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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Para sa akin si Jose Rizal dahil ipinaglaban niya ang ating bansa sa sarili niyang paraan at kung saan siya magiling. Dahil sa kanyang mga obra, maraming mga Pilipino ang namulat at nagkaroon ng pag-asa at tapang na lumaban para sa kalayaan. Kahit sinasabi ng iba na mga sulatin lang ang naiambag ni Rizal, malaki pa rin ang naging epekto nito sa mga Pilipino noon hanggang ngayon kaya karapat-dapat lang siya maging pambansang bayani.

sya kasi ang nag bigay ng inspirasyon satin para bumangon sa pang aalipusta sa atin ng mga kastila, sya rin ang nagmulat sa lahat ang baho ng kastila nung panahong sakop pa tayo nito. dahil sa mga ginawa nyang iyon namulat sila at gumawa ng paraan para makamit natin ang ating kalayaan

Sang-ayon ako sa sinabi ni Cerbas na si Bonifacio ang maging National Hero dahil mas pinili niya na makipagsapalaran at lumaban gamit ang dahas dahil alam niya na hindi sapat ang mapayapang paraan at kailangang gumamit ng dahas sa isang rebolusyon.

In response to Emmanuel James Nadres I strongly agree for choosing Dr. Jose Rizal, Primarily The great part of Dr. Rizal’s relevance to the lives of Filipinos is, ironically, the fact that the social problems that our hero had fought for in his lifetime are tragically still plaguing our homeland today.

In response to Emmanuel James Nadres, I strongly Agree to your choice, Primarily The great part of Dr. Rizal’s relevance to the lives of Filipinos is, ironically, the fact that the social problems that our hero had fought for in his lifetime are tragically still plaguing our homeland today.

In response to Emmanuel James Nadres, I strongly Agree to your choice, Primarily The great part of Dr. Rizal’s relevance to the lives of Filipinos is, ironically, the fact that the social problems that our hero had fought for in his lifetime are tragically still plaguing our homeland today.

We all know that these three hero have done great in our country. But I choose what Jose Rizal did because of his being true to our country, his nationality inspired us to love our country, to fight for what are our rights and not to let others to belittle us.

Karapat dapat lang na si Rizal ang hinirang dahil hindi lang naman ang pagsulat ng 2 nobela ang nagawa niya kundi marami din siyang mga sinakripisyo para sa ating bayan.

For me, I agree with him. Because in our generation we know what's behind the story of Jose Rizal. For starters, He fought for us(filipinos) Second, He made us see what life is all about. He sacrificed his valuable life for us. And for that I think He is deserving for that part :) ~ @dreamingella

I agree to you kuya Michael. If I were to choose our national hero, I would also choose Jose Rizal for all the things he have done. With his novels, he exposed the bad doings of the Spaniards that served as an eye opener for the other Filipinos and added fuel to their burning hearts to seek more for the freedom of our country.

In reply to Emmanuel Nadres: <naniniwala ako na si Jose Rizal lamang ang maaaring ituring na pamabansang bayani. Hindi lingid sa atin na siya ay tahasang tumuligsa sa pamamagitan ng kanyang mga lathalain at nobela na nagbukas sa kamalayan ng maga Pilipino ukol sa mga kabulukan at kabuktutan ng pamahalaang Kastila at mga prayle sa ating bansa. ang kanyang madula o madramang kamatayan ay nagsilbing mitsa ng pangkalahatang pagkilos ng mga Pilipino upang supilin ilang daang taong paniniil ng dayuhang mananakop. magpahanggang ngayon, ang kanyang ambag sa paghubog ng ating pagka-Pilipino at pagpukaw ng kaisipang nasyonalismo ay buhay pa at patuloy na nananalaytay sa ating dugo at nanunuot sa ating puso't isipan.>

Rizal wore his convictions well. A really rare trait in today's youth. If the man alone is the only one to receive credit, I am pretty sure that Rizal himself will considerably give credit to the people around him who are like-minded and viewed the same perspective as he did. Else, Rizal won't be able to do what he did if he didn't stood beside like-minded people that are aware of this so called reality. Influence is a great contributing factor for Rizal. Without influence, Rizal won't be able to do what he did.

Sagot sa tanong ni Ian J.R: It should be Jose Rizal,why?because he fearlessly faced the consequences behind what he have written about the the Filipino's sufferings.He should be the national hero coz he left a remarkable words of wisdom for us to become a "hero" in our own ways.He fought by words as well as He became a hero with love until the day he died for our country.

