On December 30, 1896, Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal, the greatest man of the Malayan race, was shot to death at Bagumbayan (present day Luneta or Rizal park), Manila, by a firing squad of native soldiers, on the accusation of political conspiracy and sedition, and rebellion against the Spanish government in the Philippines.
He did not begin to exist at Christmas! Jesus has always existed! What we celebrate at Christmas is his incarnation. The Word becoming flesh! God becoming man!