Aquino to lead restaging of transfer of Rizal’s bones from Binondo to Luneta

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116 YEARS AFTER. A brown shrike (lanius cristatus) perches on a book of the statue of national hero Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila. The Philippines commemorates on Sunday the martyrdom of Rizal on Dec. 30, 1896, with a reenactment of the transfer of his remains from his sister’s house in Binondo, Manila, to Luneta on Dec. 30, 1912. EDWIN BACASMAS

President Benigno Aquino III leads the nation in commemorating the 116th anniversary of Jose P. Rizal’s martyrdom at ceremonies at Luneta Park this Sunday morning.

The ceremonies include a symbolic interment of a piece of bone from Rizal’s spinal column, which was shattered by a bullet during his execution on Dec. 30, 1896.

Mr. Aquino will lead the centennial commemoration of the reenactment of the transfer of Rizal’s remains from the house of the national hero’s sister, Narcisa, in Binondo, Manila, to his monument at Luneta Park.

“We encourage everybody to participate and feel the historical moment of laying Rizal to his final resting place,” said Reghis Romero II, supreme commander of the Order of the Knights of Rizal, which spearheads the program together with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

“This is the 100th year of the transfer and decent burial of Rizal and it is significant for all Filipinos to know his sacrifice in bringing liberation to the Filipino people,” Romero said.

The Knights of Rizal and the NHCP will reenact the funeral march from Narcisa’s house in San Fernando Street, corner Juan Luna Street in Binondo to Luneta Park.

Taking the place of Rizal’s remains is the piece of bone from his spine, which will be placed in a replica of the ivory urn that contained the hero’s bones and was buried in a chamber in the base of his monument in 1912 during a memorial service led by the Knights of Rizal and the Masonic Lodge of the Philippines.

The urn will be carried in a motorized caisson and escorted by the Knights of Rizal wearing a copy of their 1912 uniform and marching to the music played at that time.

Around 7,000 students, soldiers, policemen, government employees and Rizal’s descendants have committed to join the procession. They will converge on Luneta at 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. from three assembly points: Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz in Binondo, Fort Santiago in Intramuros and the Manila Hotel.

According to Malacañang, Sunday’s celebrations include simultaneous wreath-laying and flag-raising ceremonies at all Rizal shrines in the country.

The focal point of the celebrations is Luneta Park, where President Aquino will hoist the national flag on the Independence flagpole in front of Rizal’s monument.

The public is invited to join the Rizal procession. Those who wish to participate are requested to wear white “to symbolize the purity of Rizal,” according to the Knights of Rizal.

Secret grave

Rizal’s body was dumped in an unmarked grave in the old Paco Cemetery after his execution. Through his sister Narcisa’s persistence, his burial place was found and marked with a marble slab, on which his initials were inscribed in reverse, “RPJ,” to throw off the Spanish authorities who might remove his body to prevent public veneration.

Exhumed in 1898, Rizal’s remains were kept by his family in the Binondo house until Dec. 30, 1912, when they were interred in solemn rites in the base of the monument that now stands to honor his memory in perpetuity.

In an old photo obtained by the Knights of Rizal, Doña Teodora was seen cradling the urn containing her son’s bones. She was said to have shown his remains to visitors while reciting his poem “Mi Ultimo Adios.”

Romero said foreigners would cry even though they didn’t understand Spanish because of the evident anguish of a mother who lost a son.

Doña Teodora died before her son’s remains could be given a proper burial in 1912.

Asuncion Lopez Bantug, granddaughter of Narcisa, provides the most complete details of the finding of Rizal’s grave after his execution and the exhumation of his body two years later in her biography, “Lolo Jose: An Intimate Portrait of Rizal” (Manila: Intramuros Administration, 1982).

Finding the grave

Bantug recounts Narcisa’s search of cemeteries to find Rizal’s grave, failing to find it in the suburban graveyards.

“But my Lola Sisa refused to give up,” Bantug writes. “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, R.P.J.—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.

“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. 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.” (pp 192-194)

Rizal’s body was found to have been buried without a coffin. The family took the remains to Narcisa’s house and placed them in an ivory urn carved by De Jesus.

That was the urn buried in the Rizal Monument at Luneta in 1912, an event the nation commemorates on Sunday on its 100th anniversary.

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  • joshua kings

    yes, 116 years since, many pinoys are still slaves in their own nativeland, aggravated by the shameless ‘invasion’ by a neighboring dominant country, na partly kadugo ni jose rizal…gaya ni pnoy, hehehe…kaya kayong mga kulay kamote dyan, tabi-tabi na dahil malapit ng mag-landing ang mga tropa ng bansang dilaw na yan…
    eh hayan nga, 2 oil fields na sa kinamkam na tubig ng pinas ay nagpo-produce na nang langis…na dapat sa pinas yan…..
    sabi ng mga singkit, o ano, may angal…
    piyok ng pinoy: wala po…..sige lang po…gawin ninyo gusto ninyo…ituloy niyo lang ang pangga-gahasa at pagsasamantala sa aming bansa.
    quo vadis, pilipinas?

    • sanjuan683

      Aba ano pa hinihintay mo aba kumilos ka diyan tulog tulog ka.

  • kayanatwo

    29dec2012

    nobody asked me, but…there shall be no “damaso” involve on this reenactment ceremonies. 

    even JPR resented the roman catholic church and refused to honor its doctrines. IMHO, and being from JPR home town,  it is only desirable that no present day “damaso” should be involve on this historical event.

    • sanjuan683

      Pag may Damaso sumali sa reenactment batuhin ng kamatis, mang-aagaw ng eksena yan sigurado. Simbahan katoliko naman talaga nagpapatay kay Gat Jose Rizal. Nasa history yan kaya itong mga Damaso akala mo malilinis. Mabuti nga natalo sila sa RH Bill akala nila puede pa nila manduhan ang gobierno ng Pinas. Ang ibang sekta ng religion dito sa Pinas sumusunod sa gobierno maliban lang sa Simbahan Katoliko mga suwail hindi naman nagbabayad ng buwis gusto pa manduhan ang gobierno. Magsilayas kayo.

  • QQU

    Except, maybe, the hair, the statue of Jose Rizal looks much like a ‘westerner’…with the mien of that Hollywood star, Gregory Peck.
    Jose Rizal was a great mind. But I doubt if he would win in an election today. If  he ‘were’ a movie actor—-he would win for sure.(pls. excuse my provincial cynicism)

    • tarikan

      Kastila din yata sila Joey Rizal. Tingnan mo malawak ang sinasaka nila sa Calamba courtesy of the Sapnish Catholic Church. Mayaman sila Joey Rizal nung panahon dahil ang pamilya nya diklit sa mga paring kastila. Of course he was a great mind in literature but had nothing to show in his field of expertise “Ophthalmology”(?). No invention/discovery to remember him by such as an “eye drop” to relieve eye strain o kaya pang-alis ng muta. Inatupag ang pangbababae in the Philippines and abroad but also had nothing to show for an heir of that great mind. Nagpakamatandang binata o nag-asawa man matanda na. Mahilig din sa tisay. Si Josephine Bracken ang ganda pero hindi nanganak. Baog pa yata si Joey. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y5JT275WY633AWI6T3A3QDAX7U Kailian

         inggit ka lang yata kasi di ka nakatikim ng tisay, o puro tt lang natikman mo, bakla

      • kayanatwo

        30dec2012

        nobody asked me, but…being from calamba and still a resident, i resent the unlettered comments by my fellow juan dela cruz toward my “homeboy”..

        there are volumes of historical books about dr. j.p. rizal. any decent man that speak the same “native tongue” of rizal should at  least learned that rizal clan are from the chinese/japanese/insular spanish mistizo blood line, and they were sharecropper on “domincan” friars’ land.

        FYI  to all, pepe and josephine had a boy born prematurely and died after few days. 

      • tarikan

        Kayanatwo, pls don’t get me wrong. I love Calamba, esp Pansol hot-springs. We go there during balikbayan trips. That’s where my wife and I had our first date. I took Rizal studies, for your info. Sa iyo ko rin narinig na mestizo sila Rizal at sharecroppers ang pamilya nya ng Dominican Friars’ land. Di ba yan din ang sabi ko? What my meat with Rizal is, for all his genius mind he did not have any invention/discovery of any consequence in his filed. Unlike other persons in the medical field in the West. Medicines, medical devices, medical procedures,  mostly carry a Westerners name as discoverers.

