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.
          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.
          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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Andress Bonifacio fought with his own strength and even sacrificed most of his men for the freedom of the country. He fought with freedom in mind and leads the philippines to its own freedom.

It should be Andres Bonifacio, he fought the spaniards using weapons. he was a strong-willed person who brought light to his filipino people thus, taking the risk of losing is own life in order to attain independence for his beloved country.

For me rizal deserves to be our National hero because he made an action which seems the reality behind colonization in our country was been flaunted, such as his novel named ELFILI AND NOLI I BELIEVE THAT BEING A HERO WASN'T always need sword to save us, rizal the power of his pen to be enlightened other country to ask a help from them.. you can't destroy the wall .. you need a help.. more over rizal is a big instrument used by God to help our country free..

I agree that Jose Rizal is our Philippine national hero because he is the only Filipino that use his knowledge to protect or to fight our country to revolutionaries.

For me, Dr. Jose Rizal should be the National Hero of the Philippines because he was the one who awakened the nationalism of the Filipino, to protect and to defend us during Spanish Era 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. He created a weapon that gave courage to the Filipino to fight for our freedom. He face his death with no worries and he loved our country more than to his life.That's what I called a HERO.

For me, Dr. Jose Rizal should be the National Hero of the Philippines because he was the one who awakened the nationalism of the Filipino, to protect and to defend us during Spanish Era 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. He created a weapon that gave courage to the Filipino to fight for our freedom. He face his death with no worries and he loved our country more than to his life.That's what I called a HERO.

In my opinion, still Dr. Jose P. Rizal should be the Philippine National Hero. His literary woks that awaken the national consciousness and patriotism of the Filipinos. And he's an exemplary example of Filipino Values. He advocated a peaceful and adiplomatic way to speak out Spanish indifferences. Bonifacio (and Aguinaldo), on the other hand, advocated a bloody revolution, which is against the Filipino value of life.

Sabihin na nating marahas ang pamamaraan ni bonifacio compare kay rizal. pero yung akda ni rizal yung nagpalala sa galit ng mga espanol kaya naging malupit sila sa mga pilipino. tandaan natin na sa himagsikan nagwakas ang pananakop ng mga espanol. dahil kung hindi dinaan sa dahas ang pakikipaglaban, may mgagawa ba yung mga akda ni rizal para mabago yung utak ng espanol patungkol sa pang aapi saten?

I choose Andres bonifacio because he was spoken boldly against Spanish and he sacrifice his life for our country .

I disagree to Robelle. It should be Andres Bonifacio because he was spoken boldly against Spanish and he sacrifice his life for our country .

I choose Andres bonifacio because he was spoken boldly against Spanish and he sacrifice his life for our country .

Also for me Rizal, because aside from being an educated person... He fought for us against the colonizer in a peaceful manner without using forced to hurt other people....Kasi diba, unlike Bonifacio and aguinaldo gumamit pa ng tabak may mga himagsikan pang naganap unlike Rizal utak lang ginamit nya

Also for me Rizal, because aside from being an educated person... He fought for us against the colonizer in a peaceful manner without using forced to hurt other people....Kasi diba, unlike Bonifacio and aguinaldo gumamit pa ng tabak may mga himagsikan pang naganap unlike Rizal utak lang ginamit nya

Rizal opened the minds of the people.He gave his name and even his life for his beloved homeland believing that through his death a new Philippines would be born with the youth as its leaders.

Dr.Jose Rizal should still be the Philippine National hero because he fought the Spanish through his pen and knowledge and not through using the mighty weapon. He awakened us Filipinos through his writings. He even sacrifice his very own life thinking the sake of others not just for himself.

I beg to disagree that Rizal should be our National Hero! Bonifacio should be 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.

I disagree. For me, it's ANDRES BONIFACIO who deserves to be our 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. Well it is true that Bonifacio has somewhat got this idea of freedom from Rizal but it is Bonifacio who put it into action,what is an idea without an action... action speaks louder than words.

because, novels of Rizal inspired Bonifacio that lead him to create the Katipunan. His ideas were all came from Rizal, at kung wala si Rizal, hindi naman sya magkakaroon ng idea at wala din ang Katipunan.

