Who should be 'the' Philippine National Hero?

Who should be the Philippine National Hero?
IF WE WERE to choose only ONE national hero who is best fitting to be regarded as ‘THE’ Philippine national hero, who would it be among the following? Would it be ...
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JOSÉ Protasio RIZAL Mercado y Alonso Realonda (June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896)
He was a Filipino nationalist and reformist and the most prominent advocate for reform in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He was the inspiration and thus wrongly implicated as the leader of the Katipunan Revolution, and that led to his execution on December 30, 1896, now celebrated as Rizal Day. (Read: Jose Rizal's Contribution)
As a political figure, José Rizal was the founder of La Liga Filipina, a civic organization that subsequently gave birth to the Katipunan. He was a proponent of achieving Philippine self-government peacefully through institutional reform rather than through violent revolution, and would only support "violent means" as a last resort. (Wikipedia)
ANDRÉS BONIFACIO y de Castro (30 November 1863 – 10 May 1897)
He was a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary. He is often called "the father of the Philippine Revolution". Bonifacio was a founder and later Supremo ("supreme leader") of the Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution.
He is considered a de facto national hero of the Philippines, and is also considered by some Filipino historians to be the first President, but he is not officially recognized as such. (Wikipedia)
EMILIO AGUINALDO y Famy (22 March 1869 – 6 February 1964)
He was a Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. He had an instrumental role during the Philippines' revolution against Spain, and the subsequent Philippine–American War or War of Philippine Independence that resisted American occupation ... (continue reading)
Aguinaldo became the Philippines' first president. He was also the youngest (at age 28) to have become the country's president, the longest-lived former president (having survived to age 94) and the president to have outlived the most number of successors. (Wikipedia)
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i would say that Bonifacio. No national hero from any other country in the world sprung without putting up a fight. No real independence won without battle fought. Rizal was made hero by the Americans for some reasons; to please the Filipinos that they respect an honored Filipino kind; to impress into the minds of the filipinos that insurrection and revolution is not a virtue; that they are better off believing the benevolent assimilation than aidng the insurgents; prevent rebelious ideas to grow in the minds of the youth.

It is already been debated long time ago since you were not yet around, or me in that order. Bonifacio is considered by the Americans to be a war freak compared to Dr. Jose Rizal in their own prospective that is why Bonifacio's name was stricken out of the list of potential national hero of the Philippines during the American period in the Philippines. Even the famous revolutionary Emilio Aguinaldo was not included in the list, you probably wonder why. Well no need since we already know the reason why it is so.

For me the national hero of the Philippines is Dr. Jose P. Rizal because he is the one who awakened the nationalism of the Filipino in a not violent way. He only uses his knowledge and inspiration to protect us even though it will cause him to death. On that part I can call him a hero because he sacrifices his quiet life to gathered knowledge around the world that would help to reform our country. And through his novel and essay and articles he expresses himself that’s why many Filipino citizens influence to fight and awakens every heart to become brave.

For me the one who should be the National hero is Jose Protasio RIZAL Mercado y Alonso Realonda he fought for the freedom of every Filipino by making two novels that he dedicated for those Spaniards who abuse the rights of everyone here in our Philippines country and for the three priests namely; GOMBURZA ( Gomez, Burgos, and Zamora ) who died for the country. In his novels they influence a lot of Filipino. He travelled around the world for us for our FREEDOM and died for us and our MOTHERLAND.

For me the national hero of the Philippines is non other than Jose Rizal because he already showed his effort to fought for the freedom of every Filipino by simply writings two novels against the Spaniards he only influence Agunaldo and Bonifacio to fought the Spaniards.

This is just a response to mr. jayvee. I agree with you. It should be Jose Rizal the national hero. Why? Because aside from his poems, novels, he has also a good character, he set an example how we can survive even in our time when you read his novels, poems, etc. you would learn how Rizal make fellow Filipinos to stand up against the Spaniards and his writings still exists even this generation.

It is right that Rizal is our Philippine national hero because he fought for freedom in a silent but powerful way. He expressed his love for the Philippines through his novels, essays and articles rather than through the use of force or aggression.

Jose Rizal because he was a very amazing person at his time. He was humble, fighting for reforms through his writings instead of through a revolution. He used his intelligence, talents and skills in a more peaceful way rather than the aggressive way.

