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HONORING A HERO | Museo ni Jose Rizal in Calamba opens on June 19

Photo: Ramon F Velasquez, wikipedia.org
Photo: Ramon F Velasquez, wikipedia.org

The Museo ni Rizal in Calamba, Laguna opens on June 19, 2015, in commemoration of the birth anniversary of Jose Rizal.

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)1 will open the modernized Museo ni Jose Rizal, Calamba in Laguna with Secretary Florencio B. Abad of the Department of Budget and Management as guest of honor and speaker on June 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

The date also marks the 154th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal.

Messages will be delivered by Laguna Governor Ramil L. Hernandez, Laguna’s 2nd District Congressman Joaquin M. Chipeco Jr., and Calamba City Mayor Justin Marc SB. Chipeco.

The new museum offers innovative exhibits and interactive technologies narrating the childhood, education, and foreign travels of Jose Rizal, which shaped his social and political consciousness to seek reforms from the Spanish colonial government through his influential writings.

Highlighting the exhibit is a bronze sculpture by noted artist Julie Lluch depicting Rizal as an itinerant scholar and patriot.  It also offers an e-learning facility where students can access the NHCP’s online history lessons about Rizal and other Philippine heroes.

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