Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
José Rizal Monument
Panel 1: English translation
National hero of the Philippines, physician, surveyor, linguist, writer, poet, sculptor and painter. Born in Calamba, Laguna on 19 June 1861. Author of Noli Me Tangare (1887) and El Filibusterismo (1891), novels that incited the Filipinos’ uprising against Spain. Arrested and exiled in Dapitan, southern Mindanao on 6 July 1892. Volunteered as a physician with Spanish forces in Cuba, 1896 but was arrested again en route to Spain on charges of rebellion. Executed at Bagumbaya (now Rizal Park), Manila on 30 Dec 1896. Remains an inspiration for Philippine independence
Dr. José P. Rizal
Whose life and works sparked the fight for freedom
“I wish to show those who deny us patriotism that we
know how to die for our country and convictions”
Erected under the leadership of
Mayor Joaquin M. Chipeco, Jr.
with the support of the PEOPLE OF CALAMBA
to perpetuate his legacy of patriotism and nationalism
for the world to know and
for the future generation to treasure and emulate
PRESIDENT BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
June 19, 2011
150th Birth Anniversary Celebration
Dr. Jose P. Rizal
Seal of Laguna Province:
Lungsod ng Calamba Laguna 1742-2001
Erected 2011 by National Historical Commission.
Location. 14° 12.588′ N, 121° 9.558′ E. Marker is in Calamba, Laguna. Marker is at the intersection of J.p. Rizal Street and Burgos Street, on the right on J.p. Rizal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calamba, Laguna 4027, Philippines.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños (approx. 10.4 kilometers away).
More about this marker. Pilipino/Tagalog text translations by Grace Corpuz Miller
Also see . . .
1. José Rizal. (Submitted on February 22, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The Tallest Monument of José Rizal Unveiled. ... The new Rizal monument stands 22-feet tall on a 6.7-hectare property in front of Calamba City Hall complex. The height of the monument represents the 22 different languages used by Rizal, such as English, Chinese, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and 12 more other languages. ... (Submitted on February 22, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. The world's tallest monument to José Rizal; Jonas Roces, sculptor.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Heroes • Politics •
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