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El Filibusterismo by Jose Rizal
El Filibusterismo is the second novel written by Doctor Jose Rizal and is a sequel Noli me Tangere. El Filibusterismo means “Reign of Greed” in English.

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.

To Josephine
Rizal wrote this poem for Josephine Bracken, an Irish woman who went to Dapitan to have her father George Taufer treated for an eye problem.

To the Philippine Youth
At the age of eighteen years of age, Rizal won first prize for his poem “To the Philippine Youth” in 1879.

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

Mi Ultimo Adiós (Original Version)
Here is the original Spanish text of My Last Farewell penned by Rizal during his last hours on December 29, 1896. My Last Farewell or Mi Ultimo Adios was the last poem written by Jose Rizal but his friend, Mariano Ponce, was the one who gave the title to this poem.

To the Flowers of Heidelberg
Jose Rizal wrote “To the Flowers of Heidelberg” on April 24, 1886 while he was in Germany and felt a deep longing for his family and his country.

Memories of My Town
In “Memories of My Town”, Jose Rizal spoke of his childhood days in Calamba, Laguna recalling his happiest memories of the place and the people.

My Retreat
Jose Rizal describes in “My Retreat” his exile in Dapitan. From 1892 to 1896, he lived an unexciting but fruitful life.

Goodbye to Leonor
“Goodbye to Leonor” was written by Jose Rizal for his lady love, Leonor Rivera who was only 13 years old when Rizal met her in Dagupan.

Jose Rizal's Felicitation
Jose Rizal poem entitled “Felicitation” was one of the many poems he wrote in 1875 while still in…...

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