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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Im Faith Tialco (same as my ate's friend reason I use her username because i dont get a confirmation on my email ) 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.

You know son, I prefer to choose Andres Bonifacio, because Andres Bonifacio fight against the Spaniards using his strength. He was the Father of Revolutionary and Supremo of Katipunan Movement who seek the independence of the Philippines. however he use it in a wrong manner but he is not afraid to face all of the Spaniards and fight for our country.

Im Tyrone Mendoza (i either dont get a confirmation so i use khristiana's username) I agree with her Jose Rizal should be the national hero of our country because he sacrifice his own personal life just to study abroad and get help from others on how to do things in good way to get back our land in a peaceful way.

im Irene Reyes (im khristiana's friend using his username) I agree with her sister Faith Tialco that our natinal hero must be Andres Bonifacio because he fight the Spanish in his own strenght unlike Rizal who just use his pen and his skills that Spanish dont get if he is just writing to comment on what's happening or is he fight in that way.

Dr. Jose Rizal wake the mind of the Filipino people to encourage them to fight for the freedom our country.

in my opinion, Andres Bonifacio should be the proclaimed national hero of our country because he is the one who established the Katipunan-whom in the first place died of protecting our lands from the colonizers.

in my opinion, Andres Bonifacio should be the proclaimed national hero of our country because he is the one who established the Katipunan-whom in the first place died of protecting our lands from the colonizers.

I am favor to your statement Mr. San Juan, Dr. Jose Rizal is a Filipino Nationalist and did a lot of things to claim the independence of Philippines, our national country. He sacrifice his own life for our country and left his writings that shows how great he is. He wrote some revolutionary reform against the Spaniards. He is using only his pen to fight against the Spanish, i think this is the right way to compel with the Spaniards and Dr. Rizal fights against the Spaniards alone. compare to Andres Bonifacio he choose to fight using his "bolo" and by using the Katipunan.

I agree to Robelle. For me, Jose Rizal is worthy to become our National Hero because of his intelligence and talent he made many great contributions in our country. 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.

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.

Dr. Jose Rizal Should be our National Hero, he deserve it.Even though he did not fight by force and blood he did his best for our country. I agree that others fight only for their own areas but Dr.Jose Rizal fight for the nation and that title was meant for him.

I disagree to you Francis. Our Phil. Nat. Hero for me Is Andres Bonifacio because he sacrifice himself for the freedom of our country and He is the person who has seen more courage to fight. So that's what we called Hero.

For me, I still choose Dr. Jose P. Rizal because he was one of those people who defended the Philippines to achieve freedom from Spanish Administration.He was a good example for us because of the good things he did for our country. Even when he has been shot, Filipinos was still his concerns. So he definitely deserves to be a National Hero of the Philippines.

Hi Mr. Jay! I like to commend your reaction about this article. We may have the same family name but I think our thoughts are different. Anyways, I think Rizal and Bonifacio have their own ways and strategies on how to fight for our country's independence then. I think Rizal chose the best way which is to write all his thoughts thru novels in order to open the heart and mind of every Filipino rather than aiming fir independence thru violence.

hi Mr.denil. You have a point on what you have stated about your preference on who will you choose to be our national hero. On the other side, I always believe that not everybody who wants to get something have to die just to get what he wants. Bonifacio didn't even have to fight thru violence for the freedom of our country because things got even worse. Well he chose that and Rizal chose to fight in a peaceful yet effective way

Hi ms. Grace. It is a fact that Bonifacio became a leader of revolution and I also believe that a good leader is also a good follower. on the other side I think anyone could be a hero regardless of his position in a group. Rizal himself fought by his own though he have his friends on his side.

Yes I agree that Dr.Jose Rizal should be our National Hero despite all the things against him, he still deserve to be a national hero. He offer his life for the Nation he use his wisdom to fight against the enemy by his writings and not by sword. He know even through his work we can overcome and we can be free.

I disagree to your opnion because Dr jose Rizal had an issue about "RETRACTION" that talked about his surrender all of his works and writings against spanish and so he also write that he will come back again to Catholism just to martry Josephine Bracken.

The national hero for me is Andres Bonifacio, He is so brave and his not just a a man of words but a man of actions. He fight for our nation even to the point of his death.Even though others does not recognize him to be a hero but by his works you can see and there are a lots of controversy that involves Jose Rizal that will confused as if he deserve to be a hero. So for me It's Bonifacio.

Definite your right Precious to your opinion, because Dr. Jose Rizal showed thr true meaning of being a brave. Through his showings of his talents especially in literature. He also against in the idea of Bonifacio which is in pro to war. Dr Jose Rizal is the right person among all who will make the youth as role model to his heroic accomplishments.

In my opinion, I'd rather choose Andres Bonifacio as our Philippine National Hero, because he lose his own life to make our country independence. He is also a brave man and intelligent like Rizal. And He is the Father of the revolution against spaniards.

I think Emilio Aguinaldo is the best for being our Philippine National hero, because he is the first president of the Philippines and he also gave contributions to our country.

I think Emilio Aguinaldo is the best for being our Philippine National hero, because he is the first president of the Philippines and he also gave contributions to our country.

I think Emilio Aguinaldo is the best for being our Philippine National hero, because he is the first president of the Philippines and he also gave contributions to our country.

