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Issues and Controversies about
RIZAL

Dr. Jose Rizal, the well-loved Philippine national hero, and the brave known genius was famous and will remain famous worldwide. you surely know him well because he’s a big part of the Philippine history. Jose Rizal is a star and like I’ve said genius and every star and genius is famous. And every famous is controversial.

Amazing Facts

about
Jose Rizal
Jose Rizal has mastered
22 languages.
These include Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Malayan, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Tagalog, and other native dialects. Whoa, how many do you speak?
Secrets
of Dr. Jose Rizal
Jose Rizal Controversies
His real name
So why did Rizal’s surname become Rizal instead of Mercado?
Second, there was Spanish law to change the last name of Filipinos those times. Mercado sounded a common name and there were lots of people having that surname already who were not really relatives of Rizal.
Did Jose Rizal have a son?


Unfortunately, Rizal and Josephine were not destined to have a child. One day in early March 1896, Rizal played a practical joke on Josephine, which frightened her terribly. As a result of her great fright, she gave birth prematurely to an eight-month baby boy
The baby was very weak and was gasping for breath.
Seeing the baby’s condition, Rizal immediately baptized him Francisco in honor of his father. All his knowledge and skill as a physician could not save little Francisco. Sorrowfully, Rizal saw his child die three hours after birth.
With a heavy heart, he drew a sketch of his dead son. Then he buried him under a shady tree near his home. He prayed”: “Oh, God, I give you another tiny angel. Please bless his soul.”
10) Give three characters in Noli that personifies Rizal
9) ____________ a religion which believes Rizal will return
8) Who is said to be Rizal’s son? Not the one who died after 3 hours.
6) Jose Rizal used his middle name, Rizal, which was considered as ________ during the Spanish time and entails the benefits a Spaniard can get. 
5) To whom did Jesus say “Don’t touch me” to?
4) Why did Rizal changed his surname?
3) El Filibusterismo has an English alternate title, ____ ________ __ ________
2) During Rizal’s stay in Spain, for how many months did he not take a bath?
1) _______ has been the greatest controversy and most talked about and most debated about Rizal
QUIZ
http://www.joserizal.ph/fa03.html
http://twentyfive.hubpages.com/hub/Dr-Jose-Rizal-Controversies
http://sinosipepe.wordpress.com/controversies/
http://www.studymode.com/essays/Controversy-About-Jose-Rizal-615631.html
References
Rizal was a ladies' man or he is a womanizer.
Rizal did not take a bath for 3 months during his stay in Spain.
Minor Controversies
This has been the greatest controversy and most talked about and most debated about Rizal. Below is Rizal’s retraction letter originally written in Spanish translated into English. However the said retraction has some sorts of copy issues…quote issues and formula issues. Whether Jose Rizal has retracted or not, that’s still not proven.
Retraction
Due to the interesting and moving life of Jose Rizal, there came a sect of people who have a strong belief in Jose Rizal.
Rizalists - any of numerous ethnic religious groups in the Philippines that believe in the divinity of José Rizal, the national hero martyred by the Spanish in 1896.
Rizalista, a religion which believes Rizal will return
During his execution, a doctor tried to read Rizal’s heartbeat and blood pressure, the result was normal. The questions is, did he not feel afraid or frightened? Or has he really been preparing for that a long time.
Following Rizal’s life and writings, it seems Jose Rizal really knew where his fate would end. He was really an architect, he has drawn where he was going, He was really an eye-doctor, he somehow knew what was happening.
Rizal a Prophet?
Elias helped Basilio bury his mother and while he lay dying, he instructed Basilio to continue dreaming about freedom for his motherland with the words: “I shall die without seeing the dawn break upon my homeland. You, who shall see it, salute it! Do not forget those who have fallen during the night.” He died thereafter.
Noli me Tangere
Jose Rizal’s first novel, Noli me Tangere, means “don’t touch me” or “touch me not” is the Latin version of words spoken, according to John 20:17, by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she recognizes him after his resurrection. The book was first published in 1887 in Berlin, Germany, originally written in Spanish but later been translated to different languages and made copies distributed around the world.
Noli me Tangere
Mi Ultimo Adios (My Last Farewell)– this was one of the last notes written by Jose Rizal before the day of his execution. Read again… “one of his last notes.” On the eve of his execution, on December 30, 1896, he wrote this 14 five-line stanzas poem. This poem was unsigned, untitled and undated. Perhaps unfinished? Perhaps, it really was unfinished since one who would be executed wouldn’t have enough time writing everything he needs to say especially someone like Rizal.
Mi Ultimo Adios
One thing is for sure, Jose Rizal loved Josephine. He wrote some poems about her and his love for her. I think these controversies about Josephine Bracken are unreasonable. Every hero deserves a lover that is without a question.
Josephine Bracken
What made people think Hitler is the son of Rizal
Or he was conceived in August 1888, when Rizal was supposedly in London. Or perhaps in September 1888, when Rizal went to Paris for a week. Maybe he went to Paris in 1889 so he could communicate more easily with the now-expecting Klara? Klara Polzl’s affair with Rizal may have centered on Linz, which is why the Hitler family moved there later (so the mother of Hitler could live where she had “An affair to Remember”), which would explain Hitler’s fondness for the town.
Was Adolf Hitler the Son of Jose Rizal?
When Jose Rizal was in Europe, it was noted out that he found a pretty European girlfriend somewhere in the border of Germany and Austria. So rumoured has spread that Adolf Hitler was the son of Jose Rizal.

