Rizal's Execution Site





Location: Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila (Region NCR)
Category: Sites/Events
Type: Site
Status: Level II - With Marker
Marker Date: 1998

Marker Text:
RIZAL'S EXECUTION SITE

JOSE RIZAL Y MERCADO, FILIPINO PHYSICIAN, PROPAGANDIST, WRITER, AND PATRIOT WAS EXECUTED WITHIN THESE HALLOWED GROUNDS AT EXACTLY 7:03 IN THE MORNING OF DECEMBER 30, 1800 BY AN EIGHT MAN SQUAD OF FILIPINO RIFLEMEN FROM THE 70TH INFRANTRY REGIMENT THE MAGALLANES OF THE SPANISH COLONIAL ARMY.THOSE WHO WITNESSED RIZAL'S PUBLIC EXECUTION INCLUDED LT. LUIS TAVIEL DE ANDRADE, HIS LEGAL OFFENDER DURING HIS TRIAL FOR ALLEGED TREASON AGAINST SPAIN, AND THE TWO JESUIT PRIESTS, FR. JOSE VILLACLARA, S.J. AND FR. ESTANISLAO MARCH, S.J. WHO ACCOMPANIED RIZAL DURING HIS FINAL WALK BEFORE HIS EXECUTION. RIZAL'S MARTYRDOM FANNED THE FLAMES OF THE FILIPINO REVOLUTION OF 1896 AND INSPIRED THE FILIPINOS IN THEIR RESOLUTE AND EPIC FIGHT FOR FREEDOM. 

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