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1. Rizal's First Home Coming

1.1. Decision to return home

1.1.1. • When Rizal arrived in Calamba, rumors spread that he was a: – German spy – An agent of Otto Von Bismarck – the liberator of Germany. – A Protestant – A Mason – A soul halfway to damnation • Paciano – did not leave him during the first days after arrival to protect him from any enemy assault. • Don Francisco – did not permit him to go out alone

1.1.2. Rizal’s plans of coming back home • As early as 1884, Rizal wanted to go back to the Philippines for the following reasons: – Financial difficulties in Calamba – Dissatisfaction with his studies in Madrid – Desire to prove that there is no reason to fear going home. – His belief that the Spanish regime will not punish the innocent.

1.1.3. After five years of his memorable sojourn in Europe, Rizal returned to the Philippines. • However, Rizal was warned by the following not to return to the Philippines because his Noli Me Tangere angered the friars: – Paciano Mercado – Rizal’s adviser and only brother. – Silvestre Ubaldo – Rizal’s brother in law; husband of Olimpia. – Jose Ma. Cecilio (Chenggoy) – one of Rizal’s closest friends.

1.1.4. Rizal was determined to come back to the Philippines for the following reasons To operate his mother’s eyes – To serve his people who had long been oppressed by Spanish tyrants. – To find out for himself how the Noli Me Tangere and his other writings were affecting Filipinos and Spaniards. – To inquire why Leonor Rivera remained silent. Rizal arrives in Manila Rizal left Rome by train to Marseilles, a French port and boarded Djemnah, the same steamer that brought him to Europe five years ago. • There were 50 passengers: 4 Englishmen, 2 Germans, 3 Chinese, 2 Japanese, 40 Frenchmen, and 1 Filipino (Rizal) • When the ship reached Aden, the weather became rough and some of Rizal’s book got wet. • In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), Vietnam – he transferred to another steamer, Haiphong, that brought him to Manila.

1.2. Storm over the Noli Me TangereStorm over the Noli Me Tangere

1.2.1. Happy Home coming

1.2.2. • As Rizal was peacefully living in Calamba, his enemies plotted his doom. • Governor General Emilio Terrero – wrote to Rizal requesting to come to Malacañang Palace. – Somebody had whispered to his ear that the Noli contains subversive ideas. – Rizal explained to him that he merely exposed the truth, but did not advocate subversive ideas. – He was pleased by Rizal’s explanation and curious about the book, he asked for a copy of the novel. – Rizal had no copy that time but promised to send one for him.

1.2.3. In CalambaIn Calamba • Rizal established a medical clinic. • Doña Teodora – was Rizal’s first patient • Rizal treated her eyes but could not perform any surgical operation because her cataracts were not yet ripe. • He painted several beautiful landscapes in Calamba. • He translated German poems of Von Wildernath in Tagalog. Doctor Uliman Rizal was called this name because he came from Germany. – He earned P900 in a few months and P5,000 before he left the Philippines. • Gymnasium – was opened by Rizal for the young people • He introduced European sports fencing and shooting to discourage them from cockfighting and gambling. Sad moments while Rizal was inSad moments while Rizal was in CalambaCalamba Rizal visited the Jesuits • Leonor Rivera – Rizal tried to visit her in Tarlac but his parents forbade him to go because Leonor’s mother did not like him for a son-in- law. • Olimpia Mercado-Ubaldo – died because of child birth.

1.3. Governor-General Emilio Terrero – a liberal minded Spaniard who knew that Rizal’s life was in jeopardy because the friars were powerful.

1.3.1. Because of this he gave Rizal a bodyguard to protect him.

1.3.2. Jose Taviel de AndradeJose Taviel de Andrade • A young Spanish lieutenant who came from a noble family • He was cultured and knew painting • He could speak French, English and Spanish. • They became good friends. Attackers of the NoliAttackers of the Noli • Archbishop Pedro Payo a Dominican • Archbishop of Manila • Sent a copy of the Noli to Fr. Gregorio Echevarria, Rector of the University of Santo Tomas to examine the novel.

