Martes, Oktubre 26, 2010

Jose Rizal's Book Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Click Here to get Jose Rizal's Book Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Click Here to buy Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal

"It is by far one of the best I have ever read and I am indebted to the friend who recommended it to me as it is most certainly the finest novel to emerge from the troubled times that produced it."

"Looking for a book that has elements of romance, religion, tragedy, and the like? I highly suggest this book! Having read Rizal's masterpiece as a high school student, I soon realized the brilliance of this authors work for having helped initialize the revolutionary minds behind the Katipuneros struggle against what seemed to be an overwhelming force. It acts as an accurate expose of what the Philippines was subjected through during Spain's colonial period in the Pacific. It isn't an easy read, but if you want to get a glimpse of what Spanish colonialism in the latter half of the 19th century was like, read this book. Ibarra, the main character is rumored to be the pseudonym of the author, which eventually got this and his other works banned by the colonial administration."

"Being one of the most highly regarded figures in the Philippines, Dr. Jose Rizal is admired as a symbol of Filipinos. His books are well-read in the Philippines, and have been very influential in the history of the Philippines. If nothing else, this book should be read for the historical impact is had and is having on the country."

"The book was great and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the Philippines. I think it paints a picture of the culture that can only be painted in narrative. A culture book, or an anthropology book cannot express what Jose Rizal expressed in this novel."

"Juan Crisostomo Ibarra, the protagonist, returns to his country after being educated in Madrid, and seeks to marry Maria Clara, a young woman who had been betrothed to him when they were children. He tries to use his education to help the townspeople, but his efforts are thwarted by the clergy. It is these priests who prevent him from learning the true cause of his father's death, and he is eventually labeled as a heretic and is excommunicated from society. He escapes being assasinated and flees, vowing to revenge himself, his father, and Maria Clara."

Sabado, Oktubre 23, 2010

Jose Rizal Audio CD

To buy Jose Rizal Audio CD for $10.99 Click Here

Knowa Lazarus on Jose Rizal [Limited Edition]

Product Details

  • Jose Rizal Audio CD
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Q-York Entertainment
Track List:
1. Jose Rizal
2. Talk Gon Round
3. Black Out
4. Get Up
5. It's Crazy
6. Is It In You (Skit)
7. Hater-Aid
8. Filipino Anthem
9. Whas Really Hood
10. Let it all out
11. Divide & Conquer
12. Gotsta Go
13. The Moth & The Flame (Skit)
14. Where Do We Go?
15. Higher
16. Translations
17. Good Night (Bonus)

Martes, Oktubre 19, 2010

Memorial to Martyr Dr. Jose Rizal

Light & Sound Sculptural Tableau - Pangunahing monumento: Liwasang Rizal (16 in x 12 in) Photographic Print

Sabado, Oktubre 16, 2010

Jose Rizal The Movie - Philippine Tagalog

JOSE RIZAL (1861-1896), Philippine nationalist and martyr, pride of the Malayan race, was a versatile genius. He was a poet and patriot, novelist, painter, sculptor, linguist, physician, ophthalmic surgeon, educator, ethnologist, naturalist, economist, engineer, and theologian. He was an expert swordsman and a good shot. Having studied and traveled extensively in Europe, America and Asia, he mastered 22 languages including Latin, Spanish, German, English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Russian, Tagalog, and other native dialects. "Jose Rizal" is the most spectacular and controversial Philippine film epic made to date. It was released in Manila, in June 1998, the Centennial of Philippine Independence.

You ever hear of someone having a "martyr complex"? Jose Rizal had it in spades. He was willing to sacrifice everything including life itself for this patriotic ideal of a more democratic Philippines. The irony of course is that the ideals he fought for, i.e., national unity and a national identity seem to have been forgotten after the Americans left in 1946. Unlike most of his countrymen of his era, Jose Rizal was an intellectual and he was prescient enough to realize that there could never be a country unless each Filipino recognized the need for self-sacrifice and putting aside differences for the common good. Sad to say that since his death, the country has degenerated into rival political clans and families - pretty much the same way Filipinos used to be before the Spaniards arrived.

Martes, Oktubre 12, 2010

Monumento ni Jose Rizal

Ang Liwasang Rizal o Parkeng Rizal ay nasa puso ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Pilipinas. Sa pook na ito binaril si Jose Rizal noong Disyembre 30, 1896. Pinalitan ng opisyal na pangalang Liwasang Rizal ang parke bilang parangal kay Rizal. Matatagpuan ito sa Intramuros at ang bahaging katimugan naman ay nasa Ermita.

Dating tinatawag ng Bagumbayan noong kapanuhan ng kolonyalismo sa ilalim ng mga Kastila, at tinawag na Luneta pagdaka. Ang pagkamartir ni Rizal ang dahilan ng kaniyang pagiging bayani ng Himagsikang Pilipino, bagkus, ipinangalan sa kanya ang liwasan para ikarangal ang kanyang pagkabayani. Nagsisilbi ring punto ng orihen o Kilometro Sero patungo sa lahat ng ibang mga kalunsuran sa Pilipinas ang monumento ni Rizal.

Biyernes, Oktubre 8, 2010

Dr. José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda

Si Dr. José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda ay ang pampito sa labing-isang anak ng mag-asawang Francisco Engracio Rizal Mercado y Alejandro at ng asawa nitong si Teodora Morales Alonzo Realonda y Quintos. Ang ina ni Rizal ay siyang kaniyang unang guro at nagturo sa kaniya ng abakada noong siya ay tatlong taon pa lamang. Ilang buwan ang nakalipas, pinayuhan niya ang magulang ni Rizal na pag-aralin siya sa Maynila. Sa kaniyang pananatili sa paaralang ito, natanggap niya ang lahat ng mga pangunahing medalya at notang sobresaliente sa lahat ng aklat. Siya ay kumuha ng Pilosopiya at Panitikan sa Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas. Kinuha niya ang kursong panggagamot sa nasabing Pamantasan pagkatapos mabatid na ang kaniyang ina ay tinubuan ng katarata. Doo'y pumasok siya sa Universidad Central de Madrid, kung saan, sa ikalawang taon ay natapos niya ang karerang Medisina, bilang sobresaliente. Naglakbay siya sa Pransya at nagpakadalubhasa sa paggamot ng sakit sa mata sa isang klinika roon. Sa taon din ng kaniyang pagtatapos ng Medisina, siya ay nag-aral ng wikang Ingles, bilang karagdagan sa mga wikang kaniya nang nalalaman gaya ng Pranses.