Nick Joaquin, Translator of Jose Rizal’s Works

In many translated Rizal works, one writer stands out- Nick Joaquin. Nick Joaquin or Nicomedes Marquez Joaquin is a Filipino journalist, writer and historian who wrote several novels and short stories in the English language. He was born in May 4, 1917 in Paco Manila from a soldier father and a mother who teaches English … Read more

Death of Jose Rizal

The death of Jose Rizal on December 30, 1896 came right after a kangaroo trial convicted him on all three charges of rebellion, sedition and conspiracy.

Child Jesus

“Child Jesus” was written in Spanish by Jose Rizal in 1875 at the age of 14. The poem is an octave real or a short poem with eight verses only.

Jose Rizal Pen Name

Jose Rizal, known for his strong criticisms against the Spaniards, used the pen names Laong Laan and Dimasalang in many of his writings.

Jose Rizal Noli Me Tangere

Noli Me Tangere is a Latin word which means “Touch Me Not”. Rizal described in details the sufferings of his countrymen under the Spaniards in this novel.

Childhood of Jose Rizal

The childhood of Jose Rizal can be characterized by his desire to learn, even frequenting the church nearby his home to watch and observe people.

Our Mother Tongue

“Our Mother Tongue” is a poem originally in Tagalog written by Rizal when he was just eight years old.