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José Rizal (1861)

Rizal was a Philippine nationalist, author, poet, and physician. While living in Europe, he published novels railing against the evils of Spanish rule in the Philippines, earning him the ire of officials there. Upon his return in 1892, Rizal was arrested as a revolutionary agitator. When an armed rebellion broke out four years later, Rizal, who had advocated reform but not revolution, was shot for sedition. His martyrdom fueled the revolution. What did he do on the eve of his execution? More...
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It is believed he wrote on the day before the execution his undated poem: 'Mi último adiós'.
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A real hero!
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Happy Birthday, Mr. Rizal.

I think that you would be very disappointed by the current situation in your beloved Philippines: poverty, injustice, governmental corruption and incompetence.

The Americans helped your people to kick the Spanish out, but the Americans did not give your people independence.

Even fair-minded conservatives admit that the Americans used brutal methods to crush Filipino resistance to American control, including -- I hear -- a form of waterboarding.

But in 2014, Filipinos and Americans are now working together -- to stop a certain huge Asian country that is becoming very aggressive.
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Mi Ultimo Adiós by Jose Rizal
This was the last poem written by Filipino national hero Jose Rizal before he was executed in Manila on December 30, 1896. It was untitled, but Filipinos refer to it as 'Mi Ultimo Adios' (English translation: My Last Farewell)

"Adios, Patria adorada, region del sol querida,
Perla del Mar de Oriente, nuestro perdido Eden!
A darte voy alegre la triste mustia vida,
Y fuera más brillante más fresca, más florida,
Tambien por tí la diera, la diera por tu bien."

'Farewell, my adored Land, region of the sun caressed,
Pearl of the Orient Sea, our Eden lost,
With gladness I give you my Life, sad and repressed;
And were it more brilliant, more fresh and at its best,'


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With all the great things I've been taught about him, I want to know the human side.
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