For me, it is also Dr.Jose Rizal who should be our national hero.Its not merely his intelligence or not even his good personality to be the national hero but rather his undying love for his native land.His works and extraordinary intelligence can never be replaced by any of our other heroes though they have the same goal of making our country free and independent.

I'd rather chose Boifacio instead of Rizal as our national hero because Boifacio is the leader of katipunan, he was the one who lead those Filipinos to beat the Spaniards for the freedom of our beloved country. He was act more heroin than Rizal because rizal was just the writer who give Filipinos the confident to fight for what is right but he doesn't done anything rather than that when infact that time Filipino people are not like him. He was much intelligent than those Filipinos for his written documents. Bonifacio offers his life to fight for our country. He left his wife for the sake of our country. For us to have the freedom we want. So, Bonifacio is the one who I can say the real National Hero for offering his life to fight for our country.

Rizal is just a Reformist while Bonifacio is a Revolutionist so what does it mean? Reformist is supporting or advancing gradual reform rather than abolition or revolution and Revolutionist is the one who fights for his freedom as well for his country. Rizal wants to be in good terms with the ones who want to occupy our country, making Philippines only their province while Bonifacio wants the country's freedom with no foreign countries involved. So for me, the Philippines' national hero should be Andres Bonifacio.

Rizal is just a Reformist while Bonifacio is a Revolutionist so what does it mean? Reformist is supporting or advancing gradual reform rather than abolition or revolution and Revolutionist is the one who fights for his freedom as well for his country. Rizal wants to be in good terms with the ones who want to occupy our country, making Philippines only their province while Bonifacio wants the country's freedom with no foreign countries involved. So for me, the Philippines' national hero should be Andres Bonifacio.

I agree. Yes, Dr.Jose Rizal is the one who fits to be our National Hero because of his literary woks that awaken the national consciousness and patriotism of the Filipinos. He gave his name and even his life for his beloved homeland without any hesitation.

i still choose Dr. Jose Rizal .. because compare to others he did not use any deadly weapon or force,but he used his knowledge and writings to protect us

I disagree both of you Robelle and Aries ,For me Our Phil. National Hero is Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo because he battled his conscience and his humility in order to do what he thinks. Gen. Aguinaldo has done untactful sacrifices for this nation in order to gain its freedom against the foreign invaders.

I still chose Dr. Rizal as our national hero because he used a non violence reform in the government by his writings to open the eyes of the Filipinos. He dedicated his life for his countrymen without hesitation. He is also a man of honor, because despite the fact that Andress Bonifacio told him to escape from dapitan, he still chooses to stay because he promised to the government of spain.

The three if them is or should be known as national heroes. But one will stand out from the others. Dr. Jose Rizal wrote novels and plays to portray and to show what the eyes of many cannot see. Dr. Jose Rizal showed everyone, with his novel noli me tangere and el filibustirismo, the cruelty of the spanish priest to the filipino people. He used his intellectual capacity to sought out solutions to the problems the filipino people are facing. He also conveyed a characteristic of a true hero. That not everything will can be solved by brawn. Sometimes you have to use your brains.

For me, Dr. Jose Rizal should be the National Hero of the Philippines, because he had all the characteristics of a good hero. He used his intelligence to fought for the Philippines and for our freedom. He did not sacrifice the lives of his countrymen, instead he used his pen as his sword. His writings and novels serves as an inspiration to the young people.

I disagree. For me, it should be ANDRES BONIFACIO. His goal was total separation from the Spaniards. He believed that we should have total independence and our own government. A government run by Filipinos. He also used his physical strength to fight with the Spaniards.

Dr. Jose Rizal's works inspire other heros to fight for the country and become a hero. He was like the one who trigger the flame in other heros heart .

I disagree that Rizal should be our national hero. For me, Bonifacio should be the National hero of the Philippines, because he is a man of action and he had a courage to fought for the country. He want the Philippines to become a country.

I agree !!! being a hero is not about using a weapon just to attain our freedom . We should accept that Dr. Jose Rizal is our national hero !!! He silently fight out freedom in just writing books that contain his opinion regarding to the happenning in our past hehehehehe

I disagree that Rizal should be our national hero. For me, Bonifacio should be the National hero of the Philippines, because he is a man of action and he had a courage to fought for the country. He want the Philippines to become a country.

