OYMPIA RIZAL: The Sister Whom the Hero Loves to Tease

 
Olympia Rizal (1855-1887) is the fourth child in the Rizal family. Jose loved to tease her, sometimes good-humoredly describing her as his stout sister.

Jose’s first love, Segunda Katigbak, was Olimpia’s schoolmate at the La Concordia College. Rizal confided to Olympia about Segunda and the sister willingly served as the mediator between the two teenage lovers.  It was thus unclear whether it was Olympia or Segunda whom Jose was frequently visiting at La Concordia at the time.
Olympia married Silvestre Ubaldo, a telegraph operator from Manila. The couple perhapshad no permanent address for they would stay wherever Silvestre was assigned as telegraph operator. In one of Jose’s letters to his other sisters in Calamba, he wrote, “Is Sra. Ipia (Señora Olympia) there already? Do her eyes still become small when she laughs?”
 
Wherever Olympia and Silvestre were, they corresponded with Jose, telling him updates about the family, like about their son Aristeo. While in Bulacan in October 1882, Olympia wrote Jose about Saturnina’s giving birth and the cholera epidemic in Bulacan and Laguna. Perhaps missing her brother, she asked Rizal to try to come home as soon as possible. In January the next year, Ubaldo and Olympia wrote Jose about the ten Baliwag silk handkerchiefs they sent for his birthday and the unpleasant reactions of friars to Rizal's article in the Diariong Tagalog.

In a letter dated June 12, 1885, Olympia asked Jose to write the priest Federico Faura to transfer them back to Calamba. The loving brother thus wrote to P. Faura and Sr. Barrantes on June 28, 1885 requesting them to work for the transfer of his brother-in-law from Albay where the latter was assigned.

In March 1887, Olympia informed Jose that her husband was assigned in Manila and that their parents were in good health. Paradoxically, Olympia died of hemorrhage while giving birth on September that same year—an event that spoiled Rizal’s homecoming. Interestingly, about three years before her death, in Jose’s letter to his parents where he talked about the student agitation in Madrid and the condition of the sugar trade, he all of a sudden asked about the condition of Olympia who was then expecting. He even joked about her being a mother, “If her habits haven't changed yet, I fear very much for the skin of that boy: How many pinchings he will get.”

Like Jose’s other in-laws, Olympia’s husband did not escape the Spaniards’ persecution. With Paciano, Ubaldo was deported to Mindoro because of the Calamba agrarian trouble. In December 1891, he nonetheless escaped from further oppression in the Philippines and arrived at Hong Kong with Paciano and Don Francisco to join Dr. Rizal there.(© 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 affordable e-books on Rizal (available online)  comprehensively tackle, among others, the respective life of Rizal’s parents, siblings, co-heroes, and girlfriends. (e-mail: jensenismo@gmail.com)

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Kung ikaw ang nasa kalagayan

Kung ikaw ang nasa kalagayan ni Oympia Rizal na laging inaasar ni Jose Rizal. Gagayahin mo ba siya? at Bakit?

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni John Emmanuel,Gagayahin ko siya sapagkat kahit inaasar siya ng kanyang kapatid nanatili pa din sa kanya yung pagiging nakakatandang kapatid ng ating bayani.

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni John Emmanuel,Gagayahin ko siya sapagkat kahit inaasar siya ng kanyang kapatid nanatili pa din sa kanya yung pagiging nakakatandang kapatid ng ating bayani.

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni John Emmanuel, Gagayahin ko siya sapagkat kahit na anong mangyari mahal at inaalala pa din niya ang kanyang kapatid.

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni John Emmanuel, Gagayahin ko si Oympia Rizal sapagkat kahit lagi siyang inaasar ng kayang kapatid na si Jose, nagaalala pa din ito sa kalagayan ng kanyang kapatid at ginampanan niya ang pagiging isang nakakatangdang kapatid.

Karagdagang impormasyon: 1.

Karagdagang impormasyon:
1. Ang palayaw ni Olympia Rizal ay Ypia.
2. Ang asawa ni Olympia Rizal na si Silvestre Ubaldo ay isang empleyado ng Inspeccion General de Comunicaciones.

Tanong:
Nasabi sa artikulong ito na si Silvestre Ubaldo ay napatapon din sa Mindoro kasama si Paciano. Sa iyong palagay, ano ang dahilan kung kaya't napatapon din siya dun?

HOW DO YOU TEASED YOUR SISTER AND BROTHER?

Sino ang Mas madaling maasar ? Kapatid na Babae O Kapatid na lalaki?.

