I am amazed that even though Rizal was in exile, he didn't mind the fact that he was sent to Dapitan to live like a prisoner and yet he still manages to accomplish many things. He has taught the poor Mindanao folk to unite for trading so that they may become independent and free themselves from the Chinese and thus become less exploited, in the sense that he organized a cooperative even in exile. While many people would be in panic, despair or lose hope for any success in their lives because of being exiled Jose Rizal continued to serve his country. This is w
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It is only when it was mentioned in the article have I realized that Rizal's birthday and Philippine Independence Day should come only one week from each other.
Rizal truly was a person for his countrymen, he truly was a patriot and nationalistic for he never wanted to see his fellow countrymen being oppressed and being exploited. hat made Jose Rizal stand out of the others as a hero to a nation.
He truly was a man of action, he did not only looked over the people nor just tell people what to do, he helped them in their everyday work. Rizal is our hero, our inspiration, our lesson of the past that we should be a man for our country. Rizal was intelligent and yet very humble. Was it coincidence, was it dedicated to Rizal, or is this an indication that Rizal was born to be our hero?
It is in the first part of the article I can relate to the writer, his enthusiasm to go to the place where our national hero stayed once in his life.
I wish I could go to Dapitan for a glimpse of how our hero lived in Dapitan while being exiled. It would be such an honor to know more about our hero. That's two lifetimes for the average Filipino, quite a long time.
Right now I wish that the tree he planted would somehow magically make Rizal appear in this time of ours so that I can praise him for what he did for us. But not really so when one thinks about the baluno tree he nurtured and which grows to this day as our living connection to him and when one thinks about the issues he cared about and which continue to challenge us today: health, education, poverty and inequality. He always put his countrymen first before him.