In reply to Emmanuel James Nadres' comment, I do agree that Rizal should be the star. He wore his convictions well and I am pretty sure he wont simply take credit, but give it where it is due. He wont be able to do if he did not stood side by side with the like-minded people. Influence is a very big contributing factor in which Rizal played with the influences he gained from others. But always remember that the war was won by soldiers. Not rifles, not swords, not even books but soldiers. Rizal simply wrote a book to ignite the fire within us Filipinos in order to realize the reality that Nadres' speaks of

In reply to Emmanuel James Nadres, Jose Rizal being our National Hero is just right. He was chosen already and no need to change it anymore since it's written all over the world in the years passed. And also, why should you disagree about him (Jose Rizal) being our National Hero, right? We didn't know how much effort he've done while he was trying to save the Filipino people from the colonizers and also, he's the one who opened the eyes of the Filipinos without harming others, just through pen and paper. He's a good example of no warrior uses only his sword, but also knows that in a fight, it's always intellect first, not strength. After all, if we don't think on how to fight, we won't win in any way, no matter how trained or strong we are. And a good example also for using a calm stabbing, by putting up just words and not shedding blood. And instead, he was also killed, still hoping that the Filipinos at that time should not think of violence, hence, fight in a way, where we live for our country, not die.

To: Blanca Zoleta I choose DR. JOSE RIZAL. Kasi hindi magiging malaya ang Pilipinas. Sapagkat siya ang kauna-unahang Pilipino na hindi sumang-ayon sa mga Espanyol. Dahil sa kanyang novela, namulat ang isipan ng mga Pilipino sa nangyari sa ating bansa. At kaya rin siya pinapatay ay dahil ayaw ng mga Espanyol na magkaroon pa ng lakas ng loob ang mga Pilipino, katulad ni Rizal na lumabag sa kanila.

Tugon sa sagot ni Nicole Cabangisan: Kung ako ang tatanungin, mas pipiliin ko si Andres Bonifacio na maging pambansang bayani. Dahil hindi makakamit ang kalayaan kung walang rebolusyon na naganap, hindi lang din tapang at lakas ng loob ang pinairal niya kundi pati ang utak niya para ipaglaban ang Pilipinas.

To: Zoleta Blanca Dr. Jose Rizal. Dahil hindi magiging malaya ang Pilipinas. Sapagkat siya ang kauna-unahang Pilipino na hindi sumang-ayon sa mga Espanyol. Dahil sa kanyang novela, namulat ang isipan ng mga Pilipino sa nangyari sa ating bansa. At kaya rin siya pinapatay ay dahil ayaw ng mga Espanyol na magkaroon pa ng lakas ng loob ang mga Pilipino tulad ng ginawa ni Rizal.

Tugon para kay Hanna Plaza. Lahat naman sila ay mga bayani pero isa lang ang hinihirang bilang pambansa at iyon ay si Andres Bonifacio. Mas karapat dapat siya dahil nasa kanya na ang mga katangian upang irepresenta ang pagiging isang TUNAY na Pilipino.

first thing .... oo nga't si rizal ang nagmulat sa mga pilipino na lumaban para sa mga kastila .... pero si bonifacio pa rin ang nanguna sa pakikipaglaban .... gumamit nga sya ng dahas .. para makipaglaban sa mga kastila .. pero sya pa rin ang nagpasimula ng paghihimagsik .. para naman kay rizal ...anung silbi nun?? nagsulat lang sya ng mga libro tungkol sa mga kastila.. eto pa ang masakit ... ang sinulat nyang mga libro ay salitang kastila ... lumalabas na maaaring sirraan nya ang mga pilipino dahil hindi naman gaano nakakaunawa ang mga pilipino ng salitang kastila ? para san pa ang pagsusulat nya ng noli at el fili kung hindi rin naman mababasa ng mga pilipino? kelangan pa ng translation para maunawaan ?? ano to google translate lang ang peg ni rizal .... kung talagang bayani sya .. dapat yung may nagawa sya upang ipagtanggol .. ang mga pilipino laban sa mga pang-aapi ng mga kastila ... si bonifacio ang nararapat dahil tinulungan nya ang mga taong inapi ng mga kastila ... si bonifacio ang gumising sa katapangan ng mga tao na lumaban at ipagtanggol ang ating bansa ... kaya nararapat lang na bonifacio ... bakla yang si rizal eh ... hahaha .. hanggang sulat lang ... anu sya ... gumagawa ng love letter ... hahahaha

Tugon sa sagot ni Nicole Cabangisan: Sumasang-ayon ako na si Rizal ang piliin, siguro dahil na rin sa kanyang abilidad kaya karapat-dapat siya maging pambansang bayani. Mas pinili niya ang mas matiwasay na paraan para makamit ang kalayaan.

