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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Yes! Rizal should be our national hero instead of Bonifacio. Well if 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. Rizal did his things smoothly & without blood shed, but what was the effect on the Filipinos? It was a big inspiration to all the Filipinos and even to Bonifacio. Its not using guns or swords, nor killing that we can judge who really is the national hero but it's how the person affects the whole Filipino race that time.

I agree with you kuya! :) Hehe.

I prefer Jose Rizal to be our national hero . a hero does not need to be using swords or any weapon its enough to write books about how cruel, unfair and rude colonizers are ,besides he is a genius that will make him more admirable and unbeatable hero . until this date still the brains making our world more advance in terms of science . technology and influence . so in short we need a hero who is dignified , intelligent , firm and could fight our country with all the confidence because well renounce ability and brilliant brains .

Dr.Jose Rizal is the Philippine National Hero for me. He is not only intellectual but brave man as well who fought for us against the Spaniards. He contributed lots and even sacrifice his own life because of his love to our country and his countrymen.

I think, Dr. Jose Rizal was the deserving as a Philippine National Hero. Because in the age of 35 many Filipino are inspired of him and he gained a big respect to the Filipino. He could also stand his writings and he was known as a Great Malayan Race. Dr. Jose Rizal was a great engineer, doctor, writer and biologist and so on. Although he is on other country he could never forget to write a poems, novel and all the writing matters that can rely to the Philippines, One of that is Amor Patrio which means the love for the country.

I agree. If you can stand your right ng tahimik at walang dadanak na dugo, much better.

It is in the Philippine History that if were talking about our national hero, it is no other than Dr. Jose Rizal. Without minding why him, instead of Andres Bonifacio or Emilio Aguinaldo whom they are purely a Filipino. But for me, I choose Dr. Jose Rizal as the Philippine National Hero because he was first to called the Philippines as his fatherland even though he is not purely a Filipino because of his great-grand father, a Chinese mestizo. He is more devoted to his countrymen through his novels and writings.

It is in the Philippine History that if were talking about our national hero, it is no other than Dr. Jose Rizal. Without minding why him, instead of Andres Bonifacio or Emilio Aguinaldo whom they are purely a Filipino. But for me, I choose Dr. Jose Rizal as the Philippine National Hero because he was first to called the Philippines as his fatherland even though he is not purely a Filipino because of his great-grand father, a Chinese mestizo. He is more devoted to his countrymen through his novels and writings

Jose Rizal ako.Ayaw ko rin ng karahasan. Kung mapaipaglalaban ko ang aking karapatan at maipagtatanggol ang bayan kong mahal sa malumanay at tahimik na paraan, at walang masasaktan, doon ako.

Sorry but I beg to disagree that Dr. Jose Rizal should be the National Hero of the Philippines. For me, it was President Aguinaldo should be our national hero. Siya mismo yung namuno at nagtagumpay talaga ito to the point na siya pa ang naging unang presidente. Siya rin ang unang nagwagayway ng Philippine Flag.

Agree. He is great. He fought for freedom in a silent but powerful way. He expressed his love for the Philippines through his novels, essays.

The Philippine national hero should be Emilio Aguinaldo. Why? because he led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution and then in the Spanish-American War, and finally against the United States during the Philippine-American War. He contributed much to the country. Compared with Rizal just concentrated on writing.

I still prefer jose rizal our national hero. A hero does not need to be using swords or any weapon. Its enough to write books about how cruel, unfairness ,rude colonizers are how they badly trait our countrymen. If you have read and understood the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, you'll appreciate how those two books changed the history of our nation, and you'll be amazed how brilliant Rizal is.

Dr. Jose P. Rizal is still the number one for me. Because he lead the whole Filipino people to fight for our rights in our motherland to the mean Spaniard people and how to fight with the use of mind, pen and paper. He open our eyes to what the Spaniards do to us. So Dr. Jose P. Rizal is the Philippine Hero of all Filipinos around the world because he is the first Filipino.

I agree with her. Still i prefer Jose Rizal our national hero. A hero does not need to be using swords or any weapon. Its enough to write books about how cruel, unfairness ,rude colonizers are and how they badly trait our countrymen. If you have read and understood the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, you'll appreciate how those two books changed the history of our nation, and you'll be amazed how brilliant Rizal is.

I beg to disagree. For me, Bonifacio should be our national hero since he is the one who really fought for our country, risking his own life. But he was not given any recognition for all his sacrifices in our country.

I disagree, I prefer to have Bonifacio as the national hero. Heroism means, brain with actions, just like superman or batman, they are involved in the story. I understand Rizal has a brilliant mind but not all can understand his language/thoughts and writings specially native or lay people who were not given the chance to have proper education. People will always find justification through actions.

