Consuelo Ortiga y Perez, Rizal attracted by her beauty and vivacity
Consuelo Ortiga y Perez, the prettier of Don Pablo Ortiga’s daughters, fell in love with him. He dedicated to her A la Senorita C.O. y R., which became one of his best poems “A La Señorita C.O.y.P”. He expressed his admiration for her. He found solance and joy in her company.
The Ortiga’s residence in Madrid was frequented by Rizal and his compatriots. He probably fell in love with her and Consuelo apparently asked him for romantic verses. He suddenly backed out before the relationship turned into a serious romance, because he wanted to remain loyal to Leonor Rivera and he did not want to destroy hid friendship with Eduardo de Lete who was madly in love with Consuelo.