Interesting facts about jose rizal

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interesting facts about jose rizal

Rizal Without the Overcoat by Ambeth R. Ocampo

This book is a collection of essays from Ambeth R. Ocampo’s newspaper column “Looking Back” that began in the Philippine Daily Globe and later moved to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He presents a readable and painless introduction to Jose Rizal and offers fascinating insights, lively anecdotes, academic intrigue, and little-known facts about the hero as human. Investigating Rizal’s own writings - his diaries, letters, and other papers – Ocampo attempts to strip the countless myths and rumors that surround the national hero.
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As one respected Filipino historian once said, "Jose Rizal is everywhere yet 36 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Jose Rizal.
Ambeth R. Ocampo

10 interesting facts about Jose Rizal we should know by now — his 157th birth anniversary!

His name is indeed everywhere—from coins and schools to streets and numerous monuments. Still, few Filipinos bother to look back at his life, and the principles that made him our unofficial national hero. So how do we inspire our countrymen, especially the millennials, to know more about this oft taken-for-granted hero? And despite what you may think, little Rizal was actually being naughty. Even after being scolded, he did not pay much attention to the book, instead focusing his gaze on some moths that were flying around a coconut oil lamp. However, that did not stop him from trying some for the sake of science.

Jose Rizal was born with a big head. Filipinos be treated as equal human. Rizal questioned their way of governing and how they abuse Filipinos [who were used to be called indios]. Some even say that Rizal plagiarized it which for my opinion, totally unbelievable 4. Did you know that Jose Rizals favorite dish was carne asada?

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The son of a prosperous landowner, Rizal was educated in Manila and at the University of Madrid. A brilliant medical student, he soon committed himself to the reform of Spanish rule in his home country, though he never advocated Philippine independence. Most of his writing was done in Europe, where he resided between and In Rizal published his first novel , Noli me tangere The Social Cancer , a passionate exposure of the evils of Spanish rule in the Philippines. A sequel, El filibusterismo ; The Reign of Greed , established his reputation as the leading spokesman of the Philippine reform movement. He became the leader of the Propaganda Movement , contributing numerous articles to its newspaper, La Solidaridad, published in Barcelona.


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