SATURNINA RIZAL: The Hero's Second Mother

 
 © 2013 by Jensen DG. Mañebog
 
Saturnina Rizal (1850-1913) is the eldest child of Don Francisco and Teodora Alonso. She and her mother provided the little Jose with good basic education that by the age of three, Pepe already knew his alphabet. The first time Jose experienced to ride a casco (a flat-bottomed boat with a roof) was when he and his father visited Saturnina at the La Concordia College in Manila.
            Saturnina had always been a loving ‘Ate’ Neneng to Jose. When their mother was imprisoned, Saturnina brought the young Jose to Tanauan during the summer vacation of 1873 just to cheer up the sad little brother. On his way to Marseilles in May 1882, Rizal—perhaps missing her ‘ate’—dreamed that he was traveling with Neneng and that their path was blocked by snakes.
          On September 26, 1882, Neneng offered a diamond ring to Jose, worrying that he had no sufficient money to spend. In June 1885, Saturnina and her husband sent one hundred pesos (P100) to Jose as their contribution to Jose’s expenses in finishing his doctorate degree.
          Saturnina married Manuel Timoteo Hidalgo of Tanauan, Batangas. Hidalgo was also close to his ‘bayaw’ Jose as the two kept up a correspondence. Through a letter, Hidalgo once informed Rizal of a cholera case in Manila in 1885 and requested Jose to buy for him a Spanish book by Rousseau. For allegedly being a conspirator and representative of Jose Rizal, Hidalgo also experienced deportation (to Bohol) during the so-called Calamba agrarian trouble.
          Manuel and Saturnina had five children, all of whom had a name which began with letter A: Alfredo, Adela, Abelardo, Amelia, and Augusto.
          Recent controversial story mentions Saturnina as being with her mother when the latter allegedly tried to poison Teodora Formoso, the wife of Jose Alberto (Teodora Alonso’s brother).
          The story further alleges that Saturnina and her uncle Jose Alberto were the real parents of Soledad, the supposed youngest sister of Jose.
In 1909, Doña Saturnina published Pascual Poblete’s Tagalog translation of the Noli Me Tangere. Jose Rizal, on the other hand, immortalized his sister Neneng through the oil painting he made of her, which is now housed in theRizal Shrine in Fort Santiago.(© 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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isa syang matalinong tao

ayon sa artikulo si saturnina

ayon sa artikulo si saturnina ang pangalawang magulang ni rizal, karapat-dapat ba siyang tawaging pangalawang ina ng pambangsang hero ?

Nakasaad sa artikulo na anak

Nakasaad sa artikulo na anak daw ni Saturnina ang bunso nilang kapatid na si Soledad sa tiyuhin nyang si jose alberto, may katotohanan ba ito?...

Saturnina Rizal

It is said in the article that there was an issue that Saturnina and her uncle Jose Alberto were the real parents of Soledad, the supposed youngest sister of Jose. Do you think it is true? And if yes, what do you think will happen? :))

Saturnina Rizal

It is said in the article that there was an issue that Saturnina and her uncle Jose Alberto were the real parents of Soledad, the supposed youngest sister of Jose. Do you think it is true? And if yes, what do you think did happen? :))

sagot ko po to sa tnong ni

sagot ko po to sa tnong ni angelo samson..

sa tingin ko ay ou, kasi marami na kong narinig na bagay na nakakapagpatotoo dyan

RIZAL

Sa tingin niyo bakit si Saturnina ang tinatawag na pangalawang magulang ni Jose Rizal?

RIZAL

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Jerwin,
Sa tingin ko kaya siya tinawag na pangalawang magulang ni Jose Rizal ay dahil sa kanyang mga naitulong sa ating pambansang bayani lalong lalo na sa kanyang pag-aaral.

ayon sa artikulo si saturnina

ayon sa artikulo si saturnina ang pangalawang magulang ni rizal, karapat-dapat ba siyang tawaging pangalawang ina ng pambangsang bayani?

