HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 9 no. 2 & 3 (1961)

Rizal on Graft and Corruption

Eufronio M. Alip

Discipline: History



As the Centenary of Jose Rizal, the Filipino National Hero, comes to us this year, we contemplate and ponder over the life and works of this great man and what they really mean to us.

Undoubtedly, most of us will recall his heroism and the supreme sacrifice he made at Bagumbayan when he offered his life in behalf of his country and people. Others will recall his exemplary qualities as a son, as a student, as a teacher, as a writer, as a physician, as a scientist, as a linguist. as a crusader, as a patriot, and so on, for indeed he was such a many-faceted genius that his life-activities have been connected with every important aspect of our nation's history.