Dr. José Protacio Mercado Rizal Alonzo Y Realonda is our national heroes of the Philippines and greatest hero of nation. Jose Rizal was born on the moonlinight of Wednesday, June 19, 1861 in the lake house town of Calamba, Laguna Province, Phil’s. He was the baptized in the catholic chruch of his town on June 22, aged of three years old, by the priest Father Rufino Collantes. His godfather was Father Pedro Casanas, close friend of the rizal family. His name “jose” was chosen by his mother, devotee of the christian saint San Jose (St.Joseph). Jose Rizal was the seventh to eleven children of Francisco Mercado Rizal and Teodora Alonso Realonda. Francisco Mercado Realonda is the father of great hero of Dr. Jose Rizal. His father was born in binan,Laguna on May 11, 1818. He studied Latin and Pilosophy at college of San jose in Manila. When his father moves to calamba, he became a tenant farmer of the Dominican-owned hacienda. He died in Manila on January 5, 1818 at the age of 80. And rizal affectionately called him “ a model of father”. Teodora Alonso Realonda is the mother of Jose Rizal, her mother was born on Nov. 8, 1826 at Manila and was educated at the college of Santa Rosa as well-known College for Girls in the city. Her mother was a remarkable woman, possessing refined culture, literary talent, business abilty and the fortitude of spartan women. She died in Manila on August 16, 1911 at the age of 85. These are the following brothers and sisters of Dr. Jose Rizal. SATURNINA RIZAL (1850-1913) Eldest child of the Rizal-Alonzo marriage. Married Manuel Timoteo Hidalgo of Tanauan, Batangas.PACIANO RIZAL (1851-1930) Only brother of Jose Rizal and the second child. Studied at San Jose College in Manila; became a farmer and later a general of the Philippine Revolution. NARCISA RIZAL (1852-1939) the third child. Married Antonio Lopez at Morong, Rizal; a teacher and musician. OLYMPIA RIZAL (1855-1887) the fourth child. Married Silvestre Ubaldo; died in...
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