What made people think Hitler is the son of Rizal
Was Adolf Hitler the Son of Jose Rizal?
Did Jose Rizal have a son?


The baby was very weak and was gasping for breath.
Seeing the baby’s condition, Rizal immediately baptized him Francisco in honor of his father. All his knowledge and skill as a physician could not save little Francisco. Sorrowfully, Rizal saw his child die three hours after birth.

With a heavy heart, he drew a sketch of his dead son. Then he buried him under a shady tree near his home. He prayed”: “Oh, God, I give you another tiny angel. Please bless his soul.”
Jose Rizal’s Son
So why did Rizal’s surname become Rizal instead of Mercado?
Some of the explanations are:

Second, there was Spanish law to change the last name of Filipinos those times. Mercado sounded a common name and there were lots of people having that surname already who were not really relatives of Rizal.
Jose Rizal’s Real Name
His complete name was Dr. José Rizal Protasio Mercado y Alonso Realonda. People wonder why he used “Rizal” while his father was Francisco Mercado. So why did Rizal’s surname become Rizal instead of Mercado?
Jose Rizal’s Real Name
Adriatico, Reginald
Estacio, Ems
Mendoza, Samantha
Ong, Danica
Surada, Jarette
Villapando, Miggy

JOSERIZ HS07
Mr. Maningas
Issues and Controversies about RIZAL
one day I will ___ ___ ____ _______ ___ ___ _____ ___ __ ________
BONUS
7) Who claims to be Rizal’s wife?
Jose Rizal
Retraction
Among many peasant cults it is commonly believed that he is still alive and will return to deliver his followers from poverty and oppression. Rizal has been identified as God, as the second, or Filipino, Christ, and as the god of the pre-Spanish Malay religion. Rizalist cults, such as the Iglesia Sagrada ni Lahi (HolyChurch of the Race) and the Banner of the Race Church (the largest group), synthesize Roman Catholic rituals
Rizalista, a religion which believes Rizal will return
Rizal, ever since a little child had already dreamed being a martyr for his country.
His anecdote about the time when his mother narrated him a story about a firefly who go nearer to a flame and killed, Rizal quoted “The firefly must be a martyr for dying for his passions.”
Another one was when he was teased by his older sister, Rizal said, “one day I will die for this country and you would see my monument.”
Rizal a Prophet?
The title was controversial, and the novel itself created so much controversy that only a few days after his arrival in the Philippines, Jose Rizal was summoned the greatest enemy of the state in the 19th century. They even called him, a freemason, a sorcerer, a damned soul and evil. The novel depicted the Spanish abuse government to the Philippines.
Many characters in the Noli personify Rizal. Like Ibarra, Pilosopong Tasyo andElias. But the last part portrays Rizal execution as if he already knew he’d be executed…
Noli me Tangere
Did Jose Rizal really marry Josephine Bracken? Scholars say that there were no written accounts of the marriage between Rizal and Josephine, but Josephine claims that Rizal actually married him a day before his execution.
Some people say Josephine was a spy of the Spanish government.
Josephine Bracken
Did Jose Rizal have a son?

