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His novels noli me tangere and el filibusterismo were scathing indictments of Spanish tyranny and of the church which

came to acquire immense political power

Jose rizal at age 35 was the greatest political enemy of spain in the philippines

With his exceptional linguistic ability and interest in the sciences and the arts, rizal was most effective in his campaign for freedom as a writer I have unmasked hypocrisy which under the guise of religion has impoverished and brutalized us