|Seen in this old picture is the event that changed the history of the Filipino people. Rizal's execution 1896.|
I went back on that very site where the execution actually happened.
The setting was this on the 30th of December 1896 early morning:
|drums were beating|
|Rizal was brought to the site from Fort Santiago|
|the friar reciting the final rites|
|the firing squad were on position|
|and also the dog|
|but when this man shouted Fuego!|
|the firing squad shot him to death|
There's a marker at the very spot Rizal was shot by 7:03 am of December 30, 1896.
Also found at the site are bronze statues of the last hours of Rizal at his prison cell at Fort Santiago.
This Execution Site or the Light and Sounds Museum (located at Rizal Park, near the Rizal Monument) is open to public daily except Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The regular entrance is only P10.00, and P50.00 during night shows.
|Rizal placed his "Mi Ultimo Adios" inside the lamp.|
|Rizal's last moments with his mother|