It’s Jose Rizal Day today

I’m writing this blog because it’s Jose Rizal Day today.

I’ll tell you all I know about Dr. Jose Rizal.

Who is Jose Rizal?
Jose Rizal is our national hero.

When and where was he born?
He was born on June 19, 1861 at Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines. He was the seventh child of Teodora Alonzo y Quintos. He has 1 brother and 9 sisters.

Why was he famous?
Dr. Jose Rizal was famous because he is our national hero and he is a doctor. He was killed by a Spaniard firing squad. He died on Dec. 30, 1896. The Spaniards thought Jose Rizal was going to escape so they shot him.

What is El Filibisterismo about?
El Filibisterismo is the novel that Dr. Jose Rizal wrote. The novel’s language is Spanish.  The characters in the novel represent the different classes of people in his time.

  • Simoun is disguising himself as a rich jeweler.
  • Basilio the eldest son of Sisa.
  • Isagani is Basilio’s best friend.
  • Paulita Gomez is Isagani’s girlfriend.
  • Macaraig is Isagani’s classmate in UST.
  • Father Florentino is a priest and Isagani’s Godfather.
  • Juli is Kabesang Tales’s youngest daughter and Basilo’s girlfriend.
  • Maria Clara is Crisostomo’s girlfriend and was chosen to be a nun.
  • Captain Tiago is Maria’s step father and Basilo’s foster father.
  • Father Bernardo Salvi is a parish priest.
  • Father Millon is a Physics teacher of UST.
We should all thank Dr. Jose Rizal , Andres Bonifacio and all the other Filipino heroes  for driving the Spaniards away and  helping gain our freedom.
If Jose Rizal were  alive today and comes over for dinner, I’ll make him a  Dinuguan and Puto dish  because it’s a delicious Filipino dish.