Tag: Jose Rizal

Rizal: Some myths and legends

One of the top posts in my blog the past few weeks is Idolizing Jose Rizal. It receives at least 20 hits a day and is the number 1 in terms of keyword search. In the past few months, the high-hitting articles are those I wrote about poverty in the Bicol Region and the Politics … Continue reading Rizal: Some myths and legends

Idolizing Jose Rizal

In the early 1990's a survey was held asking who should be the national hero: Dr. Jose Rizal or Andres Bonifacio? The survey was in relation to the moves not only to rename the Philippines but also to replace some important symbols of the country. The pro-Rizals won and the idea of renaming Philippines lost. … Continue reading Idolizing Jose Rizal