By Rowena A. Pila and Atty. Cecilio D. Duka
Published by Vibal Group inc., ©2023.
In an era swamped by thoughtless content, fake news, and alternative truths, crucial lessons from our history seem to be fading into obscurity. The younger generation, overwhelmed by endless streams of information that challenge their narrowing attention spans, face the risk of forgetting the invaluable insights and timeless wisdom imparted to us by our national heroes, especially Jose Rizal. This textbook, Dr. Jose P. Rizal: The Timeless Filipino, is a response to this challenge. It serves as a valuable resource that will enable students to engage in meaningful discussions, critical analyses, and intellectual explorations of Rizal’s life and works.
Anchored on the Republic Act No. 1425, also known as the “Rizal Law,” which stipulates the inclusion of Jose Rizal’s life and works in the curriculum of all educational institutions in the country, the Dr. Jose P. Rizal: The Timeless Filipino aims to reignite students enthusiasm and reintroduce them to the profound ideas of our national hero and transformative experiences that shaped his intellect and heroism.
The textbook helps students navigate through Rizal’s life, ideas, and creative works. It gives a deep understanding of his formative years, the people and events that molded his character, and how he became a symbol of inspiration for future generations. It also invites them to reflect on the consequences of colonialism, the struggle for identity, the enduring power of literature as an agent of change, and the transformative power of a single individual in shaping a nation. The authors hope that by letting the learners immerse themselves in Rizal’s narrative, they can give readers a full picture of the national hero’s ideas and works and encourage them to think critically about his lasting legacy.
Description: 218 pages : 26.5 x 20.7 cm