Reflection on Dr. Jose Rizal

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commerce, mechanics and surveying. Students were divided into two groups, namely; RomanEmpire consisting of (internos) boarders, and the Carthaginian Empire composed of externos (non-boarders). The Ateneo students in Rizal¶s time wore a uniform which consisted of hemp-fabrictrousers and striped cotton coat. The coat material was called rayadillo. Jose Rizal school is for ilustrado family, thus, for rich family. Since we don¶t belong to thislevel of society, my family can only afford to the school with less expense. And so, I was enrolled ina public secondary high school so that my parents can save money for my college after graduationon high school. Just like the usual secondary school, my school is not as expensive as Jose Rizal, butwhen it comes to education and training, our school is very strict. Just like Jose Rizal, we have alsorigid discipline, physical culture and scientific studies. But our school is not that religious as JoseRizal school in Ateneo. Abellana National School also offer training for those who want to learnculinary arts, handcrafts, and mechanic or refrigeration, you can enroll there even if you are not aregular student for cheaper tuition. Our sections were also divided into 2 groups, the trade sectionsand the general sections. The trade sections consist of sections letters A to J whereas the generalsections consist of sections numbers 1 to 11. There were many sections there, the highest section for trade starting from A up and for the general from 1 up. Jose Rizal¶s first day in Ateneo heard a Mass at the college chapel and prayed fervently toGod for guidance and success. When the Mass was finished, he went to his class,where he saw agreat number of boys, Spaniards, mestizos and Filipinos. Rizal¶s first professor in the Ateneo was Fr.Jose Bech. Being a new comer and knowing little Spanish, Rizal was placed at the bottom of theclass. He was externo, hence he was assigned to the Carthaginians, occupying the end of the line.After the first...
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