Monday, June 27, 2011

Jose Rizal Exposed

Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippin...Image via Wikipedia
Come to think of it, I just learned the truth about him today --believe it or not!

Browsing through National Commission for Culture and Arts webpage, I stumbled upon the fact that we Filipinos, as a nation, do not have any official national here. From the government document called Selection and Proclamation of National Heroes and Laws Honoring Filipino Historical Figures, the Executive Summary say:

"No law, executive order or proclamation has been enacted or issued officially proclaiming any Filipino historical figure as a national hero."

All of us have been fooled but I will make sure to include this trivia in every talks, workshops and seminars I'll be giving from now on.

For the complete information, Read here.
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