Juan Luna was one of the early group of painters trained in Europe whose themes and style broke away from the conventions of religious painting in the Philippines. A skilled realist, his spolarium earned him the gold medal in the 1884 exposition in Spain. His achievement was celebrated by the Propagandists as a proof of how Filipino genius can stand to the talents of Europe.
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On November 9, 1827, Teodora Morales Alonzo Realonda de Rizal y Quintos, the mother of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal, was born in Meisik, Tondo, Manila. She was known for being a disciplinarian as well as a dedicated, courteous and hard- working mother. As the young Rizal's first teacher, she had a profound influence on his development and was his inspiration in taking up medicine.
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Antonio Luna is better known as the brash and abrasive general of Aguinaldo`s who was murdered by the presi-dential guard. But before he came to the Filipino War of Independence, he was an important prppa-gandist. He continued to write for La Solidaridad as "Taga-ilog" through most of its duration. Photo dated 1891.
Marcela M. Agoncillo - Maker of the first Philippine flag.