      • akimaxx

        Napaka-malikhain ang iyong imaginasyon, tarikan. Napakagandang ‘script’. Gawin mo kayang pelikula at tingnan natin kung may manunood.

      • sanjuan683

        hehehehehe Sumulat ka ng isang aklat tungkol kay Jose Rizal ilagay mo ikaw ang author ng book. Bibili ako para ipukpok ko sa ulo mo para matauhan ka. hehehehe

      • mucho_cheapo

        Magbasa ka Dre ng mga libro tungkol kay Rizal. Some of what you’re saying is true but he’s more, way more capable of what you portray him to be. He likes woman, no doubt about that but you failed to mention he also operated on his mother;s cataract which is quite complicated at that time. Give credit where credit is due. You will never be on equal footing with the Greatest Filipino ever.

      • tarikan

        I took Rizal studies, for your info. Some if not most of his exploits were exaggerated like his fencing prowess and his marksmanship skills. H.E. L. L. he could have represented the Philippines in the Olympics and won the very first and only gold medal. Being a chickboy (amenin natin marami siyang naging shota) is one thing but being a father is another. Ano panay tingin na laang ba? Hindi ga nahipo? Kung merun sanang anak (kahit sa labas, kasi ayaw pakasal sa Simbahang Katoliko) eh di may nagmana sana ng kanyang pagiging mautak. Iyung mga lumalabas ngayon na kesyu kamag-anak daw ni Rizal eh sa mga kapatid nya yun…mediocre ang utak.

      • Dog

        taga cavite tong unggoy na to malamang!

    • sanjuan683

      Idol ka pala ni Gregory Peckpeck. Laos na yun

  • $20926843

    This is again another useless photo ops opportunity for the inutile and autistic president from malacanang paid by the taxpayers for his own benefit.  His factotums have run out of other sensible ideas on how to commemorate the death anniversary of the national hero and came out with this moronic idea of staging again in a symbolic way the transfer of the bones…..

    • sanjuan683

      Wait till you become president and do what you want. Kanyang-kanya diskarte lang yan inggit ka lang at mamatay ka sa inggit. huaaahuaa 

    • mucho_cheapo

      Eh bakit naghihimutok ang Butse mo? Maski anong gawin ni Pnoy galit kayo dahil mga alipore kayo ni Tynak.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y5JT275WY633AWI6T3A3QDAX7U Kailian

    Yan ang ginawang injustice ng mga obispong Katoliko kay Rizal noon dahil sa naging Mason sya.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

      oo naging mason si rizal kaya nga lang napagtanto nya kung anu ang tunay at di-tunay na relihiyon haha:

      “Sinikap
      kong ipakilala ang pagkakaiba ng tunay na relihiyon sa di-tunay. Itong
      huli – ang di tunay na relihiyon – ay nagpapausbong ng pamahiin at
      gumagamit ng mga banal na salita upang maakit ang aming salapi, upang
      mapapaniwala kami sa mga bagay na DI-MAAARING MATANGGAP NG RELIHIYONG
      KATOLIKA KAILANMA’T AABOT SA KANYANG KAALAMAN.” [Jose Rizal in the
      Foreword of NOLI ME TANGERE, salin ni Guzman-Laksamana-Guzman, 5th
      Edition]

      kaya nga bago namatay at barilin ng spanish authorities si rizal eh:
      “3:00 ng umaga ng Disyembre 30, 1896, NAKINIG NG MISA SI RIZAL,
      NANGUMPISAL, AT NANGUMUNYON.” [Jose Rizal (Centennial Book), Gregorio
      & Sonia Zaide, p. 328.]

      samakatuwid katolikong namatay si rizal kaya
      sa inyong mga non-catholics para hindi namn kayo kahiya-hiya mag-aral ng history para hindi kayo nagmumukhang tanga at mga engot…..hahahhahaa

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        very well said…ignored them for they’re born to lead their converts to perdition…

        If Rizal didn’t die and remain Catholic he would not ask his girlfriend Josephine Bracken to become a nun of the Catholic Church…

        According to Rizal’s mother, his son’s thought was only influenced by the Freemason after Rizal’s mother read his letter and writings…His mother greatly worried about his son’s ideology and reminded him of the very important role of the teachings of the Church in their lives…dre, if they can’t read and understand the history there are other sources where they can understand what was written in the history books…they can watch I-witness or other docu showing the lives of Rizal’s…

    • isidro c. valencia

      Iba ang pamamalakad noong panahon ng Kastila. Kasi noon, ang State and Church ay iisa, kaya pueding mag aboso.

