Belated din. Siguro, light green na ang bahay nya makalipas ang isang taon.
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Belated din. Siguro, light green na ang bahay nya makalipas ang isang taon.
if we look closely at all the Filipino heroes during the Revolution they all have self interest. i do believed that Rizal tried to save himself by trying to profess his loyalty and would have sign an oath of allegiance if given the chance
Art and historical exhibits are set to open this Thursday, June 17, to commemorate national hero Jose Rizal's 150th birth anniversary on Sunday. These exhibits will be held at the University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
malapit na. sana marami sa atin ang maging part ng mga events.
^^ Puspusan ang trabaho na ginagawa sa Calamba para sa bagong Rizal monument and park sa harap ng City Hall. Si P.Noy ang GOH dito.
This will be the largest Rizal monument/statue in the country once completed.
115TH Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal
MANILA – The Rizal Day 2011 Inter-Agency Task Force in cooperation with other national and local government agencies will lead the national commemoration of the 115th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal on December 30, 2011, 7:00 a.m. at the Rizal National Monument, Rizal Park, Manila; Rizal Shrine, Calamba City, Laguna; and Rizal Shrine, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.
The Flag-raising and Wreath-laying rites at the Rizal National Monument will be led by President Benigno S. Aquino III. Unveiling of the Rizal Fountain at the Noli Me Tangere Garden follows immediately. NHCP Chair Dr. Maria Serena I. Diokno, Exec. Dir. Ludovico D. Badoy and other officials from various government agencies will join President Aquino in the abovementioned activities.
The official launching of the first-ever interpretation of “Mi Ultimo Adios” in Filipino Sign Language will be held at the Rizal Shrine Fort Santiago on December 29, 2011, 4:00 in the afternoon at the Rizal Shrine Fort Santiago. The film is directed by Ms. Mirana Medina.
Calamba City Mayor Joaquin M. Chipeco, Jr. and Dapitan City Mayor Dominador Jalosjos, Jr. will lead the commemorative rites in the cities of Calamba and Dapitan respectively. Conferences, symposia, oratorical contest, film showings, free LRT/MRT rides on December 30 are some of the activities for the observance of Rizal Day.
Rizal was exiled in Dapitan (now Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte) from 1892 – 1896. The Spanish authorities accused him for allegedly keeping subversive pamphlets in his possession. He was arrested and charged the crimes of rebellion and sedition.
On December 30, 1896, Rizal was executed by firing squad at Bagumbayan (now Rizal Park).
The NHCP is a national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine historical heritage through research, information dissemination, conservation, including the marking of historic sites and structures, and the maintenance and administration of national shrines and landmarks.
Jose Rizal honored with exhibit in US Library of Congress
As the Philippines commemorates the 115th death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal on December 30, Filipinos in other parts of the world are also paying tribute to him.
In the Asian Asian Reading Room of the United States Library of Congress, an actual original manuscript of Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere" is now on display until January 5.
The rare display, which opened on December 27, is also part of the library's commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Rizal this year, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
"Also part of the display are transcripts of the Rizal trial, books on Fort Santiago where Rizal was incarcerated and newspaper accounts, mostly from Spain, of Rizal's execution in Manila on 30 December 1896," the DFA said.
Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere," originally written in Spanish, depicts the injustices experienced by Filipinos during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines.
PAPANO SILA NAKA PAGPA PICTURE SA LUNETA? ANONG KALOKOHAN ITO? Nakatulog ata si Manong Sikyu so mga oras na iyon.
Paano ba itaas to Pambansang Bayani status si Bonifacio without excessively hurting Rizal's legacy?
malapit na uli ang december 30. para lang maalala natin ang pambansang bayani natin.
Pumangit yung bahay ni Rizal! But it could have been worse- buti na lang hindi NEON or RADIUM (glow in the dark) green paint ang ginamit.
idol ko si pepito .... so kool kasi pa-PePepito lang.
Idol ko yang si Rizal. Ginagaya ko yung hairdo nya nung totoy pa ako. Pag nakakita ako ng chics, pinapakitaan ko ng Rizal poker face gaya ng sa mga postcards niya. Astig talaga si Rizal.
Second si Bonifacio sa akin kasi medyo mataas ang hairline.
Salamat sa inyo Gat Jose Rizal.
Rizal state funeral restaged for 116th death anniv
President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday (Dec. 30, 2012) led rites commemorating the 116th death anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal.
The ceremony included a symbolic interment of a piece of bone from Rizal’s spinal column, which was shattered when he was shot in 1896.
This year also marks the centennial of the transfer of Rizal's remains to a monument in his execution site in Bagumbayan (now Luneta) from the house of his sister Narcisa in Binondo, Manila.