Ito ang sagot sa katanungan

Ito ang sagot sa katanungan ni Lyssa Teng, Para sa akin karapat-dapat si Saturna tawaging pangalawang magulang bukod na panganay siya ay napatunayan ang pagmamahal niya sa ating bayani at ang mga sakripisyong ginawa niya para lang mapadalhan ng pera si Rizal

RIZAL

Ito ay sagot ko sa tanong ni Jerwin.
Siguro dahil kagaya ng kanyang ina siya rin ay tumulong sa pagtuturo ka Rizal sa kanyang pag-aaral.

sagot ko po sa tanong ni

sagot ko po sa tanong ni Lyssa V. Teng ay oo, dahil kung may kabutihang ipinakita si Jose Rizal,nasa dugo na nila ang isang mabuti, tulad ni Saturnina Rizal may ipinakita siyang mabuting kalooban.

ito ang sagot sa tanong ni

ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Lyssa Teng , gawain naman ng panganay na babae ang tumayong ina kung wala na silang magulang o wala ang kanilang magulang , responsibilidad ni saturnina na alagaan at mahalin ang kanyang mga kapatid lalo nasa kulungan ang ina

Ito ay sagot sa napakagandang

Ito ay sagot sa napakagandang tanong ni Lyssa Teng. Sa aking palagay si Saturnina ay karapat dapat na ituring na "Ikalawang Ina" ni Jose Rizal dahil siya ang nagsilbing isang ina kay Jose Rizal sa mga panahong nakakulong ang kanilang ina.

ito ay sagot sa tanong ni

ito ay sagot sa tanong ni RubyRose..... was that just an issue?? Well,i don't think that could be real :D

Saturnina Rizal

this is an answer to RubyRose's question.

i don't believe it's true for it would be immoral and i believe that before, morality was valued highly by the people.

Saturnina Rizal

this is the answer to RubyRose question. If that could be true then be it. Wala namn tayo magagawa kung anak nga nla yun! As long as they are happy at kaya nla panindigan yung nagawa nla then hayaan nalang.. :))

Saturnina

this is an answer to RubyRose's question.

I don't think it is true because Soledad was born normal. At dba may kasabihan tayo na pag nagkaanak ang magka relatives eh may possibility na ipapanganak ang baby na abnormal? kaya ayun di totoo un hehe :p

Question: Saturnina Rizal as Second Mother

Nasabi sa artikulo na binisita ni Rizal at ng kanyang ama si Saturnina sa unibersidad na kanyang pinag-aaralan, ano sa tingin nyo ang kadahilanan kung bakit nila ginawa iyon?

Answer For Malicdem, Gabriel's Question

Marahil gusto lamang nilang kamustahin si Saturnina bilang isang parte ng kanilang pamilya.

Answer For Malicdem, Gabriel's Question

Marahil meron silang gustong kunin o itanong na may kinalaman kay Saturnina.

Saturnina Rizal

Ito ay mga karagdagang impormasyon na aking nakalap:
Saturnina Rizal:
Died at the age of 63.
In the collection of Rizal’s 225 letters to and from his family during his lifetime, 9 were personal exchanges between him and Saturnina, and another 32 were addressed to Saturnina’s husband and Jose’s brother-in-law, Manuel Hidalgo
She reported daily events and happenings in Calamba and told stories about her children and their relatives in vivid detail. ( Agricultural condition of Calamba, deaths and marriages of their friends and distant relatives)
In Rizal’s last letter to Saturnina in 1893, he invited her over to Dapitan saying that she will enjoy trading in the Mindanao province.

other info.

Enrique “Iking” Reyes, great-grandson of Dr. Jose Rizal’s eldest sister, Saturnina Realonda Rizal, has an IQ hovering between 130 and 150.

Iking’s maternal grandmother, Adela Rizal Hidalgo, was the eldest daughter of Manuel Timoteo Hidalgo and Saturnina, Jose Rizal’s eldest sister.

This makes Iking’s mother, Emma, the oldest living direct descendant of the Rizal family, according to Iking.

Iking and his family—wife Helen and children Isaac, Adele and Jared—were present when President Aquino unveiled the Rizal statue at Rosemeadow in Campbelltown City in suburban Sydney.

Iking’s eldest child, Isaac, has the body that won him the top place in a body-building contest in Canberra and the brains that drove him to finish his master’s degree in statistics at Australian National University.

Fluent in Spanish, daughter Adele is pursuing a double degree in languages and mathematics. She wants to follow in her father’s footsteps.

