Rizal was considered one of the great men produced by the Malay race. His peaceful means of reform made him the first modern nonviolent advocate of political reform in Asia. The Rizal Law is a way for young people to understand Rizal`s vision. The law aims to bring Rizal closer to our hearts. Do we understand what he wanted for the country? Do we remember why he was a hero? By this republican act, the essence of freedom and independence for youth was emphasized. By this law, it has also been implied that national identity is a very important legacy that our heroes have achieved by sacrificing their own lives. They passed it on to us, and it is our job to maintain and protect it. At school, we only get the basic information about it. We read his novels and poems and discover the places he visited and even the women who were part of his life.
But in the end, we don`t know what it really stood for. We even wear shirts that carry his image, but we do not deepen his understanding. People`s faith is compromised. This law endangers the Christian growth of students who are still in their formative years. This can lead young people to question the credibility of the Church, her teachings and traditions. Nowadays, when a Filipino is asked what he knows about Rizal, he probably replies that Rizal is the image on the coin of a peso, or that he is the one who was photographed in Luneta. A deeper understanding of rizal has been blocked by our interest in things like the Internet. Some of us only know Rizal by name. And without knowing him, we became what Rizal fought against all his life.
We have become indifferent. The young people were made aware of the contributions and principled life of José Rizal, who was a symbol of considerable nationalism and unconditional love for the country. It embodies brilliance, coupled with the humility and prestige that accompany service. This law of the Republic pushed Rizal to be a model for the young people of this country. The Rizal Act was made so that Filipinos, especially young people, would not forget it. But the question remains, why should we not forget it? Teaching the Rizal course in the classroom is designed to evoke a sense of patriotism and nationalism in every young Filipino and lead them to apply the principles left by Rizal as solutions to today`s problems. CONSIDERING that the life, works and writing of José Rizal, in particular his novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, are a constant and inspiring source of patriotism with which the spirit of youth should be imbued, especially during their formative and decisive school years; CONSIDERING that all educational institutions are under the supervision and regulation of the State and are subject to all schools, moral character, personal discipline, civic awareness and the teaching of the duties of citizenship; Therefore, following the controversy over a bill to incorporate a course on the life of Andres Bonifacio into the college curriculum, a reassessment of the Rizal Law and its impact on our education system is necessary. According to a survey we conducted at our university, the Rizal course doesn`t really matter to students. It was just a tedious topic that adds an unnecessary workload to students, and it sometimes causes students to lose sight of their majors. The anniversary of Rizal`s death was declared a national holiday today to give Filipinos time to remember his achievements and contributions to the nation. Commemorative rites are held on his monument in Rizal Park and in other parts of the country, even abroad.
Published in the Official Journal, Vol. 52, No. 6, p. 2971 in June 1956. Guerrero, Leon First Filipino A biography of Jose Rizal. Manila, National Institute of History. 2008. If the problems still exist today, it is our turn to become heroes. SECTION 2. All schools, colleges and universities are required to keep in their libraries a sufficient number of copies of the original and non-suppressed editions of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, as well as rizal`s other works and biographies.
The aforementioned unredacted editions of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo or their translations into English and other writings by Rizal are included in the list of books approved for compulsory reading in all public or private schools, colleges and universities. Rizal`s knowledge was limited to knowing the streets that bear his name or the characters in his novel. But the most important thing is to know why heroes exist, why they are needed. To study heroism 101 means to look beyond the lives of the heroes, far into the social circumstances or problems they have created and that the heroes are supposed to solve. Unfortunately, the years have shown that the Rizal law is not effective. A LAW TO INCLUDE IN THE CURRICULA OF ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES COURSES ON THE LIFE, WORK AND WRITINGS OF JOSÉ RIZAL, IN PARTICULAR HIS NOVELS NOLI ME TANGERE AND EL FILIBUSTERISMO, WHICH AUTHORIZE THEIR PRINTING AND DISSEMINATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES SECTION 1. Courses on the life, works and writings of José Rizal, in particular, his novel Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, are included in the curricula of all public or private schools, colleges and universities: provided that in college courses the original or unredacted editions of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo or their English translation are used as basic texts. Fifty-five years have passed. Now we live in a world dominated by cybertechnology and scientific breakthroughs, revolution, terrorism, the environmental crisis and natural disasters, a world of Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, the X-factor and MTV. Do we really still know Rizal? ARTICLE 4. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as amending or repealing article nine hundred and twenty-seven of the Administrative Code, which prohibits the discussion of religious teachings by teachers of public schools and other persons working in a public school.
SECTION 5. The sum of three hundred thousand pesos is hereby authorized to be approved by any fund that is not otherwise used in the State Treasury to fulfill the purposes of this Law. The Rizal Law has come a long way. After the law of the Republic No. In 1425, which aimed to include a study of the life and work of José Rizal in the curricula of public and private schools, was approved by President Ramon Magsaysay on June 12, 1956, the teaching of Rizal was compulsory in our school system. CONSIDERING that it is right that in paying tribute to them, especially to the national hero and patriot José Rizal, we remember with special preference and dedication their lives and works that shaped the national character; SECTION 6. This Act shall enter into force upon its approval. Some students who take technical courses such as engineering or medicine even question the relevance of the rice theme to their careers; They insist that the problem is just a waste of time and money. Positive: According to Hernan Abaya, 1984, the nationalist awakening on the UP campus began, triggered by the teaching of Rizal`s life and his writings, made mandatory by the Noli-Fili law co-written by Recto and Laurel. This is a statement from a person who may have witnessed the state of the country before and after the implementation of the Rizal Law.
He saw at that time the change and the positive effects of the law on our country. Filipinos are capable of accomplishing great things in life, and like our heroes, we can excel in our own way. SECTION 3. The National Education Council organizes the translation of the noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, as well as other writings of Jose Rizal, into English, Tagalog and the main Filipino dialects; have them printed in cheap and popular editions; and distribute them for free to people who want to read them about Purok organizations and barrio councils across the country. The Council of National Education is authorized and responsible for taking prompt measures to implement and implement the provisions of this section, including the drafting and printing of appropriate primers, readers and textbooks. The Council shall make rules and regulations, including such disciplinary measures, within sixty (60) days after the day on which this Act comes into force, in order to implement and enforce the provisions of this Act. The Council shall make rules and regulations providing for the exemption of students on grounds of religious belief, indicated in a written affidavit, from the requirement of the provision contained in the second part of the first paragraph of this section; but not participation in the course provided for in Part I of this paragraph. These rules and regulations shall enter into force thirty (30) days after their publication in the Official Journal.
CONSIDERING that today, more than in any other period of our history, a renewed devotion to the ideals of freedom and nationalism for which our heroes lived and died is necessary; Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to access The Philippine Daily Inquirer and over 70 other titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4 a.m., and share articles on social media. .