THEME: “Rizal: Pillar of the Nation”
The Unfailing Patriot
“Rizal is the greatest product of the Philippines and his coming to the world was like the appearance of a rare comet, whose rare brilliance appears only every other century.” – Ferdinand Blumentritt
In observance of Jose P. Rizal’s sesquicentennial birth anniversary on the 19th, let us take this time and pay tribute to him, the physical weakling who rose to become an intellectual giant.
He wore a black suit somewhat similar to a tuxedo. He wore black leather shoes and they were both polished evenly. His hair was neatly combed and his mustache was held back in place. He always carried around a pen and paper. “The pen is mightier than a sword,” he always did say. So whenever an idea suddenly hatches up in his mind, these simple tools are always ready when needed.
Looking back at the words written shortly before this sentence presents what a noble man Jose P. Rizal really is Smart, skilled, a romantic, and humble. He is a great...