How did you love us?
Let me count the ways.
You have taught us to channel the strength
of our youth to stand and make a difference.
You have freed our minds,
with your pen as your weapon.
You have inspired us with your life and your works;
your nationalism and your passion for this country.
May your legacy live forever,
Dr. Jose Protacio Mercado Rizal y Alonzo Realonda.
Visit the My Rizal 150 website and take part in the month-long celebration of the 150th birthday of our national hero.