MARIA RIZAL: The Hero's Confidant

 © 2013 by Jensen DG. Mañebog
 
Maria Rizal (1859-1945) is the sixth child in the family. It was to her whom Jose talked about wanting to marry Josephine Bracken when the majority of the Rizal family was apparently not amenable to the idea. In his letter dated December 12, 1891, Jose had also brought up to Maria his plan of establishing a Filipino colony in North British Borneo.
 
Jose and Maria’s letters to each other contain many interesting information about their lives. While in Madrid in December 1882, Jose wrote her sister, “since the middle of August I haven't taken a bath and I haven't perspired either. That is so here. It is very cold and a bath is expensive. One pays thirty-five cent for one.” In Maria’s letter dated March 15, 1887, she explained to her slighted (or better yet, ‘nagtatampo’) brother that she got busy that’s why she had not immediately updated him about her new status as married to the “very young man from Biñang whose name is Daniel Faustino Cruz.” A caring family physician, Jose once prescribed through letters a remedy for Maria’s toothache and a treatment for her son Moris (Mauricio).
 
In his letter dated December 28, 1891, Jose wrote to Maria, “I'm told that your children are very pretty.” Today, we have a historical proof that Maria’s progenies were indeed nice-looking (‘lahing maganda’). Maria and Daniel had five children: Mauricio, Petrona, Prudencio, Paz and Encarnacion. Their son Mauricio married Conception Arguelles and the couple had a son named Ismael Arguelles Cruz. Ismael was the father of Gemma Cruz Araneta, the first Filipina to win the Miss International title, the first Southeast Asian to win in an international beauty pageant title.
 
Mauricio ‘Moris’ Cruz became a pupil of his uncle Jose in Dapitan. Updating Maria on the progress of her son, Jose once sent her a letter interestingly describing the ‘lolo’ of our Miss International as “stout and dark and he knows how to swim a little.” Moris—Rizal’s ‘favorite’ nephew whom he further described as using a lot of Manila vulgar expressions—also had a Jesuit priest son, Jose A. Cruz. ( © 2013 by Jensen DG. Mañebog)

Jensen DG. Mañebog, the contributor, is a book author and professorial lecturer in the graduate school of a state university in Metro Manila. His unique book on Rizal comprehensively tackles, among others, the respective life of Rizal’s parents, siblings, co-heroes, and girlfriends. (e-mail: jensenismo@gmail.com)

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Ayon sa artikulong, “MARIA

Ayon sa artikulong, “MARIA RIZAL: The Hero's
Confidant", si Maria lamang ang sumang-ayon sa relasyon ni Rizal at ni Josephine. Bakit sa tingin niyo ayaw ng pamilya ni Rizal kay Josephine Bracken?

Ayon sa artikulong, “MARIA

Ayon sa artikulong, “MARIA RIZAL: The
Hero's
Confidant", si Maria lamang ang
sumang-ayon sa relasyon ni Rizal at ni
Josephine. Bakit sa tingin niyo ayaw
ng pamilya ni Rizal kay Josephine
Bracken?

RIZAL

karagdagang impormasyon:
>"Biang" ang palayaw ni Maria Rizal.
>Siya ay 86 na taong gulang ng mamatay.

TANONG:
Kung ikaw si Jose Rizal, ano ang iisipin mong dahilan ng hindi agad pag-update sayo ni Maria tungkol sa kanilang kalagayan?

Maria Rizal

Additional information the nickname of Maria Rizal (Dr.Jose Rizal's sister) was "Biang".

Maria Rizal

Sa inyong sariling palagay totoo nga kayang may "lahing maganda " ang mga anak at apo ni Maria Rizal?? Bakit??

Sagot kay regie Vera: ...OO,

Sagot kay regie Vera:
...OO, naman eh halimbawa na lang yung apo niya, ayun dun sa taas ay first filipina na nanalo ng miss international un eh.,nd paba maganda yun??..HEhe.:D

MARIA RIZAL: The Hero's Confidant

Other than the information I read about the article, "MARIA RIZAL: The Hero's Confidant", it is said that Maria's children, namely Mauricio, Petrona, Prudencio, Paz and Encarnacion, died at their very young age. Another information is that, Encarnacion, one of Maria's children, married Rosendo Banaad.

After you have read the article, do you think that Maria and her female children are truly beautiful and pretty?