C emilio kasi parang mas marami syang naitulong sa bayan tsaka pinaka mas madami syang ginugol na panahon..

I agree, Jose Rizal must be a national hero because he advocate the silent a non-violence revolution, or reforms. He uses his writings to open the eyes of many Filipinos. He had been the good example of a Filipino, to be wise and patient. We already know that in his last minute of his life, he gave up everything, everything that he could have, his family, freedom, love, and life.

For me, Jose Rizal should be our number one Philippine National Hero because he died for our country, that he called our Nation his Fatherland because he loves our country. Aside from that, he wrote novels like Noli Me Tangere and El Flibusterismo that made the filipinos opened their eyes and minds to awaken our nationalism in our country. He also help the sick people by curing their sickness. And he made the the people have the courage to fight for our freedom.

Dr. Jose P. Rizal is still the number one for me. Because he lead the whole Filipino people to fight for our rights in our motherland to the mean Spaniard people and how to fight with the use of mind, pen and paper. He open our eyes to what the Spaniards do to us. So Dr. Jose P. Rizal is the Philippines national hero of all Filipinos around the world because he is the First Filipino who advocate for our freedom.

Dr. Jose Rizal kasi ginamit nya yung talino nya para makamit ang kalayaan ng buong lahing pilipino

Dr. Jose Rizal should be our Philippine National Hero because he opened the minds of the Filipino people to fight for freedom. He is a Good example for every filipino. His novels that he wrote change the mindsets of every filipino for the Nation's Freedom. How great and bright that Rizal is, that's why he deserve to be a Philippine National Hero.

I agree that Jose Rizal should be our Philippine National Hero because Jose Rizal became world famous and spread the tyranny of the Spaniards using his words alone.

I regard Jose P. Rizal as our true National Hero. Though his method of expressing his remorse and way of revolting to Spanish oppression is different from the usual bloody revolution, he has inspired other people and ignited in them the feeling of nationalism. Through his works and writings, he has expressed his thoughts without resorting to violence. Through his works and commitment, he had opened the eyes of other important names in Philippine History to the cruelty of the Spaniards which gave birth to other revolutionary groups like the Katipunan. Like other heroes, he also offered his life for the sake of our freedom.

I disagree. Yes, Jose Rizal is a very well-deserved man to be on that place. However, I must stand up to the rights of Andres Bonifacio for that title. I'm very much aware that Bonifacio and Rizal are the two main nominees for being the "National Hero" as they served the country with much importance during the time of Spaniards. Rizal has written two great novels and some articles and such to persuade and show what really was happening during those times. But in the ending of El Filibusterismo, Rizal neglected the idea of Revolution and such. Though, he is much aware that it was their only chance. As for Bonifacio, he fought with a knife and gun on his hands for the country. And we knew that the revolution has been successful because of these. Blood has been shed and sacrifices have been made. But the freedom that we are experiencing right now is all because of that. So, we actually own our freedom for non-other than Bonifacio himself.

Because Dr. Jose Rizal is the pride of our country :)

Hindi po ako sumasangayon. Dahil para sakin, marapat lamang na si Andres Bonifacio ang itanghal na Pambansang Bayani. Sapagkat, ang kanyang mga kontribusyon sa ating bansa ay talaga namang kahanga-hanga. Isa na dito ang pagkakatatag ng katipunan na s'yang naging sandigan at lakas ng naturang himagsikan. At sa kanyang katapangan at pagiging makabayan ay natamo natin ang kalayaan at kapayaan na ating inaasam. Hindi man sang-ayon ang ilan sa paraan ng dahas, hindi natin maipagkakaila na ito ang naging daan para sa ating kalayaan.

For my own opinion everyone of each of us said, choices has deserve to be the national hero.They do the same heroic deeds for the peace and freedom of the country but in their different way just like Andres Bonifacio.He shows bravery and intelligence.

If were talking about Filipino there is a man who's blowing our mind that tell us to open our eyes and mind for everything happening on our land. And for that is Pepe. Pepe we all know his sacrifices just to tell people "Hey come on wake up, were idiot in their mind let's change that" something like that. Therefore for me Pepe is the no.1. For Bonifacio and Aguinaldo yeah we all know the fact that they did, they gave freedom for this country but for me being a hero not only talks about freedom of the country but for me its something that it remember by people what you've done and what you've contribute not only for people from the past, not only the children from the past but even in our generation right ??.. :)

Many people admired Dr.Jose Rizal as our Philippine National Hero because of his novels and writing are the one that opened the eyes and awakened the nationalism of Filipino.But among Rizal,Aguinaldo and Bonifacio, the Philippine National Hero should be Andres Bonifacio because he wanted for an ultimate freedom for the Philippines and be separated from the authorities of Spain and that is through revolution.It is true that bonifacio got the idea of freedom from Rizal but it is Bonifacio who put it into action.ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS OF IDEAS.He believed that we should have total independence and our own government.

