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Dr. Jose Rizal, is he your definitive hero or not?

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GONZALES, PHOEBE JOY B. CIV151

I am better than Rizal because I write fiction novels more.

josephsuller
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BRYAN JOSEPH SULLER ECE152 1. A person deserving and worthy to be exalted as national hero is someone who braves the raging of the war, stands up and fight with and along the men and women and not behind, third and most important, does not hide under the mantle of anonymity. No doubt, Dr. Jose Rizal’s contribution to the revolution was unquestionable and worthy of recognition but seems to be somewhat a lackluster as there are yet to be seen as actual participation side-by-side the others who actually braved the war, despite inadequacies and weaknesses, frailties and not enough preparatory… Read more »

sanchezjeff
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1. I know that Rizal is a hero in our hearts and minds but I don’t think Jose Rizal is not worthy to be considered a national hero because I have reason to say this one of my first reason why Rizal for me is not worthy because he is he was self-center that he was have a pride that he can do whatever without the help of other Filipino fellows and my second reason why Rizal is not worthy for me to considered him to be a national hero because he only became a national hero because his family… Read more »

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peachypore
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ANTONIO, JOANNE KELLY FIN131 It would be easy for me to just answer that Jose Rizal deserves to be ourcountry’s national hero since I would just be answering why but I’m going to follow what’s really in my mind and say that he’s not. If you ask a random person to give you a name of a a hero in our country, no doubt Jose Rizal would be their first answer. But why? I think this is because since we started going to school, there are already subjects dedicated to Rizal and his works. At one point in my life,… Read more »

peachypore
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POSIQUIT, CHRISTELLE MAY FIN131 I believe that Dr. Jose Rizal is our National Hero because even if his way of fighting is in silent or just in his novels, he successfully delivered the messages that what is the real situation of the Philippines, he also exposed the immorality of the Spaniards and how they treated Filipino people. His novels became the voice of Filipino and goodness symbolizes a hero, and we all know that Jose Rizal don’t want a bloody battle. He also gave us the freedom we deserve by just using his words and not by killing them like… Read more »

letterthief
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GUEVARRA, NICOLE ANDREI F. FIN 131 Before stating my perspective regarding this matter, let me just say that the content of this comment is entirely for the sake of establishing an argument, and freely using my freedom of speech and opinion. It has always been a given that Jose Protacio Rizal is our National Hero. But how do you define one as a hero? Is it because of the sacrifices he made? Is it because the bravery he showed? Is it because for the love for our country? Is it because he died for our motherland? How do we really… Read more »

peachypore
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POSIQUIT, CHRISTELLE MAY FIN131 I believe that Dr. Jose Rizal is our National Hero because even if his way of fighting is in silent or just in his novels, he successfully delivered the messages that what is the real situation of the Philippines, he also exposed the immorality of the Spaniards and how they treated Filipino people. His novels became the voice of Filipino and goodness symbolizes a hero, and we all know that Jose Rizal don’t want a bloody battle. He also gave us the freedom we deserve by just using his words and not by killing them like… Read more »

Hannah Custodio
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CUSTODIO, HANNAH JOY R. FIN 131 Is Dr. Jose P. Rizal worthy to be called a hero? First of all, let me define first the meaning of hero to understand how heroes become heroes. A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, has outstanding achievements and has noble qualities. Yes, Rizal is a definitive hero for me. He is a multifaceted individual both through the mind and manipulative areas. Not to mention his inherit character and his love for the people. There are many reasons why he is worthy to be the national hero. First, the… Read more »

peachypore
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DIZON, ANNA RICA FIN131 A hero is a person distinguished for bravery acts and nobility of character. They are role models, nationalistic and respected. Jose Rizal is our hero because he fought for the Philippines in a silent but influential way. He is a good example for nationalism. Instead of having a quiet and beautiful life, he sacrifice it to gather information around the world that would help for the betterment of the country. He did a very good job for us considering the fact that he had set us all free from slavery. Jose Rizal was different from other… Read more »

clycly25
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CLARIZA A. CAIDOY FIN131 Yes Dr. Jose P. Rizal is our national hero because he is a Filipino, and he displayed unconditional love for his country and merits. Dr. Jose Rizal become hero because of himself, his people even the foreigners contributed to become Dr. Jose Rizal our greatest hero and martyr of his people. He has the qualities to become a hero, he fights for us, for our freedom from the Spaniards. Yes he fights against Spaniards by using pen, his writings, novels and his poems and he had proven the apothegm “A pen is mightier than sword”. He… Read more »

