Criteria used in choosing a national hero
Great sense of nationalism
made up of 5 Americans and 5 Filipinos
(2nd) Philippine Commission
5 American in the Philippine Commission
5 Filipinos in the Philippine Constitution
J. Pardo de Tavera
Heroes nominated for "National hero"
MH Del Pilar (1896)
A. Luna (1900)
E. Jacinto (1899)
Why does the Philippine commission require for national heroes to be dead?
to protect the hero's reputation, worth/dignity
Why was Bonifacio not nominated to be a national hero?
He was found guilty of treason and planned to assassinate the president
Why was Mabini not nominated to be a national hero?
He was thinking of revolution. Also, he was a (ir)reconcilable for the Americans
Why was Rizal chosen in the end instead of MH Del Pilar who actually had most of the votes?
Rizal had a melodramatic life compared to MH Del Pilar
Rizal had a favorable/meaningful death compared to Del Pilar
Why did the Philippine Commission choose Rizal as our National Hero?
They were all illustrados
They were all members of the government
They were all educated
He was a relative of Rizal
Jose Pardo de Tavera
What are the objectives of RA 1425
to rededicate the ideals of freedom and nationalism
to develop national character
his works are a constant and inspiring source of patriotism
duties of citizenship
words of love for the country
acts of love for the country
Life, works and writings of Rizal shall be included in the curricula...
Board of National Education should implement the provisions and regulate the rules of this section
libraries should have adequate number of copies of the works of RIzal
Books should be approved by the board of national education
Board of National Education shall translate works of Rizal to other dialects, printed in cheap & popular ed, distribution is free of charge,
nothing in the act shall amend section 927 of the administrative code
P300k are appropriated to carry out the purposes of this act
Act shall take effect upon its approval
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