I choose Andres Bonifacio, because he did his best and even his life to fight for our country's independence. Giving your life for the sake of others is a genuine love not only on your country but also for the future of your fellow men.

I choose Andres Bonifacio, because he did his best and even his life to fight for our country's independence. Giving your life for the sake of others is a genuine love not only on your country but also for the future of your fellow men.

I choose Andres Bonifacio, because he did his best and even his life to fight for our country's independence. Giving your life for the sake of others is a genuine love not only on your country but also for the future of your fellow men.

I choose Andres Bonifacio, because he did his best and even his life to fight for our country's independence. Giving your life for the sake of others is a genuine love not only on your country but also for the future of your fellow men.

For me, Rizal should be the Philippine National Hero not only because he wanted peaceful reforms first in fighting for the rights of Filipino people, and setting a violent revolution as a last resort. But because he also used almost all of his skills, intelligence and time in contributing good things to the needs of his fellow countrymen in their daily lives.

Tugon sa sagot ni Nicole Cabangisan: Sa aking opinyon, mas nararapat na itanghal bilang Pambansang Bayani si Andres Bonifacio dahil ang rebolusiyon na kanyang pinamunuan ay ang pinakamahalagang hakbang tungo sa pagkamit ng ating kalayaan. Maaring si Rizal nga ang naging inspirasyon at nagpabukas ng isip ng karamihan ngunit kung hindi dahil kay Bonifacio, walang matapang na pinuno, walang katipunan, walang rebolusyon, walang kalayaan.

Dr. Jose Rizal became our national hero because he inspired everyone with his writings (yes, even bonifacio).His weapon was his pen, his power came from his mind, he started his own battle against the spaniards and he was the one who woke up the minds of the filipinos.

My answer is for Liezelle A. Pinque: Jose Rizal deserves to be the Philippine national hero in his fatherland because he motivates everyone to fight for our freedom. He ha undying love for his native land to conquer the injustices of the Spanish colonial. "A pen ia mightier than sword", through this we can say that his writings is so powerful. He sacrifices his life to our country to gather information that would help in fighting for our freedom.

Of all the three great heroes, Jose Rizal should be our national hero. He fought for our country with his powerful mind and love using words and that was has been the key in any part of revolution since his works has publicized in order to fight for freedom.

This is my answer to Eric John V. Duenas: Jose Rizal deserves the title of being our National Hero. Because he proved everyone that we can obtain peace without using guns and swords. Instead, he used his intelligence to be the voice of everyone through his novels.

This is my answer to Eric John V. Duenas: Jose Rizal deserves the title of bein our National Hero. Because he prove everyone that we can obtain peace without using guns and swords. Instead, he used his intelligence to be the voice of everyone through his novels.

Sang-ayon ako sa sagot ni angelica .. dahil kung hindi inumpisahan ni Rizal ang lahat marahil ay mas naghirap pa tayong mga filipino sa kamay nila

Si Andres Bonifacio ang pinili ko, kahit wala siyang sapat na pinagaralan, hindi gaya ni Rizal, kung hindi dahil sa kanya, hindi natin makakamit ang kalayaan. Handa siyang ibuwis ang buhay niya para sa ating bansa.

Dahil ginising niya ang ating mamamayan noon tungkol sa pang aapi sa atin ng mga kastila. Saka pinakita niya ang kanyang pagmamahal sa ating bansa sa maraming paraan.

This is my reply to John Carlo's comment: I Agree, Bonifacio is a better candidate as the Philippine National Hero. for he is the one who Initiated the start of the fight for the freedom of the Philippines. even at his of schooling, he manage to create a fully functioning brotherhood for the freedom of the people.

I agree with Angelica. As the saying goes, "the pen is mightier than the sword". Through Rizal's writing, he was able to send the message to his fellow kababayans and awaken their sleeping minds about what was truly happening during the time when the Spaniards tried to colonized our country.

Agree ako n si Rizal. addition: Also, among the three, Rizal was the one who chose to fight in a more peaceful way and that is thru writings of his sentiments and disagreements towards the Spanish.

I must agree that Jose Rizal inspired the Filipinos to fight for their independence by sacrificing his own life for the people .

