Deconstructing Rizal

Today is the birthday of Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. I managed to take this photo of Rizal en route to Mt. Banahaw (due south of Metro Manila) while on a trip for PI 100.

According to Dr. Nilo Ocampo (if I can recall correctly) this is one of the few statues of Rizal where he is depicted as a child.

I created this collage to signify the deconstruction of Rizal wherein his literary prowess showed in his controversial poem "Sa aking mga kababata" ("To my fellow youngsters"). The poem is fairly controversial because some are casting doubts on the authenticity of Rizal being the author of this poem.

Anyway, history aside, I wish I worked in the province of Laguna today where they have no work...

Happy Birthday Rizal!
Hope you're proud of what we've become. :) 
Comments are closed.
tonirose said:

maglagay ng pagsusuri sa tula ni Rizal na “sa aking mga kababata”. lapatan ito ng teoryang imahismo. at ibigay ang pakahulugan o mensaheng ibig iparating ni Rizal.

Posted on Tuesday, 12 August 2003 4:43 pm

Peter said:

You sound like my P.I. 100 teacher… ๐Ÿ˜€ anyway, I think on studying the poem you will find that indeed Rizal’s destiny was rooted in his childhood. Assuming of course that he in fact wrote the poem. ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted on Sunday, 17 August 2003 11:03 pm

mavic said:

i need to know all the things that pertains to rizal’s childhood, its our assignment. plssss just send it nalang sa email add ko …tnx….God bless

Posted on Sunday, 16 November 2003 10:14 pm

mavic said:

by d way my e mail add is: mahersonic_75@yahoo.com

Posted on Sunday, 16 November 2003 10:15 pm

CHRIS said:

SAN KO BA MAHAHANAP YUNG STORY NI RIZAL NA HINDI FAMILLIAR,KHIT 1 STORY LANG YUNG MAKAPAGDAMDAMIN?TNXpakisend sa email ad. ko.Sniping_kristel@yahoo.com

Posted on Saturday, 6 December 2003 1:38 pm

jason said:
mimi said:

ang ganda ng storya ng buhay ni rizal kapag napag-aralan ninyo na!

Posted on Friday, 12 December 2003 10:35 am

candice harvey said:

san ko b mahahanp ung childhood ni rizal as in detailed n tlg? pls send nmn to my email add at sweety_candice@yahoo.com

Posted on Tuesday, 30 December 2003 9:24 am

candice harvey said:

san po b mhhnp ung childhood life ni rizal sa calamba ung pong detailed n tlg. pls pkisend nlng po sa email add ko at sweety_candice@yahoo.com.tnx.

Posted on Tuesday, 30 December 2003 9:28 am

Stephanie said:

Can I ask for any untold stories about Rizal… anything will help. Thanks. Please rep asap.

Posted on Saturday, 10 January 2004 9:41 pm

kenneth seng said:

kailangan ko pong malaman yung talambuhay ni rizal,kailangan ko lang po malaman para sa filipino ko……

Posted on Thursday, 5 February 2004 7:20 pm

leny said:

pls send me talambuhay ni rizal

Posted on Monday, 16 February 2004 2:36 pm

jhen said:

paki send naman po sa akin ang talambuhay ni Jose Rizal, kailangan ko lng po…tnx!

Posted on Saturday, 21 February 2004 3:48 pm

jo excel rinon said:

pakisend po ng talambuhay ni jose rizal. thanks.

Posted on Sunday, 22 February 2004 3:35 pm

Ramond said:

very satisfactory

Posted on Sunday, 22 February 2004 5:33 pm

Ramond said:

very satisfactory

Posted on Sunday, 22 February 2004 5:33 pm

Dulce said:

Paki send naman po ung talambuhay ni jose rizal bilang pintor at manggagamot (tagalog) kailangan ko lang po sana ngayon

Posted on Tuesday, 24 February 2004 8:30 am

aj said:

hi,
pwede nyo po ba ma-send sakin yng tulang sa aking kababata ni jose rizal.paki-email nalng po sakin kasi po kailangan ko ngayon.
thanks and more power!

aj

Posted on Tuesday, 24 February 2004 9:03 am

arnil said:

pls put in ur website all the poem of jose rizal especially english version & tagalog ill wait.tank u

Posted on Tuesday, 24 February 2004 3:08 pm

tina said:

pls namn nasan na ang poem ni rizal? i just need it terribly. pls namn o

Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2004 7:29 am

jordan said:

pede po ba makahingi ng dalawang part ng talambuhay ni rizal kahit alin don ung naka summary na po para print ko na lng pls po i need it now pa send sa email ko thnx kung ma send nyo

Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2004 2:16 pm

jordan said:

paki send na po pls

Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2004 2:18 pm

jordan said:

dali po i need na ehh

Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2004 2:19 pm

edwin cabo said:

paki send lang po sakin summary ng talambuhay ni Dr. Jose Rizal kailangan ko po sana kung pwede po ngayon na

Posted on Wednesday, 3 March 2004 9:25 am

Baltazar said:

puwede po bang makahingi ng talambuhay ni Dr. Jose Rizal naka sulat po sa Filipino. Maraming Salamat

Posted on Thursday, 4 March 2004 4:51 pm

theresa said:

pwede po bang humingi ng kopya ng tulang “sa aking mga kababata”? pwede po ba ngayon na? ASAP

Posted on Saturday, 6 March 2004 3:24 pm

raizza said:

ung mga talento po ni Dr. Jose P. Rizal pls lng po

Posted on Sunday, 7 March 2004 6:53 pm

Peter said:

Thank you all for the comments. ๐Ÿ™‚ Do try to research on your own and see what else you can find about Rizal. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Posted on Sunday, 7 March 2004 8:05 pm

Aquinorodjermie said:

pwede kayu nalang ang gumawa ng reseach paper

Posted on Monday, 5 December 2011 6:12 pm

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