      Ngayon meron na tayong separation of Church and State. How absolute, is a matter of how you perceive or interpret it.

       

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBBPG4SGSURB5V5A5BBQX4HF2Y Peter

    it was a conspiracy by the Catholic church to kill Rizal, now we are again witnessing the brutality of this church – suppressing one’s freedom of choice on personal matters, and persecuting Pnoy for his opposition to this archaic, medieval institution.

    • sanjuan683

      Correct ka diyan.

    • mucho_cheapo

      Pustahan tahimik ang mga Catoliban ngayong Rizal Day. Hanggang ngayon guilty pa rin ang mga buakang ina.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

         we catholic guilty of what???hhahaha idiot jose rizal died as catholic in fact ang karamay nya bago sya barilin ng spanish authorities ay mga paring katolikong Jesuits…at hindi ang kung sino-sinong pastor o ministro ng mga sulpot na relihiyon, mag-aral ng history para hindi kayo tatanga-tanga haha

        Jose Rizal was a hero of our faith hahahha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

      bobo
      mag-aral ng history para hindi ka nagmumukhang tanga at engot para sa
      kaalaman mong pulpol na non-catholics ang nagpapatay kay jose rizal ay
      ang gobiernong kastila at hindi ang catholic church bobo…Rizal died as
      catholic NAKINIG NG MISA, NANGUMPISAL, AT NANGUMUNYON bago barilin ng
      spanish authorities.

      “3:00 ng umaga ng Disyembre 30, 1896, NAKINIG NG MISA SI RIZAL,
      NANGUMPISAL, AT NANGUMUNYON.” [Jose Rizal (Centennial Book), Gregorio
      & Sonia Zaide, p. 328.]

      kaya tigil-tigilan ang pambabaluktot ng katotohanan, magtataka pa ba
      ako yan ang natutunan nyong mga kaanib ng taga-ibang relihiyon puro
      kasinungalingan…..
       

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

      mas ikinasuka ni rizal ang mga peke, sulpot at di tunay na relihiyon:

      “Sinikap
       kong ipakilala ang pagkakaiba ng tunay na relihiyon sa di-tunay. Itong
      huli – ang di tunay na relihiyon – ay nagpapausbong ng pamahiin at
      gumagamit ng mga banal na salita upang maakit ang aming salapi, upang
      mapapaniwala kami sa mga bagay na DI-MAAARING MATANGGAP NG RELIHIYONG
      KATOLIKA KAILANMA’T AABOT SA KANYANG KAALAMAN.” [Jose Rizal in the
      Foreword of NOLI ME TANGERE, salin ni Guzman-Laksamana-Guzman, 5th
      Edition]

      mag-aral ng history mga bobo

  • serapious

    The return of our lost Eden-paradise as Rizal foretold with the sacrifices of Glorious RAM’s- Rizal lopezjaena delpilar, Aquinoninoy marcialbonifacio, Marcosmacoy miong aguinaldo, and to all our heroes. their dreams and vissions @ our wisdom, is now fullfiled. we are the true filipino with honor and previledge to give honor to our beloved country, we salute and pledge allegiance to the flag of the glorious republic of the philippines. “toto”serapio camposano for governor of iloilo panay-philippines america nations all yunity-capital of global peace..happy”rizal”new year daysss

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Ganito kaberdugo ang relihiyong nagpapatay kay Jose Rizal. Ang rebulto ni Rizal ay walang hanggang paalala sa buong mundo na ang Katolisismo ay galing sa Diablo.

