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  • 1. Life and Works
    of
    Dr. Jose P. Rizal
  • 2. CHAPTER XXII:
    THE TRIAL OF RIZAL
  • 3. Rescue Attempts by the Katipunan
    Katipunan - a secret revolutionary society founded by Andres Bonifacio
    Dr. PioValenzuela - secret emmisary of Katipunan to Dapitan
  • 4. Last trip to Spain
    For 26 days (August 6-September,1896) Rizal stayed on board the Castilla
    August 26 - Bonifacio and the Filipino patriots raised the “Cry of Balintawak”
    August 29 - Katipunan plot to rise in arms against Spain was discovered by Father Mariano Gil (Augustinian parish priest of Tondo)
  • 5. August 30 - he receive a letter from Governor Blanco wishing him “happiness” and two additional letter of recommendation for the Ministry of War (General Marcelo de Azcarraga, Philippine born Spaniard) and the Ministry of Colonies
    September 3, 1896 - left Spain on board the steamer Isla de Panay
  • 6. Rizal in Singapore
    September 7 - streamer reached Singapore, a British colony
    Don Pedro Roxas and his son Periquin get off the ship
  • 7. Arrest and Imprisonment
    September 30- Rizal was placed under arrest by the ship skipper, Captain A. Alemany, upon the telegraphic orders from Manila
    October 13- Isla de Panay arrived at Barcelona, Feast Day of St. Francis de Assisi
    General Despujol- the same man who banished him to Dapitan now military Commander of Cataluña
    Montjuich Castle
  • 8. Unsuccessful Rescue in Singapore
    Dr. Antonio Ma. Regidor and Sixto Lopez dispatch frantic telegrams
    Mr. Fort- English lawyer
    The crux of Mr. Font’s legal contention was Rizal was “illegally detained” on the Spanish steamer
  • 9. Back to Manila
    November 3- the steamer Colon arrived in Manila
    Incommunicado
    Tortured:
    *Deodato Arellano *Domingo Franco
    *Dr. Pio Valenzuela *TimoteoPaez
    *Moises Salvador
    *Pacino(cruelly tortured)
    *Jose Dizon
  • 10. Preliminary Investigation
    Judge Advocate, Colonel Francisco Olive
    2 kinds of evidence
    * documentary
    * testimonial
    Documentary evidence
    15 exhibits
  • 11. Testimonial evidence
    *Martin Constantino *Domingo Franco
    *Aguedo del Rosario *Jose Dizon
    *AmbrosioSalvador *Jose Reyes
    *MoisesSalvador *TimoteoPaez
    *Pedro Serrano Laktaw
    *Deodato Arellano
    *Dr. PioValenzuela
    *Antonio Salazar
    *Francisco Quison
  • 12. At the conclusion of the preliminary investigation
    Colonel Olive - Governor Blanco- Captain Rafael Dominguez- Don Nicolas de la Peña (opinion)
    Recommendations:
    1. the accused be brought to trial
    2. he should be kept in prison
    3. an order of attachment be issued against his properties to the amount of 1 M pesos as indemnity
    4. he should be defended in court by an army officer, not by civilian lawyer
  • 13. Rizal chooses his defender
    December 8- Feast Day of Immaculate Conception
    -a list of 100 first and second lieutenants in the Spanish Army was presented to Rizal
    Don Luis Taviel de Andrade- 1st lieutenant of the artillery
    -familiar
    -brother of Jose(Rizal “bodyguard” in Calamba 1887)
  • 14. Charges Read to Rizal
    December 11 - to the question asked, Rizal replied:
    1. He did not question the jurisdiction of the court
    2. He had nothing to amend, except that since his deportation to Dapitan in 1892 he had not engaged in politics
    3. He did not admit the charges preffered against him
    4. He did not admit the declaration of the witnesses aginst him
  • 15. December 13 - the case against Riazal was reffered to Governor Camilo C. de Polavieja, who had just replaced Governor Blanco
  • 16. Rizal Manifesto to His People
    December 15 - he wrote a manifesto to his people appealing to them to stop the unnecessary shedding of blood and to achieve their liberties by means of education and industry.
    It was written in his prison cell at Fort Santiago
    Judge Advocate Nicolas de la Peñarecommended to Governor Polavieja that the manifesto be surpressed. Accordingly its publication was prohibited.
  • 17. Rizal’s Saddest Christmas
    December 26, 1896- he who was accustomed to spend this merry season in the company of his beloved family of dear friends, found himself alone and depressed in a dreary cell.
  • 18. The trial of Rizal
    His trial was an eloquent proof of Spanish injustice and misrule
    December 26, 1896(8:00 am) - the court martial of Rizal started in the military building called Cuartel de España
  • 19. 7 members of military court:
    • Lt. Col. Jose TogoresArjona (pres)
    • 20. Capt. Ricardo Muños Arias
    • 21. Capt. Manuel Reguera
    • 22. Capt. Santiago Izquierdo
    • 23. Capt. Braulio Rodriguez Nuñez
    • 24. Capt. Manuel Diaz Escribano
    • 25. Capt. Fernando Perez Rodriguez
  • Also present at the courtroom were Dr. Rizal, Lt. Taviel de Andrade, Capt. Rafael Dominguez (Judge Advocate), Lt. Enrique de Alcocer (Prosecuting Attorney) and the spectator.
    Among the expectator were Josephine Bracken, a sister of Rizal, some newspapermen, and many Spaniards
    Rizal was accused of 3 crimes:
  • 26. 1. rebellion
    2. sedition
    3. illegal association
    In his preliminary defense, he further proved his innocence by twelve points
    On the same day, the court decision was submitted to Gov. Polavieja then sought the opinion of Judge advocate Gen. Nicolas de la Peña. The latter affirm the death verdict.
  • 27. Polavieja signs Rizal’s Execution
    December 28 - Gov. Polavieja approved the decision of the court martial and ordered the execution of Rizal on December 30th at Bagumbayan Field (Luneta)

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