clycly25
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JANE MARIE CATUBAG FIN131 Yes, Rizal should be considered as National Hero because we all know what he has done for our country. We cannot erase the fact- even his life for this country. He has a big contribution in what or where are dealing with right now. He fought so hard in many ways. He is a pure Filipino not just only by his blood but also in the heart. Rizal is one who deserves to be one of our National Hero and he should not treated as the only one. It is because of what he did for… Read more »

letterthief
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TUBERA, HANNAH QUENNIE FIN 131 Some people said, “Rizal doesn’t deserve to be the national hero of our country” or “what makes Rizal our national hero?” These two statements are just some of those opinions being expressed by Filipinos. So what does it take to be a national hero? Well in fact that there’s really no national hero declared by the law. Jose Rizal has never been conferred to his title but he became the national hero in our hearts and minds. Why is this so? Because he played a significant role in our history, he fought for freedom using… Read more »

clycly25
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HANNAH QUENNIE TUBERA FIN131 Some people said, “Rizal doesn’t deserve to be the national hero of our country” or “what makes Rizal our national hero?” These two statements are just some of those opinions being expressed by Filipinos. So what does it take to be a national hero? Well in fact that there’s really no national hero declared by the law. Jose Rizal has never been conferred to his title but he became the national hero in our hearts and minds. Why is this so? Because he played a significant role in our history, he fought for freedom using a… Read more »

letterthief
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JOHN CARL P. RENIVA FIN131 There’s a lot of name to be considered as the National Hero of our country. They have their own accomplishment that makes them a hero. Each of us have different thought and opinion about who should really be the National Hero of our country. In every instances there’s only one who will stand out. In my own opinion it is Jose Rizal. Jose Rizal is my National Hero. Since grade school it has been inculcated to treat and value Jose Rizal as the National Hero. Until you enter in secondary you still study the work… Read more »

letterthief
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LABANG CHRISTINA FIN 131 Several people now a day have a question like why rizal chose as a national hero of the Philippines and not Andres Bonifacio or Juan Luna who also fought for the freedom of the Philippines. I can say that for me a National hero is not just based on sacrificing your life but the way on how to achieve your goals. Hero is not for your own good but also thinking on the better way for the majority. A hero like jose rizal is a good example for all the Filipinos to have a peaceful mind… Read more »

clycly25
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PRINCESS DIMPLE LALATA FIN131 For you to be called a hero, you must sacrifice him/herself for the extricate its people. Dr. Jose Rizal is the epitome of self-sacrifice. He refuses to be saved by Bonifacio’s revolution and instead gives his own life at execution. He enlighten his people about their status in society by writing the Noli Me Tanghere and El Filibusterismo. So for me yes, Dr. Jose Rizal deserves to be our national hero. Dr. Jose Rizal became a hero because has a dignity. Instead of relying on the sword, he relied on the dominion of a pen. He… Read more »

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Anastacio, Roi Vincent BSME/ ECE 152 Rizal does not deserve to be a National Hero one of the reasons is because he is an arrogant person he feel that he can dominate the Spaniards all by his works and he think that he is powerful. He likes to debate and to prove that he is always right, he thinks that all his plans are all successful. He thinks that he can outsmarted the Spaniards he also makes fun with Spaniards, he talk to them like they are a kid. The other reasons is he is so ambitious, as I said… Read more »

amanimam
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Said, Aman Imam FIN131 There might be many people known for their heroic acts in the history but Jose Rizal is extraordinary. He fought using his paper and ink. This might not sound rational but, with his knowledge and skills in writing, he did great. This method is clean and absolutely influential. This reason is really the reason why he is considered the national hero. He proved that we can fight even without the use of our strength. Knowledge is powerful enough. He should be and always will be a hero in the Philippines. Bloodshed, as Rizal once said, is… Read more »

peachypore
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NOCEDO, DOMINIC FIN131 Dr. Jose P. Rizal is the national hero and for me he will always be a hero because he fought from freedom in a silent but powerful way. He did a very good job for us considering the fact that he had set us all free from slavery. He’s a very good example and an inspiration to us mostly to students, giving us a better education, knowledge and understanding regarding the importance of our history and encourage us to strive more for the progress of our country as we restored independence. So for me, I consider Dr.… Read more »

peachypore
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CEBALLOS, EDWARD FIN131 First and foremost, let us build an idea of what is the real definition of a “national hero”. A national hero is a person who makes significant contributions to the development of society and is admired for any of a number of qualities, including courage and outstanding achievements. The national hero is seen as a representative of society as a whole. But according to the 1993 Presidential Executive Order No. 75, National Heroes, the men and women of sterling character and remarkable achievements that directed, and continue to direct, the historic destiny of the country. And lastly,… Read more »

