Jose Rizal

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The Modern Rizal is in Your Heart

Frias, Jessica M.
IV – St. Paul

“There can be no tyrants where there are no slaves.” a quotation of Dr.Jose Rizal and also known as Pepe, a genius, well-traveled intellectual, the noble doctor, the artist, the sophisticate, a writer and resistance leader in the Philippines during Spanish colonization. He said it to break the consciousness of abuses that Filipino suffered in Spaniards and fellow Filipino. If Rizal is alive today, would he inspire us again in his literary works as a youth? What would he say to our country? In what character would he live? Is it in government official or a simple Filipino that follows the law? Would he fight for the rights of his fellow Filipino? Would he continue to write about the Filipino sacrifices that they suffer in dishonest government officials? Would he fight as a brave soul against the damasos of the society of the modern times? And lastly would he become our next president that will serve as our inspiration through the modern times? This are some question that pop-up my mind if our national hero is alive today. Even though Rizal has been dead for more than a hundred years, he still commands a strong presence in our country – Philippines that cannot be removed in our mind because he opens our eyes to the reality of the abuses that done by the cruel conqueror. After watching and listening to the song Kaninong Anino reminds me of Jose Rizal and the other heroes that fight for or country just to obtain the freedom of each Filipino. But is it works correctly? I think it doesn’t. We know for a fact that independent is arising yet we must know how to utilize and manage it. If Rizal continues to write a literary works, he would probably write about the political dynasties because it is really happening in our country. Political dynasties have long been present in democracies especially in our country, raising concerns that inequality in the distribution of political power may reflect...
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