Congresswoman Geraldine Roman honors Jose Rizal
In celebration of Rizal Day, Congresswoman Geraldine Roman remembered her time in Spain 21 years ago.
The Bataan first district representative was studying her master’s back then when she bought Rizal’s classic novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, written in Spanish.
“But what is truly wonderful about these books is the fact that their message is still valid 120+ years later: that genuine change depends not only on the rulers but also on the subjects and that it always comes at a price. Sometimes a catharsis of sorts is needed to reboot the system. José Rizal paid that price and his story unleashed the change. Mabuhay ka, Gat José Rizal!” Roman wrote on Facebook.
I bought these books 21 years ago while taking my Master's degree in Spain. Truly nothing beats reading these…
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