As one respected Filipino historian once said, “Jose Rizal is everywhere yet he is nowhere.” 

We’ve learned more about his life than any other Filipino hero who fought for our liberty. His name is indeed everywhere–from coins and schools to streets and numerous monuments.


Still, few Filipinos bother to look back at his life, and the principles that made him our unofficial national hero.

So how do we inspire our countrymen, especially the millennials, to know more about this oft taken-for-granted hero? It should all start with curiosity, and nothing can intrigue them better than bite-sized trivia about Jose Rizal’s life, works, and death.

After all, there’s more to know about him aside from the basic stuff your history teacher taught you.