MARIA RIZAL: The Hero's Confidant

Other than the information I read about the article, "MARIA RIZAL: The Hero's Confidant", it is said that Maria's children, namely Mauricio, Petrona, Prudencio, Paz and Encarnacion, died at their very young age. Another information is that, Encarnacion, one of Maria's children, married Rosendo Banaad.

After you have read the article, do you think that Maria and her female children are truly beautiful and pretty?

MARIA RIZAL

Other information about Maria Rizal:she is the Maria Clara in Noli me Tangere,and she have a song,a Rizal poem.

MARIA RIZAL

Do you think Rizal will fall to Maria if they are not truly brother and sister?why?

MARIA RIZAL

Ito ang impormasyong nakalap ko maliban sa nabanggit sa artikulong Maria Rizal: The Hero's Confidant
FAMILY TREE
MARIA RIZAL (MERCADO),1859? + DANIEL CRUZ
PETRONA RIZAL CRUZ,1884 + HUSBAND? ENCARNACION RIZAL CRUZ,1886? + ROSENDO BANAAG
..SIMEON BANAAG,1911? + WIFE? ..MERCEDES BANAAG,1913? + HUSBAND? ..CLEMENCIA BANAAG,1915? + HUSBAND?
..PAZ BANAAG,1917? + BIENVENIDO LAUREL ..MARIA BANAAG,1919? + ROBETO LAUREL MAURICIO RIZAL CRUZ,1888? + CONCEPCION ARGUELLES
..CARIDAD CRUZ,1913? + PEDRO SYQUIA ..ISMAEL CRUZ,1915 + CARMEN GUERRERO ..GEMMA CRUZ-MISS INTL.,1942? + MR.ARANETA
..ISMAEL CRUZ JR,1944? + WIFE? ..ESPERANZA CRUZ,1917? + HUSBAND?
..FE CRUZ,1919? + VLADIMIR GONZALEZ
..HILDA CRUZ,1921? + BENJAMIN ALDABA
PAZ RIZAL CRUZ,1890? + HUSBAND?
PRUDENCIO CRUZ,1892? + WIFE?

Sa iyong palagay, madami bang naging karibal si Daniel sa panliligaw kay Maria? BAKIT?

Maria Rizal

I have research that Maria Rizal's nickname is 'Yang'.

If you were Maria Rizal, would you prefer to be addressed as 'Maria' or 'Yang'?

MARIA RIZAL

Other than the information I read about the article, "MARIA RIZAL: The Hero's Confidant", "She's also called ―Biang. Maria's son, Mauricio is said to be Dr. Rizal’s favorite among his students because of his wit and intelligence."

Question:

If you were Maria, would you also sent your child to study at Dapitan rather than in any other school?

Answer to the question

This is my answer to the question of Charles Wendell Vizconde. Yeah maybe. We have different standards when it comes to looks.

Answer to the question

This is my answer to Charles Wendell Vizconde's question: Maaari, wala kasing picture. Kung totoo nga na nanalo ang isa sa mga apo niya sa isang beauty pageant, marahil totoo nga. Pero siyempre beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and beauty is in inside.

Answer to the question

This is my answer to the question of Charles Wendell Vizconde. Maaari, wala kasing picture. Kung totoo nga na nanalo ang isa sa mga apo niya sa isang beauty pageant, marahil totoo nga. Pero siyempre beauty is in the eye of the beholder and beauty is in inside.

Answer to the question

This is my answer to Charles Wendell Vizconde's question: Maybe. If Dr. Jose Rizal is a good looking guy, maybe his sisters were also beautiful. That's only my opinion.

Answer to the question

This is my answer to Charles Wendell Vizconde's question. I don't think that Maria and her female children are both beautiful and pretty. We have our own judgement when it comes to describing other physical appearances. Maybe pictures can help us to prove that they are both pretty and beautiful. That's only my opinion with this question.

Answer to the question

This is my answer to the question of Charles Wendell Vizconde. I think its true that they are beautiful and pretty and according to Dr. Jose Rizal, Maria's female children are really pretty, but it depends on the person looking because we have different tastes.

Answer to the question

This is my answer to the question of Charles Wendell Vizconde. I think it is true that they're pretty and beautiful. This is what Jose Rizal said in the article.