I disagree to you Robelle but I agree to Aries, For me Our Phil. Nat. Hero should be Andres Bonifacio because I think he wanted the Philippines to become a one nation. He sacrifice himself for the freedom of our country and he is a man of action than words. While Dr. Jose Rizal wanted the Philippines to officially be part of Spain.

I agree that Dr. Rizal must be our national hero because he fought for our country in silent but powerful way, he is a good writer and a poet and he opened the mind of his countrymen by his works. He showed the true meaning of BRAVERY

Jose Rizal should still be the national hero. He's the only one among the three who didn't use violence for the liberty of our country, and he's also known as the First Filipino. Enough said.

Sorry but I beg to disagree, it was Bonifacio who deserves as the national hero of the Philippines because he sacrifice his own life for the freedom of the Filipino people,he strives and struggled his own life to depend his fellow countrymen to the Spaniards. Bonifacio is a true hero, because for me, a true hero has a courage and one who inspires people to fight for themselves. Unlike Rizal he use only his pen and and papers.

I agree that Dr. Jose Rizal should be our National hero because he is an intelligent man. Eventhough he did not fought using sword, he fought for the Philippines using his brain. He awakened the nationalism of the Filipino people in non-violent way, instead in a silent way. He protect the country and his countrymen by using his works. Rizal deserves as our national hero.

For me, Dr. Jose Rizal is the greatest Philippine national hero because he fought for freedom in our country in a silent but powerful way. And he had a great acts of nationalism through peaceful attack. He had a great love for Filipino people and the country.

Jose Rizal. he may not use any bolo or machete to fight for our freedom but he uses his own pen to open our minds how freedom is important to us. i choose Jose Rizal to be our national hero because he thinks and he acts like a fighter without any blood to shed. he thought us how selfless he is when he took the risk to be away from his family just to protect them. he thought us that if we cant speak, use our writings to be our spokesperson. he never thinks about how to escape and protect himself but he thinks about how to protect his countrymen from slavery without any life to kill. a national hero is being selfless just to show how great is his love for his countrymen. he may be a chick magnet for some but we should stick on our mind that he never die for those girls but he dies for our mother land.

For me, Andres Bonifacio because he actual participate in the KKK that led towards a Filipino nation's independence.

For me, Andres Bonifacio because he actual participate in the KKK that led towards a Filipino nation's independence rather than rizal.

I agree with her because Jose Rizal have aspire and struggle for the nation’s freedom. He had faced death with boldness and he had proven the saying that goes, ”A pen is mightier than sword”.

Para sakin, si Dr. Jose Rizal ang karapat dapat na pambansang bayani natin dahil kung hindi dahil sa kanya hindi mabubuksan ang ating kaisipan laban sa mga sumasakop satin at naipakita niya satin na makakamit natin ang kalayaan at magkaroon ng pgbabago na hindi tayo gumagamit ng dahas.

For me Dr. Jose Rizal shouldn't be our National Hero. otherwise he's not the only brave man who fought during the colonization. Andres Bonifacio should be considered as the National HEROES of out country.

For me its Dr. Jose Rizal. He was a prodigy! He was an intelligent and brave man. He nurture a strong character. Even though Jose Rizal did not fight through fists or in an brutal manner like Andress Bonifacio, who literally fought the Spaniards, Rizal wrote pamphlets and encouraged fellow Filipinos to stand up against the Spaniards.

For me Dr. Jose Rizal shouldn't be our National Hero. otherwise he's not the only brave man who fought during the colonization. Andres Bonifacio should be considered as the National HEROES of out country

For me, Andres Bonifacio because his one of the leading protagonists in the struggle for freedom against the Spaniards and he loved his country equally and dreamed of a self-governing Philippines.

Andres bonifacio , because he was the one who started the revolution against the Spaniards and he was the one who founded KKK not Rizal. He was also considered as the First President not Emilio Aguinaldo. Bonifacio should be the Philippine National Hero.

I think... Jose Rizal is the national hero... He performs such heroism, chivalry, in an intelligent and very suttle way.. Yet, it was inspiring and mind boggling... Became one of the reason, that boils the nationalism of the Filipinos...

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