Today in Philippine History. On October 6, 1896, Dr. Jose Rizal was awakened by the guards and escorted to the grim and infamous prison-fortress named Montjuich castle (Castell de Montjuïc) a political prison associated with many cruelties in Montjuich, Barcelona, Spain. he spent the whole morning in a cell.
This is the student memoirs or reminiscences of Jose Rizal. he wrote it from 1879 to 1881, from the age of 17-20. English translation by the Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission.
September 18, 1891, Dr. Jose Rizal Wrote to Jose Ma. Basa that He will Proceed to Hong Kong with 800 Copies of the El Filibusterismo
Dr. Jose Rizal began the printing of his second novel, El Filibusterismi (Reign of Greed), and a sequel to the Noli Me Tangere. On September 18, 1891, the book came off the press in Ghent, Belgium. On the same date, Rizal wrote to Jose Ma. Basa that "he could be expected in Hong Kong by November with eightt hundred copies of the Fili.
It’s not easy to be human, to be Rizal or Plaridel. It is good to remember their works and sacrifice for our nation’s liberty, but it is equally good to understand what they have been through.