Answer to the question

This is my answer to the question of Charles Wendell Vizconde. I think it is true that they're pretty and beautiful. This is what Jose Rizal said in the article.

Jose Rizal

For me Rizal will not fall to Maria because many girls linked to him. And i know that he has only 1 girl in her heart. They are truly brothers and sisters for my opinion.

This is my answer to the

This is my answer to the question of FAYE GANDA. If I were Maria, I would rather be called as Yang than Maria because I think it is more unique than the latter.

Maria Rizal

Additional Information:
Maria and Daniel's children were Encarnacion, who married Rosendo Banaad; Mauricio, who married Concepcion Arguelles; and Petrona, Paz, and Prudencio, who all died young.

TANONG:
kung ikaw si Maria Rizal, anung mararamdaman mu kung may kapatid ka na isang bayani?

Maria Rizal

Additional information:
Ayon sa Filipinaslibrary.com, lahat ng limang anak ni Maria at Daniel ay namatay sa murang edad.

Tanong:
Base sa artikulo si Jose ay sumulat kay Maria tungkol sa balak niyang pagpapakasal kay Josephine,Kung ikaw si Maria o kahit isa sa malalpit na kapatid ni Jose, papayag ka bang pakasalan nya si Josephine Bracken? bakit?

Answer to the Question of Lea Colona

Yes, because I know that my brother (Rizal)is a great teacher.

Maria Rizal

Additional Information: In his letter to Maria on June 6, 1895, he asked his nephew Moris to speak English and report uncollected debts.

TANONG:
Ayon sa artikulong aking nabasa, sinusulatan ni Jose Rizal ang kanyang kapatid na si Maria tungkol sa kagustuhan niyang magpakasal kay Josephine Bracken na ayaw ng kanyang pamilya. Sa inyong palagay, bakit kay Maria niya sinasabi ang mga ganitong bagay?

Answer to the Question of Lea Colona

Yes, first because I know my brother and he has a very good foundation in his education. Therefore, I will also do the same.

Answer to the Question of Lea Colona

Probably yes, if I were Maria I will also sent my son to study there. It's a great opportunity for my son and assurance for me.

Answer to the Question of Lea Colona

Yes, because that's the right choice.

Answer to the Question of Lea Colona

Probably yes, if I were Maria I will also sent my son to study there. It's a great opportunity for my son and assurance for me.

Maria Rizal

Additional Information:
Maria Alonso Rizal also called "Biang" and blessed with five children, one of which was Mauricio, Jose Rizal's pupil in Dapitan.

Base sa artikulo, si Maria ang pinagsasabihan ni Jose ng kanyang balak na pagpapakasal kay Josephine. Bilang kapatid susuportahan mo ba ang kanyang desisyon?

Maria Rizal

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni carmina: " sa aking palagay tama lamang na suportahan ni Maria ang kanyang kapatid dahil nasa tamang edad na ito."

Maria Rizal

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni carmina carton, " Para sa akin oo, kung mahal talaga nila ang isa't isa."

Maria Rizal

ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni carmina carton: sa tingin ko dapat na suportahan ni maria si jose dahil kailangan ni jose ang kanyang tulong lalo pa at ayaw ng kanilang pamilya.

Answer to the question of Lea Kristine

I will definitely say yes because I know that Jose is an intelligent brother and can teach my son to be like him.

Maria Rizal (add info)

Additional info: Maria Rizal's nickname is "Biang". (answers.com)

Question:

How will you describe Maria Rizal aside from being the confidant sister of the National Hero?

Anwer to the question of Jann Wilfred

Maria trusted Jose very much because she followed Jose's advised about her toothache.

Sa aking palagay, madaming

Sa aking palagay, madaming naging karibal si Daniel sa pagsungkit ng pag-ibig ni Maria dahil sabi nga ng iba lahing maganda si Maria at napatunayan na ito sa kanyang apo na si Jemma

Sa aking palagay, Oo dahil si

Sa aking palagay, Oo dahil si Maria ay isang mabait at mapagmahal na at magandang babae

Additional Information and a Question:

Additional Info:
Maria Rizal Cruz suspected Josephine Bracken was being used as an agent of the friars.

Question:
What do you think was Maria's response to Jose Rizal when he wrote this to sister:
“since the middle of August I haven't taken a bath and I haven't perspired either. That is so here. It is very cold and a bath is expensive. One pays thirty-five cent for one.”?