Thursday, December 30, 2004

Remembering Rizal

Filipinos all over the globe should feel especially proud of this red-letter day.

On this date, Dr. Jose Rizal, the Great Malayan, proponent of non-violence even before the revered Mahatma Gandhi's time, died for a nation.

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Jose Rizal's Death Sentence (taken from Philippine Headline News Online)

"In accordance with a previous resolution, I approve the sentence dictated by the regular War Council in the present matter, by virtue of which the death sentence was imposed on the felon Jose Rizal Mercado, which shall be carried out by firing squad at seven in the morning of the 30th instance on the field of Bagumbayan and with the formalities prescribed by law. For carrying out the sentence and its corresponding details, refer to the instructing Judge, Captain Don Rafael Dominguez."

SGD. Camilo G de Polavieja, Governor General of the Philippines
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Several nights ago, I chanced upon on TV a Belgian national who has been admirably spreading Dr. Rizal's legacy outside of the Philippines for so many years now. Thoroughly knowledgeable in the National Hero's life and works, he recently received an award from no less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, right there in Malacañang Palace. Through the graces of my unreliable mind, I forgot the good European's name. But rest assured, that man has my prayers and good wishes. May he succeed in making more non-Filipinos aware of how great Jose Rizal is.

Mabuhay si Dr. Rizal!

4 Comments:

Blogger ia said...

oh. may parts pala sa post na 'to na nasa sinubmit mo.

i can almost hear it. kaya join na sa.... Kapariz! :P

nakuuu, pag pinasali lang talaga tayo ni ma'am dun nang seryoso, patay naaaa.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

i'm actually thinking of posting my "Me as Rizal" submission here, hehe.

4:08 PM  
Blogger kuya said...

Top Organizations na Instant Member Ka Na! Awardee*

The first runner up goes to...
Non_SUMS_UP: Wow! Ang galing naman, one ream lang member ka na...

...And the top organization Instant Member Ka Na! Gold Medallist...
Non_KaPaRiz: Wow! Ang galing naman, umiiling ka na, member ka pa...

*voted by non-member of any organization (hindi ako iyan)

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Back to Rizal:
Well, napabilib at napangaha niya ako pero di ko siya idol. Sori talaga.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

Mabuhay ang KaPaRiz!! hehehe. hoy jonas, di lang naman one ream ang kelangan, sama nito :D

11:06 PM  

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