Maliban sa artikulong ito.

Maliban sa artikulong ito. Mayroon pa akong maidadagdag na impormasyon tungkol kay Olympia.

Olympia Rizal Full name: Olympia Alonso Realonda Rizal Mercado
Nickname: Ypia
Their children were Aristeo, who married Leonarda Limjap; Cesario and another boy, both of whom died young.

Kung Ikaw si Olympia, Anong

Kung Ikaw si Olympia, Anong mararamdaman mo pag namatay agad ng maaga ang mga anak mo?

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Phil Kreisky Tobias. Malulungkot shempre. Bka magpakamatay ak nun lalo na kung unang anak. HAHAHA.

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Phil Kreisky Tobias. Malulungkot ako kasi anak ko iyon. Mula iyon sa dugo ko at iningat-ingatan ko at inalagaan ng ilang buwan sa tiyan ko. At bunga yun ng pagmamahalan namin ng aking asawa. at higit sa lahat bigay yun sakin ni God

Mas madaling maasar ung

Mas madaling maasar ung kapatid na lalaki. Kasi konting asar mo lang dyan na "mahina yan!" magdadamdam na yan, kasi pakiramdam ng mga lalaking kapatid ngayon na malakas sila, at ayaw nilang nasasabihang mahina..

Olympia's Additional Information

Additional Information about this article: The couple (Olympia Rizal & Silvestre Ubaldo) had their children Aristeo who married Leonarda Limjap. Cesario and the other boy died young.

Tanong: Sa maagang pagkamatay ng mga anak ni Olympia, sa tingin mo may sumpa kaya siya o sadyang bahagi lang iyon ng kanyang tadhana?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: I got

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
I got it from www.rizalinfo.net that their marriage was blessed with three children of whom one was Dr.Aristeo Ubaldo, one of the few opthalmologists in the Philippines at that time connected with the Philippine General Hospital.

According to the article, Jose was frequently visiting at La Concordia. In your opinion, who do you think he's really visiting, Olympia or Segunda? Why?

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Carlos

Ito ang sagot sa tanong niya, sa tingin ko hindi naman baka talagang nung ipinanganak niya yung mga bata ay may mga diperensya lang at iyong ang sanhi ng pagkamatay ng mga ito.

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Kristine, "Sa tingin ko ay si Segunda. Dahil siya ang first love ni Jose."

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Kristine, "Si Olympia dahil gustong dalawin ni Rizal ang kanyang kapatid."

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Kristine, "Si Olympia dahil siguro namimiss niyang asarin si Olympia."

History

Sa inyong palagay,kung ikaw nasa katayuan ni Olympia na palaging inaasar at may ipa pabor ang kapatid mu gagawin mu ba o hindi ?bakit ?

History

Some information about olimpia :

Their children were Aristeo, who married Leonarda Limjap; Cesario and another boy, both of whom died young.

OTHER INFORMATION: 1. Ypia is

OTHER INFORMATION:
1. Ypia is the nickname of Olympia Rizal..
2. His husband Silvestre Ubaldo was an employee at the Inspeccion General de Comunicaciones.

Question:
Nabanggit sa artikulong OLYMPIA RIZAL: The Sister Whom the Hero Loves to Tease na laging inaasar ni Rizal ang kaniyang kapatid na si Olympia. Kung ikaw ang nasa katayuan ni Olympia Rizal, mapipikon ka ba sa mga asar ng ating bayani? Ipaliwanag.

Olympia Rizal

Ayon sa filipinas.org, nalaman kong tatlo ang naging anak ni Olympia Rizal at Silvestre Ubaldo, sina Aristeo, Cesario at isa pang lalaki. Si Cesario at ang isa pang batang lalaki ay parehong batang namatay.

Ang aking tanong naman ay, kung ikaw si Olympia Rizal na palaging inaasar ni Jose Rizal, bilang kapatid, mapipikon ka ba sa kanya? Oo o hindi? at bakit?

Olympia Rizal:The Sister Whom the Hero Loves to Tease

In addition to this article I also got other information from filipinaslibrary.It says that she has two other sons,Cesario and another boy, both of whom died young.

Sabi sa artikulong ito paboritong asarin ni Jose si Olympia.Kung ikaw ang nasa kanyang katayuan magagalit ka ba sa iyong kapatid? bakit o bakit hindi?

Just give me a reason.