“Unfortunately, Rizal and Josephine were not destined to have a child. One day in early March 1896, Rizal played a practical joke on Josephine, which frightened her terribly. As a result of her great fright, she gave birth prematurely to an eight-month baby boy.
Jose Rizal’s Son
El Filibusterismo has an English alternate title, The Reign of Greed, is a deeper depiction of what the first novel has symbolized and is about revenge and revolution. This novel was dedicated to the three-martyr-priest, GOMBURZA. Rizal however has written his dedication in memory of the three priests with their age and the date of their execution all wrongly.
El Filibusterismo
So why did Rizal’s surname become Rizal instead of Mercado?
Some of the explanations are:

Mercado, during those times was a hot name, targeted by the Spaniards. He changed his surname to protect his identity. So he just used his middle name, Rizal, instead, which was considered as illustrado during the Spanish time and entails the benefits a Spaniard can get. 
Jose Rizal’s Real Name
one day I will ___ ___ ____ _______ ___ ___ _____ ___ __ ________
BONUS
10) Give three characters in Noli that personifies Rizal
9) ____________ a religion which believes Rizal will return
8) Who is said to be Rizal’s son? Not the one who died after 3 hours.
7) Who claims to be Rizal’s wife?
6) Jose Rizal used his middle name, Rizal, which was considered as ________ during the Spanish time and entails the benefits a Spaniard can get. 
5) To whom did Jesus say “Don’t touch me” to?
4) Why did Rizal changed his surname?
3) El Filibusterismo has an English alternate title, ____ ________ __ ________
2) During Rizal’s stay in Spain, for how many months did he not take a bath?
1) _______ has been the greatest controversy and most talked about and most debated about Rizal
http://www.joserizal.ph/fa03.html
http://twentyfive.hubpages.com/hub/Dr-Jose-Rizal-Controversies
http://sinosipepe.wordpress.com/controversies/
http://www.studymode.com/essays/Controversy-About-Jose-Rizal-615631.html
References
Rizal was a ladies' man or he is a womanizer.
Rizal did not take a bath for 3 months during his stay in Spain.
Minor Controversies
This has been the greatest controversy and most talked about and most debated about Rizal. Below is Rizal’s retraction letter originally written in Spanish translated into English. However the said retraction has some sorts of copy issues…quote issues and formula issues. Whether Jose Rizal has retracted or not, that’s still not proven.
Retraction
Among many peasant cults it is commonly believed that he is still alive and will return to deliver his followers from poverty and oppression. Rizal has been identified as God, as the second, or Filipino, Christ, and as the god of the pre-Spanish Malay religion. Rizalist cults, such as the Iglesia Sagrada ni Lahi (HolyChurch of the Race) and the Banner of the Race Church (the largest group), synthesize Roman Catholic rituals
Rizalista, a religion which believes Rizal will return
Rizal, ever since a little child had already dreamed being a martyr for his country.
His anecdote about the time when his mother narrated him a story about a firefly who go nearer to a flame and killed, Rizal quoted “The firefly must be a martyr for dying for his passions.”
Another one was when he was teased by his older sister, Rizal said, “one day I will die for this country and you would see my monument.”
Rizal a Prophet?
The title was controversial, and the novel itself created so much controversy that only a few days after his arrival in the Philippines, Jose Rizal was summoned the greatest enemy of the state in the 19th century. They even called him, a freemason, a sorcerer, a damned soul and evil. The novel depicted the Spanish abuse government to the Philippines.
Many characters in the Noli personify Rizal. Like Ibarra, Pilosopong Tasyo andElias. But the last part portrays Rizal execution as if he already knew he’d be executed…
Noli me Tangere
One thing is for sure, Jose Rizal loved Josephine. He wrote some poems about her and his love for her. I think these controversies about Josephine Bracken are unreasonable. Every hero deserves a lover that is without a question.
Josephine Bracken
What made people think Hitler is the son of Rizal
Or he was conceived in August 1888, when Rizal was supposedly in London. Or perhaps in September 1888, when Rizal went to Paris for a week. Maybe he went to Paris in 1889 so he could communicate more easily with the now-expecting Klara? Klara Polzl’s affair with Rizal may have centered on Linz, which is why the Hitler family moved there later (so the mother of Hitler could live where she had “An affair to Remember”), which would explain Hitler’s fondness for the town.
Was Adolf Hitler the Son of Jose Rizal?
When Jose Rizal was in Europe, it was noted out that he found a pretty European girlfriend somewhere in the border of Germany and Austria. So rumoured has spread that Adolf Hitler was the son of Jose Rizal.