Bonifacio should have been the national hero because he wanted for an ultimate freedom for the Philippines and be separated from the authorities of Spain and that is through a revolution. Andres Bonifacio's goal was total separation from the Spaniards. He believed that we should have total independence and our own government. A government run by Filipinos.

Bonifacio or Rizal. Some people side on Bonifacio, some people side on Rizal. In my opinion, Bonifacio should be the National Hero. Why? Both died for their country, that's true. Do not think it's because Rizal fought with a pen and Bonifacio fought with a sword. No, it is not that. For me, to be a National Hero, yes, you have to look at what they did, but more importantly, you have to look at their goal. Rizal only wanted reform.

This is a reply to jayvee. Rizal is considered as our national hero because he fights for our country without using any violence but only through his writings, using only his pen and brain that our country was able to surpass the colonialism of Spain.. Unlike Andres Bonifacio and other heroes that used deadly weapons to achieve our victory. Rizal is chosen to be our national hero because of his abilities and knowledge. Furthermore, he is the only hero that is known all over the world because of his uncountable monuments.

For me, our national hero should be Dr.Jose Rizal. As we all know, he awakened the mind of all the Filipino during Spanish Era. He also sacrifice his own life for our country, Philippines. And as we all know, hero should have an outstanding achievement that best suit with Dr.Jose Rizal.

Rizal should be our national hero. because like what you've been said his articles, novels and essays become the breaking point of the Filipino to strike against the Spaniards.

For me I want Andres Bonifacio to be our national hero because of what he wants to be our country in their time. He wants to have a total democracy that the Philippines should be run by Filipino not by those Spaniards. Who made the lives of every filipino become miserable. And also Bonifacio is the real example of a Filipino people who fights for everything and do everything to help his mother land.

Making Jose Rizal as our national hero (assuming that he's still not) , is I can say there's no reason to disagree for. We all know that Rizal has a big part why we're having our democracy now. He's a symbol of nationalism for his undying love for our country. True enough, he deserves to be our national hero

I disagree, because i think, it should be Andres Bonifacio. For me, Rizal just stand for Change and Bonifacio stand for Freedom that our country need.

For me, i would prefer to choose Jose Rizal as the Philippine national Heo. It is Rizal, because he was brave and he fought for our independence.

Just my opinion for me Aguinaldo, why because he is our first president, A president who fought for the freedom of our country during Spanish and American Time. He also has a brave and intelligent that the Filipino can be proud for.

For me, it should be Emilio Aguinaldo. He should be the Philippine national Hero because for me, he became practical in life. He used his mind to live and to survive. In being practical, he served for the Philippines as president for a long time.

For me, I would choose Dr. Jose Rizal as our Philippine National Hero. First and for most, he attain many achievements in academic in different schools which means he is one of the educated person in the choices. And in addition, he used this knowledge to help his fellow Filipino to have their freedom. He used his Pencil to help awakened Filipino's heart and mind.

I agree to you. It's not about on fighting using strength but rather fighting with dignity and courageousness inside. Di naman lahat ng bagay kailangan madaan sa lakas eh.

Yes, I agree to you. Jose Rizal has his own technique and style and fighting for his fellowmen. He sacrificed his life to the land and fellowmen.

I think I disagree to you. Even the other choices for our National hero fight and sacrificed their lives. I think it should be Andres Bonifacio co'z he wants for his country is a total democracy.

Yes, it should be Jose Rizal because if we will look at the meaning of HERO, it isa man admired for his achievements and noble qualities which best describe Rizal. Also, he let the Filipinos be aware that the Spaniards were abusaing us through his writings.

For me it should be Andres Bonifacio because he struggled his life to depend the people and the country to the spaniards and on the other side, rizal just fought for the changes of the country not for freedom.

For some, a hero is someone who is admired because of his noble works and for others because of his great courage. If you are to choose between Jose P. Rizal, Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo you would think that each of them has these qualities. But there should only be one and for me it really should be Jose P. Rizal. Rizal used his wit to show us that we shouldn’t be treated by Spaniards like idiots and have something that they don’t have. Through his writings, Filipinos were awakened and other revolutionary matters initiated. So I firmly believe that it should be Rizal who should be claimed as our National Hero because of his courage and the reason why we have our so-called freedom right now.

