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Today is Dr. Jose Rizal's 152 birthday.

Dr. Jose Rizal birth and death


 Born on June 19, 1861, Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonzo Realonda or Pepe was born, 152 years ago, through parents Francisco Engracio Rizal Mercado y Alejandro and Teodora Morales Alonso Realonda y Quintos. Jose was the seventh of the 11 children named Saturnina (Neneng), Paciano, Narcisa (Sisa), Olympia (Ypia), Lucia, María (Biang), José Protasio, Concepción (Concha), Josefa (Panggoy), Trinidad and Soledad (Choleng). Jose studied in Biñan, Laguna under Justiniano Aquino Cruz’s tutelage. Sent to Manila where he continued his studies at Ateneo Municipal de Manila. At the early age of 3, Rizal learnt ABAKADA or ALPABETO from his mother. Learned the skills of writing at the age of 5. He wrote hi sfirst poem “Sa Aking Mga Kababata” at […]