clycly25
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TEÑOSO, ANA JEAN L. FIN131 I think Dr. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal Y Alonzo deserves to be the country’s foremost national hero because of his achievements. He knew that by writing the Noli Me Tangere and the El Filibuterismo he will exposed the injustices committed by the civil and clerical official would put his life and his family’s life in danger. He did not retract his writings because he was thinking not only of the welfare of the present generations but also of the future generations. Through his novels, Bonifacio and other Katipuneros were inspired. Rizal opened the minds of… Read more »

peachypore
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FULGADO, MARIA SHIELLA FIN131 For me, Rizal should be considered as our national hero because he is the root of enlightenment for all Filipinos. He did not want the Philippines to separate from Spain via an armed revolt because he believes that we can achieve liberty in a peaceful way like the pen is mightier than the sword. Everything started with Rizal. The great revolution led by Andres Bonifacio was inspired by Rizal’s writings. His works: The Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo; became powerful and influential in the Philippines and because of that he was hunted down by the… Read more »

R-Jay Gracilla
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GRACILLA R-JAY P. CIV151 During the Spaniards era we could not deny the fact that indeed we need a sort of help to break away from cruelty and abusive acts of the Spanish officials. Hence Rizal is just “ONE OF” among lots of Filipinos who fought for the independence of our beloved land. Legally speaking there is no such thing as National hero of the Philippines. As a matter of fact according to Sara Soliven De Guzman, a writer from The Philippine Star she said “I truly believe that our government must set the record straight and inform all of… Read more »

letterthief
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LACSON KURT ROMMEL FIN 131 1. For me it was Rizal should be considered a hero because he was also much contributed to the country as well as in neighbor and he is brave and he’s smart and educated and he is also the most intelligent heroes because we know he is much. And also Done so he must be considered a national hero because he much knowledge also because her doctor where he was much helpful and medical treatment to follow especially his mother in which he helped the mother. But was so Dr. Jose Rizal is considered a… Read more »

peachypore
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DOCTOLERO, PAUL ALEXIS FIN131 My first experience of Rizal was when I was a child, through a one-peso coin. I would buy candy, junk food or plastic balloon and I noticed there is Rizal on a peso coin and finally I met José Rizal in Luneta Park when I was in Grade three in our educational trip the tour guide told us that Rizal is our National Hero and he was executed in that place. Later on, until I reached my third year high school there is Rizal once again in our Filipino subject. At that time, I’m questioning myself.… Read more »

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Yes, Jose Rizal because he fought for the freedom of Filipinos in a silent but strong way. Love for the Philippines through his novels, essay, and works. Rizal only used pen fighting foreign invaders but still Rizal was still selected to be the national hero of the Philippines. His humble opinion is truly an acceptable reason why Rizal is chose to be the national Hero. He did not think his personal interest but for the sake of our country. Jose Rizal used pen against the weapons of the foreign invaders because he chose to have a silent war and not… Read more »

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Mariella Antonette E. Yacon FIN131 Yes, Jose Rizal because he fought for the freedom of Filipinos in a silent but strong way. Love for the Philippines through his novels, essay, and works. Rizal only used pen fighting foreign invaders but still Rizal was still selected to be the national hero of the Philippines. His humble opinion is truly an acceptable reason why Rizal is chose to be the national Hero. He did not think his personal interest but for the sake of our country. Jose Rizal used pen against the weapons of the foreign invaders because he chose to have… Read more »

peachypore
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DOPEÑO, KRISTINE JADE FIN131 I think that Dr. Jose Rizal is fit to be our national hero. Many of us thinks that he should be replaces but i believe that a hero symbolizes bravery. And Rizal fought for our country in a very simple but very powerful way. For me, he still should be out national hero because he possesses all that trait. Nowadays, there are also a lot of potential national heroes to represent our country. But still, Rizal is my national hero. His life and works have influenced a lot of people. It had helped them to be… Read more »

edsel p Carreon CIV 151
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1.A hero symbolizes goodness, braveness ingenuity and humbleness. That is what Jose Rizal made of and why I consider him as my national hero because he posses the traits of a hero like humble, intelligent, strong, courageous and etc. Jose Rizal is my national hero because he fought for our rights using his intelligent through his work particulary known as the “Noli Me Tangere”and “Elfilibusterismo”. Through his work he wakes the filipino people to speak out and fight. He fought our freedom in a silent but yet power way.Jose Rizal is my national hero because he fight for what he… Read more »