The 116th death anniversary of Jose Rizal was celebrated with a re-enactment of the placement of Philippine national hero's remains from Binondo to Rizal Park in Manila on Dec. 30, 2012. The urn of Rizal was escorted by honor guards portrayed by members of the Supreme Council and the Council of Elders of the Knights of Rizal.
President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday (Dec. 30, 2012) led the restaging of Jose Rizal's state funeral during the 116th death anniversary of national hero Dec. 30, 2012.
President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III salutes military officers during rites for Jose Rizal's 116th death anniversary rites on Dec. 30, 2012, held at the Rizal Shrine in Luneta Park
FEATURE: Why the Catholic Church should apologise to Rizal's mother
By Dean Reyes Bocobo in Manila/Philippine Daily Inquirer | Asia News Network
Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Coming so swiftly on the heels of Christmas and the Slaughter of the Innocents, the annual Rizal Day holiday on December 30 usually passes fleetingly by as just another blessed day off, before we all plunge merrily into the noisy revelries and inebriations of New Year's Eve.
[In the late 20th Century, some of the well-known speakers on Rizal Day began those festivities a little early, perhaps even before or during their oratories!]
Headed by President Benigno S. Aquino III, this year's Rizal Day event at the Luneta features a full-dress reenactment and commemoration, by the Knights of Rizal and the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, of the 1912 transfer of Rizal's remains in an urn, from the custody of his family in their house in Binondo into the hands of the public for a wake at the Ayuntamiento in Intramuros, then burial at the Luneta.
There is an historic photograph taken in the City of Manila on Rizal Day 1912, showing the urn with the bones of Jose Rizal borne on a military caisson drawn by six black horses, and flanked by an honour guard of the Knights of Rizal [with caps and striped sashes] and white-clad members of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. The location of this 1912 event is now the Plaza Binondo de San Lorenzo Ruiz.
How the twists and turns of history produced amazing moments in time, frozen in these historic photographs, is poignantly told by Asuncion Lopez Bantug, granddaughter of Sisa, the sister of Rizal, in her classic biography "Lolo Jose: An Intimate Portrait of Rizal" [Manila: Intramuros Administration, 1982]. It turns out to be an intimate portrait also of the mother of Jose Rizal, Dona Teodora Realonda Alonso Rizal (1827-1911) and of his entire family.
She describes the events following the execution of Jose Rizal on December 30, 1896, how his mother was denied custody of his remains, how he was denied a Catholic Church burial on consecrated ground and how he was secretly buried at Paco Park in an unmarked grave.
As Bantug wrote: "The previous evening (December 29, 1896), Dona Teodora had gone from one official to another, begging to be given her son's body after the execution. None was moved by her pleas-except for the mayor of Manila, Don Manuel Luengo, who acted on his own to grant her wish. She and Don Francisco spent the morning of the execution secluded in the house of my Lola Sisa, with whom they had been staying, on and off, since their eviction from Calamba. Lola Sisa had ordered a coffin for her brother and it was sent in a hearse to the Luneta as soon as word came that all was over.
"What was my Lola Sisa's consternation to learn that the body was gone-and nobody able, or willing, to tell her where it had been taken. She hurried to the city cemetery at Paang Bundok [where, in a farewell note, my Lolo Jose had expressed a wish to be buried], but no body had been taken there. She made the rounds of the suburban graveyards, but in none had there been a burial that morning. Other members of the family were going from one authority to another, begging to be told where the body had been buried, but were met only with silence and a shrug.
"But my Lola Sisa refused to give up. She continued her round of the graveyards-and was finally rewarded. At the Paco Cemetery, the old city graveyard no longer in use, she noticed Mayor Manuel Luengo and some army officers inspecting a grave. When they left, Lola Sisa hurried to the site. It was a freshly dug grave and could only be that of her brother. She went to the sexton and persuaded him to mark the grave with the small marble slab she carried. The marble slab, designed by family friend Doroteo Ongjungco, was inscribed with three letters, RPJ-my Lolo Jose's initials in reverse. The family feared that a more explicit tombstone might prompt the authorities to remove the body and hide it elsewhere, to prevent any public veneration of the Rizal grave. It is said that a guard was placed at the Paco Cemetery to discourage snoopers."
The Rizal family did not gain custody of his remains until the end of the Spanish colonial regime at the hands of Commodore Dewey in 1898. Rizal's bones were exhumed from the cold oblivion of Paco in the wake of the Mock Battle of Manila Bay.