    • Palparan

      Isali mo na ang Islam at ang mga muslim… mga baboy na galing impyerno ang mga muklo!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

         kayo mga impakto…haha!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

      bobo mag-aral ng history para hindi ka nagmumukhang tanga at engot para sa kaalaman mong pulpol na non-catholics ang nagpapatay kay jose rizal ay ang gobiernong kastila at hindi ang catholic church bobo…Rizal died as catholic NAKINIG NG MISA, NANGUMPISAL, AT NANGUMUNYON bago barilin ng spanish authorities.

      “3:00 ng umaga ng Disyembre 30, 1896, NAKINIG NG MISA SI RIZAL,
      NANGUMPISAL, AT NANGUMUNYON.” [Jose Rizal (Centennial Book), Gregorio
      & Sonia Zaide, p. 328.]

      kaya tigil-tigilan ang pambabaluktot ng katotohanan, magtataka pa ba ako yan ang natutunan nyong mga kaanib ng taga-ibang relihiyon puro kasinungalingan…..

      • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

        Tukmol na Gab, ano ba ang relihiyon ng Gobyernong Kastila? Ano ba ang relihiyon ni Polavieja? Ano ba ang relihiyon ng military court na lumitis kay Rizal?Why the RCC should apologize to the family of Rizal? ( Current PDI news) No need to read Zaide’s version of story, all fingers pointing to your religion as guilty criminal. You need to read more, BUGOK!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Rizal Day is anti-Noynoying and Anti-fake heroism day!
    Hahahahahahahahaha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Rizal Day is Anti-HLI day!
    Noon spanish, ngayon political dymansties and oligarchy!
    Hahahahahaha!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

    mas ikinasuka ni rizal ang mga peke, sulpot at di tunay na relihiyon:

    “Sinikap
    kong ipakilala ang pagkakaiba ng tunay na relihiyon sa di-tunay. Itong
    huli – ang di tunay na relihiyon – ay nagpapausbong ng pamahiin at
    gumagamit ng mga banal na salita upang maakit ang aming salapi, upang
    mapapaniwala kami sa mga bagay na DI-MAAARING MATANGGAP NG RELIHIYONG
    KATOLIKA KAILANMA’T AABOT SA KANYANG KAALAMAN.” [Jose Rizal in the
    Foreword of NOLI ME TANGERE, salin ni Guzman-Laksamana-Guzman, 5th
    Edition]

    ——-ay anu daw haha itong huli raw ang mga di-tunay na relihiyon wahahahah

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

    to those non-catholics who are attacking our religion mag-aral ng history para hindi kayo nagmumukhang tanga at engot para sa
    kaalaman nyong mga pulpol na non-catholics ang nagpapatay kay jose rizal ay
    ang gobiernong kastila at hindi ang catholic church mga bobo…Rizal died as
    catholic NAKINIG NG MISA, NANGUMPISAL, AT NANGUMUNYON bago barilin ng
    spanish authorities.

    “3:00 ng umaga ng Disyembre 30, 1896, NAKINIG NG MISA SI RIZAL, NANGUMPISAL, AT NANGUMUNYON.” [Jose Rizal (Centennial Book), Gregorio & Sonia Zaide, p. 328.]

    kaya tigil-tigilan ang pambabaluktot ng katotohanan, magtataka pa ba
    ako yan ang natutunan nyong mga kaanib ng taga-ibang relihiyon puro
    kasinungalingan…..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      very well said…ignored them..it only shows how ignorant they are..they twisted the facts and even distorted the history…

      Maybe, they did not comprehend and understand what was written in the history…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Kung buhay ngayon si Rizal, ayaw niya ang klase ng presidente na:
    1) Walang alam;
    2) Walang TOTOONG karanasan;
    3) Tamad;
    4) Mediocre;
    5) Produckto ng media packaging;
    6) Packaged to the business advantage of the clan and the oligarchs (inspite of the above-mentioned);
    7) Thereby, the installation of the KKK and godless communist opportunist AKBAYAN (where all political and masa manipulation & brainwashing were patterned).
    8) so on, so forth,etc

    Hahahahahahaha!  Wag nang magpakatanga Juan.  Mamulat ka na sa KATOTOHANAN.
    Hahahahahahaha!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

    sa inyong mga non-catholics para hindi namn kayo kahiya-hiya mag-aral ng
    history para hindi kayo nagmumukhang tanga at mga engot…..hahahhahaa

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Kung makapagsalita lang ang mga boto ni Dr. JP Rizal, sigurado akong sasabihin niya (kay Noynoy) na, “Noli Me Tangere”.
    Hahahahahahaha!