For me,Dr.Jose Rizal should be the Philippine National Hero because he is the one who awakened the nationalism of Filipino.Also He is called the First Filipino of the Philippines.

For me,Dr.Jose Rizal should be the Philippine National Hero because he is the one who awakened the nationalism of Filipino.Also He is called the First Filipino of the Philippines.

I Agree that Andres Bonifacio should be the Philippine National hero because he pursue the revolution during the Spanish Time.He raised the pride and nationalism of Filipino through his action not by words of Idea.

Among the 3 quotable heroes,I would prefer Andres Bonifacio because of his actual participation in the KKK, Bonifacio was able to organize and mobilize thousands of Katipunero in a revolution that ended the regime of Spanish Colonization and led towards a Filipino nation's independence.

For me, I choose for Andres Bonifacio as the Philippine National Hero because he fight for our freedom.Though Jose Rizal is a brave man and a novels who write the El Filibusterismo and Noli Me tangere where the mind of Filipinos was awakened. And Rizal use his pen and paper to advocated our freedom in a diplomatic way to speak out Spanish Indiffreneces. But Bonifacio advocated a bloody revolution. Which prove he fight for us and to our Country.

Para sa akin si Andres Bonifacio ang karapat-dapat na hirangin maging bayani ng ating bansa dahil sa kanyang angking katapangan, ipinaglaban nya nag karapatan nating mga Pilipino na isulong ang Demokrasya. Siya ay tunay na Bayani, hindi lang sa Salita kundi sa gawa.

Hindi ako pabor na siya ang hiranging bayani ng ating bansa, para sa akin ay Rizal talaga dahil ang ginamit nyang sandata ay ang kanyang angking talino, samantala si Bonifacio ay ginamit ay tapang at lakas na pwede naman madaan sa maayos at mapayapang usapan upang makamit ang ating kalayaan.

simply because he is the first Filipino which did a brave stand against the works of the Spanish dictator who make our origin as their slaves. Jose Rizal also like to win our country in a peaceful way .

For me, it's really Jose Rizal. Because from what I had learned from my Professor, Jose Rizal is passed on being the national hero. He really did something for our country.

Because Dr. Jose Rizal has the courage to face any consequences for our country , thats how he treasure our fellowmen and our country.

For me I want Andres Bonifacio to be our national hero, first he is brave and he is also willing to sacrifice his life for the country his also courageous he have one determine mind for the country.

I agreed to your statement Mr. San Juan, that Dr. Jose Rizal is deserving as a Philippine National Hero. Because Rizal did a lot things to gain the democracy of the Philippines, but he did it in the way that no one will hurt that's why he wrote some reform against the Spanish Government.

I agreed to your statement Mr. San Juan, that Dr. Jose Rizal is deserving as a Philippine National Hero. Because Rizal did a lot things to gain the democracy of the Philippines, but he did it in the way that no one will hurt that's why he wrote some reform against the Spanish Government.

Rizal was considered the National Hero because he opted for a non violence reform in the government. Instead he used his writings to open the eyes of the Filipinos. He dedicated his life for his countrymen without hesitation.

Si Jose Rizal ang dapat maging pambansang bayani dahil simula pa lang si Rizal na ang lumaban sa mga espanyol para sa kalayaan ng mga Pilipino.

I choose Dr. Rizal, because for me he proved that heroic deeds is not only for people who use guns to win goals or to win independence. He is someone who never dirtied his hand to achieve freedom.

For me its Andres Bonifacio because he did not got afraid to be killed by the Spanish just to protect his countrymen. He just do what is right to use the name of Jose Rizal he just did it dahil walang sasama sa Katipunan kung pangalan niya ang gagamitin niya.

For me its Andres Bonifacio because he did not got afraid to be killed by the Spanish just to protect his countrymen. He just do what is right to use the name of Jose Rizal he just did it dahil walang sasama sa Katipunan kung pangalan niya ang gagamitin niya.

Im Tyra Lee ( i use my friends username because we didnt get a confirmation on our email account) For me its Andres Bonifacio because he did not got afraid to be killed by the Spanish just to protect his countrymen. He just do what is right to use the name of Jose Rizal he just did it dahil walang sasama sa Katipunan kung pangalan niya ang gagamitin niya.

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