is he really a hero?

Philippines
February 5, 2007 7:15pm CST
i wonder why they didnt consider andres bonifacio as the REAL hero, since rizal is a rich kid and had the money and influence to go elsewhere while bonifacio relies on his true courageousness
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@el_jeffo (751)
• Philippines
23 May 07
Perhaps because he didn't awaken nationalism in Filipinos as much as Rizal did. I'm not really rooting for either person, but Rizal was able to reach out to more people than Bonifacio did. And guess who the people will remember? Also, I read somewhere that Bonifacio actually preferred the revolver over close-combat weapons like bolos.
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@hmike_d (1529)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Good question... but you know, for my opinion, rizal is wealthy, yes that's true and he was fortunate to be sent to different sophisticated schools and places. But then to sacrifice his life for the sake of all filipinos really worth it. Who among wealthy people nowadays would defend the filipino people without fear of losing his/her life? Nobody! Sometimes word is powerful than sword.
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
good point there my friend. come to think of it, rizal never considered his wealth but the sake of saving the filipinos from spaniards is the real point of it all. but for me, its a tie between bonifacio and rizal.
@ruth12 (49)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
yah you're right word is powerful than sword and that what did rizal do. he did some ways to educate the filipino people and let everybody know what the spaniard did to our country.
@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
22 Feb 08
Yah, he is because of his bravery and dedication. He likes to be a filipino patriotism. I am proud to be like him.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
There is no point of comparison between the two heroes. Both of them gave their lives for the country. Both should be edified and respected by all Filipinos. In fact, we need more and more Filipinos who will also live for the welfare of the Filipinos. We need more heroes!
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Andres Bonifacio was killed by no less than Emilio Aguinaldo, that's in the history books. And that's so very bad to be always remembered by people. That shows the well know crab mentality of Filipinos. And that is power struggle, and from Marcos who won the elections but who was ousted by some, remember he was not ousted by the great majority, there is power struggle. And those who get the reign are the heroes. I for one is not in favor of the so called EDSA revolution which was repeated when they seated Gloria as President. I hope that will not happen for the third time. Bonifacio seemed to be more nationalistic but he was killed and he was then very young.
@hsmeilop (21)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Rizal just wanted the Spanish oppression to stop. His two books were written to show the Spanish abuses. Why didnt he join the Katipunan? He wanted a peaceful way to reform the Spanish abuses. Bonifacio was for armed struggle. Kick the Spaniards out of the Philippines. Why Rizal was picked? Did the Filipinos have a choice? The Americans chose Rizal for us. They wanted a complacent colony here in the Philippines.
@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
23 May 07
Bonifacio was a hero in his own sense maybe because he was brave enough to fight the Spaniards with just the bolo (even though he never won any of the battles he engaged in). Rizal on the other hand did not want to sacrifice the blood of the Filipinos through revolts. He studied in Europe and learned all about Liberalism in order to create reforms that would give freedom to the Filipinos.
• Philippines
4 May 07
well, the said great Filiponos has contributed a lot in our phil indipendence. Somehow, they had different ways to combat battlecry for freedom. Rizal contributed a great impact compare by means of writings to awakens more Filipinos at that time. He used his wealth to travel around the world to gain more knowledge.He informed Filipino people (repormista)abroad to form a group against spaniards by means of peaceful ways.
@sHakei (10)
• Philippines
2 May 07
have you taken your 'Rizal's life&works' subject??? it's compulsory to all the colleges and universities.. if you already taken it.. im pretty sure you'll understand WHY Pepe is the national hero.. not andres.. that's my question before.. now it's answered.. he is deserving..