especially during their formative and decisive years in school. The life. ‡ Whereas. Jose Rizal. works and writings of Jose Rizal particularly his novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. are a constant and inspiring source of patriotism with which the minds of the youth. .What is Rizal Law? Its purposes? ‡ Rizal Law or the republic act no. it is meet that in honoring them. we remember with special fondness and devotion their lives and works that have shaped the national character. should be suffused. particularly his novels NOLI ME TANGERE and EL FILIBUSTERISMO. Colleges and Universities courses on the Life Works and Writings of JOSE RIZAL. particularly the national hero and patriot. 1425 is an act to Include in the Curricula of All Public and Private Schools. Authorizing the Printing and Distribution Thereof. and for Other Purposes.

Rizal himself. his own people. . and foreigners all together contributed to make him the greatest hero and martyr of his people.Why is Rizal singled out among our many national heroes for study and emulation? ‡ No single person or groups of persons were responsible for making the greatest Malayan the Number One Hero of his people. No amount of adulation canonization by both Filipinos and foreigners could convert Rizal into a great hero if he did not possess in himself.

. another is that through studying the works of Rizal. Still. our fellowmen would be able to see how much we are blinded by foreigners. Filipinos would have a sense of accomplishment and they would feel very proud of their country and their heritage.Is the Rizal Law necessary? ‡ Through the implementation of this law. and how much colonial mentality has taken over the lives of the people. which would lead to nationalism and unification of the country.

Give a brief account of Jose Rizal¶s lineage. Lucia (1857±1919). ‡ Rizal was the seventh child of their eleven children namely: Saturnina (1850±1913). Trinidad (1868±1951) and Soledad (1870±1929). Olympia (1855±1887). Concepcion (1862± 1865). Paciano (1851±1930). . Name the brother and sisters of Rizal. Narcisa (1852± 1939). José Protacio (1861±1896). María (1859±1945). Josefa (1865±1945).

Why was he named Jose and surnamed Rizal? ‡ His name was changed into Jose Rizal for him to be able to travel freely and disassociate him from his brother. . who had gained notoriety with his earlier links with native priests who were sentenced to death as subversives.


infinitely more than the sweet lesson that his mother gave him. he didn¶t blame it. but at the bottom of his heart. moths talked and knew how to warn and advice as well as his mother did. Advices and warnings resounded feely in his ears. He understands why moths fluttered around lights. Like the moth Rizal has received bitter lessons in life. . Rizal has become a man. has sailed the most famous foreign rivers and mediated besides their copious streams. What preoccupied him most was the death of the imprudent. dazzling. and nevertheless the man preserves the heart of a child and he believes that light is the most beautiful thing there is in creation and that it is worthy for a man to sacrifice his life for it.How did the story of the moth affect Rizal¶s life? ‡ From the moment his mother told him the story about the moth He thought the story had revealed to him things unknown to him until then. For him moths ceased to be insignificant insects. Many years have elapsed. and attractive. His mother¶s solicitude didn¶t have all the success that he hoped it would. The light seemed to be more beautiful.

She even encouraged Jose Rizal to write poems and made the necessary corrections if needed. He was brought to the school of Maestro Justiano Aquino Cruz.Who were Rizal¶s earliest teachers? ‡ Since the mother of Jose Rizal was an illustrado. ‡ As Jose grew older. . Unfortunately. She patiently taught Jose Rizal the ABC¶s and stimulated her son¶s imagination by telling many stories. Maestro Lucas Padua. became the boy¶s tutor. an old man named Leon Monroy. she valued and understood the importance of education. ‡ In June 1869. he did not lived long. his parents employed private tutors to give him lessons at home. a former classmate of Rizal¶s father. This old teacher lived at the Rizal home and instructed Jose in Spanish and Latin. He died five months later. Later. The first was Maestro Celestino and the second. Jose was sent to Binan accompanied by Paciano who acted as his second father.

What was Rizal¶s earliest attempt at writing? ‡ Jose Rizal at the age of eight he wrote the poems SA AKING MGA KABATA and OUR MOTHER TONGUE. He also wrote a charming description of his childhood home. he revealed his heart in the poem UN RECUERDO A MI PUEBLO and IN MEMORY OF MY VILLAGE. A few years later Rizal recalled those joyous days of his childhood in Calamba. At the age of nine he then wrote another poem MI PRIMERA INSPIRACION and MOTHER¶S BIRTHDAY. .

sa nayo't mga kaharian .Sa Aking mga Kabata Kapagka ang baya¶y sadyang umiibig Sa langit salitang kaloob ng langit Sanlang kalayaan nasa ring masapi Katulad ng ibong nasa himpapawid Pagka¶t ang salita¶y isang kahatulan Sa bayan.

. Ang hindi magmahal sa kanyang salita Mahigit sa hayop at malansang isda Kaya ang marapat pagyamanin kusa Na tulad sa inang tunay na nagpala Ang wikang Tagalog tulad din sa Latin.At ang isang tao¶y katulad. kabagay Ng alin mang likha noong kalayaan.

at salitang anghel. nagbibigay sa atin. Kastila.Sa Ingles. Na kaya nawala¶y dinatnan ng sigwa Ang lunday sa lawa noong dakong una. Ang salita nati¶y tulad din sa iba Na may alfabeto at sariling letra. . Sapagkat ang Poong maalam tumingin Ang siyang naggagawad.

MI PRIMERA INSPIRACIÓN ¿Porque exhalan a porfía del cáliz dulces olores las embalsamadas flores en este festivo día? ¿Y porqué. se oye dulce melodía. que asemeja la armonía en la arpada filomena? . en la selva amena.

al son del viento.¿Porqué en la mullida grama las aves. formando dulce murmullo. del céfiro al suave arrullo entre las flores camina? . exhalan meloso acento y saltan de rama en rama. y la fuente cristalina.

Y. que ahora de mi laud brota al impulso de mi amor. de esa fuente al rumor. oye la primera nota. . mi madre cariñosa! con su perfume la rosa y el ave con su armonía. con su murmullo te dice que vivas siempre gozosa.Es que hoy celebran tu día ¡oh. en este día felice. Y la fuente rumorosa.