||Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California|
||26 June 1918|
||21 September 1918|
||28 May 1919|
||20 August 1931|
||DM-14, 17 July 1920|
||11 November 1931|
||Sold for scrapping, 25 February 1932|
Swiss gov't installs Rizal markers in key cities
By Danny Buenafe, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau Chief
Posted at 06/18/2010 10:04 PM | Updated as of 06/19/2010 8:23
GENEVA, Switzerland – The Swiss government will install 2 commemorative markers of Dr. Jose Rizal
in 2 of its key cities in celebration of the birth anniversary of the Philippine hero.
This week, the Philippines is celebrating the 149th birth anniversary of Rizal. Not known to many, Rizal
toured several cities of Switzerland for almost 3 weeks while on school break in 1887. At that time, Rizal was taking ophthalmology
in nearby Germany.
Ambassador Teresa Lazaro accompanied the ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau team to the Rizal marker in downtown
Geneva, and Consul Ava Arcilla in the Schaffhausen marker near the train station.
The two markers are near former hotel buildings where Rizal stayed, along with travel companion and revolutionary
leader Maximo Viola of Bulacan.
Rizal considered staying in Switzerland because of striking similarities in the culture of both countries.
"I think nung tina-translate niya yung William Tell from German to Tagalog nakita niya yung pareho yung
sitwasyon ng mga tao dito at yung ating mga kababayan sa pahanon na yun under Spanish colonial rule. Nakita niya na pareho
yung struggles. Siguro he wanted to observe yung parallelism," Lazaro said.
Rizal also compared similar struggles that both countries endured during the early times.
While in Geneva, Rizal was warned by friends to further stay in Europe as his novel, "Noli Me Tangere",
was condemned by Spanish religious authorities.
The reproduction and circulation of the book was prohibited then. Nevertheless, Rizal proceeded to go home
to Manila on July 3, 1887 from Europe.
monuments in Rizal’s honor in Madrid, Spain;
Wilhelmsfeld, Germany; Jinjiang, Fujian, China;
Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey; San Diego,
California; and Seattle, Washington; Reforma Avenue in Mexico City, Mexico;
Rizal Park La Molina in Lima, Peru; Litomerice, Czech
Republic; and Singapore, Switzerland
Rizal's statue in Jinjiang, Fujian, China is enshrined in a
5-hectare park built and named in his honor. The monument made of the world-famous Jinjiang granite stones, stands 18.61 meters
high, taller than the 12-meter high Rizal statue in Luneta
Remembering Dr Jose Rizal in Australia
Rizal Park in New South Wales, Australia
2.2-hectare property in the city of Campbelltown, New South Wales will be developed to become the Rizal
Park in Australia. It was through the initiative of a group of Filipino-Australians and their friends who petitioned the city
council of Campbelltown to name it Rizal Park. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd gave A$120,000 for the initial construction
of the park while the Campbelltown city council will provide another A$140,000
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Philippine Consul General Maria Theresa Lazaro (at immediate right of statue), Ashfield Mayor Edward
Cassidy and Sir Max Lopez, KOR, Chapter Commander of the Order of the Knights of Rizal Sydney Chapter (fourth and fifth from
statue's left) and members of the Filipino-Australian community pose in front of Dr Rizal's statue at Ashfield Park.
Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr (foreground) views the newly-installed
photogallery of Philippine Consuls-General in Sydney as part of the Bulwagang Rizal inauguration at the Philippine Consulate.
(Photo courtesy of Rene Perdon)
Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr and Consul General Lazaro formally inaugurate the Bulwagang Rizal.
The text of the marker to be placed at Rizal Place, Campbelltown City (Photo courtesy of PCC-NSW)
Consul General Lazaro thanks Campbelltown City Mayor Aaron Rule as she is presented with a replica
of the Rizal Place street sign. (Photo courtesy of PCC-NSW)
Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr and Consul General Maria Theresa Lazaro (immediate left and right of
statue), together with members of the Order of the Knights of Rizal Sydney Chapter and the Filipino-Australian community at
the bust of Dr. Rizal at the Ibero-American Plaza at Sydney Central Station. (Photo courtesy of Rene Perdon)
Dr. Jose P.Rizal
The Jose Rizal Monument in Madrid was erected during his centennial in 1996 and inaugurated 5th of December 2006. It
is located in a busy street called Avenida de Filipinas ( The Phlippines Avenue) and near a Metro or Subway station called
Islas de Filipinas.