Son Jared, a disc jockey, is in his senior year at the University of Sydney, studying physiotherapy.
“Jared is quite well-regarded as a part-time DJ as well. He goes by the name ‘Down Kick,’” says Iking.

Saturnina Rizal

Ayon sa artikulo, Si Saturnina at Jose Alberto na kanyang tiyuhin ang tunay na mga magulang ni Soledad. Sa inyong palagay, may basehan ba ang lahat ng ito ?

sagot

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Kristine Riano, sa aking palagay, OO may basehan dahil sa pagkakalarawan pa lang kay Soledad na kakaiba sya sa kanyang mga kapatid sa pisikal na kaanyuan ay mahihinuha na natin na hindi sya tunay na anak ni Doña Teodora.

sagot

Ito ang sagot para sa tanong ni Kristine Riano. Sa aking palagay ay may katotohanan ang mga alegasyong inuukol na sila ang mga tunay na magulang ni Soledad dahil sa aking pagsasaliksik ay parang may hidwaan si Saturnina at Teodora Formoso, asawa ni Jose Alberto.

sagot

Ito ang sagot para sa tanong ni Kristine Riano. Malamang ay oo kasi hindi naman yan magiging issue kung walang pinagkuhaang basehan

OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT SATURNINA RIZAL

Saturnina and Manuel were blessed with five children, namely: Alfredo or Freding, Adela, Abelardo, Amelia and Augusto. Amelia died in 1888. Her body was not immediately buried according to Saturnina’s letter to Rizal on September 6 1890, explaining that their persecutors tried to prevent the body from entering the church. Only Alfredo and Adela were married and had children.
Alfredo married Aurora Tiaoqui' with whom he had 3 children, Angel, Armando and Lourdes. The eldest grandson, Angel was connected to Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission. He later went on to teach English at the Far Eastern University in the Philippines. Armando was married to Elsa Villaroman and together were blessed with 6 children: (1) Cecilia, (2) Raul, (3) Alfonso, (4) Carmela, (5) Manuel and (6) Albert. Lourdes remained unmarried.
Adela, on the other hand, married Jose Ver and had 5 children: (1) Jose Jr., (2) Bernardino, (3) Emma, (4) Purisima and (5) Aurora.
Rizal later shared to his sister in letter that his Tagalog is already failing because of his lack of practice, that’s why he requested her to write him letters in Tagalog. He also expressed his desire to see his nephew and Saturnina and Manuel’s first born, Alfredo or Freding, asking to send him a picture of Freding. Sad news of the death of her fourth child, Amelia reached Rizal along with the news of Maneng’s arrest on Christmas day and exile, and their parents’ eviction from their home in Calamba.

Saturnina Rizal

This is what i found wikipilipinas.org:
In the collection of Rizal’s 225 letters to and from his family during his lifetime, 9 were personal exchanges between him and Saturnina, and another 32 were addressed to Saturnina’s husband and Jose’s brother-in-law, Manuel Hidalgo. It was apparent in their letters that Manuel or Maneng as he was fondly called shared a very close brotherly relationship with Rizal, even when the latter was out of the country. They never failed to stay in touch.
Rizal affectionately addressed Saturnina in his letters as Sra. Neneng.
(wikipedia.org)
She was married to Manuel T. Hidalgo, a native and one of the richest persons in Tanauan, Batangas.

Sa iyong palagay anak din ba ni Saturnina si Soledad kay Jose Alberto o ito ay bunsong kapatid niya lamang talaga ? Patunayan.

Additional

Additional information:

Saturnina's children were Alfredo (1883-1952), who married Aurora Tiaoqui; Adela (1886-1946), who married Jose Ver; Abelardo; and Amelia and Augusto, who both died young.

Question:

Anu sa tingin mo ang katangian ni Saturnina para sabihing ikalawang ina sya ni Jose Rizal?

sagot

Ito ay sagot sa tanong ni... John Chrisus de Guzman

Sa tingin ko. sa pag basa dito sa article. ang katangian ni saturnina ay ang pagmamahal nya sa kanyang kapatid. simula bata pa si rizal, tinulungan nya ito hanggang sa kanyang pagtanda.

ito ay sagot sa tanung ni

ito ay sagot sa tanung ni john chrisus de guzman.

sa tingin ko ang pag aaruga sa mga nakababata nyang kapatid ang dahilan kung bakit sya pwedeng tawaging ikalawang ina ni rizal

sagot ito sa tanong ni John

sagot ito sa tanong ni John Chrisus de Guzman..

sa tingin ko dahil tulad ni paciano sinuportahan nya si rizal haggang ito ay kaya ng mabuhay mag- isa.

