10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jose Rizal

Or "10 Things About Rizal They Don't Teach in School."

Visionary, artist, writer, doctor, patriot. Jose Rizal may have been many things, but one thing people tend to overlook about our national hero is that he was also human-flaws, mistakes, whims, and all. In the spirit of Rizal’s sesquicentennial birthday anniversary, SPOT.ph, with a little help from the chronicles of historians Ambeth Ocampo and Leon Ma. Guerrero, proves that even the best of heroes are not perfect, and why there’s nothing wrong with that.

Below, we've put together 10 things you may not know about Dr. Jose Rizal, a.k.a. Things About Rizal They Don’t Teach in Class. 

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Adapted from Rizal Without the Overcoat (2008 ed.) by Ambeth R. Ocampo and The First Filipino (1963) by Leon Ma. Guerrero as provided by son David Guerrero. Photos from Ambeth Ocampo’s Facebook fan page and Rizal Without the Overcoat.

Ambeth Ocampo is also holding a lecture "Mukhang Pera" on June 25 at the Ayala Museum. Ticket prices are P350 for adults and P200 for students, senior citizens and Ayala Museum members.

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