30 is an official national holiday that commemorates a hero’s death.

“The birthday of our national hero should always be a day of celebration of his life and of his great contribution to the country’s independence from foreign domination,” he added..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110619hed6.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

sige lang, ilipat nyo at nang ma.highlight na tinutulan/kinastigo ni rizal ang himagsikan. that change would lessen the focus on his "martyrdom" and highlight more his position against the revolution.

rizal's "martyrdom" is based on the decision of the spaniards to execute him despite the fact that he rejected and disowned the revolution. by highlighting his works, people should get to understand that more. and that should be a good thing. appreciating rizal based on an understanding of what he stood for and did not stand for.

rizal also hoped for or had revolution in mind. that's well seen in his el fili book although the ending was ambivalent. he also on record had a revolution against spain in mind. thing is, he wanted everything well prepared, with filipinos having proper arms and all. he rejected boni's revo because he thought we were unprepared. thing is, all revolutions erupt and never start well prepared. had it not been for boni's revo, there would be no first phil. republic the u.s. would have every right to call us a "colony" and the fil.am war mere "insurrection."

that's the reason why our revolutionaries admired rizal so much. they were in fact inspired by rizal. in the end, however, rizal's ambivalence shifted to serving spain instead and turning his back on the himagsikan of 1896

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