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Remembering Rizal NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 06/19/2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Remembering Rizal

Armida Siguion-Reyna
As we dream of having the Reproductive Health Bill successfully enacted into law, it would do us well to remember how House Bill 5561 and Senate Bill 438 became Republic Act 1425, “An Act to Include in the Curricula of All Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities courses on the Life Works and Writings of Jose Rizal, particularly his novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, Authorizing the Printing and Distribution Thereof, and for Other Purposes.”

The perambulatory portion of RA 1425 reads:

“Whereas, today, more than other period of our history, there is a need for a re-dedication to the ideals of freedom and nationalism for which our heroes lived and died.

“Whereas, it is meet that in honoring them, particularly the national hero and patriot, Jose Rizal, we remember with special fondness and devotion their lives and works that have shaped the national character;.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20120619com4.html

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Jesusa Bernardo said...


1861 - Jose Rizal (José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda), one of the two future implied national heroes of the Philippine Republic, is born as the seventh child of Francisco Mercado and Teodora Alonzo in Calamba in Laguna province during the Spanish colonial rule in the Southeast Asian archipelago; along with Marcelo H. del Pilar and Graciano Lopez Jaena, he will form the great triumvirate of the reformist Propaganda movement that will aim to awaken Spain as to the needs of its colony, the Philippines, and to make for a closer and more equal association of the archipelago and supposed motherland, Spain; Rizal's patriotic writings, particularly the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, will significantly inspire the other national hero, Andres Bonifacio y de Castro, into organizing in 1892 the nationalistic secret society aiming for complete separation from colonial Spain, the Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK) that would transform into a revolutionary government in 1896; Rizal would be arrested, tried, and found guilty by a Spanish kangaroo court martial (and subsequently executed) on charges of sedition, rebellion, and conspiracy in connection with the Philippine Revolution; following the discovery of the Katipunan, Supreme President Bonifacio will seek Rizal's advice with regards the launching of Himagsikan, which the latter will later disown and condemn in his belief that the Filipino revolutionaries should first be fully armed and prepared before taking on the Spaniards.


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