I think Emilio Aguinaldo is the best for being our Philippine National hero, because he is the first president of the Philippines and he also gave contributions to our country.

I think Emilio Aguinaldo is the best for being our Philippine National hero, because he is the first president of the Philippines and he also gave contributions to our country.

I would rather choose Andres Bonifacio as our National Hero for the reason that he did not use his authority as the leader of "Katipunan" to overpower and use other Filipinos and made himself safe from the Spaniards instead he did fight with honor together with his "Katipuneros" during their battles with the Spaniard colonizers for justice & freedom.

i would prefer Dr.Jose Rizal to be a Philippine National Hero than Bonifacio and Aguinaldo because Jose Rizal was the first filipino who called Philippines his fatherland.It was he who taught the filipinos that they can help and contribute to their nation.He is the one who raised the pride and freedom of Filipino.

I would choose Emillio Aguinaldo to be the Philippine National Hero because he is the first President, Left us the greatest legacies.PHIL. FLAG - 3 stars and a sun with 8 rays, The PHIL. NATIONAL ANTHEM, Established the FIRST REPUBLIC IN ASIA. PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE. Aguinaldo was a COMPETENT MILITARY LEADER, AGUINALDO was indeed the "MASTER of the SWORD". He was the overall General before he got elected as the President. AGUINALDO ESTABLISHED OUR NATION. AGUINALDO FOUGHT THE SPANIARDS, and the Americans. Aguinaldo was not as educated as Rizal, but he was very patriotic. His actions showed how patriotic he was.

All I can say is that during those times pen isn't mightier than sword, because war is applicable sometimes especially at that time wherein they take away everything to the Filipinos. Andres Bonifacio is the one, the one that must be claimed as our national hero. He gave so much effort for our country's freedom not just by writing. Sometimes you have to sacrifice everything even your own people just to have what is truly yours.

I disagree what Jeffry is talking about, as what is stated in the article under Andres bonifacio, he is the supremo, the supreme leader and the father of the Philippine Revolution. You can’t beat that. For me, Andres bonifacio is more deserving to be our National hero.

I think, Dr. Jose Rizal deserves to be the Philippine National Hero because of his great contributions especially in his writings. He doesn't want a bloody fight but rather a peaceful one which is very inspiring. I believe that being a hero doesn't necessarily means that you`ll have to sacrifice your life for the country through revolution, I think It should be inspiring in the right way at the same time. And Dr. Rizal was known as the First-Filipino. Because of him Filipino were known in other part of the world.

Some people confused "Who should be the Philippine National Hero"?Some says Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo or Jose Rizal.I still be with Jose Rizal because he did not use anything that can violent to anyone.By his writings like NOLI ME TANGERE and EL FILIBUSTERISMO,he awakened a lot of filipino who are scared and afraid during spaniards.

For me Dr. Jose Rizal still deserves it because he never use violence to fight against Spaniards he do it in a peaceful way cause he cares for the innocent Filipino who will be affected by the conflict between the Spaniards and Filipino’s. And for me a true hero is someone who cares and saves people.

Dr.Jose Rizal should be the Philippine national hero because he raised the freedom of Filipino through his novel and writings not by sword.

I am sorry to say this but your comment is good. I disagree to your comment because I think it's time to change our national hero because Dr. Jose P. Rizal is a coward that didn't join the revolution which Andres Bonifacio wants's to build to fight the Spaniards. He knows that we have to fight for our freedom with a courage and brave to conquer the opponent Spaniards. So I will pick Andres Bonifacio to cherish what he have done for our country.

I totally agree with you Jeffry, Jose Rizal should definitely be our Philippine National Hero, no doubt about it. He uses his pen not his sword, he doesn’t use violence but rather his writings. And he is willing to die for his country.

kase hindi matatapos ang gera kung hindi dahil kay Jose Rizal Vote ako kay Bonifacio para sa presidente hindi para maging national hero

yes, it's true that Bonifacio gave his life for our country but for me JOse Rizal deserved to be our hero because he use his knowledge and his pen as a weapon for he can not harm others.

For me, It's Jose Rizal. He wants to have our freedom through a peaceful way. Even though he was wrongfully accused, he still accept that and is really willing to give his life for Filipinos.He courageously fight for Filipino's freedom and he use his intelligence and talent just to make a peaceful revolution.

I totally Yes to Rizal it 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 and the blood that they gave but the things they have done for the sake of the people and the whole country. Rizal who ignited the revolution, so without him, there will be no revolt. Rizal also uses the peaceful way against the Spain.

Yes,I agree that Bonifacio inspires filipino people but for me Jose Rizal inspires a lot of people for being intelligent. He use his love and his knowledge for our country to protect us against Spanish.

yes, I agree that Superman,Batman,Ironman, etc. is the best because they are all super hero's but a tue hero is Rizal becaus, He use his life, his wisdom, his pen as a weapon to fight for our country.

I disagree to you Kim. For me Our Phil. Nat. Hero is no other than 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.

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Andres Bonifacio should be the Philippine National Hero because he fought and sacrificed his life to the country even though it was in a violent way, He was a man with action.

You should loved your country first before anything else. you have to be aware that we have our own hero's in our country wherein they fought for the freedom of our country like Jose Rizal.

jose rizal because he created a lot of changes in the Philippines and he started a revolution without shedding any blood.

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