I'm not really sure if there's already a thread on this, but what the heck..might as well...
For as long as i can remember, there have always been debates on who deserved to be called "Pambansang Bayani". Jose Rizal or Andres Bonifacio.
I was having a discussion with my boyfriend a few nights ago about this while we were stuck in traffic. My stand: Andres Bonifacio should have been chosen to be our National Hero.
According to my boyfriend, Jose Rizal was chosen by the Americans to be our National hero because he is what they (the americans) want us, the Filipinos to be. Well traveled, educated, intelligent, linguistic, etc....
On the other hand, Andres Bonifacio was poor and had no proper schooling.
But i think Bonifacio fought for our freedom. He wanted the Philippines to stand on its own while Rizal wanted us to be considered a province of spain....not a colony of spain.
What do you guys think?