THE FIRST FILIPINO
Republie of the Philippines
Department of Education & Culture
NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMMISSION
FERDINAND E. MARCOS
Republic of the Philippines
JUAN L. MANUEL
Secretary of Education & Culture
ESTEBAN A. DE OCAMPO
This book is intended for the readers who treasures achievements, love of liberty and freedom. Why not? Born to be a Hero", the Philippines and Dr. José Protacio Rizal. True he was not Napoleon, Stalin or Hitler, like those three brought death to so many, yet is glorified by an otherwise
Who Made Rizal Our Foremost National Hero, and Why?
BY: ESTEBAN A. DE OCAMPO
Dr. Jose Rizal Mercado y Alonso, or simply Jose Rizal (1861-1896), is unquestionably the greatest hero & martyr of our nation. The day of his birth & the day of his execution are fittingly commemorated by all...
Why Rizal considered as our National Hero?
Historians and laymen can produce many reasons whyJose Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. Below are some of the most frequently cited ones.
Nobility and Dignity
What set Rizal apart from the others were his methods. Instead of relaying o
It is unfortunate that many students are still reared on the dated Agoncillo-Constantino histories of the 1960s, that are ideologically slanted to give preferential option for the revolutionary hero of the masses, Andres Bonifacio, against the reformist and burgis Jose Rizal.
Schoolchildren are oft