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Jose Rizal statue set to rise in Carson City, California next month
Joseph Pimentel of the Asian Journal, via InterAkson.com, reports that in June a statue of the Philippines’ national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, will rise in Carson City, California.
Published on: May 29, 2012 - 6:00am

Joseph Pimentel of the Asian Journal, via InterAksyon.com, reports that, in June, a statue of the Philippines' national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, will rise in Carson City, California.

 

The report revealed: "The bronze Rizal statue, which is reportedly almost seven feet tall, will stand on top of a six foot granite base and will be the first in the International Sculpture Garden. The sculpture garden is the brainchild of City of Carson Mayor Jim Dear, funded by the Jose P. Rizal Monument Movement."

 

The report went on to quote Dear, who said that the spot where Rizal's statue will be placed—which is described as "the grassy area across the east parking lot of the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald Community Center"will be dedicated for public art. Dear also said that he "envisions a walking history museum where people can take their children to learn about heroes from around the world." He reportedly pointed out that "it just happens that the [Filipino-American community] wanted to display their national hero first."

 

For more on this story, read the Asian Journal article posted on InterAksyon.com.

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4 Comments
  • Pilipino
    I agree, Genuine. But I can't help but think that if ever he's still alive, I wonder what he'll do. What he will do and say to our government officials, to our youth and to our kababayans who choose to live somewhere else than in the Philippines.
    May 30 2012 @ 11:12am     Reply   Hide replies
    • Mark
      If he's still alive today, he would want to die, Pilipino hehehe! Para kasing balewala ang pagkamatay nya dati sa ibang kababayan natin. Opinyon lang naman.
      Got your message, pre. Sige send you an email.
      May 30 2012 @ 01:43pm     Reply   Hide replies
      • Pilipino
        Noted, Mark. sama ka ha.
        May 30 2012 @ 02:18pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    Rizal, after all this time, this nation's only saving grace.
    May 30 2012 @ 11:08am     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    Wow! Matutuwa ang maka pilipino na mga nasa spot. heheheh! To see our national hero in that, amazing. Anyway, he deserved it. Kasi naman si Jose Rizal kung saan saan din naman nakapunta noon diba? Tapos pinag aralan nya ang takbo ng politika sa ibat ibang bansa kaya pag dating nya dito sa atin, na-share nya ang natutunan nya para sa mga kapwa pilipino. Hay naku! bihira na ang mga pilipinong ganito ngayon. Halos lahat ng nagpupunta sa ibang bansa ayaw na bumalik sa Pilipinas sa kawalan ng pag asa at sa "American dream" nila. Sabi ng ni usisero, maling oportunidad, kaya marami ang nawawala at napapabayaan. Kahit mahal sa buhay, nababalewala sa paghahabol ng American dream, tsk tsk tsk. REgrets, regrets, regrets, hindi malayong umiyak ang naliligaw.
    Mark, ikaw ha dahil wala si FILIPINA ako, kung makasalita ka dyan, favorite nya si Flash ng JL? Pero sigurado ako, mas paborito nya si Jose Rizal. Nasaan kaya sya, baka kaya nagkasakit na rin iyon. Miss na kita FILIPINA AKO. I miss you so much dito sa spot.
    May 29 2012 @ 02:01pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    At least real life heroes at hindi mga Avengers ito at Justice League or League of American Heroes, on a lighter note lang. FILIPINA AKO, huwag ka ma-offend alam ko, si Flash ng JL ang favorite mo heheh!
    I am also thankful that our national hero, Jose Rizal is included and the first to be here pa yata. Filipina ako, like mo ito ha.
    May 29 2012 @ 01:19pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • Pilipino
      @Mark,
      OO nga, si Filipina Ako, favorite si Flash. Mark may sasabihin ako sa iyo. Sagutin mo ito ha. On Saturday, June 2 is the day of filipina ako, may surprise ako sa kanya, sama ka? If you read this just email me and I will give you the details. Hindi sya makapag spot, she is ill
      May 30 2012 @ 11:14am     Reply  
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