  • berdengleon

    rizal is a product of the american regime, trying to give pinoys somebody to look up to..he was never a hero in the first place, no offense to the fanatics..but if indeed he possesses the aptitude and charisma of a national hero as his “story” has been flown around by zaide and agoncillo, he won’t be the least happy..still the same crooks and clergy running this god-forsaken country as in his books..only the names have changed, we are never a better country..and to make matters worse, we are not being victimized by an oppressive invading country, we are doing it to ourselves..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

      Yeah…could be.  I see the point…
      Nonetheless, if it is recurring and we’re still enslaved by the same circumstances (less the Spanish character), is it not the right time for us to stand against it?  Especially the oligarchy and political dynasties.
      And if someone from the grass roots would be the next ideal leader, what would prevent him from being corrupted?  
      We ousted Marcos because for too many reasons, but we replaced an emotional/religious-“daw” mediocre.  We hated Gloria for all that jazz…but we settled for another mediocre being forced-fed to the Filipinos (with smoke & mirrors image packaging by the oligarchs). Now he’d make the statement that I’m not my mother’s son, ergo, I would pass the RH Bill. Isolating himself from the clout of some politically inkling Bishops and prelates of the Catholic Church, and ridiculing them at any non-Catholic fora (sometimes the use of the name Damaso is often heard from his fans). But for all that jazz, the RH Bill is just to place the Phil as the market of CONDOMS & PILLS (that would make him the King of Condom & Pills). Do we need to be entertained by that mediocre stunt? For Christ sake the man, cannot even pass to psych interview…
      Hahahahahahahahaha!
      What would you do, then?
      Hahahahahahahahaha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    It is an instinct for every human beings, Filipinos or not, to find someone to emulate (to look up to).  Whether it is packaged or not (but traces of his exemplary works were archived and documented), it gives us something…that one Filipino didn’t settle for the comfort of his family’s wealth…he studied abroad, made his own mark and never settled for something mediocre.
    He studied and worked his way….that’s it…up to that death at Luneta (the mark of his martyrdom)…that no one can be manipulated by mediocrity of the existing rulers. 
    Noynoy is a great contradiction to JP Rizal (hero or not).  He’s stubborn and he’s genius (in his way) and he proved it up to the day he was shot.
    Hahahahahaha!  Noynoy can only be stubborn to the Bishops & prelates on the FREE DISTRIBUTION OF CONDOMS & PILLS….Where’s the hero(ism) in that?
    Hahahahaha!

  • berdengleon

    rizal only wanted institutionalized reform, not independence, a glaring disparity of what bonifacio wanted all along, to be free from any foreign manipulation..that in itself is a half-hearted rendition of nationalism..besides, if rizal indeed was smart , a revolution is inevitable and he is to blame for the delayed miseries of the filipinos then..as history prescribed, no independence is possible without bloodshed, admirable that he never wanted any, but tell me who wants one? not to mention he even gave the spark to the conios of the church and government by his novels, is he really that stupid not to know that this would incite and cause upheaval at that time? that in itself is explanatory that he has laid out a very precarious predicament for the filipinos, a worthy excuse for the conios to oppress the filipinos some more..and people say he does not want bloodshed when it i s clear he instigated one..a contradiction don’t you think? i don’t discount though his contributions to the country, but if people keep rubbing him as “the national” hero, then okay, an accidental one at that…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

      He’s stubborn, alright, but was never a political figure (that you accounted him for political failures).  Him being stubborn made him the literary genius of his time.
      You miss it, bro.  He’s not a political figure.  He never make “Tuwad Na Daan” promises and speeches…He worked privately.
      Hahahahahaha!  You missed the whole idea of it.

    • obleman

      Well in fact it is a common misconception that Rizal is the “national hero”; No law whatsoever stated that He is. 

