World's tallest Jose Rizal monument

world's tallest Jose Rizal monument in progress
The local government of Calamba, Laguna and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) have put up the world's tallest Jose Rizal monument in preparation for the national hero's 150th birthday.

 The monument is 22 feet tall, with the number symbolizing the 22 languages and dialects used by Rizal. Among these are Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit and Spanish.

It was erected on a 7-hectare land in Calamba, the city where Rizal was born.

Visitors have to walk along a 15-step stairway before reaching the monument. Each step symbolizes ten decades of Rizal.

The new monument will be unveiled to the public on Rizal's birthday on June 19.

Several groups have been preparing for the celebration of Rizal's 150th birthday. Among them are the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), which has been refurbishing the Luneta Park by sprucing up its gardens, repainting its statues and adding new facilities.

Two professional conservators from Germany, meanwhile, are conducting restoration work on Rizal's manuscripts such as the novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, the poem Mi Ultimo Adios, and "Guillermo Tell," the Tagalog translation of the play "William Tell" by Friedrich Schiller.

Get regular updates straight from your Facebook and Twitter accounts with The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points. Make sure that you keep informed about the latest happenings around you. Be a fan of VoicePoints page on Facebook. Join the online conversation of the people behind your history. Follow and get some tweet updates from @voicepoints on Twitter. Discuss and be a part of this changing world. We believe in your voice. We believe in you. Shout! Speak your mind! Join now! You have the right. You have the freedom!

Need advertising partners? Email us now Advertise with us!



Translate This Blog

Featured on

Featured on