By Daniel Domel, staff writer
The Philippine Consulate is donating copies of two manuscripts by Philippine national icon Dr. Jose Rizal to Truman College.
Who was he?
Rizal’s vast knowledge, however was viewed as a threat, by the Spanish colonists who led the Philippines at that time.
For his role as a leader in the resistance to colonists and the eventual revolution that followed, Rizal was executed in 1896 at age of 35.
Truman is holding an official ceremony today (October 20) to welcome Rizal’s manuscripts.
The ceremony, including Philippine consul general Leo Herrera-Lim, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 in the lobby of the new building.