Rizal deserved to be the national hero because he proved that pen is mightier than sword. He fought by pen and mind. By means of his articles, he has touched lives, and awakened people. It is not by battle to be called a hero.

I agree with you that Jose Rizal should be the national hero because he has many contribution in our country. He dedicated his life to his countrymen without hesitation.

For me Jose P. Rizal should be the Philippine nation hero. Why? Well, we can simple say he let us know about what happen in past, using his knowledge in writing novel.

ANDRES BONIFACIO simple because he is a man who willing to die just to vindicate the country's independence.

I agree with you, because Rizal is the only one who use his knowledge in fighting Spaniards using writing skills.

I think Rizal should be our national hero because he take for a non-violence reform in the government. Instead, he used his writings to open the eyes of the Filipinos. In addition, he dedicated his life for his countrymen without hesitation.

Jose Rizal,Because he fought for our country who just only used his own intelligence and he has what you called“wide understanding in other things”.He show the nationalism and heroism in a non-violent manner,he fought for freedom in a silent but powerful way.

Yes, I agree with you cause when we talk about National Hero issue we should not be only on the things that they have done for our country but the things they have done for the sake of the people and the whole country. Rizal was thinking on making the Filipinos think of the same, act the same that they have common traditions, culture, and common ideals or goals to make them united.

Jose Rizal kasi pinaglaban nya ung pilipinas kahit na hindi sya gumagamit ng dahas tsaka mabait sya hindi gumaganti sa mga taong nananakit kahit sinasaktan pa sya.

I would choose Andres Bonifacio kasi buong tapang niyang pinaglaban ang kalayaan. And if you will see mas nag exert ng effort si Bonifacio to have an independence for our country.

Aguinaldo because he is the one who grant freedom to our country.

I don'y agree with you because I think Bonifacio should have been the national hero because he wanted for an ultimate freedom for the Philippines and be separated from the authorities of Spain and that is through revolution

I do respect your opinion but for me Emilio Aguinaldo should be the national hero, because he proved himself to all Filipinos when he decided to fight for the Filipino independence.

Si Andres Bonifacio dahil sya ang nag continue sa hindi natapos na laban ni Rizal para sa kapayapaan ng ating bansa.

For me i choose to bonifacio mabini kasi sya naman nakaisip ng himagsikan na yan.

Yes, I agree with you that Dr. Jose Rizal is our national hero because he was an intelligent and has a strong character. Even though he did not fight through fists or in an aggressive manner, he use his writing skill and encouraged his fellow Filipinos to stand up and fight their rights against the Spaniards. Unlike Bonifacio and Aguinaldo who used violence way to fight to the Spaniards.

I agree to you. Rizal deserves to be the country's foremost national hero because of his achievements. He write a novel although it would put his life and his family's life in danger. But he did not retract his writings because he was thinking not only of the welfare of the present generations but also of the future generations through his novels.

Rizal, kung hindi dahil sa mga sinulat nya, hindi malalaman ang masasamang ginawa sa atin at ang mga karapatan na ninakaw nila sa Pilipinas.

I strongly agree to this, it should be Ka Andres Bonifacio who should be our national hero. Rizal was chosen by the Americans to manipulate Filipinos.

I agree to you that Rizal should be the national hero because he will do everything using his skills to help his country men even he can't fight physically. Also he a sure that even he was died all Filipinos should know all about what happened in the past.

For me I choose Bonifacio because Bonifacio almost got rid of the Spaniards in our country. He is the leader in the KKK group and KKK made great help to our country. Rizal just wrote books and novels and did nothing but just to hide in Europe.

Well for me Bonifacio should be the national hero because of his confidence to fight for the independence of our country. Also Bonifacio is the who create Katipunan movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution.So for me Bonifacio is the right person to become a national hero.

I agree with you, Dr. Jose Rizal is better to be our national hero than Bonifacio and Aguinaldo because Rizal is a role model to all. He finished his studies then used his knowledge to fight the Spaniards. He showed that even through writing and not using violence, we can still let everyone know what this country needs and what does it wants.

I think Andres Bonifacio should be our national hero. Even though he did not finished his study, he proved that he can be a leader. He is the leader of the katipunan, he is the one who lead to fight against the Spaniards. He is willing to die just for his fellow Filipinos and for his country.


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