Filipino Views of Rizal

Topics: José Rizal, Philippines, Philippine Revolution Pages: 2 (547 words) Published: January 5, 2013
* Rizal had the impression of being a womanizer because if his past relationships with many women. (Segunda Katigbak, Leonor Valenzuela, Vicenta Ybardaloza, Leonor Rivera, Consuelo Ortiga, Nelly Boustead, Suzanne Jacoby, Usui Seiko, Gertrude Beckett, and Josephine Bracken) * Truly, these were just serial relationships which mean most of them were not serious. Only Josephine Bracken was the only one he lived within Dapitan and later married her. * Rizal was said to be the father of the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler  * there's this rumor that Rizal fathered a son by an Austrian chambermaid which is not true. The role of this chambermaid was only at the hotel where he stayed.  * Rizal was said to be the father of Mao Zedong

National Hero
* Issues are spreading that heroes like Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini should be proclaimed as the national hero. * As for Aguinaldo, it was true that he led the country towards independence, however, the republic which he helped eventually led to its downfall. * As for Mabini, he wrote his “La Revolucion Filipina” saying that if Aguinaldo met a glorious death in a battle he would have been the country’s greatest hero. * Bonifacio for his part never won a single battle.

* Therefore, it is difficult to compare each of the heroes because they has their own unique contribution to the country. * We should not make heroes compete against each other rather we shoul look at their contributions.

American-made Hero
* Many Filipino believed that Rizal was an American-sponsored hero because he never favored revolution or independence for the Philippines. Instead he favored a quiet evolutionary process that involves education. * They said that the American promoted the cult of Rizal. * Rizal was said to be chosen by the American hand over all heroes to the statement made by Governor General William Howard Taft. * “And now gentlemen you must have a national...
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