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Life of Dr. Jose P. Rizal – Philippine National Hero

(June 19, 1861 to December 30, 1896)

Jose Protacio Rizal, our national hero, was born in Calamba, Laguna on June 19, 1861 to Francisco Mercado and Teodora Alonzo.

With his mother as his first teacher, he began his early education at home and continued it in Biñan, Laguna. He finished Batchiller en Artes at the Ateneo de Manila on March 23, 1877. He studied medicine at the University of Sto. Tomas and finished it at the Unibersidad Central de Madrid along with philosophy and letters.

Apolinario Mabini

(July 23, 1864 to May 13, 1903)

            Born in Tanauan, Batangas on July 23, 1864 of poor parents, and later hampered for life by paralysis.  Apolinario Mabini nevertheless grew up to be a good writer, lawyer and patriot.  He is known as the Sublime Paralytic and Brains of the Revolution.  He was the second of the eight children of Inocencio Mabini and Dionisia Maranan.

            Inspite of poverty, Mabini obtained a teaching certificate in March 1887 and finished law in 1894, He was admitted to the bar in 1895.

Emilio Jacinto

(December 15, 1875 to April 16, 1899)

            Emilio was born in Trozo, Manila on December 15, 1875.  When his father, Mariano Jacinto died, his mother Josefa Dizon, a midwife, had to work harder to support his studies.  Later, he was forced to live with his uncle, Don Jose Dizon, who enrolled him at the San Juan de Letran College. 

Then he transferred to the University of Santo Tomas to take up Law.  His studies however, were interrupted when he joined the katipunan at the start of the Philippine Revolution in 1896.  His sad experiences with his Spanish classmates, his sensitivity to the flight

Andres Bonifacio

(November 30, 1863 to May 10, 1897)

Andres Bonifacio was born to Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro in a shack in Tondo, Manila on November 30, 1863.  He started his early education in the school of Guillermo Osmeña of Cebu.  He reach only primary school, he was orphaned at the age of 14 forcing him to quit his studies.

            He supplemented his low education through reading and self study.  Among the few books he read were Rizal’s novels, the lives of presidents, Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, the ruins of Palmyra and

Gregorio S. del Pilar

November 14, 1875 to December 2, 1899

 Gregorio del Pilar was one of the youngest generals to serve the Philippine Revolution.

Del Pilar was born on November 14, 1875 in San Jose, Bulacan.  He was the youngest of the five children of Fernando H. del Pilar and Felipa Sempio.  His father was the brother of Marcelo H. del Pilar, one of the prime movers of the Propaganda Movement.