"Two years later, in the turmoil that followed the American occupation of Manila, his family seized the chance to recover my Lolo Jose's body unhindered by Church or State," wrote Bantug. "Spain had fallen in the Philippines; American troops took over in Manila on Aug. 13, 1898. Four days later, on Aug. 17, my Lola Sisa, accompanied by her daughter Angelica, sculptor Romualdo Teodoro de Jesus, Higino Francisco and Doroteo Ongjungco, went to the Paco Cemetery and had the grave dug up.
"The body was found to have been buried directly into the earth, without a coffin. Nevertheless, the clothes were still recognisable, though whatever my Lolo Jose had hidden in his shoes had long rotted away. A vertebra showing a bullet wound was kept in a glass and silver cup in Lola's house.
"The remains were taken to my Lola Sisa's house, where Higino Francisco and Romualdo Teodoro de Jesus themselves reverently washed the bones. They were later placed in an ivory urn carved by De Jesus. This urn was venerated in frequent public ceremonies during the 1900s, when Rizal began to be honoured as the National Hero of the Philippines."
And so in the repose of his family's bosom, in his mother's everlasting solicitude, Rizal's bones lay for 14 more years. Unbeknownst to them and shortly thereafter, Americans such William Howard Taft [the first Civil Governor under American Occupation] and Henry A. Cooper [Dem., Wisconsin] had discovered Rizal for themselves through his writings, while wrestling with the thorny question of what America ought to do for, about, or with the Philippines.
In 1901, the United States Philippine Commission issued Decree No. 243 authorising a suitable monument for Jose Rizal, with funds for its construction to be raised by public subscription. A worldwide design contest for the future Rizal Monument elicited work from the creme-de-la-creme.
The proclaimed winning design, which was a fantasy in Italian Carrara marble by Carlo Nicoli ["Al Martir de Bagumbayan"] was, however, never built. The simpler second place winner, "Motto Stella" by Swiss artist Richard Kissling, is what we find in the Luneta today.
Bantug described the culmination of a monument building process that apparently outlived Dona Teodora by 1912.
"In 1912, the foundations were laid for a monument at the Luneta that would also serve as the final tomb for the hero's mortal remains. On December 29, 1912, the urn containing the remains was borne in solemn procession from the family's house to the Ayuntamiento, that fine Marble Hall that had been a symbol of Spanish sovereignty in the Philippines. [Teodora Alonso was laid in state in the same location the previous year.] In the salon of the Ayuntamiento, the urn was enshrined on a magnificent catafalque surrounded by innumerable floral wreaths, offerings of the nation. Throughout that night, the Knights of Rizal and other patriotic groups as well as the public kept vigil round the catafalque.
"Next morning, December 30, 1912-16th anniversary of the martyrdom-the urn was borne to the Luneta on an artillery caisson drawn by six horses. Thousands joined the procession and thousands more lined the streets.
"At the Luneta, the obsequies were led by acting Governor-General Newton W. Gilbert and the two ranking statesmen of the Philippine Assembly, Sergio Osmena and Mariano Ponce, the latter one of Rizal's dearest friends. Then the urn was deposited in the centre of the base over which would rise the monument...
"The monument they accomplished has become a national landmark, the most visible tribute of the nation to its greatest son.
"But neither of his parents lived to see his monument."
Rizal's father, Francisco, died in Manila in 1898. His mother, Dona Teodora, died in August 1911 just a year and a half before Rizal's burial at the Luneta on December 30, 1912, the event whose centenary we commemorate today. She had lain in state in the very same Ayuntamiento the year before Rizal was buried at the Luneta.
In the year 2000, the good Pope John Paul II offered apologies on behalf of the Vatican to all who had been wronged or harmed in history by the Catholic Church, notably to Galileo Galilei for the events of over three centuries ago involving his predecessor Urban VIII and the whole question of the Earth being the Centre of the Universe.
He called on all the prelates of the Catholic Church in various countries to follow his example in making such historic apologies for wrongs that need acknowledging.
I think the Philippine Catholic Church does owe such an apology to Rizal's mother for their inhumane treatment of him, even as a convicted demiurge of the Philippine Revolution, in denying her custody of his remains. The Philippine Church has not heeded the call of Pope John Paul II in any matter within their realm. They must think that, unlike him, the infallibility gives them impeccability.
It was cruel and unjust to deny Dona Teodora such a pitiable request after the State and Church had united in executing him and satisfying their blood lust against the insurrectos through him.
I appeal for historic apologies to her and not for Jose Rizal [who'd neither want nor need it]. Or else the Church should suffer forever the present exclusion from Philippine history that has continued unabated since 1912, when final funeral rites for the national hero before final interment at the Luneta were given to the Masons, and denied to the Catholic Church.