Why Rizal Will Not Like the President Duterte if He is Alive Today

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, or simply Jose Rizal is revered as a national hero, a truly deserving honor for many. He never fired a shot, or wielded blades like Emilio Aguinaldo, or Andres Bonifacio to incite an armed uprising. But his works awakened nationalism among Filipinos by exposing the corrupt practices of the colonial government officials and Spanish friars. Together with his fellow illustrados, they strived for equality during their stay in Spain.