On the occasion of National Hero's birth month this June, let me share with you this interesting article about the great Malayan sexuality: Was Rizal Gay? By Neil C. Garcia Sometime during the Centennial of Rizal’s martyrdom, Isagani R. Cruz, local pop-culture Provocateur and professor of literatu
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
1. Rizal, Heidelberg, 31 July 1886
Rizal compliments Blumentritt with a copy of Rufino Baltazar Hernández, Aritmética, written in Tagalog and Spanish.
11 Obere Neckar Strasse
Heidelberg, 31 July 1886
Esteemed Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt
Having heard that Your...
JOSE RIZAL, the national hero of the Philippines and pride of the Malayan race, was born on June 19, 1861, in the town of Calamba, Laguna. He was the seventh child in a family of 11 children (2 boys and 9 girls). Both his parents were educated and belonged to distinguished families.
Jose Rizal died a Freemason. He never retracted his beliefs therefor he gained the enmity of the Church who placed heavy pressure for his death sentence. It was recorded in his conversations in Dapitan with Fr. Pastells and Fr. Sanchez that they offered him safety and longer life if he...