What made people think Hitler is the son of Rizal
Was Adolf Hitler the Son of Jose Rizal?
Did Jose Rizal have a son?


The baby was very weak and was gasping for breath.
Seeing the baby’s condition, Rizal immediately baptized him Francisco in honor of his father. All his knowledge and skill as a physician could not save little Francisco. Sorrowfully, Rizal saw his child die three hours after birth.

With a heavy heart, he drew a sketch of his dead son. Then he buried him under a shady tree near his home. He prayed”: “Oh, God, I give you another tiny angel. Please bless his soul.”
Jose Rizal’s Son
So why did Rizal’s surname become Rizal instead of Mercado?
Some of the explanations are:

Second, there was Spanish law to change the last name of Filipinos those times. Mercado sounded a common name and there were lots of people having that surname already who were not really relatives of Rizal.
Jose Rizal’s Real Name
QUIZ
Jose Rizal
Retraction
Due to the interesting and moving life of Jose Rizal, there came a sect of people who have a strong belief in Jose Rizal.
Rizalists - any of numerous ethnic religious groups in the Philippines that believe in the divinity of José Rizal, the national hero martyred by the Spanish in 1896.
Rizalista, a religion which believes Rizal will return
During his execution, a doctor tried to read Rizal’s heartbeat and blood pressure, the result was normal. The questions is, did he not feel afraid or frightened? Or has he really been preparing for that a long time.
Following Rizal’s life and writings, it seems Jose Rizal really knew where his fate would end. He was really an architect, he has drawn where he was going, He was really an eye-doctor, he somehow knew what was happening.
Rizal a Prophet?
El Filibusterismo has an English alternate title, The Reign of Greed, is a deeper depiction of what the first novel has symbolized and is about revenge and revolution. This novel was dedicated to the three-martyr-priest, GOMBURZA. Rizal however has written his dedication in memory of the three priests with their age and the date of their execution all wrongly.
El Filibusterismo
Elias helped Basilio bury his mother and while he lay dying, he instructed Basilio to continue dreaming about freedom for his motherland with the words: “I shall die without seeing the dawn break upon my homeland. You, who shall see it, salute it! Do not forget those who have fallen during the night.” He died thereafter.
Noli me Tangere
Jose Rizal’s first novel, Noli me Tangere, means “don’t touch me” or “touch me not” is the Latin version of words spoken, according to John 20:17, by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she recognizes him after his resurrection. The book was first published in 1887 in Berlin, Germany, originally written in Spanish but later been translated to different languages and made copies distributed around the world.
Noli me Tangere
Mi Ultimo Adios (My Last Farewell)– this was one of the last notes written by Jose Rizal before the day of his execution. Read again… “one of his last notes.” On the eve of his execution, on December 30, 1896, he wrote this 14 five-line stanzas poem. This poem was unsigned, untitled and undated. Perhaps unfinished? Perhaps, it really was unfinished since one who would be executed wouldn’t have enough time writing everything he needs to say especially someone like Rizal.
Mi Ultimo Adios
Did Jose Rizal have a son?

“Unfortunately, Rizal and Josephine were not destined to have a child. One day in early March 1896, Rizal played a practical joke on Josephine, which frightened her terribly. As a result of her great fright, she gave birth prematurely to an eight-month baby boy.
Jose Rizal’s Son
So why did Rizal’s surname become Rizal instead of Mercado?
Some of the explanations are:

Mercado, during those times was a hot name, targeted by the Spaniards. He changed his surname to protect his identity. So he just used his middle name, Rizal, instead, which was considered as illustrado during the Spanish time and entails the benefits a Spaniard can get. 
Jose Rizal’s Real Name
His complete name was Dr. José Rizal Protasio Mercado y Alonso Realonda. People wonder why he used “Rizal” while his father was Francisco Mercado. So why did Rizal’s surname become Rizal instead of Mercado?
Jose Rizal’s Real Name
Adriatico, Reginald
Estacio, Ems
Mendoza, Samantha
Ong, Danica
Surada, Jarette
Villapando, Miggy

JOSERIZ HS07
Mr. Maningas
Issues and Controversies about RIZAL
Did Jose Rizal really marry Josephine Bracken? Scholars say that there were no written accounts of the marriage between Rizal and Josephine, but Josephine claims that Rizal actually married him a day before his execution.
Some people say Josephine was a spy of the Spanish government.
Josephine Bracken
Jhorie D. Nabing
BSEd II