1.4. UST and RizalUST and Rizal

1.4.1. Governor-General Terrero was not satisfied with the report so he sent the novel to the Permanent Commission of Censorship which was composed of priests and lawyers. • Fr. Salvador Font – Augustinian friar curate of Tondo was the head of the commission. – The group found that the novel contain subversive ideas against the Church and Spain and recommended that the importation, reproduction and circulation of the pernicious book in the islands be absolutely prohibited.

1.4.2. • The committee that examined the Noli Me Tangere were composed of Dominican professors. • The report of the faculty members from UST about the Noli states that the novel was: – Heretical, impious and scandalous in the religious orders, and anti-patriotic, subversive of pubic order, injurious to the government of Spain and its function in the Philippine Islands in the political order.

1.5. Fr. Jose Rodriguez – Augustinian Prior of Guadalupe

1.5.1. The newspaper published Font’s written report The banning of the Noli Me Tangere served to make it popular • The masses supported the book.

1.5.2. Published a series of eight pamphlets under the heading Questions of Supreme Interest to blast the Noli and other anti-Spanish writing. – Copies of anti-Rizal pamphlets were sold after mass – Many Filipinos were forced to buy them in order not to displease the friars.

1.5.3. Noli Me Tangere in SpainNoli Me Tangere in Spain The novel was fiercely attacked in the session hall of the Senate of the Spanish Cortes. • Senators: – General Jose de Salamanca – General Luis de Pando – Sr. Fernando Vida • Vicente Barantes – Spanish academician of Madrid who formerly occupied high government position in the Philippines bitterly criticized the novel in an article published in the Madrid newspaper, La España Moderna.

1.5.4. Defenders of the Noli Me Tangere • Propagandists such as Marcelo H. del Pilar, Graciano Lopez-Jaena, Antonio Ma. Regidor, Mariano Ponce rushed to uphold the truths of the Noli. • Father Francisco de Paul Sanchez – Rizal’s favorite teacher in Ateneo defended and praised the novel in public. • Don Segismundo Moret – former Minister of the Crown. • Prof. Miguel Morayta- historian and stateman • Prof. Ferdinand Blumentritt – Rizal’s best friend

1.6. Rev. Fr. Vicente Garcia

1.6.1. a Filipino Catholic priest-scholar, a theologian of the Manila Cathedral and a Tagalog translator of the famous Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis. – Under the pen name Justo Desiderio Magalang he wrote a defense of the novel published in Singapore.

1.6.2. Rizal cried because of his gratitude to his defenders especially to Fr. Garcia who defended him unexpectedly • He attacked Barantes by exposing his ignorance of Philippine affairs and mental dishonesty which is unworthy of an academician. • Because of the interest of both enemies and protectors of the Noli the price of the book increased from five pesetas per copy to 50 pesetas per copy. Agrarian Problem in CalambaAgrarian Problem in Calamba • Influenced by the novel, Governor-General Emilio Terrero ordered a government investigation of the friar estates to remedy whatever inequities might have been present in connection with land taxes and with tenant relations. • One of the friar estates affected was the Calamba hacienda by the Dominican order since 1883. Agrarian Problem in CalambaAgrarian Problem in Calamba

1.7. Upon hearing about the investigation

1.7.1. the people of Calamba asked helped from Rizal to gather facts and list the grievances so that the government might institute certain agrarian reforms.

1.7.2. Findings submitted by RizalFindings submitted by Rizal • The hacienda of the Dominican Order comprised not only the lands around Calamba, but the whole town of Calamba. • The profits of the Dominican Order continually increased because of the arbitrary increase of he rentals paid by the tenants. • The hacienda owner never contributed a single centavo for the celebration of the town fiesta, for the education of the children, and for the improvement of agriculture. Tenants who spent much labor in clearing the lands were dispossessed of the said lands for flimsy reasons • High rates of interest were arbitrarily charged the tenants for delayed payment of rentals • When the rentals could not be paid, the hacienda management confiscated the work animals, tools, and farm implements of the tenants. Friars ReactionFriars Reaction Rizal’s exposure to the deplorable condition angered the friars. • The friars exerted pressure to Malacañang to eliminate Rizal. • They asked Gov. Gen. Terrero to deport Rizal but the latter refused for there is lack of charges against Rizal in court. • Anonymous threats in Rizal’s life alarmed his parents, siblings, Andrade his bodyguard, friends, and even Terrero, thus they all advised him to leave the country. Rizal’s reasons for leaving theRizal’s reasons for leaving the PhilippinesPhilippines • His presence in Calamba was jeopardizing the safety and happiness of his family and friends. • He could not fight better his enemies and serve his country’s cause with greater efficacy by writing in foreign countries.

