Saturday, June 19, 2010


1861 - Jose Rizal (José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda), one of the two future implied  national heroes of the Philippine Republic, is born as the  seventh child of Francisco Mercado and Teodora Alonzo in  Calamba in Laguna province  during the Spanish colonial rule  in the Southeast Asian archipelago; Rizal's patriotic writings  significantly inspired the other national hero, Andres Bonifacio y de  Castro, into launching the nationalistic revolutionary movement Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan  (KKK)  in 1896.

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