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ABEDES, CLIFFORD FIN131 I think for me Jose Rizal should be considered a hero even he has a lot of girls. Because his novel is the instrument to fight or waking up why the Filipino stands for their rights. And he is brave as well. He is smart and educated. He fought from freedom in a silent but powerful way. He expressed his love for the Philippines through his novels, essays, articles and poems rather than a force of aggression. He was awesome person. He was humble, fighting for reforms through his writings instead of through a revolution. He used… Read more »

Vanessa Pasicolan
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For you to be a hero in the country, you must take an admirable part in any remarkable action or event, distinguished valor, and fortitude in suffering. Truly that Dr. Jose Rizal is the one who brought himself to the title of being a Philippine National Hero because of his aspiration for the country. His wisdom, optimism, and patriotism gives us light that guide us towards new dawn against Spanish tyranny. With a use of ink and sober scent of paper he awakened the Filipino nationalistic spirit from its blind consciousness without any spill of blood and physical rage. Definitely,… Read more »

peachypore
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ENCOMIENDA, ANGELICA FIN131 During the American Period there is a criteria to become a National Hero. A National hero must be a Filipino. He/She is already dead. He displayed unconditional love for his/her country. He was a low temper and he had died dramatically. Yes, Rizal is my definitive hero. First of all he passed the criteria to become a National hero. Second, he fought for freedom in a silent but powerful way. He wrote novels, articles, poems and essays to express his love for our country rather than using force, and instead of revolution he fought for reforms through… Read more »

thecritique2017
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Fin131 Meg castillo It has been taught at schools ever since the beginning that our country was colonized by the Spaniards for a span of 300 years. Luckily for our country, we managed to escape their grasp, but how exactly did we attain it? We attained it with the help of courageous heroes from the time – one of those heroes actually ended up as our national hero. That person was the poet named Jose P. Rizal. Despite being proclaimed and accepted as out country’s national hero, questions and arguments regarding this title still remains amongst Filipinos. Does he really… Read more »

peachypore
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VILLAFLOR, DAVE ANN P. FIN131 Dr. Jose Rizal sacrifices his love and a quiet life to help and fight for the freedom of our country. He protected Filipinos against Spaniards for the rights of his countrymen. He uses his own fortune, time and effort to care, he did not care about himself but rather cared more about helping his country. Since Spain was controlling the Philippines, he wanted to have the Filipinos rule their own country. He wanted to do that peacefully without war or fighting. He deserves to be our National Hero because of his life works and heroic… Read more »

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JULIAN, KRISHA ANNE C. FIN131 We can say that only few Filipinos have the capability or have the courage to fight the perpetrators. Among this few brave men, why Rizal stood out and became our national hero although they have done the same thing for the country to free us from the Spaniards. Dr. Jose Rizal proclaimed as Philippine’s national hero also because of his love for the Philippines. Based on what I have learned on my subjects related to Rizal, I think I must say that yes I agreed that Jose Rizal is our national hero. Jose Rizal is… Read more »

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CLEMENTE WHENDELLE JOSHUA – FIN131 Is Rizal your National Hero? Is this even a question to ask? Of course Dr. Jose P. Rizal is my National Hero. He fought for our country using paper and pen. He travel and travel and travel to gain knowledge and use it to fight the spaniards. His dedication and passion to save our country is something we must be proud of. The novels and works of Dr. Jose P. Rizal is still alive in the present times. He used these novels to exposed the heinous crime and unjust corruption of the spaniard during his… Read more »

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BALIDAY, ERIKA KEISHA R. FIN131 Being declared as a national hero is a huge responsibility since you have to be a role model to the younger generations, your footsteps will be followed and will be used as a guide for a brighter and better tomorrow. Your achievements and dedication on doing what is right to fight against the wrong will be acknowledged. He, who was declared as the national hero, shall embody the whole nation and your characteristics shall serve as a standard for your fellowman. For you to be called as a hero, you shall possess qualities not just… Read more »

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PEÑARANDA, ERMIE FIN131 We all know that we Filipinos are well-known for our bravery and strong patriotism towards our country. Although we’ve been colonized and valued several times, Filipinos and their nationalism lead over land to achieve freedom and independence. There are individuals who sacrificed their lives not only for their fellowmen but also for their beloved country itself. They are our “heroes”. Among them, the person I considered as the best is Jose Rizal. I chose Jose Rizal as my national hero because he fought in a different way from others. He used quill, ink and paper instead of… Read more »

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Malabanan, Aron Joshua D. CIV151 For me, Dr. Jose Rizal is not the national hero because, first of all, I think he is not brave enough to fight against the Spaniards. Not pertaining to fight physically but literarily, some of his writings are written in pseudonyms. He used more Spanish in his writings rather than his own language maybe because he is more comfortable to use that kind of dialect. Next reason is about his loyalty to our country, long time ago, he wanted Spain to have the Philippines as its overseas province, he is against all forms of independence… Read more »

