The Death of Dr. Jose P. Rizal: Eyewitness Accounts

30 December 2012

By Danilo Donor

Every December 30, Filipinos throughout the world remember the heroic death of Dr.Jose P. Rizal in Bagumbayan (“New Town”), a city promenade that also served as a killing field for those who opposed Spanish colonial rule in the 19th century Philippines.

Rafael Palma (1), then a young man and who later on became the president of the University of the Philippines, witnessed the last moments in the life of the great Filipino Nationalist and Martyr. This is what he wrote in the December 3o,1896 entry of his diary:

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6 Responses to The Death of Dr. Jose P. Rizal: Eyewitness Accounts

  1. December 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Mabini: (Rizal’s) The Liga Filipina and the Katipunan

  2. December 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Mabini on why Rizal’s self-sacrifice mattered — Apolinario Mabini, La Revolucion Filipina, Chapter VIII: First Stage of the Revolution

  3. December 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    “All the petty insurrections that have occurred in the Philippines were the work of a few fanatics or discontented soldiers, who had to deceive and humbug the people or avail themselves of their powers over their subordinates to gain their ends. So they all failed … But what if…” Jose Rizal, “The Philippines a Century Hence”

  4. December 31, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Thanks for this post. I was unaware of those eyewitness accounts

  5. December 31, 2012 at 11:26 am

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