1.8. Himno Al TrabajoHimno Al Trabajo • A poem for Lipa

1.8.1. shortly before Rizal left in 1888, he was asked by a friend to write a poem in commemoration of the town’s cityhood. • Himno Al Trabajo (Hymn To Labor) – title of the poem dedicated to the industrious people of Lipa.

1.8.2. Farewell Philippines • On February 3, 1888 Rizal left his country with a heavy heart. • But this is for his own good and the safety of his family and friends.

2. Rizal's Second Home Coming

2.1. What was Rizal’s reason for going back to tha Philippines?

2.1.1. What was the purpose of La Solidaridad? What made Rizal think that the battle was in the Philippines not in Madrid? What was the price of Rizal’s entrapment? What are the reasons for Rizal’s exile in Dapitan? How does Rizal live his life in Dapitan?

2.1.2. The DECOY, TRIALS, and GRUDGES Three reasons for going back to the Philippines: FIRST: he wanted to talk to Governor General Despusol about his Borneo Colonization Project. SECOND: he would establish La Liga Filipina to unite the Filipino people in the truest sense of unity and solidarity against violence and deprivation. THIRD: he would like to prove to Eduardo de Lete that the criticism published against him in La Solidaridad had no basis but only pure speculation. The battle is in the Philippines From there, we will meet, we will help one another. Together, we will fight and sacrifice for the sake of our homeland - Rizal to his fellow Filipino patriots in Europe“ I believe that La Solidaridad is no longer the instrument for struggle… the fight is no longer in madrid; it is in the Philippines.” - Rizal’s letter to Blumentrit Reasons why Rizal knew that his homecoming in the Philippines would mean danger to his life

2.1.3. In his letter to his family and friends, he divulged his belief to die for a noble deed For his letter to his fellow countrymen, he shared with them that he only followed the dictum of his conscience and that he would rather choose to die for his loved ones and for his native soil. In the Pier, Spanish soldiers with some of the officers of the civil guards came to inspect them.He met the Governor in the Malacañang Palace to request for the postponement of the exile of his father, sisters, and his brother –in- laqw Ubaldo. He was able to convince the Governor.He was informed by the Governor that the inspectors find “Pobres Prailes” (Pitiful Friars), in his baggage. The friars learned about, they blasted with so much anger.

2.1.4. According to Father Pablo Pastells’(Superior of the Jesuit Organization in the Philippines) 1. Rizal could only reside in a missionary house providing that the following conditions were met: 1. if Rizal will retract from all his accusations against the CATHOLIC Church and if would declare pro-Spanish and anti-rebellion. 2. of Rizal would follow the ordinances of the Catholic Church and if he would confess for all the sins he committed throughout his life. Rizal disagreed to the aforesaid conditions.As a result, Rizal was ordered to reside atCaptain Carnicero’s house. Captain Carnicero gave Rizal a completefreedom. Rizal was free to go anywhere and hewas only given once a week to report. -Rizal created a poem for Captain Carnicero.It was entitled “DON RICARDO CARCINERO”which he presented on Carcinero’s birthday onAugust 26, 1892. -May 4, 1893, Captain Carnicero left Dapitanand a very strict commandant in the person ofCaptain Juan Sitges replaced him. After somedays, he became close to Rizal and he regainedRizal’s freedom. He established his own house, surrounded with plants, and fruit bearing trees at the nearby seashore as a Doctor, Rizal did not choose a patient based on his social status He treated his patient no matter how poor he was. He did not ask payment from poor patients, amd instead he had given them free medicines. His mother, Doña Teodora and his sister Maria arrived in Dapitan in August, 1893. He treated his mother for the third time. Doña Teodora and maria reside with Rizal in Dapitan for one and a half year, because his mother’s eyes were infected. He was able to establish waterworks system in Dapitan, so that its residents could have clean water to drink. Mr. H. F. Cameron, an American Engineer, praised Rizal for the wonderful invention. Rizal sent different specimens of plants, creatures , insects, etc.