Rizal Journey

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Chapter 1: Introduction to the Study of Rizal’s Life, Works and Writings Rizal Law and the Teaching of Rizal Course|
Republic Act of 1425Or Rizal Law| * Mandates the teaching of the life, works and writings of Rizal in all schools in the country.| Jose P. Laurel | * Sponsored the law because Rizal was the founder of Filipino nationality and the architect of the Filipino nation. * Believed that by reading and studying Rizal’s life, teachings and writings, Filipino youth will gain incorruptible confidence, direction, courage and determination. | Objectives of Rizal Law (1956)| * To rededicate the lives of the youth to ideals of freedom and nationalism. * To pay tribute to our national hero for devoting his life and works in shaping the Filipino character. * To gain an inspiring source of patriotism thru the study of Rizal’s life, works and writings.| …Goals by the Board of National Education(Capino et al, 1997) | * To recognize the relevance of Rizal’s ideals, thoughts, teachings and life values to present condition in the community. * To apply Rizal’s ideas in the solution of day-to-day situations and problems in contemporary life. * To develop an understanding and appreciation of the qualities, behavior and character of Rizal. * To foster the development of moral character, personal discipline, citizenship and vocational efficiency among the Filipino youth.| Rizal, An American Sponsored Hero|

Constantino (1969)| * Claims that Rizal was an American-sponsored hero.| Taft Commission of 1901| * Not the Filipino people chose Rizal to become our country’s national hero.| Contenders of the Title of National Hero| * Rizal, Aguinaldo, Bonifacio and Mabini| Act No.137| * Organized a politico-military district and named it as the province of Rizal in honor of the most illustrious Filipino.| Act No. 243| * Authorized a public subscription for the erection of a monument in honor of Rizal at Luneta. | Act...
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