Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rizal's 150th Birthday Postcard Giveaway!

Jose P. Rizal: June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896

I'm posting this card in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 150th birthday. Rizal, the Philippines' national hero, was the most prominent advocate for reform in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. His prolific writings, which exposed the abuses of the Spanish government, were one of those important works that awakened political consciousness and fanned the flames of nationalism resulting in the Philippine Revolution of 1896.

If you'd like to win this postcard, just leave a comment and tell me what you know about Jose Rizal. I'd choose the winner by the end of the month!

I'd be sending this Rizal Monument postcard using two of the four commemorative stamps below. Please choose the stamps you'd like to go with the postcard.

Find out who the winners are in this entry!

Wishing you happy journeys...


  1. Aside from being our National Hero... I know Rizal was born in Luzon and was exiled in Mindanao. He endured many things for the Philippine's liberation from the Spaniards.

    Hoping to win the postcard!!!

  2. --Rizal was AGAINST the Katipunan (surprise!)
    --He was a ladies man- some of his beaus were: Segunda Katigbak, Leonor Rivera (pinaasa nya), Seiko (usui san something--she's Japanese), Nelly Boustead, and Josephine Bracken
    --He found a good friend in Blumentritt. BTW, the streets around Espana, Manila are related somewhat to Rizal-- Blumentritt, Sisa, Basilio, Dapitan etc.
    --He discovered 3 new species of uhm...i'm not sure, a lizard, a from...and something else. ---They are named after him. He's an eye surgeon. He can speak German, french, a little dutch, i think.
    --He invented a board game (that until now no one can completely understand hehe)

    Arrgh, I said too much-- and I have a lot more I wanna say. I really really love Rizal-- I read his biography, I watched movies and documentaries, I read articles. He's a real GENIUS.

  3. Thanks for joining, Mommy Rubz and Jill! :)
    Good luck!

  4. i really really really love the stamp!..
    may comment na ako dito kahapon Sis.. bakit wala? :'(
    masyado bang mahaba?..hehehe..

  5. Hi Sis Sheng! Your comment didn't come up. I didn't receive a notification. Maybe something went wrong. Now I can see your comment. :)

  6. OKay..comment uli..
    I know him as our national hero he died Dec. 30..he wrote books and a 2 notable one is Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. He married Josephine Bracken and thier child died. His first love is Segunda katigbak and fall in love with her cousin Leonor Rivera (ito daw ang true love ni Rizal) and 5other woman from different country. They are i think 9 siblings in the family at dalawa lang silang lalaki sa pamilya his only brother is Paciano. Pampito sa magakakpatid si Rizal. He is been from many countries and speak many languages. Siempre gustong gusto ko yung Adios Patria Adorado Poem nya..pinamemorize sa amin ng college pero di ko na keri..hahahaha..ito lang ang alam ko..
    Adios Patria Adorada Region Del Sol Querida..bow!

  7. our national Hero is a sucker for love. Romantic sa minamahal:) He never fails to capture the hearts of women around the globe [literally dahil he went to a lot of countries] which reflects one of the good traits of Filipinos...lovable talaga tayo at charming. :)

  8. ..correction sa Sarili ko..hahahaha..
    Adios Patria Adorada..(not adorado)

    Parang nakakahiyan naman na mali yung nabasa ko..mabuti na lang dumaan uli ako dito at nagbasa.
    Have a nice day!

  9. hello!

    i love the stamps.. really nice :)

    what do i know about Rizal? I know he has lots of girls... and that he knows many languages aside from Filipino like German and Greek..

  10. i simply love jose rizal for me he truly is deserving to be our national heroes, i used to read a lot of books about him when i was younger, + i remember the anecdotes about his lost slippers + how he invented champorado. i know too that he was born on june 19 + died on dec 30. he was one too many sisters (most of their names i totally forgot now) + an older brother, paciano.

    i'd love to send this postcard to my postcrossing friends, where can i get one..

    i love the stamps too, particularly stamps #3 + #4!

  11. Thanks for joining, ladies! :)

    @Jared: I bought the postcard in NBS for P25 a piece. ;)

  12. Happy Blue Thoughts is my alter ego. But, no, we are not like Dr. Jekyll and "Ms." Hyde. :)

  13. The results are in! Find out who the lucky winners are here! COngratulations!

  14. I have known Rizal since 1st Grade. He's part of our Philippine History. Then, when I was in college, we have been studying him for the whole semester. Such a wonderful hero.

    -José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonzo Realonda
    -Rizal was the seventh of eleven children
    -Rizal is said to be had a dozen women but only nine were identified
    -Rizal also tried his hand at painting and sculpture
    -Rizal was deported to Dapitan in the province of Zamboanga
    -In June 19, 2011, The Philippines celebrated his 150th birthday

  15. Natawa ako sa comment mo Haze. Two months late! :)
    Don't worry, I'll raffle off some postcards and other giveaways on my birthday. :)

  16. Really lovely and beautiful postcard! I really loved it and i like it with all huts. Very great work, and such a wonderful hero. Thank you!