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Rizal’s Life, Works and Writings:

Report Schedules and Topics:

  1. Rhoel Panaligan- Chapters 3 and 4 (Early Education in Calamba and Biņan, Scholastic Triumphs at Ateneo de Manila
  2. Nicole Rose Mengote- Chapter 5 (Medical Studies at the University of Santo Tomas)
  3. Ma. Lourdes Abulencia – Chapters 6-7 (In Sunny Spain, Paris to Berlin)
  4. Joseph Christian Violan – Chapters 8-9 (Noli Me Tangere Published, Rizal’s Grand Tour of Europe with Viola)
  5. Melanie Moratalla – Chapters 10-11 (First Homecoming, In Hongkong and Macao)
  6. Patrick Jan Felizardo- Chapters12, 13 (Romantic Interlude in Japan, Rizal’s Visit to the United States)
  7. Raquel Violan – Chapters 14, 15 (Rizal in London, Rizal’s Second Sojourn in Paris)
  8. Mercedita Cunanan – Chapters 16-17 (In Belgian Brussels, Misfortunes in Madrid)
  9. Dana Mae Morales – Chapters 18-19 (Biarritz Vacations and Romance with Nelly Boustead, El Fili published)
  10. Celeste Abeleda – Chapters 20, 21 (Ophthalmic Surgeon in Hongkong, 2nd Homecoming and the La Liga Filipina)
  11. Elizabeth Monares – Chapter 22 (Exile in Dapitan)
  12. Canlyraine Eleda – Chapters 23-24 (Last Trip Abroad, Last Homecoming and Trial)
  13. Marie Fe Ferrer – Chapter 25 (Martyrdom at Bagumbayan)
  14. Reyviline Timoteo – Noli Me Tangere (Overview and Analysis)
  15. Rachelle Ann de Leon – El Filibusterismo (Overview and Analysis)
  16. Ricky Ardenio – Rizal’s Women and Womanizing (Overview and Analysis)

For your compliance and guidance.

Chapter 1: Advent of A National Hero

Jose Rizal Mercado

  • physician
  • poet
  • dramatist
  • essayist
  • novelist
  • historian
  • architect
  • painter
  • sculptor
  • educator
  • linguist
  • musician
  • naturalist
  • ethnologist
  • surveyor
  • engineer
  • farmer businessman
  • economist
  • georgrapher
  • cartographer
  • bibliophile
  • philologist
  • grammarian
  • folklorist
  • philosopher
  • translator
  • inventor
  • magician
  • humorist
  • satirist
  • polemicist
  • sportsman
  • traveler
  • prophet
  • June 19, 1861 – Birth Date of Jose Rizal (Calamba, Laguna)
  • June 22, 1861 – Fr. Rufino Collantes baptized Rizal
  • Father Pedro Casanas – Rizal’s godfather
  • Doņa Teodora Realonda and Don Francisco Rizal Mercado – Rizal’s parents
  • Francisco Mercado
  • born on Biņan, Laguna on May 11, 1818
  • studied Latin and Philosophy at the College of San Jose, Manila
  • became a tenant farmer of the Dominican- owned Hacienda at Calamba
  • died in Manila on January 5, 1898 (age 80)
  • Doņa Teodor Alonso Realonda
  • born in Manila on November 8, 1826
  • was educated at the College of Santa Rosa, Manila
  • died in Manila on August 16, 1911 (age 85)
  • The Rizal Children
  1. Saturnina – oldest of the Rizal children, married to Manuel Hidalgo of Batangas
  2. Paciano- older brother and confidant of Jose; after his younger brother’s execution, he joined the Phil. Revolution. He retired to his farm in Los Baņos where he lived as a farmer. He had 2 children by his mistress (Severina Decena)- a boy and a girl.
  3. Narcisa- her pet name was Sisa and she married Antonio Lopez, a school teacher of Morong.
  4. Olimpia- Ypia was her pet name; she married Silvestre Ubaldo from Manila
  5. Lucia- she married Mariano Herbosa of Calamba. Herbosa died of cholera and was denied Christian burial because he was a brother-in-law of Dr. Rizal
  6. Maria- Biang was her nickname; she married Daniel Faustino Cruz of Biņan
  7. Jose- the greatest Filipino hero who was married to Josephine Bracken; he had a son by her who he named "Francisco"
  8. Concepcion- her pet name was Concha; she died of sickness at the age of 3; her death was Rizal’s first taste of sorrow
  9. Josefa- her pet name was Panggoy; she died an old maid at the age of 80
  10. Trinidad- Trining was her pet name; she died also an old maid in 1951 aged 83
  11. Soledad- youngest of the Rizal children