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Tarol, Jade Carlo M. ECE 152 1. Why do i think Jose P. Rizal is not deserving as a “National Hero” is because, He did not totally fight for the freedom of our beloved country. What he only wanted for the people of the Philippines, who the Spaniards called indios, is to be treated equal with the Spaniards. But at the end, Dr. Jose P. Rizal did not get what he wanted. He does not deserve the title “National Hero” because first, Dr. Jose P. Rizal didn’t want to fight for our freedom. He just wanted to study and get… Read more »

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DOMINGO, KING RICHMOND B. CIV151 Why Dr. Jose Rizal is not my national hero? First of all my definition of a “Hero” is one who is willing to fight the enemy face to face and willing to fight until his death. And yes indeed that rizal do the same but not in real action. He just hide, study and observe what does Spaniards do to filipinos before. He just wrote a book/novel describing what is the reality behind the Spaniards do to us. And he just travel to different nation to not be caught by the Spaniards. What kind of… Read more »

dannhenryigharas
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DANN HENRY C. IGHARAS ECE 152 1. Dr. Jose Rizal is a real famous people. Maybe that is the reason why h egot the title of being the National Hero but when it comes to accomplishments, there are some who are more deserving of that title. Some of his novels becomes the cause why a lot of people die in the hands of the spanish. Because of believing on what was written on the novels, filipinos didnt think on what may happen to them if they believe in everything thats being wrote on the novels. They just do it and… Read more »

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Par, Bryll Christian C. Civ 151 Dr. Jose Rizal as our Philippine national hero was the thought that has been planted to my brain ever since i was young. His greatness, his achievements, and his sacrifices. Everything that he has done for the freedom that our country is experiencing today, despite what i currently know about him one question in my mind remains unanswerable, is Dr. Jose Rizal worthy to become our national hero? or is their someone else much worthy than him but doesn’t receive the same compliment and admiration as he did? As I grow and progress, and… Read more »

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Allyssa Estanio CIV151 What does it takes to become a national hero? should he have a degree? should he die dramatically? or should he show unconditional love and patriotism to his country? Does Jose Rizal worthy of being our national hero? We all have different images of our own hero, we have different perspectives and opinions. For some a hero must have a muscular physique and undeniable strength, or he maybe someone that have a super power to take down all the villains, or maybe just a person living a simple life but made a great invention that changed our… Read more »

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Patricia Mae D. Santos CIV151 Yes, Jose Rizal truly deserves to be our national hero. He was a versatile individual who had a pleasing character and the love to people, especially to the misfortunate ones. This is just some of Rizal’s traits that prove his heroic deeds to our country. Rizal did not fight through guns and swords, but fought through his pen, books, and knowledge instead. He fought for himself, his family, but more of his fellowmen through his ideas, poems, and other articles. The Philippine revolution led by Andres Bonifacio was fueled by the writings of Jose Rizal,… Read more »

Ralph Steven Canino
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Krisvan Ponti CIV 151 Why is Rizal your National hero? A hero symbolizes goodness.Jose Rizal became the National hero because he fought from freedom in a silent but powerful way. He expressed his love for the Philippines through his novels,essays,articles and poems rather than a force of aggression he was a very amazing person at his time. He was a humble.fighting for reforms through his writing instead of through a revolution.he used his intelligence ,talent and skill in a for more peaceful way.Rizal became a National hero because he passed the criteria during the american period- he must be Filipino.He… Read more »

Krisvan Ponti
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Why is Rizal your National hero? A hero symbolizes goodness.Jose Rizal became the National hero because he fought from freedom in a silent but powerful way. He expressed his love for the Philippines through his novels,essays,articles and poems rather than a force of aggression he was a very amazing person at his time. He was a humble.fighting for reforms through his writing instead of through a revolution.he used his intelligence ,talent and skill in a for more peaceful way.Rizal became a National hero because he passed the criteria during the american period- he must be Filipino.He is already dead.He displayed… Read more »

Krisvan Ponti
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Why is Rizal your National hero? A hero symbolizes goodness.Jose Rizal became the National hero because he fought from freedom in a silent but powerful way. He expressed his love for the Philippines through his novels,essays,articles and poems rather than a force of aggression he was a very amazing person at his time. He was a humble.fighting for reforms through his writing instead of through a revolution.he used his intelligence ,talent and skill in a for more peaceful way.Rizal became a National hero because he passed the criteria during the american period- he must be Filipino.He is already dead.He displayed… Read more »