      Sabi nila propaganda daw ito ng mga Americano na i-highly regard si J.P Rizal dahil He didn’t use blood in fighting the Spanish. Ayaw kasi ng USA na lumaban ang mga Pilipino by that. Well this is just a hearsay, walang nakakaalam.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

        Nowadays, in the Legislature, they can even pass a bill, declaring a SUPERCONDOM MAN (against all Catholic prelates odds), that is Noynoy, so, would it matter if it is passed into law?
        Hahahahahaha! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    The works of Dr. JP Rizal were archived at the National Museum.  It doesn’t matter if he is considered a “National Hero” (w/c I’m sure he didn’t envisage the same during his lifetime).  It matters that there’s this ONE FILIPINO who used HIS INTELLECTUAL PROWESS and MADE HIS MARK on the world scene, not by uttering brainwashing political speeches, but by privately writing something of value…and that would be the very basis that our youth must hang on to…
    (not on ways and means how to have safe sex and unwanted preganancies via the legislation of FREE CONDOMS & PILLS).
    Hahahahahahahahaha! Beat that, SUPERCONDOM MAN! 
    And he possessed that good sense of humour, too. Hahahahahahaha!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      very wrong…little learning is a very dangerous thing…

      dre, for us to move on as a country we have to discover first our identity…

      All our government administrations have come and gone and up to this day…they have neglected the educational value of teaching our youth and our people the historical and cultural facts about our country. dre, no wonder we are a confused lot.

      Sad to say, the National Historical Commission did not correct all other Philippine icons  that are commonly mistaken for national symbols which are taught in schools, written in many textbooks and are present in the net or social media…

  • Yobhtron

    Thanks to Dr Jose Rizal for exposing the evils of DAMASO.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      indeed, little learning is a very dangerous thing…

      If Rizal did not die and remain Catholic he would not ask his girlfriend Josephine Bracken to become a nun of the Catholic Church…read your history…

      According to Rizal’s mother, his son’s thought was only influenced by the Freemason after Rizal’s mother read his letter and writings…

  • w33k3nd3r

    Look at the photo, CBCP. He is the man whom you thought you obliterated from the face of the earth but now he haunts you severely and your army of blind believers is dwindling. You will fall, CBCP–FURTHER.

  • nel

    The Church killed Rizal! 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KKPZN63CZHE2KQICS5E77OECH4 Gab

      magpakatanga ka sa kamangmangan mo hahaha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      Indeed, little learning is a very dangerous thing…

      According to Rizal’s mother, his son’s thought was only influenced by the Freemason after Rizal’s mother read his letters and writings…His mother greatly worried about his son’s ideology and reminded him of the very important role of the teachings of the Church in their lives…read history…research research…

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Ganito kaberdugo ang relihiyong nagpapatay kay Rizal. Nagkutsabahan ang Espanya at Katolisismo sa pagpatay sa kanya. Pilit na binabaluktot ang kasaysayan upang maitago ang totoo na itnakwil ni Rizal ang katolisismo. ( …dalagang Taga-Malolos, El Filibusterismo, Noli..) Ang rebulto ni Rizal ay paalala sa mga tao na ang relihiyong iyan ay sa Diyablo.

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    In America alone around hundred of Catholic priests are charged or convicted of sexual assault/abuses. Recent PDI news a priest confessed of being a thief. In Australian TV, a bishop apologised for the sexual-offences committed by his colleagues. In these crimes children as young as 12 yo. were victims. (Pls. google them for details). Magtataka pa ba tayo kung bakit ipinapatay si Rizal?

  • tra6Gpeche

    There is no family like the family of Dr. Rizal. The family undeniably suffered, physically, mentally and financially, in the hands of the wicked and pretentious Spanish Priests. The family never complained, never showed hatred and never thought of vengeance. Such a family of Dr. Jose Rizal will never be duplicated in a billion years. Ms Bantug, to me, your Lola Sisa’s family is the greatest & the noblest in the world.

  • ApoLapullapu

    By whose influence was Rizal chosen as the National Hero?  He was indeed a hero.  but there were other heroes too  Is it it possible that the powers that be chose Rizal because he is not for armed struggle  If they chose a warrior like Bonifacio, revolutions against the new oppressors could not have stopped.

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