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 respect you own point of view but is it acceptable also that Rizal's writings are used to defend our own country. He did not use any violence just to defend the country, he protected it by means of his good traits and intelligence.

I respect your opinion about who should be the Philippine National hero. For me, Jose Rizal is a brave and intelligent man. He never used any weapons just to defend and protect our country against Spaniards. He symbolizes the characteristics of a Filipino men as a kind, pure, and brave men without hurting anybody just to protect himself or the country.

Indeed, leadership is a considerable factor in choosing our National hero. But come to think of it, Rizal is a leader too. In fact, most of the groups that he led became successful just like the propaganda group and other group that inspires more group to fight for their freedom. The main difference between Aguinaldo and Rizal, is that Rizal worked by his words through writing and it is very effective not just like the way Aguinaldo led his group.

I don't agree with you because for me Rizal is the most appropriate person to be our national hero. He is the one who influence Filipino to fight for our freedom.

I respect your opinion but Jose Rizal is still the Philippine national hero for me. Because of his intelligence, he became an inspiration to the youth for his writings and travels. He even defended our country for using his own writings as a weapon for the Spaniards.

For me its Rizal because he sacrifice his opportunity to HAVE A PEACEFUL AND NORMAL LIFE for the sake of Filipino people.

I respect your opinion mr. lauritto viaje but for me Rizal is the only person who is worth it to be our national hero because of his values and attitude and pride.

For me Rizal, because he sacrifice his life for the sake of our country. He is not afraid to die for the freedom of our country.

I respect your opinion but for me, Jose Rizal is still the national hero. He was a man with great intentions for the country. He symbolizes the traits of a Filipino men.

I believe that Jose Rizal should be our national hero because he used his intelligence and bravery to defend and protect our country without harming other people.

i respect your own point of view but for me, Rizal should be the national hero. He is a proud Filipino and he inspires us to be like him also. He uses his own writings just to defend our country against the Spaniards.

for me its Andres Bonifacio because he sacrifice himself for the freedom of our country , he fought until he die.He strives and struggled his life to depend the people and the country to the Spaniards while Dr. jose rizal fought for the changes of our country not for freedom .

For me, Jose Rizal is worthy to become our National Hero. Because he opened the eyes and minds of every Filipino by using only a pencil and paper and by not using violence.

i respect your opinion but Rizal should be the national hero. Instead of using weapons, he uses his own intelligence. He uses his writings to defend and protect our country. He is A proud Filipino and it inspires us.

Andres Bonifacio, because he is a man of action than words. He is the person who has seen more courage to fight for the country from the Spanish. A man who is willing to die just to vindicate the country's independence.

For me i believed that Jose Rizal deserve because he scarifies his love life and his quite life.He expressed his love for the Philippines through his novels, essays and articles rather than through the use of force or aggression.

DR. JOSE RIZAL should be the Philippine National HERO because the only thing he has is his knowledge and inspiration to defend us during Spanish Era. He fight with all his heart even though he know that this thing will cause him to death. He face his death with no worries and he loved our country more than to his life.

I am against in your opinion kasi hindi naman talaga tumakas si Rizal. He moved out away from the country kasi may goal siya and he has his reasons. For him, ang pag-alis niya ay para sa kaligtasan ng kanyang pamilya as well as his co-countrymen. Hindi lang naman siya nakatunganga. That is the act of sacrifice. Andami niyang ginawa, he was so busy while starving to death

Lahat naman ng naging bayani kalayaan ang hangad para sa bansa even the normal people na andun nakikipagsapalaran sa time na yun. Siya nga ang ama at pinuno pero hindi ibig sabihin nun na wala ring ginawa yung iba. They have different responsibilities and they also have different way of fighting spaniards ang kaibahan lang si Rizal.. He aspire the mind of the people. Siya ang naging inspiration ng mga Pilipino as well as foreign people.

Lahat ng Pilipino sa panahon na yun ay dugo't pawis na nakipaglaban sa mga Espanyol. Alam nila na once they enter the revolution, it will end up losing their heart. Lahat din naman ng bayani deserve nila ang pagiging Hero ng Bansa. They chose Rizal kahit na hindi siya katulad kina Bonifacio na nakikipagpatayan ng harapan sa mga Kastila kasi kakaiba ang ginawa niya, ginamit niya ang kakayanan niya, ang talento niya para ma inspire ang mga tao.

You need to learn how to appreciate the sacrifices that was done by many people including Rizal during that time. You can easily say that because you didn't know what were the sacrifices he had been struggling by that time. Isn't it ironic that by a simple PEN and PAPER, he was already claimed to be our national hero by the Americans? Because they know that Rizal is worth it and he deserve to be one.

Dr.Jose Rizal inspires our countryman, by being the voice of every Filipino into shouting out their rights and democracy through his writings but i believe in the saying "actions speak louder than words" that Andres Bonifacio did.

