Should Jose Rizal be the Philippine's national hero? Maybe, it depends on what we mean by national hero. If we define a hero as one who overcomes challenges that would break other people and did it with class and dignity, then yes I nominate him. Rizal is more than the greatest hero of the Filipino people; he is more than the greatest man, the Malayan race has produced; in truth he is one of the world's greatest personalities. Most of the Filipino people know about the story of Rizal, of his honesty an dlove for the Filipino people. he was a patriot, physician, and a man of letters whose life and literary works were an inspiration to the Philippines Nationalist Movement.
Now you might heard that he was shot by the Spaniards. Why did Spain shoot Rizal? Because he was found guilty of encouraging his countrymen to take up arms and secure their independence... Continue Reading