THE FIRST FILIPINO
Republie from the Philippines
Office of Education & Tradition
NATIONAL FAMOUS COMMISSION
FERDINAND Elizabeth. MARCOS
Republic of the Philippines
JUAN L. MANUEL
Secretary of Education & Culture
ESTEBAN A. PARA OCAMPO
TEODORO A. AGONCILLO
HORACIO DE LA PLAYA, S. M.
EMILIO AGUILAR CRUCETA
GODOFREDO L. ALCASID
SERAFIN M. QUIASON
FLORDELIZA K. MILITANTE
RAMON G. CONCEPCION
Chief, Administrative Split
JOSE C. DAYRIT
Main, Research &
BELEN Sixth is v. FORTU
Key, Budget & Fiscal Department
AVELINA M. CASTAГ‘EDA
Main, Special & Commemorative
EULOGIO M. LEAГ‘O
Chief Famous Writer-Translator
& Publications Officer
ROSAURO G. UNTIVERO
Historical Researcher & Editor
ABUNDANTE M. ILANO
JOSE RIZAL (1861-1896)
THE FIRST FILIPINO
A Biography of JosГ© Rizal
LEГ“N Ma. GUERRERO
with an intro by
CARLOS QUI Ur INO
( Awarded Initially Prize inside the Rizal Biography Contest
held under the protections of the
JosГ© Rizal Nationwide Centennial Commission rate in 1961)
NATIONAL TRADITIONAL COMMISSION
Initial Printing 1963
Second Stamping 1965
Third Printing 1969
Fourth Printing 1971
Sixth Printing 1974
This Book is usually dedicated by the
the other Filipinos
Speak of me ?nternet site am; absolutely nothing extenuate,
Neither set straight down aught in malice,
Fresh paint my picture truly with this problem, and not
flatter me at all; but comment all those roughnesses, pimples, hpv warts, and every thing as you see me.
вЂ” Oliver Cromwell.
Report me personally and my own cause
aright. The rest can be silence.
William shakespeare: OTHELLO
Like most Filipinos I was informed about Rizal as a child,
also to me, like to most, this individual remained only a name.
In school I actually learned only that he previously died for our
region, shot by Spaniards. I read his two works of fiction
in Spanish when I would still be quite young, just half
understanding them, and half secretly because my own pious
mom feared they can make me " lose my faith".
Then I translated his school record and his poems
as a literary exercise. While i was commissioned by
a London publisher to convert his two novels and
to provide an introduction, I had perforce to write a
brief accounts of his life.
It was then I learned that the way he died can be
not so important while the way he lived, and, since his
life was essentially a great apostleship, not so important
as what he believed and had written.
Almost all the biographies of Rizal, which include this
1, are crafted for Filipinos. This is a pity mainly because
one are unable to take a actually objective watch of the countrywide
hero. Alternatively, he is pretty much a unfamiliar person
to the Filipinos of our times, a century following his birth,
and we will consider at him with a particular freshness. He
is now since controversia) since when he was condemned
being a subversive agitator in the pay out of overseas interests,
a corrupter of morals, a dissident through the established
Perhaps the generation of Filipinos, that have undergone the Japanese occupation and therefore are subjected upon all sides to the massive stresses of modern ideologies,
can ideal understand the complications of Rizal as a dissenter
in a conformist society, being a peace-loving person in an
associated with violence, as a patriot who also must paved the way
out of confusion. It really is easier for us, than pertaining to the
positive generation in the 1910s and 1920s, to think
in the terrors of the law enforcement officials state, the blunders and
excesses of governments while using best will in the would.
Concurrently our generation of Filipinos do not
know the dimensions of the Philippines plus the Spain of Rizal's period.
To write his biography you ought to read the great Spain and to write the great the Filipinos. I have attempted to supply this lack of history, not,
I really hope, to extra. I have likewise used Rizal's own...
Referrals: to give his full baptismal name, was created on 03 24,
1915, in the section of Ermita, Manila, the son of Dr .