As we remember the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal on his 121st death anniversary,
may we emulate his greatness and aspire the heroes within ourselves to be the disciple
for the good of our beloved country.
|Translation of Transcript of Rizal's Existing Baptismal Record (Baptismal Register 1829-1862).|
|Record Book of Dona Trining (Jose Rizal Sister)|
|Regular meeting among expatriates (L-R) Jose Rizal, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Trinidad H. Pardo de Tavera and Juan Luna, and another man standing presumed to be a waiter.|
filipino masons, it was during the american period when the remains of Rizal
were exhumed. through his sister narcisa who bribed and secretly burried her
brother's remains. when Rizal's body was thrown, with no casket, no burial, his
sister Narcissa bribed the cemetery guard and placed the small initials spelled
backwards, R.P.J.Rizal also didnt receive the last sacrament before death.
|The mortal remains of Dr.Jose Rizal placed in an urn.|
|Dona Teodora Alonzo the mother holding his skull|
|Tomb of Dr.Jose Rizal @ Paco Cemetery.The lady in the left was his mother Dona.Teodora Rizal.|
To hide his grave further the vague initials RPJ on the marker was intentionally placed so as to deter snoopers from finding out his initial resting place. What a way to bury a hero!
also laid to rest in this place. A memorare that stands on the site of the burial was
revealed to commemorate the martyrdom of the three priests.
|Shoes & hat Rizal wore to his execution which were recovered when his body was exhumed by his family from the Paco Cemetery in 1898. Before his execution, Rizal whispered to his sister, Narcisa, that he kept another note in his shoes. But since his body was buried without a coffin, the note was destroyed as his body decomposed|
Rizal's honor guards were either members of the Knights of Rizal or even Free Masons themselves. As historians put it, there was an alleged,although undocumented, retraction by the hero just before his execution. His sister.Narcisa should be admired for having had the determination to find his brother who was interred secretly at the Paco cemetery.
the Rizal Monument
figures arranged around an obelisk, with the likeness of Rizal facing the sea.
the tribute to Rizal would take four years to complete. Supervising the casting
was Rizal’s good friend, the painter Felix Resurrecion Hidalgo, who was less
than pleased with the result.
Today is the 118th death anniversary of Jose Rizal. This photo shows the clay
model of the "Motto Stella,"
|(Photo from the Alfonso T. Ongpin album, National Historical Commission of the Philippines)|
|Rizal family after burial|
Romualdo De Jesus was also the one who made the urn of Jose Rizal where
his bones were contained by his mother,Dona Teodora. He was the inspiration of Rizal in the Pilosopo Tasyo character of the Noli Me Tangere.
Below are two rare photos of Teodora Alonzo, taken months before her death
(1911). another photo was taken when she died.
On the eve of Rizal's execution she wept in front of Gen.Polavieja to spare her
son's life. Polavieja was bound by duty to execute Rizal so the mother's plea fell
on deaf ears. It was the greatest blunder of the Spanish colonial government.
And Poavieja would always be remembered as the greatest villain who executed
the greatest Filipino hero.
She should be a national heroine with a monument of her own. She is the
greatest Filipina who ever lived. when she died, the rizal monument was already
Rizal was not a political person. and an advocate of non violence. He believed
that the pen is much more powerful than a sword. the friars fear him the most as
his writings were a strong propaganda. If he were alived during those era of our
independence he could have very well be our first president.
Dr. Jose Rizal is now buried peacefully and serenely in Luneta Park. But beside
his monument, there is a shadow that lingers. And as Dr. Jose Rizal faced death,
there was a shadow that was cast. That shadow was Paciano.-fr. an english author
We commemorate Rizal Day today in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal who, on
December 30, 1896, died a martyr at age 35 at Bagumbayan
(now Rizal Park), and left a rich legacy that made him the Filipinos'
national hero and worthy of study and emulation for generations.
This is your LOVERBOY Dennis Signing out. blogging resumes next year.
Happy New yr.