Rizal maybe fought not by sword but by a pen, still we can't achieve our independence if not by Bonifacio's courage.

But isn't Bonifacio used his brain to fight? In that kind of action an intensive thinking is a must and I salute Bonifacio for it.

No offense meant but I think Rizal didn't use a pencil because that time pencil wasn't still discovered.

For me, it's still Rizal. he used a pen to fight for freedom. He didn't do any violent actions.

Even though Jose Rizal did not fight through fists or in an aggresive manner, Rizal wrote pamphlets and encouraged fellow Filipinos to stand up against the Spaniards.

DR. Jose Rizal because He only use his knowledge and inspiration to protect us even though he know that this thing will cause him to death. He fight with all his heart to awakened those Filipino who are scared and afraid to revolt against Spanish.

I disagree with you. It should be Jose Rizal because He only use his knowledge and inspiration to protect us even though he know that this thing will cause him to death. He fight with all his heart to awakened those Filipino who are scared and afraid to revolt against Spanish.

For me, it should be Dr. Jose Rizal He fight with all his heart even though he know that this thing will cause him to death. He face his death with no worries and he loved our country more than to his life.

His way of fighting against the aliens is far different from others' ways. He is a man of diplomacy, and I believed in him that if a person wanted peace then, that should start within him.

I don't think that it is because of Bonifacio's courage. It was Rizal who motivated the revolutionists, headed by Andres Bonifacio, to fight against the Spaniards, so I would say that it is because of Rizal after all.

Don't get me wrong for I think that everyone like Bonifacio, Rizal and others had fought by actions. To write something that shows malicious issues and stories about the Spanish authorities is an action that was chosen by Rizal without caring for what will be its effect to him. He cared enough for his countrymen that he didn't want others to be hurt and instead, he was willing to sacrifice his own life just for them.

for me dapat pa rin si jose rizal ang national hero.. kasi laht na sa kaniya na, kagandahang loob sa kababayan, respeto at pagmamahal sa magulang at mga babae.. at marunong kumilala ng totoong aral ng Dios. sana naabutan niya o narinig ang evangelio.

Yes, he became the first president of the Philippines but it doesn't equate to being the national hero. Being hero doesn't mean you have to be professional or educated but it is the determination of a person to stand to what he believes is right for the sake of the majority. And besides, some or our heroes died because of him so I disagree that he should be the Philippine national hero.

If that is your only bases for being the national hero, then I think everyone can be a national hero. For me, being a national hero is "to die for the sake of the nation or country" and I don't think that Aguinaldo had done that. There are lots of names who are more deserving than him.

for me Jose Rizal, because he also read & believe in bible. nasa history yan na nagbasa sya ng bible.

To Mr. Miguel. Rizal would be our national hero because he never used violence to fight for our independence, and he sacrifices his life for his country.

To Mr. Deludio. I think Rizal was our National hero because he serves an inspiration to the youth to become responsible to our country. He also sacrifices his life for our country.

I respect your opinion that Emilio Aguinaldo should be our national hero,but then I guess its not about the positions he achieved to be enough reason for him to be the national hero he even failed against the stronger armies of Spain and America.That is why Rizal should be the national hero and not him.

To Mr. Garcia. Rizal should be our National Hero because he never used violence to fight for the independence of our country and he gave his life for our country.

To Ms Lacsa. I think Rizal should be our National hero because he is the one who fight for our country the never used violence. And he serves an inspiration to the youth and also ha gave his life to our country.

I don't think that Andres Bonifacio should be the national hero despite the fact that he fought with the use of sword not many people know that Bonifacio lost all of his 29 battles.That is why Rizal should be the national hero because it's quite amazing that he just used his intelligence and pen to fight with the Spaniards.

Jose Rizal has more contribution than Andres Bonifacio so why him ? Andres has many bad sides compared to Rizal even though he is not pure a Filipino but atleast his heart was still pure Filipino.

Yes , probably , he do that for our country but how about Rizal ? He died for our country ... and compare to bonifacio's contribution , rizal was still has more contribution.

Aguinaldo and Rizal has both sacrificed for our country but Rizal is a Good Example to Filipinos compare to Aguinaldo.

Like what you've said "gumagamit sya ng dahas" ... isn't he a good example to our country? Rizal does . so he still must be the national hero.

ANDRES BONIFACIO is the greatest leader in Magdiwang Who's defend our country until the end of his breath.He is brave and courageous to the Filipino people.He is the man of action because he act what ever is running to his heart and mind against the Spanish colony.

Dr. Jose P. Rizal should still be the Philippine national hero because he gave inspiration to a lot of filipino and up until now.

For me,Dr.Jose Rizal because true hero not only means killing someone's life just to protect your love ones nor the country. He protected the Filipinos by the used of his pen and knowledge. He express his thoughts in order to inform other country for the freedom that we need.


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