Rizal Without the Overcoat by Ambeth R. OcampoThis book is a collection of essays from Ambeth R. Ocampo’s newspaper column “Looking Back” that began in the Philippine Daily Globe and later moved to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He presents a readable and painless introduction to Jose Rizal and offers fascinating insights, lively anecdotes, academic intrigue, and little-known facts about the hero as human. Investigating Rizal’s own writings - his diaries, letters, and other papers – Ocampo attempts to strip the countless myths and rumors that surround the national hero.
Amazing Facts About Jose Rizal: The Philippine National Hero
Jose Rizal was a man of exceptional talent and intelligence. He was considered a Universal Genius. Jose P. Rizal is the National Hero of the Philippines. Three animal species were named after Rizal; Draco rizali, a species of flying dragon, Rachophorous rizali, a species of toad and Apogonia rizali, a beetle species.
As one respected Filipino historian once said, "Jose Rizal is everywhere yet 36 Amazing Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Jose Rizal.
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The son of a prosperous landowner, Rizal was educated in Manila and at the University of Madrid. A brilliant medical student, he soon committed himself to the reform of Spanish rule in his home country, though he never advocated Philippine independence. Most of his writing was done in Europe, where he resided between and In Rizal published his first novel , Noli me tangere The Social Cancer , a passionate exposure of the evils of Spanish rule in the Philippines. A sequel, El filibusterismo ; The Reign of Greed , established his reputation as the leading spokesman of the Philippine reform movement. He became the leader of the Propaganda Movement , contributing numerous articles to its newspaper, La Solidaridad, published in Barcelona. Rizal returned to the Philippines in