Ito ang aking pananaw kay John Carlo Altavano. Mas tatanggapin ko pang national hero si Jose Rizal kaysa kay Andres Bonifacio. Dahil hindi gumamit ng dahas si Jose Rizal. Ginamit niya ang kanyang talino sa mga rebolusyon. At saka mas nakita niya ang kanyang pagmamahal sa bayan kaysa kay Bonifacio

Ito ang aking pananaw kay John Carlo Altavano. Mas tatanggapin ko pang national hero si Jose Rizal kaysa kay Andres Bonifacio. Dahil hindi gumamit ng dahas si Jose Rizal. Ginamit niya ang kanyang talino sa mga rebolusyon. At saka mas nakita niya ang kanyang pagmamahal sa bayan kaysa kay Bonifacio

My answer to Sheen Respondo: Para sa akin pareho silang maituturing dakilang bayani dahil parehas nilang pinagtanggol ang bansang pilipinas. Si Rizal pinagtanggol niya ang pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng panitikan si bonifacio naman kahit siya'y di nakapagaral pinagtanggol niya ang pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng mahusay at matapang na lider ng katipunan na nakatulong sa paglaya ng pilipinas sa espanya.

Bagamat masasabi nating walang mangyayaring pagbabago sa mapayapang pakikipaglaban ni Dr. Jose Rizal, para sa akin ay karapat-dapat pa rin siyang tawaging 'Pambansang Bayani' ng ating bansa, iyon ay dahil sa siya ang nagsilbing inspirasyon sa ating lahat upang ipaglaban ang ating mga karapatan at bansa noon sa mga kamay ng Kastila at maging hanggang ngayon. Para sa akin, isa sa dahilan kung bakit patuloy nating ipinaglalaban ang 'para sa atin' (kalayaan, karapatan, atbp.) hanggang ngayon ay dahil kay Dr. Jose Rizal; siya ang naging susi upang mabuhay ang ating nasyonalismo sa bansa, siya ang nagmulat sa atin ng kahalagahan ng ating pagkamamamayan dito sa Pilipinas.

Si Dr. Jose Rizal ang nararapat,dahil bukod sa matagal na natin siyang kinikilalang Pambansang Bayani,malaki rin ang naiambag niya sa ating bansa.Kung hindi siya sumulat ng mga librong tutuligsa sa mga Kastila ay hindi mag-aaklas ang mga Pilipino noon laban sa Kastila.Dapat nating isaalana-alang ang kanyang mga inialay at binuwis niya para lang sa ating bansa gaya ng kanyang kaligayahan at sariling buhay.

Sang ayon ako sa opinyon mo na si Rizal ang gawin nating National Hero, sapagkat sa totoo lamang, sya naman talaga ang nagbigay kamalayan sa mga pilipino noong unang panahon. Sya ang gumising sakanila upang magkaroon ng tapang upang magsagawa ng rebulusyon laban sa mga Espanyol.

Sang ayon ako sa opinyon mo. Totoo naman kasi na si Bonifacio ang kauna-unahang gumawa ng aksyon at nagbuwis ng buhay para sa bayan mula nung nagsulat ng mga akda si Rizal. Gumawa sya ng aksyon upang magkaroon ng katuparan ang hangaring kalayaan ng mga pilipino noon.

Para sa akin, si Rizal parin ang dapat tanghaling national hero ng Pilipinas. Oo, nagbuwis ng buhay si Bonifacio sa pamamagitan ng pakikipaglaban gamit ang dahas. Ngunit kung ikukumpara naman ang mga nalikha ni Rizal, di hamak na mas marami naman tayong matutunan sa buhay nya at sa mga likha nya. Di lang sya magiging National Hero, magiging isang napakagandang ehemplo nya pa sa mga kabataan ngayon at sa mga kabataan sa darating pang henerasyon.

Mas karapat dapat si Rizal na maging pambansang bayani dahil marami tayong matututunan na aral mula sa kanyang buhay. Malawak ang mga impormasyon na naiungkat sa kanyang buhay kaya may mas pagkakakilanlan tayo kay Rizal.

Sang ayon ako na dapat si Jose Rizal ang maging pambansang bayani ng ating bansa. Para sa akin, kahit hindi sya nagbuwis ng buhay sa pamamagitan ng pakikipaglaban gamit ang digmaan sa mga kastila, hindi parin matatawaran ang katapangan nya, lalong lalo na't noong mga panahong yun, wala pang tumutuligsa sa katiwalian ng Espanyol. Sila bonifacio at iba pa, ay tinuloy lamang ang sinimulan ni Rizal.

For me, Jose Rizal should be the National Hero because he fought for our country using his mind and pen. Nowadays, it was an inspiration for all of us that words are mightier than sword and we can apply this to everything we want to achieve. He is a true role model of being a Filipino for his great love to our country. He showed the world what Filipinos can really do in his generation.

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