Bits of facts about the genius Jose Rizal
Dr. Jose Rizal was a philosopher, painter, poet, architect, artists, businessman, cartoonist, educator, economist, ethnologist, scientific farmer, historian, inventor, journalist, linguist, musician, mythologist, nationalist, naturalist, novelist, opthalmic surgeon, propagandist, psychologist, scientist, sculptor, sociologist, swordsman, , theologian hmm seems never-ending. In short Rizal was a versatile genius.
His complete name was Dr. José Rizal Protasio Mercado y Alonso Realonda. People wonder why he used “Rizal” while his father was Francisco Mercado.
So why did Rizal’s surname become Rizal instead of Mercado?
Mercado, during those times was a hot name, targeted by the Spaniards. He changed his surname to protect his identity. So he just used his middle name, Rizal, instead, which was considered as illustrado during the Spanish time and entails the benefits a Spaniard can get. 
Or he was conceived in August 1888, when Rizal was supposedly in London. Or perhaps in September 1888, when Rizal went to Paris for a week. Maybe he went to Paris in 1889 so he could communicate more easily with the now-expecting Klara? Klara Polzl’s affair with Rizal may have centered on Linz, which is why the Hitler family moved there later (so the mother of Hitler could live where she had “An affair to Remember”), which would explain Hitler’s fondness for the town.
What made people think Hitler is the son of Rizal
Did Jose Rizal really marry Josephine Bracken?
Scholars say that there were no written accounts of the marriage between Rizal and Josephine, but Josephine claims that Rizal actually married him a day before his execution.
Josephine Bracken
BUT One thing is for sure, Jose Rizal loved Josephine. He wrote some poems about her and his love for her. I think these controversies about Josephine Bracken are unreasonable. Every hero deserves a lover that is without a question.


There are also some controversies about the true personality of Josephine Bracken:
1. her mother was a prostitute.
2. She was a spy of the Spanish government.
3. She was abused by her step father and that the baby she was carrying was not Rizal's but her step father's
4. When Rizal was killed, she became a General for the Revolution, a real honest to God amazon for the Katipunan. She remarried to another Filipino, I think surnamed "Ochoa". Rizal's folks had reservations on Josephine because they thought she was a spy for the Spaniards.
Mi Ultimo Adios (My Last Farewell)
– this was one of the last notes written by Jose Rizal before the day of his execution. Read again… “one of his last notes.” On the eve of his execution, on December 30, 1896, he wrote this 14 five-line stanzas poem. This poem was unsigned, untitled and undated. Perhaps unfinished? Perhaps, it really was unfinished since one who would be executed wouldn’t have enough time writing everything he needs to say especially someone like Rizal.
Another note that he had written before his death was found in his shoe but because the text could not be read it remains a mystery. What was the text really all about? Couldn’t they decode it till now?

Here is a copy of news story taken from The Inquirer dated December 30, 2002:


