By Manuel F. Almario
On December 20, 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, as head of the Philippine Revolutionary Government, issued a decree proclaiming Dec. 30 of every year a national day of mourning in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal and the other martyrs of the revolution against Spain. This was just two years after the execution of the hero by the Spanish colonial government.
By Manuel F. Almario Contributor
One hundred and fifteen years after Jose Rizal was executed by the Spanish colonial regime, controversy still rages as to whether he was a reformist or a revolutionary. Rizal is immensely influential to generations of Filipinos. How he is viewed can help define the course of our history. In his Rizal Day Lecture on Dec. [...]