Saturnina "The Best Ate"

Kung ang ating pambansang bayani na si Jose Rizal ay may butihing ATE na si Saturnina,Paano mo siya maiihantulad sa iyong ATE?

Saturnina "The Best Ate"

some information :

In the collection of Rizal’s 225 letters to and from his family during his lifetime, 9 were personal exchanges between him and Saturnina, and another 32 were addressed to Saturnina’s husband and Jose’s brother-in-law, Manuel Hidalgo. It was apparent in their letters that Manuel or Maneng as he was fondly called shared a very close brotherly relationship with Rizal, even when the latter was out of the country. They never failed to stay in touch.

Saturnina, as the eldest sister, reported daily events and happenings in Calamba and told stories about her children and their relatives in vivid detail. She also told news about their sisters and their nieces and nephews. She would often share her experiences giving birth to her children and each of their progress and growth. Even the agricultural condition of Calamba, deaths and marriages of their friends and distant relatives were diligently reported by Saturnina to her brother overseas.

In Saturnina’s letter to Rizal dated September 26, 1882, she expressed her longing for her brother who was then in Madrid. She said she was deeply saddened to learn that before Rizal left for Madrid, he passed by the Hidalgo’s residence. Unfortunately, she was asleep at the time, so Rizal was not able to bid farewell to her. And spoken like a true caring and concerned big sister, she mentioned she was worried about Rizal’s life in Madrid when she learned that he was only able to bring a small amount of money. So she told Rizal she would send him a diamond ring and asked to whom she should send it to so the ring may somehow aid his financial challenges in Spain.

Rizal later shared to his sister in letter that his Tagalog is already failing because of his lack of practice, that’s why he requested her to write him letters in Tagalog. He also expressed his desire to see his nephew and Saturnina and Manuel’s first born, Alfredo or Freding, asking to send him a picture of Freding. Sad news of the death of her fourth child, Amelia reached Rizal along with the news of Maneng’s arrest on Christmas day and exile, and their parents’ eviction from their home in Calamba.

In Rizal’s last letter to Saturnina in 1893, he invited her over to Dapitan saying that she will enjoy trading in the Mindanao province. He also expressed his delight having heard the news of Saturnina’s joyous delivery to her youngest child, Augusto.

Other details on Saturnina’s life was told in the letters of her husband Manuel Hidalgo to Rizal. Rizal affectionately addressed Saturnina in his letters as Sra. Neneng.
Saturnina and Manuel were blessed with five children, namely: Alfredo or Freding, Adela, Abelardo, Amelia and Augusto. Amelia died in 1888. Her body was not immediately buried according to Saturnina’s letter to Rizal on September 6 1890, explaining that their persecutors tried to prevent the body from entering the church. Only Alfredo and Adela were married and had children.

Alfredo married Aurora Tiaoqui' with whom he had 3 children, Angel, Armando and Lourdes. The eldest grandson, Angel was connected to Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission. He later went on to teach English at the Far Eastern University in the Philippines. Armando was married to Elsa Villaroman and together were blessed with 6 children: (1) Cecilia, (2) Raul, (3) Alfonso, (4) Carmela, (5) Manuel and (6) Albert. Lourdes remained unmarried.

Adela, on the other hand, married Jose Ver and had 5 children: (1) Jose Jr., (2) Bernardino, (3) Emma, (4) Purisima and (5) Aurora.

Anu ang nakita ni Saturnina

Anu ang nakita ni Saturnina sa kanyang asawa bakit niya ito pinakasalan?