On the afternoon of Dec. 29, 1896, a day before his execution, Dr. Jose Rizal was visited by his mother, Teodora Alonzo, sisters Lucia, Josefa, Trinidad, Maria and Narcisa, and two nephews. When they took their leave, Rizal told Trinidad in English that there was something in the small alcohol stove (cocinilla), not alcohol lamp (lamparilla). The stove was given to Narcisa by the guard when the party was about to board their carriage in the courtyard. At home, the Rizal ladies recovered from the stove a folded paper. On it was written an unsigned, untitled and undated poem of 14 five-line stanzas. The Rizals reproduced copies of the poem and sent them to Rizal's friends in the country and abroad. In 1897, Mariano Ponce in Hong Kong had the poem printed with the title "Mi Ultimo Pensamiento." Fr. Mariano Dacanay, who received a copy of the poem while a prisoner in Bilibid(jail), published it in the first issue of La Independencia on Sept. 25, 1898 with the title "Ultimo Adios." N.B. The stove was not delivered until after the execution. Rizal needed it to light the room and to be able to write the poem and his
other parting words. VGPas 10/21/08.
Jose Rizal’s first novel, Noli me Tangere, means “don’t touch me” or “touch me not” is the Latin version of words spoken, according to John 20:17, by Jesus to 
5. Mary Magdalene
when she recognizes him after his resurrection. The book was first published in 1887 in Berlin, Germany, originally written in Spanish but later been translated to different languages and made copies distributed around the world.
Noli me Tangere
The title was controversial, and the novel itself created so much controversy that only a few days after his arrival in the Philippines, Jose Rizal was summoned the greatest enemy of the state in the 19th century. They even called him, a freemason, a sorcerer, a damned soul and evil. The novel depicted the Spanish abuse government to the Philippines.
Many characters in the Noli personify Rizal. Like Ibarra, Pilosopong Tasyo andElias. But the last part portrays Rizal execution as if he already knew he’d be executed…
El Filibusterismo has an English alternate title,
3. The Reign of Greed,
is a deeper depiction of what the first novel has symbolized and is about revenge and revolution. This novel was dedicated to the three-martyr-priest, GOMBURZA. Rizal however has written his dedication in memory of the three priests with their age and the date of their execution all wrongly.
El Filibusterismo
During his execution, a doctor tried to read Rizal’s heartbeat and blood pressure, the result was normal. The questions is, did he not feel afraid or frightened? Or has he really been preparing for that a long time.
Following Rizal’s life and writings, it seems Jose Rizal really knew where his fate would end. He was really an architect, he has drawn where he was going, He was really an eye-doctor, he somehow knew what was happening.
Rizal, ever since a little child had already dreamed being a martyr for his country.
His anecdote about the time when his mother narrated him a story about a firefly who go nearer to a flame and killed, Rizal quoted “The firefly must be a martyr for dying for his passions.”
Another one was when he was teased by his older sister, Rizal said, “one day I will die for this country and you would see my monument.”
Rizal a Prophet?
Due to the interesting and moving life of Jose Rizal, there came a sect of people who have a strong belief in Jose Rizal.

Rizalists
- any of numerous ethnic religious groups in the Philippines that believe in the divinity of José Rizal, the national hero martyred by the Spanish in 1896.
Rizalista, a religion which believes Rizal will return
Among many peasant cults it is commonly believed that he is still alive and will return to deliver his followers from poverty and oppression. Rizal has been identified as God, as the second, or Filipino, Christ, and as the god of the pre-Spanish Malay religion. Rizalist cults, such as the Iglesia Sagrada ni Lahi (HolyChurch of the Race) and the Banner of the Race Church (the largest group), synthesize Roman Catholic rituals
Rizalista, a religion which believes Rizal will return
Retraction
One of the major or the
greatest controversies
regarding Rizal is about the Retraction Document. This document is one of the proofs regarding the friars' claim that Rizal retracted a few days before his execution. Retraction
"means that he is taking back what he said against the catholic church in the Philippines and the friars".
If this were true, it would mean that Rizal went back to become a Catholic again after being a mason in Europe. Some say he did this in order to marry his Irish partner, Josephine Bracken.
"I declare myself a catholic and in this Religion in which I was born and educated I wish to live and die.I retract with all my heart whatever in my words, writings, publications and conduct has been contrary to my character as son of the Catholic Church. I believe and I confess whatever she teaches and I submit to whatever she demands. I abominate Masonry, as the enemy which is of the Church, and as a Society prohibited by the Church. The Diocesan Prelate may, as the Superior Ecclesiastical Authority, make public this spontaneous manifestation of mine in order to repair the scandal which my acts may have caused and so that God and people may pardon me.

Manila 29 of December of 1896"

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Rizal
Below is Rizal’s retraction letter originally written in Spanish translated into English. However the said retraction has some sorts of copy issues…quote issues and formula issues. Whether Jose Rizal has retracted or not, that’s still not proven.
Minor Controversies

Rizal did not take a bath for 3 months during his stay in Spain
That He and Blumentritt were "gay lovers". If you try to read books about it, it could be true or otherwise. And if you try to analyse, he had been travelling to Madrid, Spain. Paris,France and Germany which is said that Europe is open when it comes to any sexuality.
The love affair with his first cousin from Tarlac at his time and our present time that practice considered a abomination of the catholic teachings
Some considered him a womanizer even got a duel due to the fact that he was accused of flirting one's of his Friend Girlfriend
his works like El Fili they say it is the same story in the book of "The Count of Monte Cristo" or they say he copied it
They says he pushed Josephine because he knew that he is sterile and the child carrying Josephine was not his son.
.If you read carefully Rizal don't like Women in Europe because when a woman was to close to him he always thought about Leonor Rivera but when his in Japan he forgot leonor
Rizal wants the Philippines to be a State of Spain and not its Independence .
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