The construction of Paco Cemetery or Cementerio General de Paco began in 1814 but a cholera epidemic prompted the use of the cemetery in 1820. The remains of Jose Rizal were initially interred in Paco Cemetery after his execution in Bagumbayan (now Luneta) in 1896 and exhumed in 1898. In 1966, Paco Cemetery was converted into a national park. Its niches were emptied since the cemetery would no longer be used as a burial ground. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Carmel Matus
Jose Rizal came to life in Bohol in the countless of volunteers who helped the province get back on its feet after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake destroyed homes, infrastructure and century-old churches on Oct. 15, according to the province’s officials.
By Maricar Cinco
If there is one person who could be described by each letter of the alphabet, it is no less than Jose Rizal himself, said poet and author Vim Nadera.
By Jo Martinez-Clemente
Until Monday, the 81-year-old Rizal monument built in 1932 through a P500 donation was just one of countless statues honoring the national hero in many parks of the country.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
One hundred years after it was erected, the Rizal memorial statue (Rizal Monument) was declared a national cultural treasure on Monday by the National Museum of the Philippines.
By Matikas Santos
What would Jose Rizal’s final moments be like if someone tweeted about it?
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the 117th anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s martyrdom in Tarlac City.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
One hundred and seventeen years ago, Jose Rizal was executed after he had been tried for treason and convicted for being “the living soul of the revolution.” It was not enough to snuff out his life, however. The revolution had caused damage to the State that the court set at P1 million, to be paid from the doomed man’s assets.
By Dr. Pablo S. Trillana III
, Order of the Knights of Rizal and Philippine Historical Association
Today (Monday) is the 117th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal. It is also the centennial of the inauguration of the bronze-and-granite monument erected in his honor at Manila’s 58-hectare Rizal Park. Originally called “Motto Stella” (“Guiding Star”), it is better known now as the Rizal Monument.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
President Aquino III will lead the commemoration Monday of the 117th death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal in Tarlac City, the state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA) said Sunday.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Commuters are in for a treat on Rizal Day with both the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines offering free rides.
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
To this day, Filipinos debate who between Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, who died opposing Spanish rule and only months apart, deserves to be revered as national hero.
According to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Research, Publication and Heraldry Division, the Philippines does not have a single, official national hero because no law has been passed to recognize a national hero.