Other information about

Other information about Saturnina Rizal: In the collection of Rizal’s 225 letters to and from his family during his lifetime, 9 were personal exchanges between him and Saturnina, and another 32 were addressed to Saturnina’s husband and Jose’s brother-in-law, Manuel Hidalgo. She reported daily events and happenings in Calamba and told stories about her children and their relatives in vivid detail. ( Agricultural condition of Calamba, deaths and marriages of their friends and distant relatives). In Rizal’s last letter to Saturnina in 1893, he invited her over to Dapitan saying that she will enjoy trading in the Mindanao province. Saturnina and Manuel were blessed with five children, namely: Alfredo or Freding, Adela, Abelardo, Amelia and Augusto. Amelia died in 1888. Her body was not immediately buried according to Saturnina’s letter to Rizal on September 6 1890, explaining that their persecutors tried to prevent the body from entering the church. Only Alfredo and Adela were married and had children. Saturnina's children were Alfredo (1883-1952), who married Aurora Tiaoqui; Adela (1886-1946), who married Jose Ver; Abelardo; and Amelia and Augusto, who both died young.
According to the article, “SATURNINA RIZAL: The Hero’s Second Mother”, Saturnina is the second mother of our National Hero, in your own opinion is Saturnina worthy of being dubbed as Philippine Hero’s Second Mother? Why?

Question

Sa 32 sulat ni rizal kay manuel hidalgo,,anu ano kaya sa palagay nio ang pinag-uusapan nila??

nollen

,,(nollen) Siguro madalas nilang mapagusapan ay ang tungkol sa pangyayari sa pamilya ni rizal na dulot ng mga prayle.

To Nollen

(paz) i think they were merely talking about the life of Rizal there in foreign countries..

Saturnina Rizal

Ano kaya ang mariing dahilan kung bakit hindi pinayagang ilibing ang mga mahal sa buhay ni Dr. Jose Rizal?

Ito ay sagot as tanong ni

Ito ay sagot as tanong ni Christian Brusola, malamang sa malamang ay dahil sila ay kamag-anak ni Dr. Jose Rizal.

Ito ay sagot sa tanong ni

Ito ay sagot sa tanong ni Christian Brusola, dahil malaki ang galit ng mga pari kay Dr. Jose Rizal. Kaya ayaw silang payagan dahil mismong si Rizal ay tinalikuran ang Katolisismo.

Ito ay sagot sa tanong ni

Ito ay sagot sa tanong ni Christian Brusola, dahil nang tinalikuran ni Dr. Jose Rizal ang Katolisismo ay tinalikuran na rin siya ng mga pari na naging bunga upang hindi payagan ang mga kamag-anak niya na ilibing o di kaya'y papasukin man lang sa simbahan.

SATURNINA RIZAL: The Hero's Second Mother

Additional information abot Satunina Rizal :
During the time of Rizal, Escolta Street in Manila was the place for shopping for the rich urbanities. Goods from Europe, India and China were freely sold and displayed there. Saturnina, the eldest in the sister of Rizal, once scribbled a short letter to Rizal. She wrote: “Huwag mong kakalimutan ang tambol at isang paru-parong pinagbibili sa Escolta”. Her letter to him was dated 10 October 1879 and was written in Calamba. Inspecting the advertisement in the 1880 edition of Diario de Manila, one finds Mariposas en Botellas (butterflies in the bottle) sold for 2 Pesetas. There were also some butterflies preserved in pale resin imported from France during that time. Therefore, whether Rizal’s then 28-years old sister was referring to some bottled butterflies or the one preserved in resin or to some caged butterfly to be kept as a pet, cannot be determined for sure this time. Rizal was then a sophomore student in the University of Santo Tomas when her sister he fondly called ‘Ñora Neneng asked him to not to forget buying her the “drum and a butterfly sold in Escolta”.

According to this article; Saturnina is considered as Rizal's second mother,if you were Rizal what would you told her for being a sister and at the same time a mother to you?

SATURNINA RIZAL: The Hero's Second Mother

ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni realyn, kung ako si Rizal sasabihin ko sa kanya na maswerte ako dahil sya ang naging kapatid ko at pasasalamatan ko sya sa pag-aalaga nya sa akin at pagtayong second mother ko.

Saturnina Rizal

If you were Saturnina Rizal . would you give the same amount of care that he given to his brother Jose Rizal , why or why not?

Answer for Carol's question

yes, because for me it is a way of showing love to your sibling.

Answer for Carol's question

yes , because its for the good of your own brother and for me it is not bad to help as long as your giving it out of love.

Answer for Carol's Question

Yes ! I would give the same amount of care that her sister did , because first of all its your family not just somebody , therefore it is your responsibility to take care of your brother and your other siblings.