Additional information to this article, I found out that Olimpia married Silvestre Ubaldo, a telegraph operator from Manila. I also found out that they had 3 children. Their children were Aristeo, who married Leonarda Limjap; Cesario and another boy, both of whom died young. (filipinaslibrary.org.ph)

Sa iyong palagay, anong sakit ang kinamatay ng kanyang isang anak? Bakit?

Just give me a reason.

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Marj Sibal. Sa aking palagay, ito ay isang malalang sakit katulad ng cancer, katulad lamang, dahil ito ay ikinamatay ng kanyang anak.

Just give me a reason.

Ito ay sagot ko sa tanong ni Marj Sibal. Sa tingin ko ang maaaring sakit niya ay may kinalaman sa puso dahil katulad ngayon marami ang namamatay sa sakit sa puso.

Just give me a reason.

This is my answer to Marj Sibal's question. Pwedeng ang sakit na ikinamatay ng kanyang ay simpleng sakit lang na lumalala dahil noong unang panahon, alam naman naten na hindi ganun ka advance ang kaalaman ng mga Pilipino sa medesina.

Olympia Rizal

According to filipinaslibrary.org.ph Aristeo, who married Leonarda Limjap; Cesario and another boy, both of whom died young were Olympia and Silvestre's children.
Ang aking katanungan ay, sino nga kaya ang kadalasang binibisita ni Rizal sa La Concordia, si Olympia o c Segunda at bakit?

Olympia Rizal

According to filipinaslibrary.org.ph Aristeo, who married Leonarda Limjap; Cesario and another boy, both of whom died young were Olympia and Silvestre's children.
Ang aking katanungan ay, sino nga kaya ang kadalasang binibisita ni Rizal sa La Concordia, si Olympia o c Segunda at bakit?

Olimpia/Olympia

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Dr. Aristeo Rizal Ubaldo A pioneering specialist in opthalmology and otohinolaryngology, Aristeo conducted the first laryngectomy in the country in 1920 and the first labyrunthectomy in 1927 at the Philippine General Hospital.His daughter is also named Olimpia.

Question:
Kung ikaw si Olimpia , magagalit ka ba sa pangaasar ni Rizal? Bakit ?

Answer : Deangel's Question

Hindi . Dahil isa lamang iyong normal para sa mga magkakapatid tulad ko sa aking mga kapatid kahit nagaasaran wala pa ding awayan .

Answer : Deangel's Question

Siguro . Kung sobra na din ay hindi na nakakatuwa pero sa tingin ko ang pangaasar ni Jose Rizal ay hindi naman gaanong nakakasakit ng dadamdamin .

Answer : Deangel's Question

Hindi . Dahil ako mismo ay nangaasar din sa aking mga kapatid.

Olympia Rizal

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Alyssa Marie Torrecampo.Natural lamng sa mga magkakapatid ang mag asaran,minsan ito pa nga ang nagiging daan para maging close kayo sa isat-isa.Ang mahalaga nananatili ang respeto,pag-galang at pagmamahal niyo sa isat'isa,katulad nina Rizal at Olympia.

Olympia Rizal

Ito ang sagot sa Katanungan ni Alyssa Marie Torrecampo.Kung ako si Olympia ay di ko rin magagawang magalit sa aking nakababatang kapatid,dahil natural lamang ang ganitong mga bagay kung minsan ito ang paraan ng paglalambing ng isang kapatid,upang magpapansin.Matalino si Rizal kaya't alam naman niyang may limitasyon ang kanyang pang aasar,dahil kahit anong mangyari nakatatanda parin sa kanya si Olympia at mahal niya ito.

Olympia Rizal:Whom the Hero love to tease

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Alyssa Marie Torrecampo.Bilang nakatatandang kapatid di ako magagalit sa aking nakababatang kapatid kung asarin man niya ako.Napakababaw ko nman para magalit sa aking kapatid gayung nagbibiro lamang siya.Sa halip magiging mabuting ehemplo ako sa kanya,ipapakita ko na di dapat ikagalit ang ganong bagay.Sa pamamagitan nito mas lalong titibay ang samahan naming magkapatid kagaya nina Jose at Olympia.

Olympia Rizal

Additional information i found about Olympia Rizal. "married Silvestre Ubaldo, a telegraph operator from Manila.she died because of childbirth. Their children were Aristeo, who married Leonarda Limjap; Cesario and another boy, both of whom died young."(filipinaslibrary.org.ph)

According to article "OYMPIA RIZAL: The Sister Whom the Hero Loves to Tease". if you were in the place of olympia. where your brother is always teasing you. does it make you like or dislike your brother? WHY?

answer to Ian Emil' Question

i will dislike him because i dont like being teased.!:P