THE LIFE, WORKS AND WRITINGS OF RIZAL by Jonacel Gloria
THE LIFE,WORKS, &WRITINGSOF JOSE RIZAL
JOSE PROTACIO RIZALMERCADO Y ALONZOREALONDAThe Founder of PhilippineNationalismThe Greatest Hero of theMalayan RaceHe was apolymath, nationalist, & the mostprominent advocate for reforms
An act to include in the curriculaof all public and private schools,colleges, and universities courseson the life, works, and writings ofJose Rizal, particularly his novels,Noli Me Tangere and ElFilibusterismo, authorizing theprinting and distribution thereof,and for purposes.
Claro MayoRecto – theauthor or mainproponent ofthe law.
It was enacted andsigned on June 12,1956 which coincidesthe PhilippineIndependence Day.
Three Main Goals ofRizal’s Law1) To rededicate the lives ofyouth to the ideals offreedom and nationalism,for which our heroes livedand died.
2) To pay tribute to ournational hero for devotinghis life and works inshaping the Filipinocharacter.3) To gain an inspiring sourceof patriotism through thestudy of Rizal’s life, works,and writings.
CONTENTS of theRIZAL’S LAWSection 1 : This sectionmandates the students to readthe two greatest novels ofRizal. These two shall beincluded in the curricula of allschools, colleges anduniversities, public or private.
Section 2: This sectionmandates the schools to have“an adequate number” ofcopies in their libraries.Section 3: This section ordersthe Board of NationalEducation to publish the worksin English, Tagalog, and othermajor Philippine languages.
Section 4: It prohibits thediscussion of religiousdoctrines by persons engagedin any public school.Section 5: a sum of 300thousand pesos isappropriated to carry out thepurposes of the law.Section 6: It shall take effectupon its approval.
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