Tag Archives: Women of Rizal

Segunda Katigbak, Rizal’s first love

There were at least nine women linked with Rizal. These women might have been beguiled by his intelligence, charm and wit.

Leonor Valenzuela using a pet name “Orang”

Several months later, during his sophomore year at the University of Sto. Tomas, he boarded in the house of Doña Concha Leyva in Intramuros.  The next door neighbors of Doña Concha were Capitan

Leonor Rivera, the woman Rizal was in love with

Rizal’s another romance was with Leonor Rivera, his cousin from Camiling.

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.

O Sei San, the woman Rizal met in Japan

O Sei San, a Japanese samurai’s daughter taught Rizal the Japanese art of painting known as su-mie. She also helped Rizal