Youth urged: Emulate Jose Rizal’s principles
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang urged the Filipino youth to draw inspiration from the life of Dr. Jose Rizal and emulate the principles that made him the country’s greatest hero.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement on Saturday, a day before the country commemorate the 122nd martyrdom of Rizal.
Panelo said “Rizal’s life and death is a walking testament to a person’s magnificent and consuming love for his country that sparked a leap for freedom and an assertion of national dignity.”
“More than one century has passed since his execution in Bagumbayan (now Luneta), but his influence on our nation’s evolution remains relevant today as it was 122 years ago,” he said.
“As we commemorate the anniversary of his death, we ask our people, the youth in particular, to take inspiration from Rizal’s life story and emulate the principles that made him the country’s greatest hero,” he added./