Wednesday, December 30, 2009
If I ask you who is the most famous Filipino doctor of all time, who would you mention?
As far as I go, I can only think of one, Dr. Jose Rizal, whose death anniversary we are celebrating as a nation today, December 30.
His mother had a clearer vision because Jose Rizal was an excellent doctor.
But Rizal was more than an eye doctor.
He was also responsible for making the nation see things in a different light. His very famous novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo opened the eyes of the Filipinos for a clearer vision of the abuses perpetuated against the Filipinos by tyrannical powers during his time.
His skilled hands improved the vision of his mother.
His excellent writing skills opened the eyes of the nation.
We need someone like him now more than ever. With all the clutter that impairs the nation to act decisively on the things that matter most, going back to his writings may make perspectives much clearer.
Sadly it is also true that Jose Rizal is one of the most neglected heroes.
All Filipinos should take a fresh look at Jose Rizal. Any Filipino who does gives a gift to their own self. For rediscovering Rizal is rediscovering a part of our selves that should make us proud to be Filipinos!
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