HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 11 no. 3 & 4 (1963)


Camilo Osias

Discipline: History



When the Knights of Rizal honored me with the highest award, the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal, I took occasion to deliver an address wherein I stated that, as far as I know, Rizal is the most versatile man in history. Upon the achievement of tree and independent nationhood, the Philippines entered upon an epoch distinguished for greater scientific spirit and increased economic mindedness. In the twenty-fourth chapter of his immortal El Filibusterismo, Rizal envisaged very clearly a Philippines industrialized and more prosperous. How inspiring and instructive are his prophetic words: