Calamba “ Cradle of a genius”Earliest childhood memories:•The first memory of Rizal, in his infancy, was his happy days inthe family garden when he was 3 years old. He was given thetenderness care by his parents.•His father built a little cottage for him to play in the daytime.•Anotherchildhood memory was The daily angelus prayer. hismother gathered all the children to pray the angelus.•Thenocturnal walk in the town, especially when there was amoon, is another memory of his infancy.
First education from mother:- His first teacher was his mother.- Jose learned the alphabet and prayers from her.- Seeing that her boy had a talent for poetry, she encouraged him to write poems.
DEVOTED SON OF CHURCH Young rizal is a religious boy. At the age of 3, he began to take part in the family prayer. His mother taught him the catholic prayer. When he was 5 years old, he was able to read haltingly the Spanish family bible. He started his life as a student of ateneo in June 1872 with a prayer. One of the men he esteemed and respected in calamba during his boyhood was father Leoncio Lopez, the town priest
1.) Hereditary influence- according to biological science, there are inherent traits or qualities which a person inherits from his ancestors and parents. Therefore,Rizal inherited lot of good qualities from his ancestors, father and mother.2.) environmental influence- environment, as well as hereditary, affects the nature of a person. Which includes places, associates, and events. Like Rizal was affected in what his family and the environment influence and teach him to be a good son and develop his talent and ability.3.) Aid of divine Providence- Rizal was providentially destined to be the pride and glory of our people. God had endowed him with the venatile talents of a rare genius.
Binan- the natal town of his father where he started his first formal school. Maestro Justiniano Aquino Cruz- A good teacher of Rizal in private school. Rizal studied in this school from 1870 to 1871. It was an education with much religion and overly strict discipline.Early schooling: His mother- his first teacher. she teaches Latin alphabet and the catholic prayer. Maestro Celestino and maestro Lucas Padua- his private tutors. Leon Monroy- Old Latin teacher, Classmate of his father, he was hired to give Rizal the first lessons in latin. But he died 5 months later. His parents decided to sent him in Binan, because they heard of a good teacher, who was running a private school in Binan. Paciano- His closest brother who accompanied him and brought Rizal to his new school. Jose described his teacher in binan as tall, thin, long- necked man, with a sharp nose and a body bent slightly forward. He has a son named Pedro, also a classmate of Rizal. Pedro- whose always making fun of Jose during his conversation with the teacher in the morning.
His daily life in binan - he led a methodical life in Binan, almost Spartan in simplicity. Such as life contributed much to his future development. It strengthen his body and soul. Jose is the best student in school. And time came when he learned all the maestro Justiniano could teach him, and could be send in college in manila. And when he arrived in calamba, in his home, they spend their christmas together in 1871. after Christmas Don Francisco thought of sending Jose to manila to study, but before June came, his mother arrested because of her sister-in-law. The unfaithful wife of his brother, Jose Alberto connived with the lieutenant of the Guardia civil who is also want a revenge to the Rizal family. They fabricate evidence that Jose Alberto attempted to poison her, with Dona Teodora as an accomplice. And Dona Teodora accused, should have been confine in the Calamba jail.
January 20, 1872- the Cavite mutiny flared up,followed by the execution of fathers Gomez, Burgosand Zamora on February 17th.After the execution of Gom-bur-za, Paciano quitcollege, since father Burgos , his beloved professorand friend executed. He returned to Calamba.Jose Rizal was nearly eleven years old when the tragicmartyrdom of Gom-Bur-Za took place. He was deeplyaffected. It was another Spanish injustice, like thatdone to his own mother.